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Old 10-07-2011, 08:37 AM   #1321
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Best thing for cold weather here in WI: heated grips!

Lol yep I figured that as a bare minimum. The thing that really makes me the most miserable is when my chest/stomach get chilled to the bone and I end up with those shivers that you can't stop without taking a super hot shower, which isn't available at work haha.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:26 AM   #1322
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Heated vest, balaclava and rubber rain gear to stop the wind. If no heated grips then windproof gloves with some lining- not too much though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:00 AM   #1323
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I wear my Olympic AST, and Ranger pants (All liners in place) on the VFR, with heavy gloves. Works OK down to about 20. Ususally ride teh Strom more in teh wiinter, with heated grips, and vest. Grips work great with olympic cold throttle gloves. Heavy insulation everwhere except palms, to allow grip heaters to work better.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #1324
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Heated grips and a vest are part of my standard kit on VFR tour. You can never forget your heated grips!!!!!!!!!! This setup also has the benefit of eliminating unneeded clothing.

I use waterproof/windproof (mostly ) gear which helps too.

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:47 AM   #1325
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My 2008 big trip to Nordkapp
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:16 PM   #1326
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getting twisted in NEOhio

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:04 AM   #1327
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former VFR guy here

had a '00 fly Yellow one

put about 70k on her, 1 reg/rec, 1 set of ft bearings and whole lotta tires

rode to san fran from houston and back on her
did plenty of track days
commuted the whole time
crashed 1x
dropped a few

all around good bike.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:15 PM   #1328
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Late to the party. We have a '96 in the stable. Love it. It is sick with a bad rectifier but will soon be back in action.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #1329
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For something diff, the glorious aural song of the VFR ascending the great St. Vrain Canyon...

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Old 10-12-2011, 08:14 PM   #1330
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For something diff, the glorious aural song of the VFR ascending the great St. Vrain Canyon...
That does sound sweet!
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:30 AM   #1331
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Summary a 2011 VFR800Fi in Limited Edition Pearl White,

Givi Plxr166 Rapid release pannier brackets
Givi FZ166 MonoKey topbox bracket

Givi V35 Panniers, closer fittign and more aerodynamic.
Givi V46 Topbox
Givi Topbox rack
Givi Touring Spoiler Screen,
Ignigtor Alarm
Pazzoish levers
Carbon Fibre tripple tree cover
Ram mount, for gps, and camera mount, Ottor Box as well
Powerlet headStem Powersocket.
Oxford Sports Heated Grips
Powerlet Top box power.

Still to do
I want some Oggie Knobs, no cut ones in white.
KnN filter, and a titanium Exhaust, Decatted Headers
PC5 Self Learning system
Revalve and tune the suspention
Will upgrade pads to EBC HH super sintered, sporty tyres etc when other bits wear out.

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #1332
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Touring Screen in Flea Market

I just listed a new Givi screen for 98-01 VFR's in the flea market if anyone is interested.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:21 AM   #1333
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Givi Touring Spoiler Screen
How do you like that windshield? How tall are you/where does the wind hit you? Nice set up, btw
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:08 AM   #1334
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Here are a few from a recent trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. The bike performed absolutely flawlessly. So much so, I received an award from a federal constable for my efforts










It was worth it.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:28 AM   #1335
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I received an award from a federal constable for my efforts
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