[OntVFR] Shopping for a VFR again. Need input on VFR's re: ABS, LBS. And 999

Lisa geekgrrrl at gmail.com
Tue May 3 14:33:10 EDT 2016


that’s not really an issue, the son just has to be the one insuring it and listing you as an operator… 


> On May 3, 2016, at 2:18 PM, J Tam <jordantamlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Andrew,  
> Forgot to note that  Neither the Father (legally blind)  nor the Son,  rave kid, have any M*  licences at the moment.
> 
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Andrew Carlyle <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com <mailto:carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The insurance shouldn't be a problem. As the owner your friend may need to take out a policy in his name and list you as principal operator. It will be rated on your driving record. You may be able to do it yourself with only minimal involvement from him but not sure exactly what may be required.
> 
> 
> On Tue, May 3, 2016, 12:28 PM J Tam <jordantamlists at gmail.com <mailto:jordantamlists at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hello Listers, 
> BACKGROUND: 
>    It's been a long time. Sold the VTR with a busted head. And, Last Summer, I Inherited a Ducati 999S that  got parked outside for 5 years.  1200 kms on it, but a lot of corrosion and busted fairings, mirror mount, mirror, timing belts, levers, brake pedal, Tires, seized dry clutch. Owner's Father is a great friend of mine, but ownership is still in the Son's name.  I fear my friendship with the Father will go down the crapper IF  I continue this saga, since he wishes to retain ownership, and allow me to ride it for free. I've installed new tires, fixed the rusted out clutch plates, refilled all the fluids and took it out on a dealer plate last Fall for a weekend. It definitely is more radical than any sportbike I've ever ridden ( FireBlade, CBR 600RR) , in terms of wrist pain, lower neck pain, and pegs ... but what a scalpel that thing is.  How's that for a unique drama?
> 
> 1. Does any insurance company entertain the thought of  a  2006 bike, being owned by one party yet ridden solely by another?   Since the Son let his M2 lapse last Fall.
> 2. Advice on how to mothball said 999 in storage IF the Father maintains his current stance?  I've asked him to sell it to me, hand him a "promisory note"  to resell it back to him with a month's notice, just So I can feel good about fixing it up the proper way, instead of his frugal, non-biker, old craftsman mentality?
> 3. VFR800.  I'll likely tire of this soap opera this weekend or next and Just buy a VFR800 just to get back on the saddle.  
> Any opinions on ABS? VTEC? LBS  from those riders who have tried the 4th gen, 5th gen, latest gen?  Since, my 1991 VFR had none of these, and I'm thinking I'd dislike only the VTEC.
> 4. Thanks again to Robyn and Brian for keeping this list up and running.
> 
> Rubber side down y'all, see you on the roads SOON!
> Jordan in Toronto
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