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Old 03-19-2014, 08:24 AM   #2686
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@OSJ: Love the 1000R, great find! Yes, it is a heavier bike, but, how does it feel going down the road? Does it carry the weight well, or does it feel like a pig transitioning the quick switchbacks? I ask, because I'm considering owning one someday.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #2687
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What a beautiful bike! A real sportbike for the road!
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:42 PM   #2688
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@OSJ: Love the 1000R, great find! Yes, it is a heavier bike, but, how does it feel going down the road? Does it carry the weight well, or does it feel like a pig transitioning the quick switchbacks? I ask, because I'm considering owning one someday.

OMG this bike is a pig...wow is it heavy!!!

This is just from pushing it around my garage today. When I rode it home it was 22 degrees and dark with snow run off all over the roads just starting to freeze so I was very careful. This one needs a new shock (going into shop this weekend) so until that is done I will just ride it around town carefully.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:52 PM   #2689
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2001 vfr800

In the first pic, foreground is my 1996 VFR750, the VFR800 is in the background. Last year of the gear-drive cams! I just brought it home today! PM me if interested in the '96.

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:27 AM   #2690
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whats the best touring shield for a 03 Vtec, taller rider?
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:14 PM   #2691
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In the first pic, foreground is my 1996 VFR750, the VFR800 is in the background. Last year of the gear-drive cams! I just brought it home today! PM me if interested in the '96.

That's a bunch of beautiful bikes! I miss my '94 terribly; I also always liked the 650 Hawk, even though I've never had a chance to ride one.
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Old 04-01-2014, 08:14 AM   #2692
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whats the best touring shield for a 03 Vtec, taller rider?
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This shield was on my bike when I bought it. Maybe someone could ID it. Really great wind protection. I'm 6'3".

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:38 AM   #2693
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:02 PM   #2694
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This shield was on my bike when I bought it. Maybe someone could ID it. Really great wind protection. I'm 6'3".

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Old 04-02-2014, 02:40 PM   #2695
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #2696
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@OSJ: Love the 1000R, great find! Yes, it is a heavier bike, but, how does it feel going down the road? Does it carry the weight well, or does it feel like a pig transitioning the quick switchbacks? I ask, because I'm considering owning one someday.
It's a top-heavy bike with pretty unusual ergos-- great for a chimp that has long arms and short legs, not so great for typical human dimensions. Very easy to get "behind" on the steering in left/rights. Suspension is a bit plush which results in a very "pitchy" ride if you're not precise. It's really does best on smooth sweeping type roads. Probably a perfect Montana bike.

I owned an 84 1000F, which I thought was a spectacular bike, and was very excited when they brought the R into the US. I fortunately kept the F when I bought the R, because I sold the R a couple years later.

On the plus side, great motor, fantastic build quality, some very nice/trick componentry, really "felt" nice to ride, and absolute eye candy.

In retrospect, I wish Honda would have developed the F (not that it needed much improvement) and left the R to the Europeans.
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:46 PM   #2697
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Your 01 is identical to mine. What luggage racks are you using? Any pics handy?

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:41 AM   #2698
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Your 01 is identical to mine. What luggage racks are you using? Any pics handy?

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The 01 has a Givi Monokey rack and top case. The 96, Hepco Becker.
I've ordered Hepco Becker racks for the 01 and will be selling the Givi stuff.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:15 AM   #2699
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I installed a Wilbers 641 rear shock custom made for my fat arse on my vfr.









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Old 04-04-2014, 03:23 AM   #2700
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That black and white is just straight up sexy!
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