Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I can hardly wait. I have been a fan of the TT as along as I can remember, it is on the top of my "bucket List". The documentary called Grand Prix Racer is to get its world premiere on the Isle of Man on Monday February 4th and will be available to the rest of us on DVD March 4th. This year will mark the races 90th anniversary and will be run August 17th-30th. I wish I could attend, but sadly, purchase and viewing the DVD will have to suffice for this year. More info of the Manx Grand Prix can be found here, along with some great video and links to all things TT.
Posted by Gymi at 8:25 AM
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This bike came with an Vance & Hinesa SS2R slip on included but not installed. I figured, what the hell, I'll toss it on and if it's too loud I will just take it back off. It took maybe five minutes to do the swap on the VFR. It has a nice deep tone with out being obnoxious that builds into a pleasing wail when you pour the coals to her. I really like the sound, and when you're in cruise mode, the sound doesn't get on your nerves. I can live with it around town and at highway speeds. It only really raises it's voice when you're working the throttle over with your right hand. When idling and at slow speeds it has kind of a small block chevy vibe. All in all, I like it and plan to leave it on. I can't tell if there is any performance difference positive or negative, I'm just glad I didn't have to change the jets.
Posted by Gymi at 11:00 AM
Saturday, January 12, 2013
My dark cloud was when I dropped my bike while moving it around in my garage a couple months back. The silver lining is, to facilitate repairs to my damaged fairing I had to remove practically the whole shooting match. I’m really used to working on naked bikes, this is the first full faired bike I have owned since my 1992 GSXR750. And before the VFR, this has been the only bike that I have owned to be ensconced in ABS plastic. I know I am somewhat slow, but a picture is beginning to form as to the reason I normally ride naked bikes. Besides the fact, most naked bikes appeal to my sense of aesthetics. And as the word procrastination has a prominent spot on the tag line of this blog, you may have surmised by this point, I have a penchant to put things off. Removing all that bodywork is not what I consider a knee slapping good time. I gather putting it all back together is going to be just as fun.