Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by headshrink, Apr 2, 2018.
I am really sorry to hear this! Take Care.
Wow! I've just met the PC Police! No......it's tempting but I won't call you a Snowflake. LOL!
I didn't read all the posts but noticed the OP was commuting on their VFR. Me too.
I noticed that my "time to pain" dramatically decreases if I wear a backpack, I didn't spring for the factory tail or saddle bags, but might do that next or get an aftermarket tail bag. So if the OP is commuting with a backpack, you might want to consider adding some sort of luggage accessory.
I commuted with a backpack for a couple years, and will never go back to it. I prefer to hop on and go. I hated the sweaty back, and slightly restricted shoulder-checks. I bought two of everything to avoid it carrying a backpack (PCs, chargers, headphones, Mr. Rogers shoes, etc.).
I've been rocking a top-box for years now. It primarily holds a spare visor, 1/2 cover, and lunch. I bring the helmet and gloves in with me.
Bro, 18L tank bags does me fine for my day to day (lunch, snacks, tablet, pants etc.) I keep a pair of shoes at work and have spare pants and shirt at work just in case. Thinking about a tail bag but trying to find a nice one that's easy on easy off because the tank bag is magnetic and 8 love the convenience
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Personally prefer Ventura rack with 51litre & 35 litre bags that offer versatility of size options for day or overnight trips or zip easily together with enough room for the kitchen sink on longer tours.
They're easy to quickly click on and off with the added advantage of not interfering at the gas station or messing up your view of the tank while riding.
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Check out Convertibars, they have the most adjustment and the farthest rise. If you want to go full upright you will have to buy new brake and clutch lines.
Damn, those are expensive (and fugly)! They don't list the 8th gen, but I don't see why it wouldn't still work. I'm trying the riser blocks first. The only advantage to the fugly would be moving them back toward the rider.
I have them in black, what little you see of them look fine to me.
No 14' applications and $300 + dollars. I will take what I have with the 1.25 risers. I guess I need to get some peg extenders.
In all fairness, if $300 makes the difference between comfort and pain on $12k bike that is as unique and loved as the VFR (although few of us paid that much), then it is $300 well spent. I know I'm going to pay more than that for a seat (although I too am trying the riser blocks first... paid for, but waiting for them to come back from anodizer).
I rode a '99 VFR for thirteen years (525 miles in a day was about my limit for my butt). When I ruptured a disc (rear ended while in a car) the most comfortable vehicle I had (out of four bikes and three cars) was my VFR, which I rode to therapy. However, as years passed, and my back and I aged (never had the disc repaired), it was getting harder to ride the VFR. I added GenMar bar risers that helped for a couple of years. Finally, in 2014, had to give it up. Bought a Kawasaki N1K that is much better for my back.
This was actually my first choice. Insurance was so much more, so it didn't make sense for me at this point. Maybe the next one.
According to http://cycle-ergo.com/ , it's really close to my CBR500r, which is super comfy.
It was my first choice as well, But like you said the insurance was insane! 50yrs old and a clean record and wanted $145 a month.
Over 300 a mo for me, but I also didn't shop around (progressive through USAA).
Wow you guys pay a fortune for insurance ...my worst case was when I got hit off in a hit and run, 2 speeding tickets on my licence, no claims gone due the wreck, $700 per year for full cover
Now 3 yrs on it's about $350
I suspect a lot of insurance companies are rating the N1K at ZX10r prices. I'm also in California, so everything MC is more expensive.
My quote was for the Ninja 1000 at a $145 a month. That is the second reason that I bought the 2014 VFR. First the actual price of $7,000 down from MSRP of $11,999 and the fact that insurance was $36 a month on the VFR. ;-) I could not afford the Ninja and the insurance and wanted a bike so bad after selling my 2003 SV1000s after a year and a half. The Ninja 1000 would have cost me over $400 a month +. I got the VFR at $192 a month until I pay it off in 2 yrs with insurance and payments.
If you're happy with your VFR you made the right choice!
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