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Old 11 October 2018, 12:56
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What is that red rocket? I can't make it out.
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Old 11 October 2018, 13:48
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What is that red rocket? I can't make it out.
Oops - meant to caption that. It's a '97 Honda VFR 750. Fantastic bike, still runs like new. Probably getting close to the last ride of the season. Amazing how well motorcycles age when they're locked in the garage 6 months a year
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Old 11 October 2018, 14:15
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Love that old VFR Hawkdriver. I'm on my 4th one. Currently riding a Red 1999 800 with 94K miles on the clock. Totally stock and still runs great.
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Old 11 October 2018, 15:00
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Love that old VFR Hawkdriver. I'm on my 4th one. Currently riding a Red 1999 800 with 94K miles on the clock. Totally stock and still runs great.
That is dedication right there. While I was still on AD I had just a motorcycle, no car, and I still wouldn't be giving you a run for your money mileage wise.

The VFR is the best bike I've ever owned. They apparently last forever unless you run them into stuff.
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Old 11 October 2018, 15:46
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1. 2003 VFR 800 90K miles when sold.
2. 2010 VFR 1200 40K miles when sold.
3. 2000 VFR 800 21K miles when sold.
4. 1999 VFR 800 94K+ miles currently.
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Old 11 October 2018, 22:54
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My first cold (cool) weather ride. I was going to buy some heated gloves, but bought these instead for about 1/4 the price. Mechanix wear Winter Impact Gen 2. I rode with my regular light MW gloves and my hands were a bit chilly by the first fuel stop. I put these babies on and they were toasty the whole trip.

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Old 11 October 2018, 23:15
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My first cold (cool) weather ride. I was going to buy some heated gloves, but bought these instead for about 1/4 the price. Mechanix wear Winter Impact Gen 2. I rode with my regular light MW gloves and my hands were a bit chilly by the first fuel stop. I put these babies on and they were toasty the whole trip.

Nice gloves!
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Old 12 October 2018, 12:45
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Mechanix wear Winter Impact Gen 2.
What's the dexterity like with those?
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Old 12 October 2018, 13:25
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I'm curious with TFG's report as well.

Having gone through the same insulation v. manipulation balance with ice/mixed climbing gloves (and firmly coming down, albeit very slowly, to light-is-right and have-many-pairs), I went through my enormous box of options my first cold-wx riding season and ended up using these:

https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Sho.../p/14341508021

If really cold, a liner glove under them. I found better heat retention and equal to better dexterity than any of my bulky but high-end glove choices. The warmest ones were fatiguing to keep on the throttle and slow to engage brake and clutch, sometimes unacceptably so.

For the record, I ended up using Mechanix-type gloves with a minimal insulation and leather palms for most of my winter climbing and switching to heavy gloves or mitts at belays and lead-changes. Leading in blocks was always painful since I never got a warmup.

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Old 12 October 2018, 14:19
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I had a set of Firstgear Heated gloves a while back. They were excellent for heat but they did lack a bit of ease of dexterity. I've still got the heated jacket and it's amazing. I'll probably use it a bit now that the temps have finally dropped a bit in Tennessee.
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Old 12 October 2018, 15:21
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1. 2003 VFR 800 90K miles when sold.
2. 2010 VFR 1200 40K miles when sold.
3. 2000 VFR 800 21K miles when sold.
4. 1999 VFR 800 94K+ miles currently.
Thatís a whole lotta VFR/Interceptor Miles.

Nearly a quarter million.

Great bikes.

Too bad Honda doesnít take a page out of Volvoís playbook from the 60ís-70ís-80ís where they advertised P1800 owners going over 1 million miles.
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Old 12 October 2018, 18:56
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What's the dexterity like with those?
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I'm curious with TFG's report as well.

Having gone through the same insulation v. manipulation balance with ice/mixed climbing gloves (and firmly coming down, albeit very slowly, to light-is-right and have-many-pairs), I went through my enormous box of options my first cold-wx riding season and ended up using these:

https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Sho.../p/14341508021

If really cold, a liner glove under them. I found better heat retention and equal to better dexterity than any of my bulky but high-end glove choices. The warmest ones were fatiguing to keep on the throttle and slow to engage brake and clutch, sometimes unacceptably so.

For the record, I ended up using Mechanix-type gloves with a minimal insulation and leather palms for most of my winter climbing and switching to heavy gloves or mitts at belays and lead-changes. Leading in blocks was always painful since I never got a warmup.

DaveP
As you might guess, it is a bit degraded over regular thin MW gloves. Having cruise control helps with that, though. After the second ride with them, I was pretty comfortable. No issues with reaching the controls etc, especially since my hands weren't numb.
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Been Dressing up my bike a bit.
It is now ready for longer trips.
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Yup, what he said.
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Old 14 October 2018, 13:21
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I have a few of those SF Crests. Trying to decide where to put them. How is the adhesive on them? Or did you attach them some other way?
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Old 14 October 2018, 18:58
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I have a few of those SF Crests. Trying to decide where to put them. How is the adhesive on them? Or did you attach them some other way?
It seams to work quite well. I plan on checking them often to see how they fair over the winter and summer heat here. If it starts to fail I will remove and attach via GOOP. It takes a day to cure but will not come off until you want it to.

Where did you get yours?

Mine came from here : https://www.automedals.com/

Flag and stand came from here: https://www.thepropad.com/
They have all kinds of good quality flags and the stands are great quality ones.
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Old 14 October 2018, 20:35
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It seams to work quite well. I plan on checking them often to see how they fair over the winter and summer heat here. If it starts to fail I will remove and attach via GOOP. It takes a day to cure but will not come off until you want it to.

Where did you get yours?

Mine came from here : https://www.automedals.com/

Flag and stand came from here: https://www.thepropad.com/
They have all kinds of good quality flags and the stands are great quality ones.
I got them from someone on a closed SF facebook page. I am thinking on the tip of the front and rear fenders??????

HALO badge and no CDSB? What fresh hell is this?
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Old 14 October 2018, 22:10
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I got them from someone on a closed SF facebook page. I am thinking on the tip of the front and rear fenders??????

HALO badge and no CDSB? What fresh hell is this?
Contact them... they may add them to their inventory. I was looking for the Pathfinder badge for a friend and suggested he also call. If they get some interest they may add them.

Let me know if they are game.....
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