Anyone Else Ride VFR?

Discussion in 'Kitsap' started by WaGigKPN, Apr 26, 2012.


  1. WaGigKPN

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    Just curious if i am the only one on the peninsula riding a VFR800 that is on these forums.
     
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    i have ridden mine on the pen. does that count?
     
  3. WaGigKPN

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    do you want it to count?
     
  4. SoupSandwich

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    What's a peninsula? Is it kinda like a women's Virginia?

    I ride my viffer in the Gorge.... or you could say her Virginia rides on my peninsula. :)
     
  5. WaGigKPN

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    U like your 2002 vfr800?

    I love mine! i am probably the only one who loves how rough the VTECH kicks in...
     
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    I have only had it for about a month now but I absolutely love it. Out of the 4 different bikes that I have owned (Vulcan 900, WR250X, Ducati 900) I think that this is the best all around bike. The VTEC took a little time to get used to at first but now it doesn't even phase me.

    Do you have hard bags on your VFR?
     
  7. Rojo

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    I've ridden mine up to hurricane ridge. That was fun except for the excessive traffic that day though I was kinda expecting it since I went up on a holiday weekend.
     
  8. WaGigKPN

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    I have one working hard bag...the previous owner broke the other one. i have a repair plan for it but need the time to get to it. I also have a JCWhitney top case but need to make a rear rack to mount it to.

    You?
     
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    No not yet... I have been trying to scrape together the $600 to $800 bucks its going to take to get a pair of Givi's or Trax. I think that I might just start with a top case and then work from there... how does the JCW one work for ya? Do you have Givi's or factory bags?
     
  10. WaGigKPN

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    Factory bags. The JCWhitney one looks sturdy and nice. i cant use it because i dont have the rack for it made yet. Since buying it tho, i notice a lot of other bikes have it...

    I hope to start on my new rack in the next two weeks or so.
     
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    Good luck with the rack.

    If you ever wonder down this way and want to see the Gorge, let me know.
     
  12. WaGigKPN

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    Colombia Gorge?

    or is there a different Gorge i dont know...


    I have not ridden in eastern WA yet. Def want to get out that way this summer!
     
  13. SoupSandwich

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    The one and only!
    [​IMG]
     
  14. WaGigKPN

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    Totally derailing my own thread but...

    I see you have the Icon Variant Helmet...how do you like it?

    When i have the funds i want to get one...
     
  15. SoupSandwich

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    It gets the job done. On really windy days it's a pain in the neck (literally) when I try to look back to change lanes and such. For the most part though I have really enjoyed it. I have the gloss black but I am planning on getting the Hi-Viz next month.

    $390 is a little steep but I have a hook up at Power Yamaha in Sublimity so i can get it for $320.
     
  16. WaGigKPN

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    My biggest concern is noise...my HJC-CL16 is soo loud i wear ear plugs for longer rides...

    Is it quiet?
     
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    I don't have anything to compare it to... but I don't ever feel like I need ear plugs. I bet its louder than a normal full face though.
     
  18. WaGigKPN

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    Then its quiet...lol. i have two bro's exhaust and at high way speeds all i can hear is wind noise....real annoying...

    N-E-WAY

    Nice to meet a fellow VFR rider...
     
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    You too!

    Ride Safe.
     
  20. ch3no2

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    One of the last gear driven cam VFR's. 60,000mi it's seen most of the western US it'd be hard to part with it as it's a great all around bike.
     
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