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Old 05-22-2017, 09:11 AM
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New guy

Hi everyone, my name is Jacob, I just recently decided to get a VTR. It's my first sport bike/sport touring bike, but not my first 1000; I had a DL1000 before this and in some ways the motor is very similar and at the same time totally different.
I hope to maybe see some of you guys riding around! Cheers!
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This is a freaking fun bike hahahaha
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:27 PM
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Welcome along,

Post up some pics and tell us about the bike.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:25 PM
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Welcome aboard. You will find a lot of helpful guys on here. What year is the bike? Where are you located.?
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:28 PM
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Thanks guys! Happy to be here! I'm located in good ole' Victoria BC, the bike is a 02, however it's an American bike....so it's all weird and new too me (trying to convert from MPH to KMPH). The previous owner put these stupid flush mounted turn signals on the front and these tiny things on the back so I plan to put either stock ones back on the front and LED's on the back or just do front and back LED's.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:33 PM
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Here she is
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:36 PM
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Aw man everyone know MPH is WAY faster than KPH. Yeah those are dinky sigs.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Aw man everyone know MPH is WAY faster than KPH. Yeah those are dinky sigs.
​​​​​​Hahahaha yeah, my problem is I don't want a ticket. This is my daily ride/drive and I plan to do some trips with this bike.
​​​​​Here is some more information on the bike; this bike has aftermarket forks(or springs I'm not sure), however the seals are weeping, and a FOX racing shock.
The clip ons are slightly higher but I'm not a huge fan of being that far hunched over, is there anything I can get to get something a bit higher up? How hard is it to put regular bars on? I'm also not sure but one of the last owners took off all the decals of the bike, and both sides have scratches from when it tip over in parking lots so I'm also thinking about replacing both side fairing bits down the road
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:29 AM
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So maybe just swap the gauges? You can probably fix the fork seals with a seal doctor tool. I have fixed many forks with one.

VFR bars will make the position higher and are cheap on ebay.

Isnt the speedo marked in both increments?
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
So maybe just swap the gauges? You can probably fix the fork seals with a seal doctor tool. I have fixed many forks with one.

VFR bars will make the position higher and are cheap on ebay.

Isnt the speedo marked in both increments?
The speedo does have MPH and KMPH, but I can. Barely read the KMPH. With certain cops in the city I'm in I would rather not take a chance, I'll probably end up swapping then over. As for the forks, the PO told me that the forks had been rebuilt 2 years ago so I may just end replacing the seals. I work at a motorcycle dealership so I have an advantage that I get certain things at a better price.
How hard is the VFR conversion? Also have any of you taken your Hawks on long trips? What did you think of the bike afterwards? Anything you can recommend for this bike that might make it better for long trips? Other than a larger gas tank
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