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Old 02-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #76
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yeah...i love mine !!!






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Old 02-15-2009, 03:21 AM   #77
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I have 2..........An 04 and an 07..........The 07 (red) is for sale $7500...

I also had a 1998 and my son in law has a 2006............Love the VFR!



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Old 02-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #78
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Roy, you must really love the VFR to own two at one time! Did the 07's come in two color schemes or did yours get painted?
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #79
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Here's a pic of the '97 I just bought....



Got it fired up today, and OMG....this bike sounds awesome! LOVE those gear driven cams! Fairly easy to tell it's my first VFR, eh?

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Old 02-15-2009, 08:56 PM   #80
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My brother owned a '94... I liked it so I bought a '98



And later (because I was stupid) I sold it.

And later I bought a '00 project:



It turned out to be more than I could handle (as a project) so I sold it.

And later (because I realized that the VFR was just a wonderful bike) I bought an '05



It is actually a much brighter red... camera did a funny color.

One of my dream bikes is the NC-30 (like posted earlier... what a beauty).

If I had it to do over again... I liked the 5th gen whine a little better than the quite 6th gen, I may have stuck with the '98 (don't get me wrong the 6th gen has better looks and I love it too.)
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:02 PM   #81
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ACTION SHOT !!!


I just sold mine, after 52,000 miles of Yeee Haaaa!
I miss it already. This pic is from Mount Palomar, Ca.


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Old 02-16-2009, 11:33 PM   #82
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I'm so happy. I just bought a 98 in completely excellent condition for $2,600. Helibars and corbin seat sweetened the deal even more.

This will be a keeper till I'm an old man!

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:10 AM   #83
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Attn. Tommy

Hi Tommy,

Mind me asking how many miles on yours?

I think I overpaid last fall for mine
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:18 PM   #84
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It has 50,100 miles but, seriously, its super clean. I can only wish my KTM and GSXR would age so gracefully. The only thing I plan to do is replace the steering head bearings sometime this year.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:55 AM   #85
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Vfr

I have an '98 VFR. Bought it new. I've had several other bikes in the meantime but have never considered selling the VFR.

Mine is a "real" VFR with the gear drive cams. Love the whine it makes on start up. Alast I think I'll think of selling as I have a crapped out hip and it will be a year or more before I need to consider replacement surgery. What used to be a reasonable amount of leg room is now too cramped for me.

Meanwhile my SD990, XRL and Uly will fill the bill as they are tolerable for me as of now.

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Old 02-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #86
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Vfr

Started off with an 84 VF750 then upgraded to a 95 VFR750. Loved it!! Then lost my wits and sold it after I picked up the GS. Regretted it but was able to finally pick up a 99 a year and a half ago. Now I have two great bikes.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #87
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I had 2 '04s in a year and a half, put about 20k miles on between them in that time. The first one came to an untimely end (i stuffed it) so i bought another with the insurance money. All in all, they were great bikes. I liked it, but i don't think i'll end up owning another.

Pros:
-that sound. I had staintunes on mine, LOVED that sound of the V4 winding out
-looks. It looks great, everyone loved the way it looked
-OEM luggage. Gotta have it, well worth the $$$
-headlights. they are fantastic, hands down

Cons:
-typical 6th gen VFR stuff- hesitation/ stumbling while cruising at constant throttle. both of my VFRs did this, even had a PCIII on the 2nd and it still did it.
-Thermostat went bad and the dealer had no clue how to check for it or fix it. The bike was under warranty, but i had to fix it myself (not a easy job on these bikes)
-gas mileage. Best i ever got was around 40mpg on either with all highway time (65-75 mph). It didn't matter how soft or hard i rode it, always got 38-40 mpg. Also, that damned gas gauge would say the tank was empty with 1.6 gallons left. Always. Both did it and again, the dealers had no idea how to fix it.


I got over most of the stuff, the hesitation is what really got to me. My advice? get a sargent seat (i never thought the stock was too bad until i got the sargent, then never looked back), keep the stock windscreen and buy a Windjammer II for the buffeting, buy the bags, ride the piss out of it on the back roads.


Picture of the beast (both looked exactly the same, this one is the 2nd one)

I sold my 2nd VFR in November and happened to just find a BMW K1200RS for a great price. I look it as larger, more powerfull, more comfortable VFR. Much better fueling, better brakes, no exhaust sound , but more comfortable for me to ride.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #88
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One thing I noticed with mine that I bought late last fall: the bike is 11 years old, but it still looks great. It only has 3000 miles on it, but even the fasteners don't have any surface corrosion. I have had other garage queens and it's all the little "bits" that start to make the bike look old.....Honda seems to be the best at getting the small details right.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:43 PM   #89
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Originally Posted by imarcr2
One thing I noticed with mine that I bought late last fall: the bike is 11 years old, but it still looks great. It only has 3000 miles on it, but even the fasteners don't have any surface corrosion. I have had other garage queens and it's all the little "bits" that start to make the bike look old.....Honda seems to be the best at getting the small details right.

Wow that's low miles. What was the bike doing for 11 years? Who owned it? How much did you pay? I thought I got a deal on my 98 with 4500 miles for 5k.
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Old 02-20-2009, 06:26 PM   #90
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Not much of a story really. Retired guy that I bought it from bought it new. Kept it covered most of the time. I paid $3800 last fall. He was quite a character. I got 3 windscreens with it....He changed out the stock screen with an aftermarket one, then finally switched it out with a JDM one that is smoked that he bought while in Japan. He also purchased the mirrors from a Japanese market VFR because he liked the stalks better.

The bike also included a scottoiler and a Two Brothers Ti slip-on.

One thing about the way it vibrates through the pegs at high RPM. Is this normal? Most people rave about the smoothness of the bike.
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