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Old 03-05-2009, 10:08 PM   #121
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:38 PM   #122
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wow....the VFR goes back a ways, like before digital cameras

Have always loved two generations of the VFR - the '90-'93 (with the white '93 being my favorite), and the '98-'00. I had my '93 when I lived in Las Vegas after it replaced my FXR-S. My two good riding buddies had VFR's as well - another '93 and a '91. The '91 owner also had an Erion-built Stage II RC-30 (that he wishes he'd never sold).
Another Vegas riding buddy has a yellow 2000 that has done some tremendous trips with us.

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Old 03-06-2009, 08:42 AM   #123
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I took my new 07 down to Key West and back up through Daytona this week. I got 45 mpg even with the hardbags and using the Florida 10% ethonal gas. I'm good with the stock ergos and stock pipes are fine with me as well. Daytona was overrun with idiots and I made a stop at the raceway and watched the superbike practice session. There were only a handful of people in the stadium and admission was only 15 bucks.. I saw Larry Pegram top out his factory Ducati at 199.4 mph and Tommy Hayden was lapping quicker than anyone !! Some incredible sounds coming from those superbikes in that speedway.. I made 1 pass through Daytona and it was a fiasco..very loud and too crowded for me..but interesting to observe for a couple of hours..the best part was that everyone was having fun and you'd never suspect our economy has a problem..everybody spending..
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #124
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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?
Full side panels are only a couple hundred bucks and they include the stickers.

I've got a slightly scratched one I'll sell for a lot less than that. It's a 98.

/end shameless mercernary activity.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:12 PM   #125
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:18 PM   #126
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #127
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:09 AM   #128
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After many years lusting afte one I finally bought a White 93 with 13,000 Km's last year.It works as well as I'd hoped for.Some maintainance can be a bit of a pain,changing the oil filter needs the removal of way too much fairing stuff.Having said that however I suppose it will get easier the more times I do it.
Does the instalation of HeliBars mean that new longer cables etc will be needed?
If anyone here knows of a set of hard bags and mounting hardware I'd be gratefull for a heads up and if anyone knows of a seat cowl that can be had I would be even more gratefull.
Finally,given the response shown so far I do think that a dedicated VFR thread is more than justified.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #129
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Finally,given the response shown so far I do think that a dedicated VFR thread is more than justified.
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...if not overdue.

I've had plenty of "adventures" on my VFRs over the ~155,000 miles ridden on the two. Even some off-pavement ones.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:57 PM   #130
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Me too. 1998 Will never sell it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:15 PM   #131
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I've got a red '98 that I inherited from my father after he passed away at the end of '06 with something like 6k miles on it. Brilliant bike. I've taken it from Northern California out to Colorado and Montana and it did beautifully. I even use it as a platform these days for my occasional field biology gigs.

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Old 03-12-2009, 04:32 PM   #132
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Here is mine. 93 with 40,000 miles. It shares gagrage space with my 05 Vstrom 1000.
From my first road trip.

At work.

With it's sibling.

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Old 03-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #133
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Wow! Bag all the other generations. They can't touch generation vfr.

That 93 is absolutely beautiful! If i had the cash and for a second bike and a 93 (in white no less) popped up i would scoop it up without even realizing what happened. Very nice!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 05:59 PM   #134
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Wow! Bag all the other generations. They can't touch generation vfr.

That 93 is absolutely beautiful! If i had the cash and for a second bike and a 93 (in white no less) popped up i would scoop it up without even realizing what happened. Very nice!!
Even though I ride the Stom more, if I could only keep one, it would be the VFR. How many other bikes, can you tour on and still do track days.. I rode it to Atlanta ( about 380 miles), campd out, did a track day, and rode home. I have had it since 2000.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:33 AM   #135
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My Gorgeous 5th Gen in the Flea

Sad ass economy forcing me to list my unmolested 5th gen in the Flea Market section. She's a sweety and no better road going partner have I ever had.
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