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Old 11-17-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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VFR Fever, Again

I've owned two VFR's in the past; a 1992 and a 2001. http://home.ix.netcom.com/~tinkler/VFR.html

Soooooo, I'm trolling Craigslist the other night and I come across a 2000 VFR800Fi for sale.... OH NO, NOT AGAIN! Yes, boys and girls, again.

I sold my 2001 VFR when I got my ST1300 thinking the ST would do everything the VFR did, only better. Well, the ST1300 is an amazing sport/touring platform, but it leans more towards the touring side than the sport. The ST1300 is heavy at 700+ lbs and it shows its weight when you try and run hot laps through the canyons.

The VFR, on the other hand, is 500+ lbs and is a great touring and sport machine. Even tough the VFR does not have the convenience of the ST1300's hard bags, I did many a multi-day ride on my VFR's with just a tank bag and seat bag.



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Old 11-17-2014, 07:15 PM   #2
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To date I've purchased the following items for my VFR:

Heli Bars
Foot peg lowering blocks
Speed Bleeders
G2 Throttle Tamer

My goal is to set up the VFR as my primary touring/sport bike.
I'm selling my ST1300 and going to rely on the VFR as my long distance bike.

I'm old (60) and 6'2" so I need the higher bars and lower pegs.

I have the G2 Throttle Tamper on all of my FI bikes (CB1100, ST1300) and find that it helps smooth out the ON/OFF switch that many modern FI bikes experience.

I put Speed Bleeders on my ST1300 ABS and it make life much easier when it came time to flush fluids, so I'm putting them on the VFR.

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #3
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Beauty. I have a fascination with all the Magna/VFR bikes, but have never owned one. The new VFR based crossrunner looks a bit awkward. I like the older Magna cruisers. Muscle bike appearance.
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:41 PM   #4
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I like the license plate- congrats!
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #5
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Dang I miss mine.. . Not enough to dump the strom but.. Dang I miss my vfr. Good buy and good luck. I really like my tall windscreen on the long days.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:46 PM   #6
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I'm contemplating ditching my 2012 Strom for a 98-01 VFR.. So tempting..
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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Vfr

Had a 93 and a 99, wish I still had the 93.
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #8
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If you like VFRs, you'd love a Hayabusa...

I had a '96 VFR (first bike I bought new), and loved the V4, but the suspension was cheap, and it needed more powah. I went through a lot of other bikes looking for the perfect Sport-tourer, while waiting for a 1000cc VFR from Honda. I finally ended up with a 'Busa, about the time Honda brought forth the VFR1200. Fortunately, the VFR12 was butt ugly, had crap range, and lost the V4 sound that I loved. Even more fortunate was how good the 'Busa turned out to be at SPORT-touring.

I do think the '98-01(?) VFR800s were the best of the bunch. Enjoy!
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:39 PM   #9
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That's a sweet VFR road paint yellow very rare and perfect for ripping down the middle of the road almost stealth technology . Miss my old one and I'm always looking for another pre Vtech I'm so jealous lucky you.


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Old 11-19-2014, 09:02 PM   #10
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Love my '07. Just wish it was a little quicker...93 000kms on the clock and still looking sharp !

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Old 11-19-2014, 09:15 PM   #11
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I have owned two, a 94 and a 2005. I loved them both. However, the best looing VFR ever produced is the 07' RWB version, yours
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:51 PM   #12
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I have owned two, a 94 and a 2005. I loved them both. However, the best looing VFR ever produced is the 07' RWB version, yours
Thanks mate ! The color scheme is probably 90% of the reasons why i bought it in the first place...haha
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:30 AM   #13
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Love the VFR! Great power and sound from the V4. This is my '91 after i freshened her up. Risers, Ducati mirrors, braided steel lines. Riding an ST1100 now but need another VFR just for the smiles!
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:38 AM   #14
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My red '95 Viffer was probably my fav bike of all time.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:50 PM   #15
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My first street bike was a midnight blue '87 VFR700 back in college. That was an incredible machine... Smooth power delivery and very nimble. I think the VFR line has always been the benchmark for a sport-touring bike.


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