Introduction of European VFR owners

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CitrusSinensis, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. richiec

    richiec New Member

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    Hi !

    My name is Rich and I live just south of Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset. I ride a VFR750 which I purchased a couple of years back. Only 26,000 miles but the red paintwork had faded. Fortunately I have a mate who runs a body shop so all panels were repainted and new stickers ordered from the states. Mechanically it was fine just needing a replacement diode to stop the neutral light staying on. A full service and it's been amazing ever since. I picked up a full set of NonFango luggage on EBay. The wife and I took it over to Brittany last summer and have a trip planned later this year taking in France, Switzerland, Germany & Belgium.

    Love riding the VFR, fantastic bike to ride and sounds amazing. Have bought a carbtune balancer to tweek the carbs and have invested in a set of stainless Motad headers as I think I'll have this bike for a good few years :smile::smile::smile:

    Rich

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    Hi.. I am Rory, and I live in the West of Ireland. I have a 97 VFR 750; only have it 2 years and have 15K miles put up (loved every one of them); last couple of years went to France and Spain (and Andorra); have been for a spin to Scotland also - hope to get back there in a couple of months. If anyone doing a tour of Ireland let me know..

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    Hi my name is Mark I livein North Wales UK my bike is 06 VFR800 I've had it nerly a year there were a couple Of scratches on the fearing when I bought it so I had all the body work resprayed thers a frw things to do but shes looking good
     

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    Hi Guys, my name is Demis and I live In Gibraltar. I ride a Silver, soon to be modded 1998 Honda VFR 800. Not many peeps around here with this type of bike. Would be good to meet up, give us a nudge if you are ever down here.
     
  5. JacksonAces

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    Did... did I never post here?

    Wow. My name is Thomas, I'm an american living here in Trentino, Italy. Yellow 1998 VFR 800, registered american. If you see a bike in Trentino with North Carolina plates, that's me!

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  6. reg71

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    thats awesome. I didn't know you could ride an american registered bike over yonder.
     
  7. JacksonAces

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    yeah, if you can get it here, you can get what is called "Green Card" insurance, which is for foreign registered bikes. But after a year, you have to get your Italian drivers license anyway.

    My year is up in a few months, but I should have the winter to get the license.
     
  8. skimad4x4

    skimad4x4 "Official" VFRWorld Greeter

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    Hi Folks - Who want's Trouble?


    Sh*t - I am pretty sure I know who just emptied my bottle of The Macallan. the little Bastage... you may look cute but you are so out of here... :mad:


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    It seems that Socky - the official VFRWorld -Sock Monkey mascot has escaped from North America and is enjoying a short winter holiday in Europe. In fairness I should warn you all to check out some of the posts in this thread before responding - so you know what you are letting yourself in for.

    http://vfrworld.com/forums/showthread.php/28484-The-Adventures-of-Socky-the-VFRW-Sock-Monkey

    As you can see, Socky likes having his photo taken in cool places, and of course the photos must be added to his adventures thread (above).

    Whilst he is a big hit with the ladies, Socky does tend to drink - a lot, get rowdy and get in with the bad crowd...

    So I am looking for other VFRW European folks willing to host a two week visit from Socky. Then after a two weeks, just contact/PM one of the other European members and arrange to pass/send him on. It would be great to see how many countries this little blighter can visit before we send him back the other side of the pond.

    IMPORTANT - Never feed him after midnight and lock your drinks cabinet! If he really gets too bad - I know Randy's address so we can always send him back to Chilliwack in Canada - where he can drink Randy's place dry.

    So folks - post up your names here if you are willing to be the next volunteer (victim) to host socky? Please note he does not have a passport, so you need to get in contact by PM first to agree a suitable way to hand-over this illegal alien. Oh I nearly forgot, Socky does seem to be a bit of an escape artist and whilst he likes trips by motorbike he may disappear if shipped by FedEx or UPS. :smileyfb:



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  9. Scubalong

    Scubalong Official Greeter?

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    Damn Skimad how the hell Socky got there...? I want a full report
    Damn Socky :chairshot:
     
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