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Old 06-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #2356
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Always wanted one, so I was going to buy a 07 tuono, but figured the safe bet was the vfr. So I pulled the trigger on the VFR. I figured I bette post a pic or I might get yelled at.

08 VFR800
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I think it was a decent deal came with new tires also
Great deal! Just think about what you just bought?

VTEC, Mono Swing Arm by ELF, Electronic Ignition, Fuel Injection, V4 Engine, and a lineage of bike that won the AMA Super Bike circuit for three consective years (83-85). Can you imagine what just the R&D budget alone was to develop this awesome piece of machinery?

5K? That's not a deal you got, but a steal!!!!
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #2357
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I'm going to sell my BMW R1200S and replace it with a VFR.

I want gear driven cams and a single sided swingarm. I like the underseat pipes of the 6th gen and the factory bags but in the end I'm buying the bike because I need to check it off the list of bikes I've always needed to own and gear driven cams and the sound of the half V8 is what got it on the list.

So, what is the best of the various years.
I'd look for a 1997 Gen4 or a 1998-2000 Gen5. The catcon showed up in 2001, adding weight, heat and decreased power. If you want USD forks, you're going to have to do a transplant if you want those and gear driven cams. If you want that, you're going to have to do it to a Gen4, because of the linked brakes on the Gen5s. That's all I got.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #2358
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I'd look for a 1997 Gen4 or a 1998-2000 Gen5. The catcon showed up in 2001, adding weight, heat and decreased power. If you want USD forks, you're going to have to do a transplant if you want those and gear driven cams. If you want that, you're going to have to do it to a Gen4, because of the linked brakes on the Gen5s. That's all I got.
Good to know about 2001's - I'll avoid them. Wonder if there's a workaround to the brakes. That's not a deal breaker however. Thanks for the advice. As for engines then, no one best year?

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Old 06-17-2013, 03:06 AM   #2359
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you could just buy an RC30 and be done with it, if you have a spare 30 grand
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:39 AM   #2360
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Good to know about 2001's - I'll avoid them. Wonder if there's a workaround to the brakes. That's not a deal breaker however. Thanks for the advice. As for engines then, no one best year?
As I recall, the 1998 and 1999s had a little more oomph than the 2000s. Also, as I recall, all of the Gen5s made more power than the VTEC models, had better driveability, and were lighter.

(No offence meant, Gen6-ers...he's looking for gear driven cam models...)
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:46 AM   #2361
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Great deal! Just think about what you just bought?

VTEC, Mono Swing Arm by ELF, Electronic Ignition, Fuel Injection, V4 Engine, and a lineage of bike that won the AMA Super Bike circuit for three consective years (83-85). Can you imagine what just the R&D budget alone was to develop this awesome piece of machinery?

5K? That's not a deal you got, but a steal!!!!
I like this guy.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:52 AM   #2362
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The catcon showed up in 2001, adding weight, heat and decreased power.
The catalyst debuted in 2000. I don't know about the decreased power or heat, but they were about 5lbs heavier.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #2363
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The catalyst debuted in 2000.
Thanks, Mike. I missed on the date. The power I'm pretty sure of, because those of us pre-cat were smug about it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #2364
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Thanks, Mike. I missed on the date. The power I'm pretty sure of, because those of us pre-cat were smug about it.
The Cat bikes had a somewhat different FI set-up that might account for the power difference. I have a '99.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:03 PM   #2365
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Im getting the VFR repainted in a month or two. Should I stick with the yellow on yellow (yellow rims too) (pearl paint) or go another scheme? Though, I'm very keen on the yellow. Thinking of adding polished front forks, engine and clutch covers gloss black and brake calipers gloss black with 'NISSIN' in gloss red to match the red braided clutch and brake lines Im about to order.
What are your thoughts?
I completely believe that anyone can do anything they want to their motorcycle. I certainly am no arbiter of what looks good in a bike, since my bikes other than my VFR have been a Water Buffalo, BMW, GS, Multistrada.

However, the yellow/yellow red "red picked out lettering on gloss black and red clutch and brake lines" are verging to clown car overkill. Again, tastes are different in Oz, and vary from person to person, but IMHO, only a moran would do this to an innocent VFR. What has it ever done to you?
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #2366
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The Cat bikes had a somewhat different FI set-up that might account for the power difference. I have a '99.
And as EVERYONE knows, '99 was the last of the REAL VFRs. LOL
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #2367
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Always wanted one, so I was going to buy a 07 tuono, but figured the safe bet was the vfr. So I pulled the trigger on the VFR. I figured I bette post a pic or I might get yelled at.

08 VFR800
5K miles
$5k

I think it was a decent deal came with new tires also

Oh, yeah, you got a deal. That was very nice of the PO to send you off with new shoes on the bike... unlike my bike, which I only belatedly realized had the belts showing... but by that time I was 50 miles down the road and the PO had my money. And I still had to buy tires... right after fixing the overheating problem (stuck thermostat). Hopefully, you're ride home was less adventurous.



Since it has had few miles put on it considering its age, be on the look-out for stuck thermostat and a failing fuel pressure regulator. Each can result in dismal gas mileage (mine was getting 26 mpg last year now gets ~ 38 mpg). The FPR can show up as surging primarily at low throttle opening. (Thanks to the guys on VFR World for documenting both issues because the dealership missed both of 'em.)
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #2368
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but IMHO, only a moran would do this to an innocent VFR. What has it ever done to you?
IMHO only a moron would choose to insult someone using a word they couldn't spell.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:51 PM   #2369
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Think "moran," similar to Bugs Bunny saying "whatta maroon!"

Not sure it was mis-spelled.

Just sayin...
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #2370
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Think "moran," similar to Bugs Bunny saying "whatta maroon!"

Not sure it was mis-spelled.

Just sayin...
It seems to be a custom on ADV as I learned from the brain trust down in Jo Mamma a couple of years ago...
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