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Old 04-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Noob/VFR Rider. Hello ADV World.

Good afternoon all,

A friend on here got me to sign up. I ride a 1994 VFR750F with 85,000 miles (though in full disclosure, I only put 5000 of those on it). I really haven't found a bike that stirs the soul like that one does...though the looming spectre of increasing maintenance issues and the fact that new bikes have advanced so far have me contemplating something newer. I am a die hard VFR guy, as much for the unique sound and soul as anything. I have been riding off and on for 24-years, though I learn something new every day. I hope to finally pursue my long(er) distance touring goal and actually spend some time in the saddle for other than commuting and day-trips.

I look forward to chatting. Best Wishes!
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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welcome, I also own a VFR but of the japanese grey import 400 sportsbike variety can't beat a V4 engine configuration smooth yet you can scream out the top end if needed, looking to get a Aprilia RSV4 when I get a few more years into me been riding for 4 years so far but still very young.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Welcome - and my humble thanks for your service to our country.

I'm a newly-minted fan of the V4 as well. I wish you many safe miles.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:18 PM   #4
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Welcome to the asylum. You're going to love it here.

I had a VFR800 for a couple years, and loved it!!! It always put a smile on my face.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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Good afternoon all,

A friend on here got me to sign up. I ride a 1994 VFR750F with 85,000 miles (though in full disclosure, I only put 5000 of those on it). I really haven't found a bike that stirs the soul like that one does...though the looming spectre of increasing maintenance issues and the fact that new bikes have advanced so far have me contemplating something newer. I am a die hard VFR guy, as much for the unique sound and soul as anything. I have been riding off and on for 24-years, though I learn something new every day. I hope to finally pursue my long(er) distance touring goal and actually spend some time in the saddle for other than commuting and day-trips.

I look forward to chatting. Best Wishes!
1. Welcome to the asylum!
2. Pics.
3. Post them here.

Recently sold a '94 VFR750. Damn near a perfect bike. Keep it, and ride it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Welcome! I have a '95 VFR. Just recently started to think I might want something different after owning it for nearly five years then I realized I still want it, I just want it with better suspension and a better seat. So I'm going to change those things and keep it!
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Congrats on your VFR! They are great bikes and I made some good memories on my '95. It'll do anything you want, very versatile, still miss the V4 sound.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:05 AM   #8
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
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welcome, I also own a VFR but of the japanese grey import 400 sportsbike variety can't beat a V4 engine configuration smooth yet you can scream out the top end if needed, looking to get a Aprilia RSV4 when I get a few more years into me been riding for 4 years so far but still very young.
I saw your 400, I have always loved the small displacement bikes found in the rest of the world, RVF 400s, RGV 250s, etc. I am VERY jealous!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for the welcome.

Who am I kidding, I'll never get rid of my baby...just need to get smarter at maintaining it...just chatted with a guy in my parking lot with an ST 1300 and another with a 1972 Triumph TR6...good company. Hope to cross paths with you all soon out here in the land of the Dragon!

Cheers!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #11
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Wish my bike was in the states so many better roads there, there are a few here but we get drivers wanting to spoil the fun by driving only at 40 on a "60mph" road.
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