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Old 04-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #1546
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First post here on ADV (beats the Last Post any day of the week)

Here's my '96, bought it 10+ years ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5654671...7627717073441/

And here it is now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5654671...7627717073441/

No, I am not selling it

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #1547
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First post here on ADV (beats the Last Post any day of the week)

Here's my '96, bought it 10+ years ago:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5654671...7627717073441/

And here it is now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5654671...7627717073441/

No, I am not selling it

Welcome to the asylum, absolutely stellar first post, but It would look a lot better with a black tank bra.


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Old 04-04-2012, 01:55 AM   #1548
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Welcome to the asylum, absolutely stellar first post, but It would look a lot better with a black tank bra.
"Stellar"? Flatterer! It once had one but I swapped it for a Bagster tank cover and tank bag plus some loose change. Bargain or what?

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I did try, 'onest, but there's some rule that means those of us who've only been here 5 minutes cannot attach images.

I mean, talk about picky

I'd hankered after one of the late VFR750s for years, an obsession not helped by repeated visits to stealers for parts for the various bikes piles of shite I woned. Then one day I went out to get another list of parts for the CBX750 to get it through its annual inspection, when I happened upon the one part that fixed everything that had broken (again) on the CBX - a nice shiny red VFR750 - 5 years old and ~30K km on the clock. I test rode it (not that I needed to), and was instantly smitten and I've not ever had any desire (beyond passing interest) since for another road bike. Over the years I've modded this and updated that, and while it's co$$t a bit I'm still way ahead of the loss I'd have taken if I'd traded it (not that I would've) and it's been worth every penny anyway.

FTR the most common issues on these 94-97 bikes (the last and IMO greatest) 750s are reg/rec failure, ho-hum brakes and soggy suspension. Thus, major mods I've done are a Yam R1 reg/rec with completely re-wired charging circuit I did myself (which has never looked like failing, touch wood), a Willbers 2-clicker rear shock, and (most recent and obvious of the lot) a complete 2005 R1 front end (USD forks and radial brakes and all). Ten years and 90,000km later and I still think it's the best thing ever, I never get bored of riding it or the mad sounds it makes or the sheer bl00dy quality of the thing.

So now I get to enjoy all of the best bits of one of the greatest all-weather all-round road bikes ever built with none of the hassles. Stoked

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:41 AM   #1549
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I've played around w/ it some too. Pretty cool stuff. I love the engine in my '95 VFR750 but much prefer the riding position of my DR650 (or my old R1150GS). The VFR is too nice to chop up the fairing for a Spiegler bar setup, so I'll either deal w/ it or start looking for something to trade it for that will eat highway miles w/o killing my shoulders.

IIRC you haven't had the VFR for long, right? Keep riding it. The more you ride it, the more the position works, especially as you build up the proper muscles in your core.

There are bar risers to that do fit without cutting the fairing. That combined with a flatter seat might give you that little bit extra you are looking for.
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #1550
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IIRC you haven't had the VFR for long, right? Keep riding it. The more you ride it, the more the position works, especially as you build up the proper muscles in your core.

There are bar risers to that do fit without cutting the fairing. That combined with a flatter seat might give you that little bit extra you are looking for.
Yep and every time I fire up that engine and listen to the gear whine as I work through the gears, I try to put the rest aside. That motor makes up for a lot.......and I already have the GenMar risers installed. Don't care for the look of the Heli's but might try them at some point.

How' the new pipe working out?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:24 PM   #1551
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My 6th Gen VFR800 in an offroad trip to Dalat Vietnam:

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #1552
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I need a front right brake rotor for my 98 VFR. Previous owner apparently bent the darn thing, had a couple gouges like it got dropped. If anyone happens to have a spare in good shape for a reasonable price please send me a message. If you have a pair and will only part with them as a set I am willing to buy both.

Thought I would ask here first before I try to risk it on ebay.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:56 AM   #1553
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Had one but sold it :(

Last year I sold my nicely farkled and very beautiful 98 5th Gen (that I had for almost 10 years) and bought a R12GS. If only I knew then what I know now . I prolly would never have sold my magnificent viffer.

Anyway, the GS has been sold and I've just bought myself a v'low km 2003 Aprilia Falco
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:48 AM   #1554
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How' the new pipe working out?
It's awesome. I just love it. I did have some issues getting everything to line up when I was mounting it and needed to buy a new "donut" gasket for the collector joint, but I got everything sorted out a while back and have just been enjoying it!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:02 AM   #1555
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It's awesome. I just love it. I did have some issues getting everything to line up when I was mounting it and needed to buy a new "donut" gasket for the collector joint, but I got everything sorted out a while back and have just been enjoying it!
Good deal!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:34 AM   #1556
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So i brought her home yesterday! So pumped, a great 52mile maiden voyage from the dealer. 3852 miles!





2 questions:

1. Does anyone have the part number for the oem luggage in this color? I have found it at somepoint for the 25ae models, but wasnt sure about the color and part numbers.

2. Did honda ever make a oem cover for the bike? If so any part number?

I am now officially an owner of one and a subscriber to this thread!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:53 AM   #1557
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So i brought her home yesterday! So pumped, a great 52mile maiden voyage from the dealer. 3852 miles!


2 questions:

1. Does anyone have the part number for the oem luggage in this color? I have found it at somepoint for the 25ae models, but wasnt sure about the color and part numbers.

2. Did honda ever make a oem cover for the bike? If so any part number?

I am now officially an owner of one and a subscriber to this thread!
Looks totally same as mine, '07 Candy Red VFR800 ABS.
1. Never seen.
2. Never heard.

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Old 04-05-2012, 08:03 AM   #1558
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Looks totally same as mine, '07 Candy Red VFR800 ABS.
1. Never seen.
2. Never heard.

For sure! I am trying to complete the carbon copy with the luggage
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #1559
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For sure! I am trying to complete the carbon copy with the luggage
100% personal opinion, but the factory luggage seems small to me, but it looks a ton better than my ugly GIVI's (seen above)
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #1560
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Yeah, you can do the copy.
However, the mounting should be very accurate. It relate to bike performance, safety and also its serving time.
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