First trip of 2018 after adding some touring tweaks over the winter

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    Viffer J New Member

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    Not too bad, 83 in a 65, clean record so paid the deferment fee and stays off my record if I'm clean for the next year
     
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    Agreed, not cheap, but worth it to me at least. Complex but straight forward install, the install directions can be overwhelming at first glance just because it's a book thick, but the level of detail in the steps with pics is absolutely superb. The setup works fantastic, just like the cruise control on our Wing and 1290SA. :)
     
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    Hats off to you for ONLY 83. I find that overtaking another vehicle gets me to 90 in an instant. I got an award several years ago for that same range of speed on my old 250r here in Kalifornia. CHP officer had a funny look on his face when he asked what size bike I was riding (I maintain that I was REALLY only in the 70s, but he claimed otherwise). I was REALLY close to the speed of traffic too, moving only slightly faster than the traffic in the lane to my right, but I'm not going to argue with cop if I know I'm technically in the wrong. He was nice and respectful, so I don't fault him for doing his job, although I felt he was a little picky considering the circumstances (this is not considered that fast at all here). There are also the times I get away with what I shouldn't, so sometimes we just need to buck up and pay the tax.

    The Interceptor is the first bike I've owned that I've had to learn how to ride it slow, and after about 2 months of ownership have ALMOST made the adjustment.... although I don't always choose to.
     
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    Thanks again Viffer J. Exactly what the bike needed.

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    No worries, happy to help.

    I see you're running the PR5's? How you liking them so far, any comments on em?
     
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    Does the MCcruise control on speed or rpm's ? Either works fine just curious how this unit works.. How is it to disengage (sensitive ?) Agree a bit pricey but I'm thinking about spoiling myself
     
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    It is a true cruise control, holds speed, increases/decreases rpms as you go up or down hills. Front or rear brake or clutch will disengage it. I was really impressed by their customer service and communication, they were really great to deal with. Agreed its pricey, but 100% worth it to me, a true cruise control is really nice on long trips, I got spoiled having cruise on my 1290SA and Wing.

    https://www.mccruise.com/collection...-product-featuring-our-compact-electric-servo
     
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    I have limited milage (150ish) on the set so can’t provide any solid feedback. That said, even 20 miles post install I felt much more confident than I ever did on the Dunlop D222’s... at any point on that tire. When cold they aren’t plastic-esque like the Dunlop’s, and warm up much faster. In the rain I ride well within the limits, but was caught in some serious downpours and handled as I hoped they would.

    Fairly expensive but the PR4’s weren’t that much less locally after install. I hope I get 5-6k out of the set.
     
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    I was getting over 12k+ with my PR4's on my CBR500... are the PR5's expected to get less, or does the VFR just eat tires that much faster?
     
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    Part of the problem is where I live; straight roads for miles just to get to anything fun. Between that, long road trips, extreme heat, and riding in the upper bounds of the bike, I’m hoping for 6k miles.
     
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