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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2018, 04:37:42 am »
Looks good with the back rest. Had a passenger yet?

Not yet, snowing here the last couple days, crazy PNW weather...


Somehow, I suspect {with the bag's loaded} the front end gets really light,, "really fast"!   :-\

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #101 on: March 25, 2018, 05:01:14 pm »
Got a couple things to help make touring on the Viffer a little better, Puig tour windscreen, hand wings, and MCCruise installed.  :great: :great:







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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #102 on: March 25, 2018, 07:14:10 pm »
Very nice.
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2018, 07:19:39 pm »
My first "big" cc's bike, aside from the Honda XR250 from back in the 90's, was an '87 VFR 750. I bought it in 2001, so it was pretty old already, but still kicking!

 I loved it and from what I remember, it was stupid fast (well, probably not as much now compared to my Connie), but still. It's a wonderful bike! The pic shows what mine looked like.  :great:

I am not a stranger to the VFR in fact it is the only sport bike I have ever owned a new 87 750 just like this one in blue...
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #104 on: March 26, 2018, 08:49:31 am »
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #105 on: March 26, 2018, 10:47:41 pm »
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?


They're fixed, rode today, wet and upper 30's, they worked great! I also got a tinted set cause I couldn't decide which to go with and they took about a month to get...




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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #106 on: March 27, 2018, 09:13:13 am »
The tinted set looks great! Might even make you more visible. Speaking of which; no auxiliary lights?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #107 on: March 27, 2018, 10:04:20 pm »
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?


They're fixed, rode today, wet and upper 30's, they worked great! I also got a tinted set cause I couldn't decide which to go with and they took about a month to get...






Soooooo, who makes those hand wings? Linky?
Next time you see Gumby, would you mind sticking those wings alongside his fairing on his C14, to check for fit and take a pic with them taped on??? By the look of them they appear to attach with velcro like mounts correct?

My only complaint on my C14 fairing with the laminar lip, is the amount of rain abuse I get on my hands and lower arms, so those might work nicely...
Lemme know, please... p/m works fine if and when you try them out on his bike.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #108 on: March 28, 2018, 01:07:47 am »

Soooooo, who makes those hand wings? Linky?
Next time you see Gumby, would you mind sticking those wings alongside his fairing on his C14, to check for fit and take a pic with them taped on??? By the look of them they appear to attach with velcro like mounts correct?

My only complaint on my C14 fairing with the laminar lip, is the amount of rain abuse I get on my hands and lower arms, so those might work nicely...
Lemme know, please... p/m works fine if and when you try them out on his bike.


Hey Rich, you should get the Projekt D ones for your Connie, I thought they worked great.  :great:

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_58&products_id=178



The ones on the Viffer are bolted on using the oem fairing holes, what you see in the pic are just some one sided sticky foam pads to keep them up off the paint, it was closer than I felt comfortable with and I didn't want it rubbing.  ;D


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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #109 on: March 28, 2018, 07:51:51 pm »
 :)

Ah, I see that now... I saw the Proj D ones, didn't flip my fancy, but I'm sure they work,
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #110 on: April 06, 2018, 05:21:38 pm »
ZG - I am looking at windscreen options for my 15 VFR 800F. Am considering the Puig touring or standard.  I am 5'6' and only need about 2 -3" higher and a little wider screen.  How much higher is the Puig touring over the OEM and where did you get the hand wings?  Also can you post a picture taken from the side so I can see the screen height?  Thanks.  Nice looking ride!
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #111 on: April 07, 2018, 02:59:13 am »
ZG - I am looking at windscreen options for my 15 VFR 800F. Am considering the Puig touring or standard.  I am 5'6' and only need about 2 -3" higher and a little wider screen.  How much higher is the Puig touring over the OEM and where did you get the hand wings?  Also can you post a picture taken from the side so I can see the screen height?  Thanks.  Nice looking ride!


Hey SS, the hand wings are from Powerbronze

http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/productdetails.aspx?OBJ_ID=27284446


The Puig Tour is great for keeping wind and weather off you if that's your goal, I've been running it the past couple weeks testing it out. Not sure about height diff, I didn't measure oem when it was on, I'd say a good 6 to 8 inches taller. I'll probably just run it in winter and on trips, and run a shorter windscreen for the around town summer months.
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