Not the most inspiring bike...

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Postby Gromit » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:40 pm

Boxermed69 wrote:
Ask Tony to tell you what happened to the VFR in our group a couple of years ago :shock:


Not sure I want to ask, Mike :oops:

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Postby Boxermed69 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:32 am

:D

No one was badly hurt but the viffer went home on the back of a truck. Fella binned it in front of me - a little bit too exciting :shock: The next few minutes was a busman's holiday :roll:

Popped in for a cup of tea with Tony and Violette on the way south last year. He was on good form.

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Postby Gromit » Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:11 am

Our Molly's first trip out on the bike - she loved it. 8)

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Postby Boxered » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:29 pm

Such precious cargo, I'll bet that was one of your most nervous rides ever?
I took my young nephew out for a spin on the back a few years ago, he loved it, I, whilst making sure he enjoyed it, was shitting myself in case some idiot did what idiots do :cry:

Great to hear that she loved it :)

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Postby f90x » Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:57 am

Nice. I used to love when my dad took me out on his bike. During the summer I'd pester him as soon as he got in through the door from work. I wouldn't even give him a chance to get his gear off.
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Postby Henners » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:07 am

I had a red VFR800 until beginning of this year but I let it go as, whilst capable, it was bland. Thought long and hard about the replacement however having owned a new 1100S in 2000 I knew what I wanted, just needed to find the right one. As you say, the VFR is respected but not loved.

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Postby Gromit » Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:26 pm

Sorry fellas - totally forgot to reply. :oops:

Yes, precious cargo indeed but Molly had been pestering me for ages to go for a spin on the bike.

Henners - agree with what you're saying, in fact back in 2003 I owned another red VFR8 and it nearly put me off motorcycling altogether. Now, I just seem to have clicked with it - strange how time (and older bones!) tends to alter one's view of things. But yes, I really like the VFR - it's a wonderfully capable bit of kit - but perhaps not a bike I take a long lingering look at before closing the garage door. Saying that, my 1150GS wasn't but I loved that. :D

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Re: Not the most inspiring bike...

Postby magwa » Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:04 pm

They are brilliant bikes, very cheap to buy for what you get. .....
here's mine.
I keep looking for an 1100s to replace it with, but want a nice one with the above bar handle bar conversion :bounce:
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Re: Not the most inspiring bike...

Postby none » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:26 pm

After owning more than 40 motorcycles in 20 years.. I settled on the following Hondas mostly:
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Re: Not the most inspiring bike...

Postby none » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:48 pm

Added one more Honda..

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soon to be back on a BMW, too:

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