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Old 05-13-2010, 08:17 AM   #751
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Yep it's a Two Brothers exhaust. Funny you say that, I've never heard any other VFR run in person, but I've always read that people enjoy the sound of the Staintune over any other pipe for the VFR.

Micron it superior in sound to any of the others.
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Old 05-13-2010, 04:57 PM   #752
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Tossed a Ti Delkevic on mine.. The Yoshi it came with was too loud.. The Delk is soft until you wring it out a bit..



Mine's become a "touring" bike..

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Old 05-13-2010, 07:50 PM   #753
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What do you guys think of the HeliBars versus the LSL Superbike bars? The Helibars say on the website they are 1 1/4” taller and 1 1/2'' back. Anybody have the LSL Superbike kit and know how it feels?
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:00 PM   #754
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Yep it's a Two Brothers exhaust. Funny you say that, I've never heard any other VFR run in person, but I've always read that people enjoy the sound of the Staintune over any other pipe for the VFR.
I had a 98 with low-level Staintune and it sounded good, but a bit high and farty without the baffle in at high revs. Glorious growl at low revs though.

My '01 has the catalytic converter and high-level Staintune and it just does not sound the same. Nowhere near as good.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:48 AM   #755
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Tossed a Ti Delkevic on mine.. The Yoshi it came with was too loud.. The Delk is soft until you wring it out a bit..



Mine's become a "touring" bike..

Looks good Paper. I'll be out on mine this weekend.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:51 AM   #756
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Looks good Paper. I'll be out on mine this weekend.
Excellent, and glad you're feeling better!!

I'm packed up and headed to Wautoma for a weekend of beer and scotch drinkin'/poker/ and talking smart.. Smart talk usually starts after a couple glasses of scotch..

If all else fails, see ya in a couple weeks at the Bonzai Rally??
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Old 05-14-2010, 11:24 AM   #757
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Excellent, and glad you're feeling better!!

I'm packed up and headed to Wautoma for a weekend of beer and scotch drinkin'/poker/ and talking smart.. Smart talk usually starts after a couple glasses of scotch..

If all else fails, see ya in a couple weeks at the Bonzai Rally??
Thanks. I've taken enough antibiotics the last month. Should have killed ANY damn bug in my system.

I'll be there. Ought to be interesting.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:49 PM   #758
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Went riding this weekend.

Stopped here:


To record this:


Before heading on to add to it:


I wasn't intending to grab a pic at this point, but I happened to look down right when all those zeros were lined up (hadn't check the odo for the previous 67 miles) and took it as a good omen.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:44 PM   #759
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Went riding this weekend.

That thing is just breaking in at 150k! Here's to 150k more.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:06 PM   #760
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Fuck you guys :mad:

Now I want one :(


I'm wondering what these are closest to comfort-wise... It almost looks like the leg position is similar to that of my sv650 naked, which is a little disconcerting because long distances on that made my knees scream (possibly more of a 'my stupid knees' problem than a design issue).

I saw a mention of leg heat... does that affect the newer vtec ones as well? Something about the newer ones in black make me want to do stupid things with money I don't have lol.

http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/ima...orVFR800FI.jpg

with abs, pls.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:14 PM   #761
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MapMaster... Take a bow on the 150K miles, and may your VFR do the same.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #762
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That thing is just breaking in at 150k! Here's to 150k more.
The bike can handle it, but I don't know if I'll last that long. I'll settle for reaching 200K on it.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:30 PM   #763
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MapMaster... Take a bow on the 150K miles, and may your VFR do the same.
Nope, the VFR doesn't bow very gracefully (damhik).
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:43 PM   #764
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Fuck you guys :mad:

Now I want one :(


I'm wondering what these are closest to comfort-wise... It almost looks like the leg position is similar to that of my sv650 naked, which is a little disconcerting because long distances on that made my knees scream (possibly more of a 'my stupid knees' problem than a design issue).

I saw a mention of leg heat... does that affect the newer vtec ones as well? Something about the newer ones in black make me want to do stupid things with money I don't have lol.

http://www.honda-motorcycles.org/ima...orVFR800FI.jpg

with abs, pls.
I had an '03 SV650 (that I put 33K on ) and the leg position/knee bend was very similar to my VFR ('96 flavor, referred to as a 4th gen). 5th gens (98-01) got a little tighter on the knees and VTECs were a touch looser. IIRC the VTECs have about .4" more leg room then mine, which can be significant.
The upper body is canted forward more on the VFR than the naked SV. I needed Heli bars to become happy with mine. They gained me only .75" up and back, but that was enough to eliminate the wrist strain I was getting from the stock setup.

Black is a PITA color, it's a bitch to keep clean looking. Get the RWB anniversary color scheme!
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:59 PM   #765
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Thanks for the response! Good info.... Any other suggestions on how it stacks up against the SV in other ways? Which do you prefer?
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