VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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  2. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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  3. rich tintera

    rich tintera Adventurer

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    Reading this thread is driving me crazy. The streets here have been snow and ice covered for the last 2 weeks, but if the weather sites are right, it should all be gone within the next week and I can ride again! I don't care how cold it is, I WANT TO RIDE!!!
  4. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Come out west so I can show you the roads, tacos and beers:freaky
  5. rich tintera

    rich tintera Adventurer

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    Sounds like a plan :freaky
  6. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    Considering an older VFR myself. Anyone have an opinion on this guy?

    Link
  7. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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  8. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    fixed
  9. smack doogle

    smack doogle Been here awhile

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    Wow!! Talk about clean!!! Do you plan on riding that?
  10. O-man21

    O-man21 Adventurer

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    I don't know, that's the problem. I want something I can ride, and I think he's right, it's in too good of shape to be ridden. I think I'll leave it to someone else to put it in a collection. Is that a good price for it though?
  11. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    I'm sure a collector would have no problem with the price.

    It would take more discipline than I have not to ride it!
  12. Northern Hooligan

    Northern Hooligan Been here awhile

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    New to ADV rider, I have a 2002 VFR that I bought in 2010 w/ just over 10,000 km on it and it now near the 47,000 km mark. As mentioned in prev post, I also had Jamie re-do a stock rear shock for me. I found one in the USA for $40, he rebuilt it and installed a 1250 spring on it. I also sent him the front forks for some TLC, bike is that much nicer to ride loaded up. My wife just got her MC lic this past year in Oct, we found her a 2004 F650GS and now I am looking for another bike to add to the stable.

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  13. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    Kinda high, even considering the condition/miles.

    All the carb work is kinda spooky too -- You really have to watch these things (Yooperwife has an '86) because the carbs will gum up in a month if you don't ride it very often and they are a real PITA to get clean.

    BTW, this *ain't* a VFR... :D
  14. AllBlackPearl

    AllBlackPearl Alpoholic

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    Valais, CH
    True true. :wink:

    But hey, it's a V4. All that matters. :freaky
  15. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    835
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    Australia
    I took my 99 VFR to the 1/4 mile drags the other night.
    My best time was 11.681 @ 189.08 km/h.
    I was really happy with that, being the first time I have ridden the bike in anger, and my first time drag racing :clap
  16. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    No bike is too nice to ride! :deal
    That being said, there are some that are too nice/old/rare/etc to be a daily or even an every weekend rider, so if you want something to put miles on regardless of rain or the occasional bit of gravel/dirt road, I'd look elsewhere. The 16" front wheel will limit your tire choices a good bit too.

    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it.
  17. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    Yeah, I know most of the world is metric and I don't have a problem with that, but I just can't cope with a trap speed in km/hr for a 1/4 "MILE" drag. :lol3
  18. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    Not to mention seeing a "189..." trap speed and thinking "holy %&*-" before seeing the kph. :rofl
  19. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    I was crediting the normally optimistic speedometer for that :evil
  20. Ray of Sunshine

    Ray of Sunshine Meat Donut 2 Some

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    If he had kept going, he could have hit 205.



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