FINALLY delivered my R1 today at 3:40am *pics*

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and everyone in town wonders, who's that crazy bastard riding an R1 when it's 40F out










I cut the license plate a bit (*shhh* don't tell the state)so it'll fit and look better.
oops, should have mentioned motorcycle in the topic for those that were expecting HT gear

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That sure is purdy. Hope you enjoy it. And be carefull; we don't need to lose HTF members.

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That's a very nice looking bike! Congratulations. I've been wanting to get a bike but I'm a little afraid of riding one here in the SF Bay Area.
 

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I for one thought it was a piece of HT gear...
I'm not into bikes at all but I must say that is one impressive looking beat!! ENJOY!!!

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thanks!
she's already let me know a couple times that my skills are lacking
I'm pretty gentle with her (146.1 HP at the rear wheel..)
 

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As Japanese bikes go, that's pretty damn sweet!
My tastes lean towards a Ducati 996, but that just me.
Congrats and enjoy!
(And don't pay any attention to that no parking sign
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Be careful ya hard on! I had a buddy who almost died in a bike wreck last year. I wouldn't want to hear about something happening to you. Take care.
 

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Be careful ya hard on! I had a buddy who almost died in a bike wreck last year. I wouldn't want to hear about something happening to you. Take care.
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Sorry to hear
always sucks to hear about a fellow biker injured.
Personally I had my old bike knocked out from under me at a stoplight by some dude not looking ahead last August 28th wasn't injured aside from a tiny bit of rash. Bouncing off cars really ruins my day. Lucked out on that one, sadly the bike didn't

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And don't pay any attention to that no parking sign
BAH! The only way I'll get towed is if the building manager calls me in, and I'm good friends with them. I paint empty apartments for them
they won't mind me parking there for a little photo-op once in awhile

I actually didn't want the sign in the background, or cars, just the trees and real distant stuff but I couldn't get all the shots to work out

bike can be a pain to photo, this one seems pretty photogenic (lucky me, makes my lacking skills look good)
 

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Damn... I sorry to hear the recent news. To think... if you had waited a month you could have gotten the new 2002 VFR800fi. Oh well... Take condolences that Yamaha makes the second best bikes next to the Honda VFR's.
http://www.hondavfr.com/2002/

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nah, if I was going to stray from yamaha I'd buy an aprilia falco, then maybe a gixxer 1k after that. Honda's quite a ways down the list.
 

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nah, if I was going to stray from yamaha I'd buy an aprilia falco
Odd you mention that. After scooting around on the VFR's a buddy of mine has decided to trade his Falco in on a 2002 VFR800. Is it as fast? No. He just liked the ride better. Unto each his own. Nice bike though. R1's are a blast... and require bigger balls (or at least more room on the liscence for points) then I have to ride on a daily basis.
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Odd you mention that. After scooting around on the VFR's a buddy of mine has decided to trade his Falco in on a 2002 VFR800. Is it as fast? No. He just liked the ride better. Unto each his own. Nice bike though. R1's are a blast... and require bigger balls (or at least more room on the liscence for points) then I have to ride on a daily basis.
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smack your friend up!
I alsmot bought a falco, not nearly the HP of the R1 but a nicer looking ride in a lot of respects.
the R1 has been pretty tame so far... amazing for the HP it makes. The only negative is I find it LIKES to turn. I had an FZR600 prior and I kept having to push it down into the turn, the R1 just kinda pulls itself into it, so I find myself either accelerating like a mofo so the lean is appropriate for the turn and speed, or having to push the bike back up (no fun)
I don't have room around here to take it above 7k rpm. Hell a TINY love tap in 1st and you're at 50.. but you know how that goes

maybe when I get older and need some touring duty a VFR will fit the bill (though I do like the aprilia futura as much as I hate to admit it)
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maybe when I get older and need some touring duty a VFR will fit the bill
Hey damnit... I'm only 25 and the VFR is not a old man's bike!!!

I've had plenty of fun putting squids to shave on the VFR. It won't keep up on the straights... but add a turn or two and you have a nice view of the VFR from the rear

Have fun with the new toy!
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Hey damnit... I'm only 25 and the VFR is not a old man's bike!!! [/quote]
Bahahaha suuuuuuure
it's not, but it's getting close to the edge

come on, admit it, the gold wing is gonna be your next bike

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Hey, you motorcylists, just curious, since I know almost nothing about motorcycles. On your first picture of your the bike's back's 3/4 side view, I see two lever looking things attached to V shaped rods holding up the backend of the top of the bike. At the point in the top of the v-shaped rod, there looks like an allen screw. Is that some kind of adjustment?
How does one adjust for handlebar reach and stuff like that, like if you're a 5'4" short dude versus an 8' wonder?
That's some mightly huge brake rotors there!
Jay
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Jay-
those are the passenger pegs, they fold down so passengers have a place to put their feet.
I can however reach them from the rider seat.
as far as the bars there is no adjustment, the suspension is set up for your weight but that's it, really anyone under upper 5' range is going to have trouble with the seaqt height I think anyway (I'm 6'2-6'3) you're leaned foreward enough I guess it isn't really a problem to reach
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