1 year later... (a review)

Discussion in '7th Generation 2010-Present' started by ZenMoto, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. duccmann

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    Nice thorough write up and pictures Zen---still using the bags you gave me and still owe ya lunch---------- Lets go when ya have the time.
     
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    Awesome review! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us all.
     
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    Ishark, my bike doesn't have the Z-AFM, they just dyno'd the bike and built me a custom map, so I can't speak to how the AFM is mounted, or how the auto-mapping works; sorry. :/

    duccmann, glad you're getting use out of those bags, they'd just be stuck to the inside of my garage door still if you hadn't taken them! :)
     
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    thnx for the info!!! how did the Z-Fi effect your fuel mileage ??
     
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    I have this bike for a little more then 6 months now.
    I hated it after the first 500 km's.
    Sorry to say, it's terrible.
    There is no power and the gas-response is a fun-killer BIG time.

    There is nothing good about this bike but the sitting position and the way it looks, all the rest is bad.

    However, I got me a Don Guhl GUTS flash (racing ECU flash)......whoehaaaa....that changed the bike!!!
    And not just a little bit like the z-bomb, It turned it into a completely new bike that feels the way Honda should have done their work in the first place.

    Before you sell your bike, consider a Dohn Guhl racing flash of your ECU, it will turn your bike into a CBR1000RR competitor, so fast and powerful that it's very hard to believe.
    After this flash you do not complain anymore nor want to sell it.

    No Joke.
     
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    Bas, glad to see you pop your head in......sounds like you got things going good
     
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    Only the exhaust needs to be changed, not because of the sound with open flap.
    But the Honda exhaust is just ugly.
    I'm thinking about a Dam as that manufacturer lives around my corner and I have one on my 800 and it looks and sound brilliant.

    After that, it will be my best bike ever.
    Tested a few bikes over the years as I'm riding for 32 years now, never seen a bike going from so bad to so good with just a flash.
     
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    Great write-up, thanks for sharing. I have the 2012, and some similar issues. Planned mods for this winter are Guhl ECU reflash to improve 1st/2nd and overall performance, and front fork DMr Performance Suspension treatment (not cheap!!!). Other than those two gripes, love my VFR to bits!
     
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    Good to read. I just bought a new 2010 (in 2016). Still in break in but amazed! I do have the center stand and the DCT.
     
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    I also bought a 2010 vfr1200 a year ago and it rocks. I've added a few things :Akropovik exhaust, sliders from trex racing,custom seat so I don't slide around.


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    Forgot to add...just had the drive shaft changed at dealer under recall.


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    I had a recall letter, they inspected my drive-shaft and it was fine for the next 10000km.
    In a few months they are going to replace it.

    Other then that, I have 50Kkm on the clock and it's going strong, no problems at all.

    The Guhl flash still works it's magic and I can't be more happy with this bike.

    This is a wonderful bike after the Don Guhl flash, they are sold cheap over here, get one and flash it :love_heart:

    So far the best bike I ever owned.
     
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    Great. I am thinking of power commander. I've also heard good things.


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    Don't, get a Don Guhl flash instead, about the same price but far better results.
    I do not know of anybody having a PC-V and having good results on a VFR1200....don't go there, waste of money.
     
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    Ok. I will check on Amazon for pricing. Thanks for the tip.


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    Amazon?
    You won't find it there.

    Contact him here: http://www.guhlmotors.com/

    About 400 USD incl shipping and 1 day return.

    Give him a call.

    Also there is a lot more on this and other fora, he's good at this.
     
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    Thanks I will call tomorrow. I did go to the website on my phone and red info on the GUTS install but it was only for CBR's. When I call I'm sure they'll get me straight. Thanks again.


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    Sorry read not red (damn auto correct)


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