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tomb393

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  • Birthday 09/02/1963

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    2014 VFR800
    1998 Superhawk

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  1. I should mention bar risers are oem and bike came with both mods. I have the oem pegs and will soon try stock setup but it felt perfect from the get go with the mods, maybe cuz I'm only 5'6"?
  2. How many have or have tried bar risers and/or lowered pegs and what are your thoughts? I have both and feel they help make it a perfect S/T. With the more agressive forward riding position (than most modern ST's) suited for mountain carving, the bar risers and lowered pegs help with comfort getting there. I would of left it alone if I lived in the mountains or didn't have a VTR1000 with stock riding position for day trips.
  3. Everyone's mind works definitely some need though distractions to focus some prefer music to block everything else out. I fall in the latter category. When I don't have NPR on at work my mind wanders to personal matters and worries and dreams etc. The radio is a slight distraction but it keeps the distraction in the room. This applies even more to riding with music. In the country I like to let the images speak to me but in the traffic getting there music helps me keep my cool and focus on getting where I need to go.
  4. I've tried so many I can't count and found that the sound quality of the earbud matter less than the fit and seal. Block out the white noise and seal in the music and you will be happy with medium quality buds. They also must stay in place when sliding a helmet on. A skull cap helps with this when pulled down over the ears. I found $30 JBL's that did fit and sealed and blew away earbuds that cost $100+ that sounded way better sitting on my couch. It's all about the application.
  5. I've tried so many I can't count and found that the sound quality of the earbud matter less than the fit and seal. Block out the white noise and seal in the music and you will be happy with medium quality buds. They also must stay in place when sliding a helmet on. A skull cap helps with this when pulled down over the ears. I found $30 JBL's that did fit and sealed and blew away earbuds that cost $100+ that sounded way better sitting on my couch. It's all about the application.
  6. It's a perfect bike for me. I needed an update for my Superhawk VTR and Ninja1000 was not it. It was a hard beast to tame. Simple chin over wrist didn't cut it. My short torso required I hang off the side on anything more than a sweeper. VFR is much better engineered and refined and just enough more aggressive riding position.
  7. Awesome bike life! Thanks for sharing!
  8. My 1st bike was a SuzukiTC 185 like this
  9. I still have my Superhawk which I've been all over the Midwest on. I just bought an 85 Honda spree scooter for the 3 Redbirds trifecta
  10. I've been ridng since I 1st strapped a Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine on a bicycle age 10. That was after I made a 3 wheel chopper that was half Schwinn Stingray with ape hangers and 2x4's with go kart wheels with L brackets for footpegs. I was a 9 year old easy rider🤪
  11. I saw a topic in another forum titled "how many older people ride a VFR?" I think the better question is how many younger people ride a VFR? I wouldn't be surprised if the average age of a VFR owner is about 50. I've always considered a VFR owner to be a typical middle age Daredevil such as myself🤪 I'm 58 going on 16
  12. Just following the river is very scenic but not too exhilarating.. Lots of great twisties that's a great twisty's throughout driftless Wisconsin
  13. I scoured thru-hikerrs YouTube videos because they have the same requirements: small, lightweight and effective. The good ones usually make thier best suggestion and also offer lower budget alternatives. I am a cheap ass and scored this for $100. It compared well to tents in the $300-$400 price range so I gave it a shot. It now sells for $75 and even cheaper on Scamazon. After 2 years it has held up real well. The only knock it had in reviews is a suggestion to seal the seams which I haven't gotten around to yet. I spent a night in a downpour with no leaks. It even cones with hi-vis lines and sturdy aluminum stakes. https://rakaiadesigns.com/pages/2-person-backpacking-tent
  14. I started a Facebook group last year for VFR riders of Driftless Wisconsin. Being from Chicago I thought it might be a good way to link up with folks that really appreciate riding in this region of the country that wasn't scraped flat by the last ice age. We plan rides, camp- outs & let folks fortunate enough to live there when we'll be passing through. VFR's attract distinguished gentlefolk that morph into discerning adrenaline junkies on motorbikes. So I've only met real decent and interesting folks thru this group. Please feel free to join even if you are only curious. https://www.facebook.com/groups/204699877660244/?ref=share
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