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« on: January 01, 2012, 02:29:10 AM »

Well have just over 100 miles on it now and thought i would post my likes and dislikes. like: great power, handling is very solid, was able to ride fast and corner fast very soon after first ride.dislike: ergos a little tight(getting used to it) heli bars on order, wind is right in my face(taller windsheild on order) mirrors a little narrow, seat too slippery, wife pushing me into tank on decel, lol. all in all very happy with it. after a few mods should be perfect for me.
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012, 03:43:12 AM »

Thanks. So, how tall are you? Is the FJR gone?
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012, 06:22:16 AM »


Thanks. So, how tall are you? Is the FJR gone?

i am 6 ft. yea,the fjr is gone. need to update my sig!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012, 07:59:49 AM »


wind is right in my face(taller windsheild on order)

I think the ergos take windblast into account as it helps remove the weight off your wrists.

A taller windshield might put more weight on your wrists

you may want to ride it a while and see if you can adapt.
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 07:49:56 PM »

Orson has it right for windshield height.

Putting a taller windshield without raising the bars will put more pressure on your upper body as windblast will no longer take some weight off your chest.  The VFR will never have the massive wind protection of an FJR, ST1300, C14.  
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 07:22:36 AM »

Yea,didn't think of that, hopfully the heli bars will help counter some of the extra weight on the wrists. maybe i need a better helmut so i can hear my tunes? this is the sheild i have comming http://www.nicecycle.com/Honda-VFR1200-Windscreen-p/pb623.htm only a few inches taller than stock. also can someone tell me what do you do with the cable when you do aftermarket exaust?
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 11:19:06 AM »

The only way to hear tunes with clarity inside a helmet is to shut off the windblast altogether (via barn door windshield).  If you have wind flowing around your helmet, the only way to hear the music is to have either a noise cancelling headphones or an In-Ear, passive noise cancelling ear buds.  I wish someone would market an effective, active noise cancelling speakers inside helmets.  That would be the perfect answer.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 03:24:17 PM »


also can someone tell me what do you do with the cable when you do aftermarket exaust?


The cable stays attached to the factory exhaust. You unhook it from the servo motor thats located under the seat on the right side.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 05:24:47 AM »

thanks for the info t-rex. Thumbsup the windsheild i ordered seems to hide the two spots that u can't clean, will post some pics when installed.
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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2012, 10:00:19 PM »

Lots of info here:

http://vfr1200fa.blogspot.com
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2012, 08:47:50 AM »

Congrats on the new ride.  I look forward to reading more about it.
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 04:48:14 PM »

Good for you Speedie!

Just a note about the ergo's etc...  I'm also 6'0" and am dancing around the idea of heli-bars.  After a 500 mile day, my hands/wrists just did not hurt... I thought they would as putting around town isn't very comfortable.  

Seems to me that the higher speeds in combination with the standard winscreen work to alleviate some of that.

Had you looked at the windshield add-on from Honda?  Good reviews on it for coverage...

http://powersports.honda.com/2010/vfr1200f/accessories.aspx <-- windscreen deflector.

Oodles of good information on www.vfrd.com as well.
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