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Old 02-28-2009, 07:44 AM   #106
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Rad those are two sweet rides, sfarson that is a cherry ride also.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:52 AM   #107
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After renting a VFR overseas several years ago have had my heart set on one. Found a mint '01 previously owned by a meticulous middle aged gent who bought it new. He put 12,800 miles on it over the eight years. Kept service records. He traded it for a Triumph Scrambler at my BMW/Triumph dealer and after mulling it over for a spell brought it home yesterday. Looks like it had just came out of the crate. Will probably swap out the exhaust can and that's about it. There's nothing like a VFR. Could be in the barn a looooong time.



I'm about your age, but unfortunately even with a modded riding position the VFR would cripple me.

The 2001 and older gear driven cam models are such an affordable/rideable classic !

I'd leave the oem exhaust can on, just to better hear that motor...
It's getting to the point nowadays, that hearing a bike with a stock exhaust go by, sounds so wonderfully sophisticated to me.

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:43 AM   #108
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I had an '87 starting in about '89 and put 35K miles on it until 94, at which point I traded it for a new 94. Both great bikes, the '94 being truly excellent. Someday I'll have another.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:51 AM   #109
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I have an 05, red of course.....
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:34 PM   #110
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After renting a VFR overseas several years ago have had my heart set on one. Found a mint '01 previously owned by a meticulous middle aged gent who bought it new. He put 12,800 miles on it over the eight years. Kept service records. He traded it for a Triumph Scrambler at my BMW/Triumph dealer and after mulling it over for a spell brought it home yesterday. Looks like it had just came out of the crate. Will probably swap out the exhaust can and that's about it. There's nothing like a VFR. Could be in the barn a looooong time.



With all the wild rides you've owned, it's kinda funny to see get a VFR now. Still got that Orange-framed Buell?
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:17 PM   #111
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I'm joining the group!

Just made a deal to buy a 2000! Pick her up on Saturday!

Click on the images to see a bigger picture.

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #112
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With all the wild rides you've owned, it's kinda funny to see get a VFR now. Still got that Orange-framed Buell?
On the short list of most regrettable farewells. Excellent memory!

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Old 03-02-2009, 03:51 PM   #113
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After some minor deliberation I have decided that my next bike should be a VFR. Perusing some internet ads, I see that there are some good(?) deals on bikes with damaged fairings. I don't know right now whether I'd rather spent a little money money on a bike that had been dropped a time or 2 or whether I'd rather save a little more for a bike in nice shape. I'm also more interested in the 1998-2001 year range. Any VFRistas have advice about cosmetics?
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #114
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After some minor deliberation I have decided that my next bike should be a VFR. Perusing some internet ads, I see that there are some good(?) deals on bikes with damaged fairings. I don't know right now whether I'd rather spent a little money money on a bike that had been dropped a time or 2 or whether I'd rather save a little more for a bike in nice shape. I'm also more interested in the 1998-2001 year range. Any VFRistas have advice about cosmetics?

I just went through similar deliberations. I specifically wanted a cheap 5th generation and looked at some bikes that had been down. It seemed somewhat difficult to find replacement VFR plastic at reasonable prices so instead I looked for a higher mileage example. You might consider this because some VFR owners take great care of their bikes and a clean high mileage one could be a better choice for the frugal budget.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:14 PM   #115
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me too:

I've got an 01 that has done a couple of x-country trips.




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Old 03-04-2009, 09:37 AM   #116
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Sorry guys, I thought the pictures were embedded properly in my first post on this thread. Anyway, sold my ST1300 and bought this beauty. Pick her up on Saturday in Knoxville. Can't wait!



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Old 03-04-2009, 06:56 PM   #117
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That yellow piping on the seat looks nice -- goes well with the color combo.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:28 PM   #118
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the old guy 86 miniceptor vf 500 - not a VFR

I bought this for the wife.

She conceived (ok we...)

I get a bike for a year :)

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Old 03-05-2009, 08:58 PM   #119
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With all the wild rides you've owned, it's kinda funny to see get a VFR now. Still got that Orange-framed Buell?
+1

That was the first thing I thought, too. But hey, the VFR really is a sweet ride.

Here is a picture of my 2000 VFR. I added a high mount Staintune, and stripped the black paint off the wheels.
I had a 95 R1100R previously, and was spoiled by the heated grips, so I installed a set on this bike.
The VFR is a comfortable bike. I am tall (6'3",) and the fit is very good.


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Old 03-05-2009, 09:21 PM   #120
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Oh, and thanks for the tip Kbasa.
My pleasure, man.
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