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Old 05-08-2013, 07:07 AM   #2251
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My new to me VFR:


-Owner had all the maintenance records from Honda dealer up the road from him. Test ride checked out.

-Farkles include: Elka rear shock, progressive front springs, Sargent seat, Ken's top case bracket, scottoiler, risers, peg lowering, speedohealer, heated grips, laminar lip, lights, fuel cell hookup, and other stuff I've forgotten.

Here are the pics. Excited to get plates and ride.


Nice looking bike! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:25 AM   #2252
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Nice looking bike! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Thanks again! I got a plate and went for a ride last night. You weren't kidding about those lights being bright! Makes the low beams seem pathetic.

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^^ Snopro what year is that? Looks great! I like the driving lights, can you check for the name/ brand?
I am not sure of the brand but I will get you a name and a picture when I get a chance. They are super bright.


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Great looking bike SnoPro!
Paint your radiator black and it will tie in with your seat and wont clash with the silver of the bike as much.
Very nice example of a very nice bike
Stupid question time: How do you paint a radiator? Can you spray paint it? Won't the paint affect the cooling ability of the radiator?

Edit: Google to the rescue. Eastwood sells radiator black in spray can.
http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-rad...ack-paint.html
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #2253
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Stupid question time: How do you paint a radiator? Can you spray paint it? Won't the paint affect the cooling ability of the radiator?

Edit: Google to the rescue. Eastwood sells radiator black in spray can.
http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-rad...ack-paint.html
Just be careful you don't spray it on so thick that it bridges the gap between any fins.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #2254
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Yea, it's in La Grange, east of Modesto. I don't remember the routes they take on the tour but you very well could have hit that spot!


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Hey, Dunkel- is that last pic near Moodesto? I think I may have been in that spot during the Amgen Tour of CA a few years ago.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #2255
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Well I got sick of not being able to reach the ground comfortably on my '99, so at work the other night when I had some spare time, I cut down the height of the foam, and scalloped the sides in a bit. It has made such a difference to it! I need to take more off the sides of the seat but not by much.
Otherwise, it was an hour well spent.
I'll post pics up tomorrow or Saturday. My phone is flat and the charger is in the shed.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #2256
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I have renewed VFR fever!

My 93 has been restored and sitting in my shop for 3 months while I wait on a title from the PO. I talked to him today and he has submitted all the paperwork and is still just waiting to hear back/get title himself.

I do have another bike to ride, so I haven't been pressuring him, but now, I'm getting excited again!
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:31 AM   #2257
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Anyone here know if is possible to fit the rear disk and stud assy from a VFR1200 to a VFR800? I was thinking about putting the rim from the VFR1200 will fit on a 99 VFR800
They look pretty sweet, and its financially good as a second option if I can't source a 5.5 inch VFR750 8 spoke rim from in Australia.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #2258
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^^ Snopro what year is that? Looks great! I like the driving lights, can you check for the name/ brand?
Year is 2003. Driving lights are "Eclipse" brand. Bright as hell. Very white light. Previous owner custom made the brackets. Wired up so that they come on with high beams. They take a little while to warm up though. Here are a few pics.



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Old 05-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #2259
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Year is 2003. Driving lights are "Eclipse" brand. Bright as hell. Very white light. Previous owner custom made the brackets. Wired up so that they come on with high beams. They take a little while to warm up though. Here are a few pics.

For a motorbike, the lights are fairly bright, however I do a bit of middle of the night riding, so the high beams could be better.
I was discussing led light bars with my mate the other night and where to fit them. These lights might be another option. If I am going to install something however, I want it to be hard to spot. Tucked up and hidden. Something to add to my whiteboard of future modifications.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:30 AM   #2260
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Anybody use these rotors? They're Chinese and the price is too good to believe but they have good feed back.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:20 PM   #2261
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I guess technically this is my "Hi Everyone, I'm the latest noob", and also my "I have a VFR800 too" post all in one. :)

I bought my 2008 VFR800 as a left over in 2010.

My VFR is lowered using the Sigma Cycle lowering kit, and for my height -5'4", (and as a female I reserve the right to withhold my weight ) it was a huge change. The first thing I thought when I sat on it after the modification was: "Oh! This is how the other half live!" I could back the bike up while on it for the first time, and slow speed maneuvers don't have me kicking my feet out to stabilize as quickly anymore. The only complaint I have about it is the risers make one of the throttle cables rub on the ignition housing and abrade it. DH put a piece of inner tube on the lock cylinder to protect it, but I'll be replacing a throttle cable sooner than I wanted to.

TheBT-021s were replaced with Pirelli Angel STs at about 1200ms (750mi), and I've got over 12K kms (somewhere around 7500mi) on them at the moment, and they're just now starting to square off a little. (We have a short riding year and a lot of straight roads in Central Alberta Canada)

Other than that, it's all comfort mods: Heated grips, AirHawk2 - it's ugly but I can ride a lot longer, Honda tank bag and tail bag, Givi Cases, power point for the GoPro, phone, GPS, and the Scala Rider soon to be replaced by a Sena SMH10-11. I'll try to dig up a non-bug squished photo tonight.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:26 PM   #2262
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I guess technically this is my "Hi Everyone, I'm the latest noob", and also my "I have a VFR800 too" post all in one. :)

I bought my 2008 VFR800 as a left over in 2010.

My VFR is lowered using the Sigma Cycle lowering kit, and for my height -5'4", (and as a female I reserve the right to withhold my weight ) it was a huge change. The first thing I thought when I sat on it after the modification was: "Oh! This is how the other half live!" I could back the bike up while on it for the first time, and slow speed maneuvers don't have me kicking my feet out to stabilize as quickly anymore. The only complaint I have about it is the risers make one of the throttle cables rub on the ignition housing and abrade it. DH put a piece of inner tube on the lock cylinder to protect it, but I'll be replacing a throttle cable sooner than I wanted to.

TheBT-021s were replaced with Pirelli Angel STs at about 1200ms (750mi), and I've got over 12K kms (somewhere around 7500mi) on them at the moment, and they're just now starting to square off a little. (We have a short riding year and a lot of straight roads in Central Alberta Canada)

Other than that, it's all comfort mods: Heated grips, AirHawk2 - it's ugly but I can ride a lot longer, Honda tank bag and tail bag, Givi Cases, power point for the GoPro, phone, GPS, and the Scala Rider soon to be replaced by a Sena SMH10-11. I'll try to dig up a non-bug squished photo tonight.
Welcome to the forum Stormica!
I feel your pain regarding the height (and heft) of the Viffer. Im 5 foot 6, however I have quite short legs. I shaved over an inch out of the seat foam height and scalloped the sides of the seat so I can get my legs closer together. What a difference!

Your bike sounds suitably modified for some good distance riding, however there are no pictures. The rule book says pics or it didn't happen

I put a Michelin Power One on the front of mine, and I can bring it down so damn low and power out of corners so damn hard I either wheel stand or spin up the rear. Amazing front tyre!
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:59 PM   #2263
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Welcome to the forum Stormica!
I feel your pain regarding the height (and heft) of the Viffer. Im 5 foot 6, however I have quite short legs. I shaved over an inch out of the seat foam height and scalloped the sides of the seat so I can get my legs closer together. What a difference!

Your bike sounds suitably modified for some good distance riding, however there are no pictures. The rule book says pics or it didn't happen

I put a Michelin Power One on the front of mine, and I can bring it down so damn low and power out of corners so damn hard I either wheel stand or spin up the rear. Amazing front tyre!
Hah! Well we can't have people think I'm just trolling the forums for guys ;)

Here are two pics of the bike. Dirty, but also apparently the only photos of it in 2 years. What's up with that?





The good news is, despite its weight issue, because I also ride dirt, my legs are still strong enough to get the bike off its sidestand most days.

I've heard those Power Ones were really good tires. Why only on the front though? What's on the rear? The Pirellis may be a little too confidence inspiring, DH has told me to slow down in the rain more than once, but I'm not losing traction at all, so it doesn't feel like I need to. (Yes, I have though.) Really, the only pucker moment included leftover gravel from the winter, plus rain, plus a slightly over inflated set of tires in a corner.

Interesting about the seat foam. I didn't think there was that much padding... is it noticeably harder when you sit on it? When we did that to my KTM, the seat got harder (though I'm not sure how that's possible from a stock KTM seat) and somewhat harder on my knees to get up off the seat.

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:39 PM   #2264
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The VFR looks great in that color.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:59 AM   #2265
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That is a great looking Evil Viffer. BTW, don't feel bad about coming here to troll for guys, I come here to troll for chicks who ride.

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