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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Time to Speak Up

Hello All.

I guess it's time to contribute instead of just using the resources here.

I came back to riding about 6 years ago.
Ist comeback tour was on a Bet and Win 150. After running on I75 north of Tampa (reving about 10000) to some harsh glares I thought it may be time to upgrade.
An '07 RWB VFR served me well for 30,000 km but several visits to TMAC in Franklin N.C. to ride the twistys revealed some limitations. No not in me of course, but at 545lbs. on Wheeler's (Robbinsville) scales with a half tank it was a wee portly for those roads or my riding preferences.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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......A college student had sudden plans to write off my VFR as it happens.
An interesting deal cropped up for an 800RR and here we are.

On another note........
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Welcome Amplific. Much like yourself I, prior to getting my MV, rode a VFR. In fact I owned four of them in succession between '98 and early '16. A very capable bike if not a touch lardy.

I had a relatively uninspiring test ride on a Multistrada, riding home from that I didn't feel inclined to change. Out of curiosity I tried the TVL and within 3 miles of a 100+ mile test ride (dealer let me have the bike for the full day) I knew it was the bike for me. The VFR felt like it was running on flat tyres on the way home. Haven't looked back with regret since that day.
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Welcome Amplific....I think that was the packer's lunch bag.!?!?

How about a photo of the new ride? I take it you live in West Florida somewhere?

I used to be fast....now I just dream about it.
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Welcome to the forum!!

There are a few of us just south of you in the Fort Myers / Naples area
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Welcome Amplific....I think that was the packer's lunch bag.!?!?

How about a photo of the new ride? I take it you live in West Florida somewhere?
West Florida for part of one winter as a Snowbird from Ontario.

I too thought a half-eaten surprise was lurking in the box however....................................

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Note the clear part number and MV packaging.

It is the latest part (8000C4242) I picked up as insurance for this:
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Welcome Amplific. Much like yourself I, prior to getting my MV, rode a VFR. In fact I owned four of them in succession between '98 and early '16. A very capable bike if not a touch lardy.

I had a relatively uninspiring test ride on a Multistrada, riding home from that I didn't feel inclined to change. Out of curiosity I tried the TVL and within 3 miles of a 100+ mile test ride (dealer let me have the bike for the full day) I knew it was the bike for me. The VFR felt like it was running on flat tyres on the way home. Haven't looked back with regret since that day.
My VFR had a slightly modified stock exhaust. That sound north of 6500 was as sweet as it gets.

My RR is 150 lbs. lighter (wet) than the VFR. Makes a big difference when loading it into or onto transport.

I also tried a Multi but I found it very tall in the saddle.
The TVL is beautifully done IMO. Great styling.
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Very nice bike! Welcome!

What a beast of a motorcycle!
It growls and rages and flies across the tarmac like a wild animal that has escaped the confinement of a cage and after merely waiting restlessly until the release, will not endure being locked up ever again.


Skye I miss you. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
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I knew it was a sprag but you revealed the answer before I could respond! Like you my plans are to always have a sprag on hand. I did one during my big service just recently. Most of the work is getting to the sprag so the additional 100 dollars was an easy decision.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2018, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting packaging. I'm saving it for my next picnic.

Cheap 'No-Down-Time' insurance especially if you have been there before. Seems like MV is pricing them to encourage user installs (vs warranty or service bulletin expenses) which is also a lot faster for us.

I haven't done the ECM update that may improve longevity. Must do it before the Riding Season starts.

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