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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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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #112 on: May 24, 2018, 11:41:44 pm »
First trip of the year last weekend, the annual COG Bun Cooler, great times and roads through the PNW. The Viffer performed awesome, 4 twists on the rear shock and handled on rails even loaded up!  :motonoises: :great:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #113 on: May 25, 2018, 08:56:55 am »
Good to hear from you! How did the viffer's bags handle your gear? Ride with a tank bag? Sorry to hear about your performance award.  >:(

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #114 on: May 25, 2018, 10:38:05 am »
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #115 on: May 28, 2018, 01:58:44 pm »
Good to hear from you! How did the viffer's bags handle your gear? Ride with a tank bag? Sorry to hear about your performance award.  >:(

Hard bags did great DZ, the tank bag was mostly to lay on as the longer days went on, filled it with my heated gear and other bits I didn't need.  :great:  :bedtime2:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #116 on: May 28, 2018, 02:02:00 pm »
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
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I have the TPX 2.0, the ticket was really ticky tacky IMO, still shocked he even wrote me up, thought for sure he would just say slow down, I felt I was well within exceptable flow of traffic out in rural WA...  :truce:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #117 on: May 28, 2018, 03:09:05 pm »
Did you have a "rabbit" ahead of you?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #118 on: May 28, 2018, 04:00:47 pm »
Bike looks good ZG.
 Were you happy with the way it did while riding with the other bikes?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #119 on: May 28, 2018, 05:12:31 pm »
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
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I have the TPX 2.0, the ticket was really ticky tacky IMO, still shocked he even wrote me up, thought for sure he would just say slow down, I felt I was well within exceptable flow of traffic out in rural WA...  :truce:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #120 on: May 28, 2018, 05:24:13 pm »
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D



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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #121 on: May 29, 2018, 11:45:54 am »
Bike looks good ZG.
 Were you happy with the way it did while riding with the other bikes?

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks Ted. We rode some amazing roads, I had to pull over and wait for folks every now and then, but all good, gave me a chance to change my chew, have some water, and take some pics.  ;D :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #122 on: May 29, 2018, 01:02:55 pm »
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D



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I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?

I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #123 on: May 29, 2018, 01:08:00 pm »
I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?

I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #124 on: May 29, 2018, 03:06:25 pm »
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D



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I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?
I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....
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At the risk of thread drift, I'll explain what happened.  And then we can get back to admiring ZG's VFR and his experiences with the WSP.  ;)

It's true.  I bought one of those generic Chinese radar detectors on eBay for $3.99.  No sales tax.  And it included free shipping.  I figured that for $4, it was worth it for the entertainment.

So I tried to find a review of these somewhere.  I stumbled upon a radar detector forum and asked the question, what would they think of one of these.  One of the replies was that if I paid $4 for it, I paid about $6 too much. Another reply included a link to one they did review, which was a laugh.  (I'd searched for a review, but didn't find it.)

The little glass bubble on the top is supposed to be where it detects a lazer beam.  Well, on theirs, there was nothing under it.  On mine, it is supposed to be powered either by the 12-volt adapter, or a USB connection.  Well, nothing happens when you plug in a USB connector.  I wonder if anything is connected there.

I took it out the first afternoon after getting it and it went off occasionally in town.  I expected that.  I had a Uniden detector back when the national speed limit was 55 mph and I was going cross-country.  It served its purpose on that trip, but was really worthless in town.  Every supermarket automatic door would set it off.  It seemed like my Chinese detector was doing the same thing.  In addition, the collision avoidance systems on new cars will also set off radar detectors.  So I expected it to be going off all the time.  If you want to block those false alarms off, you have to pay a lot more than $4.

We took a vacation out at Long Beach, WA.  On the way, I had the radar detector on the dash, just to see what it would do.  We were crossing the Olympic Peninsula on a pretty deserted road.  There were no towns out there for miles and miles.  No automatic doors to grocery stores.  We didn't even see cars for quite awhile.  And we didn't see any traffic cameras or anything else to set it off.  Just trees on each side of the road.  And it kept going off.  The graphic LED on the front would increase as we got closer to the "radar" and then decrease.  But what was setting it off?

I really think there's no "detector" inside, but a chipset to make it simulate a detector.  :D

I got my money back from the seller.  The sticky rubber mat was worth keeping.  It'll hold my cell phone on the dash very well.  And we got a lot of laughs out of it.  The entertainment value was great.

And like I wrote, I haven't got any tickets since I got it.  That's good!  :D

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