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Old 07-02-2012, 08:01 AM   #1786
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Was gonna take a pic of the VFR up high this day, but haze from the Colorado fires had me deciding there will be a better day. Plus there was road construction (finally) on the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway north of Ward. So paused in downtown historic Central City to chug a bottle of Gatorade, and one of the few parking spots in town (versus gambling parking lots) opened up just as I was passing. From the bench where the Gatorade was consumed...

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:07 AM   #1787
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I have one as well, like the pic on top of this page except mine is a blue '87 vfr700.
But it's standing still with electronic problems at the moment, and my busted knee keeps me from fixing it. Probably the current regulator or whatever it's called in English.

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #1788
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I have one as well, like the pic on top of this page except mine is a blue '87 vfr700.
But it's standing still with electronic problems at the moment, and my busted knee keeps me from fixing it. Probably the current regulator or whatever it's called in English.

Greetings from the Netherlands!
Welcome noob!
In English it is properly called the regulator/rectifier, but more often referred to as a "fucking r/r"

Now, go get me a sammich and a beer.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #1789
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Finally managed to get a shot of mine

silver wheels, not bad, gives me dangerous thoughts for the winter
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:35 PM   #1790
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Going on my first long trip on my bike, about 10 hours of riding. I've done over 6k miles, so riding isn't anything new to me. I've also recently done a 225 mile (4 hours) trip to DC which worked out really well, I felt like I could be in the saddle all day. My only complaints were the wind noise and buffeting, both of which will be remedied with a touring windscreen and a better helmet with earplugs. I won't be taking any stops aside from eating, bathroom, and stretching my legs; I am going to do this trip all in one day. Any words of advice from some experienced long distance riders?
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:00 PM   #1791
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Going on my first long trip on my bike, about 10 hours of riding. I've done over 6k miles, so riding isn't anything new to me. I've also recently done a 225 mile (4 hours) trip to DC which worked out really well, I felt like I could be in the saddle all day. My only complaints were the wind noise and buffeting, both of which will be remedied with a touring windscreen and a better helmet with earplugs. I won't be taking any stops aside from eating, bathroom, and stretching my legs; I am going to do this trip all in one day. Any words of advice from some experienced long distance riders?
Take along a water bottle and eat a couple of preemptive Tylenols before you even take off.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #1792
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Going on my first long trip on my bike, about 10 hours of riding. I am going to do this trip all in one day. Any words of advice?
Take 2 days. Or at least start wicked early so that you're sure to reach your destination before dark.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #1793
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Take 2 days. Or at least start wicked early so that you're sure to reach your destination before dark.
For sure I will start early, probably about 7am. It will take less than 10 hours, so I'd be there before dark.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #1794
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+1 for hydration and preemptive ibuprofen for your trip.

Just got back from the dealer for a service on my Y2K VFR. I met the mechanic as he came back from his test ride. He asked me if I was the original owner and I said "Yup." He told me "Wow, your bike is great and you take great care of it." I told him that this bike has been BULLETPROOF for me and it's the oldest bike I own (I also have two 07's). I cannot come up with any reason to part with it. It's funny getting attention with a nearly 13 year old Japanese motorcycle when people are looking at the latest/greatest on the showroom floor. Long live the VFR!
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:33 PM   #1795
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Everybody is over heating and lucky me...............I am sport touring on a VFR

Late June Lassen NP.





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Old 07-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #1796
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snow looks refreshing after this hot week we had here, but I don't want to give up my summer just yet
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:55 AM   #1797
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Hi All,

Just rode off recently from the Honda dealship in San Jose, California on a new Candy Blue 2012 VFR1200FD. So far I have 475 miles on the bike and all is well.

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Old 07-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #1798
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any 6th gen owners replaced their CCT's? Mine (an 07 with only 6k on it) has just started to make the ticking noise indicative of noisy CCT....

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:01 PM   #1799
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Everybody is over heating and lucky me...............I am sport touring on a VFR

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Man, that looks nice.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:10 PM   #1800
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It was.

So nice that we decided to "chill" in the park the next day instead of heading out on RT36. But there were reports of 110 in Redding and Red Bluff so the decision was not that hard!



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