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Offline Skids

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New(ish) for Old
on: October 27, 2019, 06:29:45 PM
Swapped out my 2015 for a 3000 mile 2018 today. 6 hours in the saddle to go and collect her bit she should be good for another 40k miles over the next 3 years.

I shall be seeking the panniers shortly if anyone is interested.



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 Skids

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Re: New(ish) for Old
Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 07:12:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
Swapped out my 2015 for a 3000 mile 2018 today. 6 hours in the saddle to go and collect her BUT she should be good for another 40k miles over the next 3 years.

I shall be SELLING the panniers shortly if anyone is interested. fecking phone spell checker




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: New(ish) for Old
Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 08:03:22 PM
Very smart.  I love the colour.
Can I ask what prompted you to move on?  I know you are doing a lot of miles, did you have doubts about longevity, or was it just time for a change?
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Re: New(ish) for Old
Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 08:12:00 PM
Looks like new! Enjoy the new bike.  :152:
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Re: New(ish) for Old
Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 06:01:31 AM
*Originally Posted by Si Click [+]
Very smart.  I love the colour.
Can I ask what prompted you to move on?  I know you are doing a lot of miles, did you have doubts about longevity, or was it just time for a change?

I know they will last, on my first VFR800 I rode 130,000 miles.

But it needed increased attention with the miles and I simply don't want that now. It has to start every morning and I guess I got used to a new-ish bike.

Wont be swapping the 1200 though.  :016:
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: New(ish) for Old
Reply #5 on: October 29, 2019, 08:18:26 AM
Glad you're keeping the faith skids :152:

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Re: New(ish) for Old
Reply #6 on: October 29, 2019, 08:32:22 AM
*Originally Posted by reasty [+]
Glad you're keeping the faith skids :152:

Superb bike, perfect for me for my 100-mile commute. No reason to look elsewhere.  :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: New(ish) for Old
Reply #7 on: October 30, 2019, 07:04:18 AM
Thats why you were seeking info about the latest model?  :123:  Now tells us few words about your new moto.Did you notice anything different compared to the old one? Does the adjustable wind screen work better than powerbronze adjuster ? Does it sound better with that exhaust?
My only argument is the color.Unfortunately  you wont be that fast anymore..  :164:

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Re: New(ish) for Old
Reply #8 on: October 30, 2019, 02:42:46 PM
*Originally Posted by panagos [+]
Thats why you were seeking info about the latest model?  :123:  Now tells us few words about your new moto.Did you notice anything different compared to the old one? Does the adjustable wind screen work better than powerbronze adjuster ? Does it sound better with that exhaust?
My only argument is the color.Unfortunately  you wont be that fast anymore..  :164:

No significant difference, feels a little tighter but otherwise the same. Hate the exhaust and will be replacing it with a DAM at some point.

I prefer the white but the colour doesn't mean much to me.

Just have to find a switched live feed for the aux lamps. Does anyone know where there is one on the left?
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: New(ish) for Old
Reply #9 on: October 30, 2019, 04:39:25 PM
Forgot the screen.....the standard adjustable screen is lower on its highest setting than my old screen with the Powerbronze adapter, but it's high enough to keep the majority of the wind and flies off my head.
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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