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    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
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    New bike day; no clutch (or two clutches)

    Picked it up at Carter, stopped for a toll sticker and rode home up the canyon.

    Yes you shift with your fingers, it's fun!


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    Moderator Array Mighty Kentor's Avatar
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    That's great Danke! Do you have more of a review you can give us?
    Reformatted to fit your screen.

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    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
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    Just first impressions. Massive roll ons, & cool to wind on the gas and trigger the gears.

    Does pump heat onto your shins but at 30c for most of the ride I still wasn't crispy.

    It doesn't show it's weight on the gas or brakes or steering but it does when you run the suspension across bad pavement.

    I have to reprogram my head now after 6 years on the motard so that's all I can say right now.

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    Unregistered User Array gwilo's Avatar
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    So you joined the clutchless (handle) revolution
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    I was going to write something but I couldn't care less.
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    what was the topic again?

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    wait.. what is this tech and what is this bike? (clueless)

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    Formerly kanelupis Array CanaganD's Avatar
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    IT's a 1200 VFR with an automatic transmission.


    Automatic
    Transmission


    Au-to-ma-tic
    Trans-mission

    AUTO matic

    AUTO matic

    AUTO matic



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    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
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    It's not a car transmission.

    If you like though I can pick apart that Beemer you have; I"ll be fun for me!

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    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by calvin.cheng View Post
    wait.. what is this tech and what is this bike? (clueless)
    Here's a look,


    Oh yeah, don't blip the throttle yourself when downshifting!

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    Interesting.

    I'm not going to love in on that bike. In my opinion, it's a complete DUD.

    What in the hell made you buy this thing? Were they basically giving it away? The TWO people I have ever ran into on these new VFR's complained about them to no end about the abysmal fuel mileage of an alleged "sport touring" bike.

    No thanks. I'm surprised that this bike ticked enough boxes for you to buy. Strange, strange choice.

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    HOPE is not a method. Array The Grey Man's Avatar
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    Fastronaut Array Danke's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    Interesting.

    I'm not going to love in on that bike. In my opinion, it's a complete DUD.

    What in the hell made you buy this thing? Were they basically giving it away? The TWO people I have ever ran into on these new VFR's complained about them to no end about the abysmal fuel mileage of an alleged "sport touring" bike.

    No thanks. I'm surprised that this bike ticked enough boxes for you to buy. Strange, strange choice.
    It's doing about 300k to a tank so so that's miles past my last three bikes.

    And yes they were selling for the price it should have been at the start with some free parts. I've been looking for a few years and there are used ones that have been down selling for thousands more.

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    Registered User Array the bartender's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanaganD View Post
    IT's a 1200 VFR with an automatic transmission.
    Automatic
    Transmission
    Au-to-ma-tic
    Trans-mission
    automatic transmissions would be generally associated with a torque converter, which this does not have.

    It has more in common with a F1 transmission than an automatic.

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    for the crumpet I suppose Array
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    Cool bike. Sportish. Tour... ish.

    I met a guy in a restaraunt once. His name was Kentish. He was not quite Kent somehow.

    Like your bike.


    Me, I like it. Cool. Unique. Not your usual VFR. More... VFR ish, I would say.

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    Personally I love the look of this bike, were you in Agassiz around noon today?
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