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    New Member Intro Grabcon
    on: Nov 04, 2017, 01.34 pm
    Nov 04, 2017, 01.34 pm
    Long time rider just got a used 2016 VFR1200x on 11/3/2017. Traded my 2008 ST1300. I still have several motorcycles in the barn, all Hondas but as old as 41 years.

    I am new to this style of bike but it does better suit my needs and is a 100 pounds lighter than my ST1300. I am hoping that the Crosstourer forum will lend its insight to questions that I may have. It is a no frills bike with the OEM luggage. I will be adding simple things such as GPS and maybe some heated grips.

    I years past I clock somewhere between 10k and 20k miles per year.

    In The Barn
    2016 VFR1200X - Mine, 2016 BMW F700GS - The wife's bike, Brad

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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2017, 02.14 pm
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     :400: and safe riding  :305:
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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 2017, 08.55 am
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     :400: :305:
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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #3 on: Nov 05, 2017, 01.02 pm
    Nov 05, 2017, 01.02 pm
    Hi there grabcon and  :400: to the colleCTive.  :028:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2017, 02.20 pm
    Nov 06, 2017, 02.20 pm
    *Originally Posted by Grabcon [+]
    just got a used 2016 VFR1200x on 11/3/2017.
    I was wondering why you waited since 11th March to post an introduction ........but then I checked the location and it all made sense!  :008:

    Welcome!

    Cheers,

    Jon

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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2017, 02.56 pm
    Nov 06, 2017, 02.56 pm
    A little History

    I have been on the hunt for sometime now (about 8 months) for a different motorcycle to replace my 2008 ST1300. I have looked at many, NC700X, FJR1300, FJ-09, Super Tenere, Versys 650, Gen8 VFR800, BMW F800GT and the VFR1200X. Yep the list is all over the board for size and style. There lies the problem when looking nowadays. There are just so many bikes to look at, each having attributes that seem to fit the ticket.

    Basic requirements: Must have storage capacity, must be lighter than the ST, must be easier to move around when not running, must have enough power to keep up with the wife on her 2008 VFR800 (LOL), and must have some general all around attributes that allows for a detour every now and then (dirt roads, not backcountry). The rub is I really like the ST1300, great bike in it's day, and this is not meant as a slam against the ST.

    My list of bikes finally got narrowed down to the Super Tenere and the VFR1200X. Honestly I was going to wait until the first of the year, but we all know what happens when we search Craigslist. Well last week something popped up locally at a dealer that I have done business with for several years. A 2016 VFR1200X with 4900 miles on the clock. It has the OEM full luggage set plus the Power outlet and accessory power cable. At the end of the day Friday, we worked a deal and I traded the ST1300. I never thought I would do a trade with a MC dealer but these guys had the VFR priced right and were willing to give a reasonable amount for the ST.

    I have only got about a 150 miles on it since I got it, prior plans and extremely high winds (40 to 60 mile an hour) on Saturday put a damper on riding. But so far it was the right decision.

    So here are a few pictures in my garage.
    In The Barn
    2016 VFR1200X - Mine, 2016 BMW F700GS - The wife's bike, Brad

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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2017, 03.35 pm
    Nov 06, 2017, 03.35 pm
    This is a great forum with knowledgeable folks.  I think you will like it here!  Welcome!
    "... Specialization is for Insects."
    - Robert Heinlein

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    Re: New Member Intro Grabcon
    Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Nov 06, 2017, 04.54 pm
    Stump my friend. Haven't I seen you somewhere before?  :305:
    In The Barn
    2016 VFR1200X - Mine, 2016 BMW F700GS - The wife's bike, Brad

     


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