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Offline Mikoviking

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Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
on: October 22, 2020, 09:39:42 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.
Mikoviking from Aus

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Offline andyrob

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Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
Reply #1 on: October 22, 2020, 12:24:09 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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Offline Mikoviking

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Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
Reply #2 on: October 22, 2020, 01:08:08 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: October 23, 2020, 11:48:19 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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Offline Dave56

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Re: Picking up the new 2nd hand VFR
Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 05:15:31 PM
 :0461:
"The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

 



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