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Offline glenwatt

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Hello from Kent
on: June 05, 2020, 06:40:16 PM
Hi, just ordered my Red VFR800X for delivery on Weds next week.

Recently been riding around on a CB500X, great bike. However unfortunately just not ticking enough boxes after a downgrade from 1000cc bike.

Previously had VFRs 750, 800 and an early 800 VTEC, so I hope I'm getting something I find familiar however with a different more upright riding position which is more comfortable as the years go on.

Glen

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 08:19:45 PM
*Originally Posted by glenwatt [+]
Hi, just ordered my Red VFR800X for delivery on Weds next week.

Recently been riding around on a CB500X, great bike. However unfortunately just not ticking enough boxes after a downgrade from 1000cc bike.

Previously had VFRs 750, 800 and an early 800 VTEC, so I hope I'm getting something I find familiar however with a different more upright riding position which is more comfortable as the years go on.

Glen
Hi Glen, welcome (back) to the fold.

I think you'll find her remarkably familiar, though improved too.  :031:
1 VFR simply isnt enough! Crossrunner for commuting, VFR1200F for summer fun.
98 VFR800 - 130000 miles (sold) 08 VFR800 - 76000 miles (sold) 15 VFR800X - 44000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20000 miles
18 VFR800X - 9000 miles

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 12:12:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Skids [+]
Hi Glen, welcome (back) to the fold.

I think you'll find her remarkably familiar, though improved too.  :031:

Thanks, that's what I'm hoping for.

Unfortunately all the local demos seem to have recently sold so buying without riding.

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 02:13:38 PM
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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #4 on: June 07, 2020, 03:18:43 PM
Welcome Glenwatt.   :400:
A few of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki ST 1100 - Kawasaki Z1100 B2 - Honda NSS.

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 02:03:47 PM
Welcome glenwatt
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(Vangelis playing) I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain
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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 04:18:10 PM
Hi and welcome  :031:.
I also upgraded from a 500X (flood write-off) to a CrossRunner - there's a world of difference and so far mostly for the better (500X has amazing fuel economy).
I bought a dealer demo bike in East Sussex in Feb - so I may have contributed to your problems there too  :164: - sorry about that

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 04:54:43 PM
Finally picked her up today.
Honda global ransomware attack and rain still didn't stop play.

Lovely yet damp ride home.


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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #8 on: June 10, 2020, 05:46:01 PM
Excellent. Shame the weather and OEM tyres wont allow you to fully enjoy the experience, but give her some time.  :028: :031:
1 VFR simply isnt enough! Crossrunner for commuting, VFR1200F for summer fun.
98 VFR800 - 130000 miles (sold) 08 VFR800 - 76000 miles (sold) 15 VFR800X - 44000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20000 miles
18 VFR800X - 9000 miles

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Re: Hello from Kent
Reply #9 on: June 10, 2020, 10:20:22 PM
 :400: Glenwatt…
I traded in my VFR1200x CrossTOURER for the CrossRUNNER last September... the loss in power is noticeable but the CR is around 40k lighter and a lot easier to handle as  it is also lower seat setting and smaller front wheel.
It's a great bike all round, Ive fitted all accessories and went for the satin matte black finish.
Enjoy your new baby, safe riding

Geoff