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

mike mckinnon 2bikemike at gmail.com
Wed May 4 13:00:02 EDT 2016


37, holy crap.  I'm a 30.  You could fit or sit any V-Strom style bike
easily

cheers
2bikemike
On May 4, 2016 11:35 AM, "Kevin LePape" <klepape at shaw.ca> wrote:

> Barry Belman I believe. Also his age was 78. I think the Routemiester and
> Morris are getting close to that mark these days. Me, I'm days away from my
> last 50-anything.
>
> It's always been my knees that are the problem, I'm down to 2-3 hours on
> the
> VFR before the pain is no longer bearable. I've got the Powerparts gel seat
> which adds 3/4" and the KD footpegs which drop 1-1/4" so on the already
> roomy SuperdukeR I have 2" more leg room. I can ride it (and have - like a
> total hooligan) for 7 hours and still dance. The seat height is such that I
> can still put both feet flat on the ground with a little knee bend but then
> I have a 37" inseam.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: OntVFR [mailto:ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca] On Behalf Of Robyn B
> Landers
> Sent: May 4, 2016 8:03 AM
> To: The Ontario VFR Club mailing list.
> Subject: Re: [OntVFR] Shopping for a VFR again. Need input on VFR's re:
> ABS,
> LBS. And 999
>
> > Getting old is a bit of bitch.  Not much you can do about it though.
>
> Those of you who've been on the list forever may remember a fellow who
> looked like he was in his 70s.  If I remember right his name was Barry.
> He arrived for a group get-together on his GSXR1100, complete with
> custom-made wooden risers for the clip-ons. His wife was there too -- did
> she ride pillion or drive?  I forget.
>
> I have a fair ways to go before I get to that age.  I can still handle the
> forward lean of the VFR okay (though I do have Heli bars), but like a
> couple
> of you have mentioned the leg room is a problem as the hours accumulate and
> the loss of a half-inch seat height on the Corbin makes that worse.
>
>
> Robyn
> '93 VFR "Snow White"
>
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