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ali

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replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
on: March 05, 2013, 06:34:51 PM
 :046: Here it is.Not bad for a old fart.Bongo in background Gary. Get twice as much fun sell a Crossrunner.  :192:

Offline uoorns

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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 07:25:01 PM
Sorry Sharky has gone. Hope he's in good hands. But your replacement VFR looks characterful and in good condition. I had a VFR 750 15 years ago. A great bike. toured Scotland and Ireland on it. I'm sure you'll have fun with it. But I'm still enjoying the crossrunner and would be intrigued to ride them back to back for a comparison - power, road holding, comfort. Now you are the man qualified to give that opinion.
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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 10:01:29 PM
Hi Ali

Glad to hear you are enjoying the new bike but can't believe it is better than the crossrunner !!

You will have to come on the next ride out with us.


John

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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 10:24:23 PM
  :002:    Will look forward to the next ride out John.Thanks for your comments Uoorns,enjoy.  Ali.    :300:

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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 08:05:20 AM
Ali -don't know if you're still looking in. But Bike magazine for April has an article based on two of their staff writers riding a 1986 VFR (believed to have 126,000 miles on the clock) and a recent VFR from Northern Spain to south west Portugal. The old bike was ratty but the better ride. More comfortable and better fuel economy.

Enjoy yours.

Uoorns 
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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 08:31:18 AM
I still have my '86 in excellent condition (~60,000 Km).  I don't ride it much anymore (it's for sale), but I am always surprised how nice it is for a 25+ year old machine.  But I like my CR better - haven also gotten 25 years older in the meantime, the riding position is much better on my back - in fact I can't ride the old VFR for more than an hour or two without hurting, but I can be in the saddle of the CR all day and the only thing that hurts at the end of the day is my rear end - I think the seat's still a little hard for an all-day ride, but it may just be that I'm getting soft...   :006:

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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 12:38:39 PM
   :460:Greetings SV, ni ce to hear you still have baby vfr,will get leathers to check it out if you meet up whilst he is on his great tour of Europe this summer!!  Cheers  Ali. :002:  Here's mine.

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Re: replacement VFR + for "Sharky"
Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 12:41:50 PM
  :002: Cheers UOORNS, you just made my day.Cheers .Ali.  :046: