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Lorne

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    a white & black 2009 VFR800A

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  1. Some of you guys are way overthinking this in your replies. Redbike notes this has been an ongoing issue for him since buying his VFR. My 2009 VFR800 (89K km) also has a buzzy motor, especially noticeable in the right handlebar and both footpegs. I came close to selling it during my first year but talked myself into believing it would smooth out as time passed. Fwiw, I've owned a two 3rd gen VFR750s (total 145K km) and also a pair of 5th gen VFR800 (total 116K km). All of them had smoother engines, especially the 750s. As Larry says, VFR engines are not the smoothest in existence but something about the 6th gen VTec VFRs makes them the roughest. Then there's the twitchy throttle and the dubious value of the VTec system. Hmm, need to come up with an excuse for keeping mine these last 10 years 🤔
  2. I hadn't noticed this thread and think its a great idea. When I saw this post about Oregon's covered bridges I dug up these shots from my first bike trip to the USA back in 1993. I'd only bought this low miles '91 VFR750 a few months earlier. Little did I know it's be the first of a nearly three decade string of trips to the US west, usually including a visit to Laguna Seca. Anyhow, the first photo is of Crawfordsville bridge near Sweet Home, Oregon, and the second shows some really large kites on the beach at Lincoln City, Oregon.
  3. Well, here's a new vee engined, sssa equipped sport tourer whose styling puts to shame the Honda NT1100. Imsho, it is the nicest looking bike in the sport tourer category since the '02 VTec VFR. Hell, the Paris Dakar is better looking than the NT1100. Having owned a series of VFRs and VTR100Fs I was unimpressed by the '09 VFR1200 and '14 VFR800. How the Guzzi will perform remains to be seen. For more info google Moto Guzzi V100.
  4. Lorne

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    Lovely photo with great colour. The bike ain't half bad either.
  5. Lorne

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    Great evening light during the summer solstice, dramatic clues behind, and a shiny red bike in the foreground - what's not to like. Well done
  6. Hi Lorne, Thank you for your donation of --. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  7. Kbear, you didn't say if this occurs during acceleration, deceleration, or steady speed, or if it happens with hands off the bars, on the bars, or either. If it only happens slowing down with hands off then it is, as Larry noted, a fact of life with motorcycles. In any case, it is far more important that you to throw a little white paint (preferably with a touch of pearl) onto those wheels. Like this rob for example:
  8. Lorne

    My current Honda

    Oh my, what a lovely scene - the bike ain't half bad either. With luck, and an end to the pandemic restrictions I hope to return to Cali next summer
  9. Lorne

    November Ride

    Like so many places along PCH this is one at which I've never stopped. Added to my 2022 wish list. The road can't be worse than Santa Rosa Creek or the west end of Nacimiento-Fergusson roads - can it?
  10. When I installed an LSL Superbike kit on my 2009 VTec I used a set of ST1300 throttle cables, p/n# 17910-MCS-G00 + 17920-MCS-G00, which are about 4" / 100mm longer. I just couldn't reroute the stock cables and make them work. I'll try linking to my original post from 2016: Yet another LSL Superbike install
  11. Great light and a lovely bike, but with a full moon you'd best keep an eye out for werewolves.
  12. Scenes like this remind me of why I love long road trips.
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    Cool pairing. My 1st VFR was a red '91 VFR750 and my 2nd a red VFR800. I'm partial to gold ('91) or white ('98) wheels, tho
  14. To add to Grum's reply, if Fuse E is indeed faulty then the tail lights and license light will no illuminate. And as DannoXYZ points out, you cannot tell by looking if a fuse is healthy. If you don't have a test meter or a known good spare, you could swap it for Fuse A (clock) or Fuse B (turn signals & horn) As many on the forum have been advised over the years, do the simple, inexpensive testing before dropping a bundle on pricey replacements. Good luck
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