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  1. Kelley Crozier

    Kelley Crozier New Member

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    Back in the saddle after a 30 year absence. Taking it slow on a 2014 VFR800.

    I live in Chilliwack BC near Vancouver Canada.

    A note to the many folks looking for Gen *8 spare keys. I already had a key, but no spare.
    • Purchased key blank from Partzilla ~ $16 usd.
    • Took to local locksmith and he cut the spare for $50 cdn
    • Gave me key code from key
    • Blank is the same as 2014 CBR series
    • No chip in key, so programming not required
    Hope this helps - may not be the same for some countries.

    Kelley
     
  2. RllwJoe

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    Welcome to VFRWorld Kelley!! Good job on your first post, you are already a benifit.
    How about a photo or two of your "new to you" VFR?
     
  3. skimad4x4

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    Welcome to the MadHouse Kelley

    Thanks for your useful comment about keys. However it sadly confirms that North American markets 8th Gens did not come with HISS security immobiliser and keys as standard unlike European Models. Perhaps not an ideal way for Honda to treat a major market by failing to install decent anti theft security on such a powerful motorbike in all their sales markets. I guess it does however suggest that Canada has managed to avoid the organised motorbike theft gangs which are operating across Europe, so an old school key does enough.

    I have a feeling that you may live just up the road from Randy one of our regulars - who I also believe is looking to move on to an 8th Gen provided he can find one in White at a decent price - so where did you pick up your 8th Gen?

    Taking it slow is a sensible approach for a bike which can be a bit top heavy and has been known to take an unplanned nap.

    Have fun with the new bike.


    SkiMad
     
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    you'll need to hook up with our Randy and go for a ride. :thumbs: Just don't let him help change your oil.
     
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    Holly shit! Another Chilliwackonian. We should do the Miller or Friendly Mikes sometime.
     
  6. Laker

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    Welcome here and stay awhile Kelley. Enjoy that sweet VFR. Chilliwack, "Gone Gone Gone..." Ah the '80's.
     
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    I think the only ones who got the meaning of that post may have been Canadians, who were sober part of the 80's. Wait, I think that was mid 70's
     
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    Chilliwack, the band. Lights from the Valley album, songs like "Fly at Night", great nostalgic stuff. I still have it on vinyl. I'm originally from East Van, Langley myself so... welcome neighbour. Lots of great posts on here. Really helps to up your game on this site. I've tackled things recently I wouldn't otherwise have tried, just by accessing a lot of information from recent and older posts. Especially helpful for trouble shooting.
     
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