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Old 05-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #2266
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The VFR looks great in that color.
Thanks Steve! I can honestly say it's the first vehicle I've gotten in my first choice of colors. :) It even seems to hide some of its dirt!

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Stormica-

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.

Wendy
Funny, that's what a friend called it when he saw it for the first time too - Evil. I think it's just misunderstood.

I'm guessing the pickings are a little slimmer, and competition a little fiercer looking for gals who ride, eh? I see lots of gals riding, but not so many on the "Sporty" sport touring bikes, less riding duals. Lots of gixxers, r6s, CBRs, cruisers. I know only one other girl around here who rides a vfr.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:53 PM   #2267
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I have one!
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:00 AM   #2268
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I have one!
proof

pics, pics, pics
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:31 AM   #2269
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S'pose I better sign in, having just acquired one of these beasties. I've always wanted one, I came very close to buying one new in 1994, but the dealer was a prime twatwaffle so I bought a Triumph Trophy instead.

Lately I'd been thinking about getting a hot "classic" sprotsbike from the early nineties, something that was desirable in my early years of road riding: Fireblade, ZXR750, RGV250, something of that nature. However this RC36 popped up at the right price and in very good condition for its age (a rare thing in NZ where people either neglect them completely or bodge them up with very non-original parts) and I figured a sports-tourer would be more useful than a pure sports bike. These things were no slouch in their day so performance will be more than adequate to keep me amused on the street, I should think.

No, it is not a modern bike and the 800 is said to be streets better in terms of handling, but I didn't want a modern bike: I wanted a cheap "classic" I could bond with and keep for a long time.

So here it is: a 1996 with 109K km on the clock. It's had an easy life by all accounts, and shouldn't require any major maintenance for a while with many of the less frequent stuff replaced recently.

Sorry, crappy phone pic. It hasn't even been washed



Love the V4 sound and the cam gear drive whine!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #2270
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S'pose I better sign in, having just acquired one of these beasties. I've always wanted one, I came very close to buying one new in 1994, but the dealer was a prime twatwaffle so I bought a Triumph Trophy instead.

Lately I'd been thinking about getting a hot "classic" sprotsbike from the early nineties, something that was desirable in my early years of road riding: Fireblade, ZXR750, RGV250, something of that nature. However this RC36 popped up at the right price and in very good condition for its age (a rare thing in NZ where people either neglect them completely or bodge them up with very non-original parts) and I figured a sports-tourer would be more useful than a pure sports bike. These things were no slouch in their day so performance will be more than adequate to keep me amused on the street, I should think.

No, it is not a modern bike and the 800 is said to be streets better in terms of handling, but I didn't want a modern bike: I wanted a cheap "classic" I could bond with and keep for a long time.

So here it is: a 1996 with 109K km on the clock. It's had an easy life by all accounts, and shouldn't require any major maintenance for a while with many of the less frequent stuff replaced recently.

Sorry, crappy phone pic. It hasn't even been washed



Love the V4 sound and the cam gear drive whine!

Nice. Very cool you found one with a solo cowl already installed. I had to buy mine from an inmate for $100. Keep an eye on all the mounting tabs though...they like to crack and start to break off. I've been running my '95 without the seat cowl on it for a few months because I need to fix a cowl tab that is badly cracked and about to fall off.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:22 PM   #2271
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Dual Sport & VFR'S

Can VFR's be used for dual sport?

Hmmmmm, guess that's why God gave us DRZ's.........
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:59 AM   #2272
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:00 AM   #2273
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Love the V4 sound and the cam gear drive whine![/QUOTE]

Very pretty. Sorry you couldn't find an RG250, though, I lust after one of those.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:29 AM   #2274
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Sorry you couldn't find an RG250, though, I lust after one of those.
Yeah, most of the ones I've seen in the last couple of years are pretty rough. I'd be happy with an RGV250, KR-1S, or Aprilia RS250. The latter can be newer and more expensive, but also better. Maybe later!

Had a first good ride today, and me likee!
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:44 AM   #2275
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Had my '99 out for a short ride last night. I forgot how it makes that tremendous induction moan as you rise up the RPM scale. Damn, I love that bike.
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #2276
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Can VFR's be used for dual sport?

Hmmmmm, guess that's why God gave us DRZ's.........
why not,

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Old 05-19-2013, 07:32 PM   #2277
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Can VFR's be used for dual sport?
Sure. This "trail" got worse after the photo.



I don't think I would do rock gardens with it though... which is why we turned back.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #2278
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I had a couple of km if walking track that was very very rocky and hilly i i just couldnt turn around

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:50 PM   #2279
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why not,
Thanks for saving me the effort of finding suitable evidence. Especially since I don't have any of mine in deep gravel or sand
Which btw, the VFR absolutely sucks at (that's why I have no pictures, I was too busy holding it upright).

It's not good in mud either, but on your normal dirt/gravel/grass it does just fine.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #2280
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Last year a mate and i went to a bike rally winter cold drillzy rain took a wrong turn down the putty and followed the gps. Ended up going down this dirt road road it was good hard at first then turned into 5 inches of deep graded clay. We had gone too far to turn around and i wasnt sure i could turn around. I did about 15km of that with no tractoon front or rear. Mud was so thick up past the rubber in parts. Idle along using my feet as out riggers keeping it upright. Mirrors in for when i was going down. You turn the bars and it just goes ahead until you kick your feet down. Made it with out dropping it. Did have a stick go into my fairing and headers. New staino headers too.. but didnt go down. Until the next day when i rode off with a disk lock on sheering my brakes off.. but thats another story

Think they had put something on the road to dress it. Had a grader at the end and road work stuff everywhere. Mates 200cc yam scorpion ate that road though flat track style no photos we did not stop on that road... dont think an adv bike but a light thing would have done anything better than us.

this was just afterwards when we got to the other side to a ferry...




yep white bike, not dirty much, coz it was all wet mud, no dust

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