Author Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR  (Read 1317 times)

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    Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
    on: Oct 22, 2020, 09.39 am
    Oct 22, 2020, 09.39 am
    I got to give my newly acquired VFR1200 a good 300 km ride back from the place of purchase. I was greeted with a heavy rain storm as I just left the previous owners house and was thankful for good weather protection as I did not have wet weather gear. Conditions cleared and I got to try Big Red on some great twisty roads. Thoughts so far? I like it, I previously owned the VFR1200 F which was sadly missed and though this has less power it is still a good torquey engine. This image is from Maleny Queensland on one of my favourite riding roads.

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    Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
    Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2020, 12.24 pm
    Oct 22, 2020, 12.24 pm
    Lovely, congrats. And with what looks like all the bits.

    I would guess the X does not encourage you to be as naughty as the F.  :001:

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    Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
    Reply #2 on: Oct 22, 2020, 01.08 pm
    Oct 22, 2020, 01.08 pm
    I did find the road version was way to easy to find myself at some illegal speeds, it was the bike equivalent of a V8 which just is ticking away at higher speeds.

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    Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
    Reply #3 on: Oct 23, 2020, 11.48 am
    Oct 23, 2020, 11.48 am
    Hello Mikoviking,

    Welcome to CT land, it looks like it doesn't have a radiator guard. I'd advise that that be your first addition, a new radiator is a very expensive affair, and on roads like the one it's on in the photo, I suspect you're going to need it !

    Regards.

    Wack

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    Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
    Reply #4 on: Oct 23, 2020, 05.15 pm
    Oct 23, 2020, 05.15 pm
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