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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2017, 04:15:41 pm »
Nice find man!  :great:

And don't forget a to add a fender-eliminator to the farkle budget.

I'm so thankful that you don't need a 10 page thread on how to load/transport a motorcycle. :-[

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 04:54:24 pm »
Vfrs are great bikes. My wife and i rode the 94 4th gen out to the Johnson city ralley. And I've put over 40,000 on my 6th gen in the last 2 yrs. Congrats on the new bike. :)

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 05:32:13 pm »
Gonna be a cooker here in the PNW today, triple digits, got out early this morning to rip around on the new Viffer, swung by my bro Gumby's place to show him the new toy, of course he then had to go take it for a rip!  :motonoises:

I think he needs to buy one now too...  >:D     :pokestick:   ;D



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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2017, 05:33:36 pm »
I already found exhaust system, slip-on, windshield, and Power Commander for it..

Glad to help.
    Ride safe, Ted

PS: We're leaving in Aug for an Alaskan cruise. Until then my retirement resources are a bit stretched..
       After I return, I'll be looking again.. Have been considering a 650 Versys, but the VFR seems promising.

 :)) :)) :))

Do it to it Ted!  :great: :great:

Oh and one other thing I think you'd like Ted, I moved the seat down to the lowest position and I can flat foot it!  :o  :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2017, 05:35:14 pm »
Nice find man!  :great:

And don't forget a to add a fender-eliminator to the farkle budget.

I'm so thankful that you don't need a 10 page thread on how to load/transport a motorcycle. :-[

Thx LT!  :beerchug:

As for loading bike in the truck no worries at all, I should have taken a pic of the loading though, had to drive up on a barkdust berm at a store there to take the angle out of the ramp a bit, but all good!  :great: :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2017, 05:36:03 pm »
Vfrs are great bikes. My wife and i rode the 94 4th gen out to the Johnson city ralley. And I've put over 40,000 on my 6th gen in the last 2 yrs. Congrats on the new bike. :)

Honda bullet-proof indeed 2WR!  :motonoises: :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2017, 05:48:58 pm »
Great rip this morning!  :motonoises: :great: :great:

Did almost a 100 miles, some in town, a little highway, but mostly outskirts and twisties...

OMG this thing is a blast, it absolutely loves the high rpm's when the other valves kick in @ 6500 rpm, I pretty much stayed up in the high rpm's in the twisties and power was plenty good for me.  :motonoises:

It seems so small though, probabaly because I'm already use to the Wing, word of warning when going from big bike to small bike be careful putting it on the center stand, I almost threw the Viffer in the neighbors yard!  :o

Impressions so far... it's the most comfortable uncomfortable bike I've ridden,  the tech is just flat out amazing, I just realized today it has self-canceling turn signals, not a make or break thing for me on bikes but little things like that on the bike are really starting to add up in my likes column. The sound is amazing, very much reminds me of a Duc or similar with the engine sounds, I think for the first time in my life I'm considering just leaving the oem exhaust on, the sounds is just awesome and intoxicating, especially at high rpm's!  :motonoises:  :great: :great:

I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2017, 06:51:03 pm »
I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\

 :sign0135:       I doubt it.      Not with your track record.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2017, 09:51:20 pm »
I am sure it is a done deal, I am excited.. :)

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2017, 03:41:24 am »
I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\

 :sign0135:       I doubt it.      Not with your track record.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2017, 03:42:14 am »
I am sure it is a done deal, I am excited.. :)

 8)  :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2017, 01:41:33 pm »
ZG, did you get the stock bags with the bike?
Were they sold with bags, or were they an option?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2017, 03:32:55 pm »
ZG, did you get the stock bags with the bike?
Were they sold with bags, or were they an option?

Ride safe, Ted

Nope, the oem Honda cases are an option and not included Ted. I need to get the dims of them, I think they are smaller, something like 35 or 38 liters, if they aren't big enough for my laptop bag then I'll probably just pass, if big enough I'll get them for commuting to work etc. I don't plan on long distance touring too much on this bike, so for the occasional trips I may just go with a tank bag, and soft side and tail bags.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2017, 03:37:26 pm »
Ok, thanx. I thought you sed the bike you bought, had bags in an earlier post.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2017, 03:59:23 pm »
Ok, thanx. I thought you sed the bike you bought, had bags in an earlier post.

Ride safe, Ted


I think you're referring the the Ninja 1000 I was looking at...

http://forum.cog-online.org/other-motorcycles/2017-ninja-1000/
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2017, 09:17:33 am »
Just saved you the trouble of looking on the Honda site for luggage- $950 per side saddle bag Mounting kit extra, 29 liter capacity. Honda's OEM cases are pricey and small. The bags on your Interceptor will look nice but carry a six pack home? Only if you take each container out of the cardboard or plastic rings...................

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2017, 11:54:52 am »
$950 a bag :-\ That sucks, because I think the bike looks good with bags on it.



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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2017, 12:18:50 pm »
Just saved you the trouble of looking on the Honda site for luggage- $950 per side saddle bag Mounting kit extra, 29 liter capacity. Honda's OEM cases are pricey and small. The bags on your Interceptor will look nice but carry a six pack home? Only if you take each container out of the cardboard or plastic rings...................


Thanks DZ, yes I found that last night as well that they are only 29 liter side cases.  :(

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/interceptor/accessories.aspx

The retail cost of $950 is for BOTH left and right cases and what's needed to mount them, so figure with discount around $800 for the oem side cases. What I haven't been able to find though is the inside measurements of those cases so I can determine if they will fit my laptop? If anyone wants to break out there google kung fu and find that info for me would be awesome, thx!
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2017, 01:54:49 pm »





I seem to recall a larger version of something similar awhile back...  ;) :)


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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2017, 06:55:44 pm »
I went and bought the VFR800 Deluxe our local shop picked up for Jay. He couldn't wait for them though so he drove four hours to get his.

This one only has 1,500 miles on it. :great:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2017, 07:18:20 pm »
Woohoo!!! Twinzies again!! Grats brutha!!  :)       

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #46 on: June 27, 2017, 07:25:04 pm »
Man times goes fast, seems I've come full circle...

This is my last Viffer, an 06, this pic is from 09, about 8 years ago. I ended up letting my last Viffer go because she wasn't great for 2up loaded, replaced it with my ZG, now that we have the Wing for 2up loaded it's nice to have a Viffer again!  :great: :great:




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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2017, 12:00:44 pm »
Sag set and fresh set of PR4's mounted on the new VFR  >:D  :great: :great:





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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #48 on: July 04, 2017, 01:05:48 pm »
Here is my VFR 1200F

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
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