[OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....

mike mckinnon 2bikemike at gmail.com
Tue Jul 2 19:13:11 EDT 2019


Matt I've got a 99 and was forced to get a retail eval for insurance
purposes.  It has a givi touring windshield, heli bars, Oxford heated
grips, and a shad 42 top case  as upgrades.  Hully Gully in London sales
manager gave me a $4000 letter for insurance.

On Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 6:28 PM Matthew Smith <matthew.smith1911 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi there! Selling my 2002 VFR 800 as I have switched to an enduro bike -
> shes a red beauty in excellent condition with 30K kms. Full rebuild of
> electrical system including a new battery and regulator rectifier in 2017.
>
> Email for pics! This forum seems to limit me from sending any pictures.
>
> Im asking 3500- but make me an offer (:
>
>
> Matthew Smith
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> Direct 613 371 4611
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>
> On Sat, Jun 1, 2019 at 4:07 AM Brad Taylor <bradtaylors117 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> My experience is the same as Steve, the 2015 Multistrada I've been riding
>> this week is way off, perhaps as much as 10 kmph when cruising at 120. My
>> daily driver (2011 Accord is spot on when verified using the speedometer
>> verification app om my phone (GPS essentially). However it was off quite a
>> bit with the winter tires installed so obviously tire circumference has a
>> huge impact.
>>
>> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 11:03 PM Steve Eymann <steveeymann at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I have never seen a motorcycle speedo read accurately but my car/trucks
>>> seem to be very accurate.
>>> I always thought it was so riders could brag at how fast their bike is.
>>> Mine will go 300km/hr blah blah blah
>>>
>>> Regards Steve
>>>
>>> On May 31, 2019, at 10:18 PM, KEVIN LEPAPE <klepape at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>> My understanding from years, well really decades ago, was that the
>>> reason for speedo's reading higher than actual was due to liars. OOps, I
>>> meant lawyers. They advised manufacturers that a speedo reading SLOWER than
>>> actual was a bazillion dollar liability waiting to happen. So all speedos
>>> were adjusted to read high enough such that there would never be any claim
>>> of driving too fast because my speedo is slow. This makes sense because
>>> it's a self-imposed action: there is no law/regulation on any government's
>>> books anywhere that I know off enforcing speedo optimism.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> Kevin
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From: *"Andrew Carlyle" <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
>>> *To: *"The Ontario VFR Club mailing list." <ontvfr at vfr.on.ca>
>>> *Sent: *Friday, May 31, 2019 4:41:56 PM
>>> *Subject: *Re: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>>>
>>> My Ducati manual says that the speedo reads 7% high for “safety”
>>> reasons. My understanding is that most manufacturers do this including most
>>> car manufacturers. Not sure how this is a safety issue but using a GPS to
>>> measure speed I can state with some assurance that  something like 5% is
>>> pretty common. This would include cars manufactured by Nissan, Honda, Mazda
>>> and Toyota as well as bikes from. Honda, BMW, Ducati and Suzuki. Another
>>> example of the bubble wrap society.
>>>
>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 8:20 PM Dave Weese <northernvfrdave at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Yup, my speedo is out a long ways the faster you go.
>>>>
>>>> 140km/h speedo =132km/h GPS
>>>> 129km/h =120km/h GPS
>>>> 100km/h = 92km/h
>>>>
>>>> I've been told they do this purposely so you think you are going faster
>>>> then you really are for safety reason.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dave Weese
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019, 7:15 PM justin sasso, <justin_sasso at hotmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I also rode in for the first time this year. I was kind of nervous
>>>>> with the grooved concrete on the 407, but the bike handled it well.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've hit grooved asphalt on the 427, and that was no fun.
>>>>>
>>>>> Anyone have issues with their speedometer being off. I looked down a
>>>>> couple times, while in a line of cars, and noticed that I was doing an
>>>>> indicated 150-160. Usually traffic moves around the 130-140 mark.
>>>>> ------------------------------
>>>>> *From:* OntVFR <ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca> on behalf of Andrew Carlyle
>>>>> <carlyle.andrew at gmail.com>
>>>>> *Sent:* May 31, 2019 12:55 PM
>>>>> *To:* The Ontario VFR Club mailing list.
>>>>> *Subject:* Re: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>>>>>
>>>>> I don’t like grooved pavement either. Tires can make a bit of
>>>>> difference there. Also some bikes seem better than others. Still don’t like
>>>>> it.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019 at 1:40 PM Peter Chang <pchang.1972 at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Do not like grooved pavement... Did it once on the 401, I thought I
>>>>> was going to die.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:01 p.m. Dave Weese, <
>>>>> northernvfrdave at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Rode to work Thursday for the first time this year. 90min run each
>>>>> way.. trip in was not that nice. Trip home was great. However with all the
>>>>> 401 construction going on in Whitby and Bowmanville. This will most likely
>>>>> be the only ride to work for a while. Groved pavement, and concrete walls
>>>>> on each side of the highway. Really limits your escape routes.
>>>>>
>>>>> Dave Weese
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, May 31, 2019, 10:17 AM Robyn Landers, <rblanders at uwaterloo.ca>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hey, I rode to work today too!  But only about half an hour ago so I
>>>>> didn' t need to
>>>>> bundle up as much as you did.  I'd much rather be a little chilly in
>>>>> the mid-morning
>>>>> when there's less traffic than be too hot in the afternoon when it's
>>>>> slow going.
>>>>>
>>>>> Left the Aerostich at home and wore my now-vintage simple leather
>>>>> biker jacket
>>>>> that I bought at The Old Mill in Wingham in probably like 1983 or
>>>>> something.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Robyn
>>>>> '93 VFR "Snow White"
>>>>> ________________________________________
>>>>> From: OntVFR [ontvfr-bounces at vfr.on.ca] on behalf of Peter Chang [
>>>>> pchang.1972 at gmail.com]
>>>>> Sent: May 31, 2019 10:10 AM
>>>>> To: The Ontario VFR Club mailing list
>>>>> Subject: [OntVFR] 2x in 2 weeks....
>>>>>
>>>>> ...
>>>>> not marital sex
>>>>>
>>>>> ----
>>>>> rode into work last week and this week.
>>>>>
>>>>> ----
>>>>> on the infrequent dry days, if there's no morning pea soup fog, it's
>>>>> almost perfect to ride in....  However the temperature difference between
>>>>> the morning commute and the evening commute  can be 10-15C....
>>>>>
>>>>> QUESTION: would you rather be a little chilly in the morning  or too
>>>>> hot in the afternoon...  My commute is 30 or 55 minutes depending on which
>>>>> location I'm at....
>>>>>
>>>>> THis morning,  I rode in with my perforated leather jacket, with a
>>>>> heated vest underneath on high, grip warmers on, and dragging jean
>>>>> pants...  Was just a touch nippy at 8-9C on the display...  Without the
>>>>> heated vest  this afternoon should be perfect for the ride home....
>>>>>
>>>>> Peter
>>>>> 2000 Green VFR - just over 65K km
>>>>>
>>>>>
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