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Offline Zoser

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Channel Islands Rider
on: May 08, 2019, 05:27:00 PM
Hi Everyone

Just acquired a 2015 model.  Done less than 1300 miles.  Beautiful machine.  Already own Fazer 800.  Keeping that for 'dirty riding' and the VFR for dry miles if possible.  Hope to go to UK on it soon.


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Re: Channel Islands Rider
Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 06:12:13 PM
Hi, welcome to the site & VFR ownership.

She'll take the wet weather, as long as you wash her down regularly during the winter. Mine's just finished her third winter of commuting and she still looks pretty good after 36k miles.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

Offline Zoser

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Re: Channel Islands Rider
Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 06:27:15 PM
Thanks Skids.  Just about to do the tyre pressures.  I read the controversy over pressures on the other thread.  I'm going to try 36/42 same as my Fazer and every other middle weight I've had.  Thoughts welcome.

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Re: Channel Islands Rider
Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 06:57:05 PM
Actually  36/42 is the official Honda pressures for the 2015 model,  also works well for me.

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Re: Channel Islands Rider
Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 06:18:39 AM
*Originally Posted by Zoser [+]
Thanks Skids.  Just about to do the tyre pressures.  I read the controversy over pressures on the other thread.  I'm going to try 36/42 same as my Fazer and every other middle weight I've had.  Thoughts welcome.

It's the standard pressure for sports/tour tyres. Always used it on all my VFRs.  :028:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Re: Channel Islands Rider
Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 11:56:41 AM
Hello Zoser, welcome
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