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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.
Does a VF count...............
Good for you! I would say that is a pretty respectable run...novice runner or not!
I have never done a drag run on my CBF 1000, but it would be fun!
From the little reading I have done on the VFR, I think you did a damn good run!
BTW, both the lads I ride with have 2000 VFR's...pre VTEC...I had a chance to ride 'em..real nice bikes. There is a reason they have been around for ages! Timeless modern classics.
Very nice Sir!!! I would love a VF1000 in my garage. I hear those solo seat cowls are very rare. Yours looks to be in great condition. Only think it needs is a set of CBRF2 white 5 spoke wheels on there. Just my 2cents. Let me know if you ever want to sell it.
I took a cbr600f4i to the 1/8 and got 8.14
send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
Still looks good. I like the VF1K, but in the world of the infinite garage, the VFR of that vintage that I'd own is still the 750.
But I don't live in the land of the infinite garage...
I currently own an 1986 and 2007 , both in red, white and blue. My bigger beaST is my 2004 ST1300A.
My first new bike was a 83 VF750F Interceptor, and followed that with a new one in 1986, the new VFR750. I cannot see myself not having one. Really would love a 93 white VFR750 Euro style.
I hate you all, I'm looking for a VFR again. My 99 was totaled in August by a guy turning left from the right lane on a 3 lane road. I replaced it with an 07 Sprint ST, but I just can't shake the itch for another VFR.
Zeke, what are your impressions of the sprint st vs the vfr? Yes, I know this has been covered many times. With that said, I find that I'm always still so interested on the opinions of those who have spent considerable time on both bikes. What part of the vfr appeals to you? Thanks!
COUNT? I reckon..........very nice looking bike!
Just picked up this bike today.
Paint is a little faded plus a few boo boos on the fairings, guess that is to be expected on a bike this old. Runs good though* plus it had some mods done to it that I was planning on doing anyway, so win there. (undertail exhaust, sargent seat, bar risers, and a throttlemeister)
* When I arrived he had the battery out and on a charger because it was too flat to start the bike. So I look it over and just shoot the shit with the guy for a bit. So he grabs the battery and puts it back in the bike. Only problem is every time he would try and hook up the battery terminals, it would immediately pop the main fuse. So we fuss with it for an hour or so and get no where. Nothing obviously touching anything it shouldn't that we can see.
I made him an offer on it as it was sitting (which he was going to accept) when I just happen to look down and notice he had put the damn battery in backwards :huh
Being the honest person I am, I informed him of his mistake right there (more like I blurted it out without thinking ). After him cussing himself out for a few minutes, he flipped it around and boom, cranked over sluggisly without firing up because the battery was still flat
You got a great bike there, replace the V/R ASAP.
That's a steal. Really.
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The wiring for the R/R doesn't appear factory, so I think someone has redone it before in the past. Next time I'm in the garage I'll see what the part number on the R/R is and try to sort out what is in there. It had a voltmeter wired in also (I took it off because it wasn't done very well imo, will replace with something a little more stealthy)
In the listing, he didn't mention any of the add ons, so that was a big bonus to see when I got there. I had no problem paying the 1900 he was originally asking, had the bike started that is
Mind grabbing a few pictures of the undertail exhaust?
It really shows off the SSSA. This setup seems a bit loud unfortunately. I'll have to get some miles on it before I decide to change it up first.
Upon closer inspection, this seems to be somebody's home made job. The mid pipe looks like a factory made part, but the undertail stuff is a little meh looking. I'll be tweaking it a bit as the mufflers don't exit out the back perfectly straight (offset towards the left side a bit) and the plate bracket needs some work. As it sits, the exhaust blows right on the back of the plate when installed. It seems the rear tire touches it a bit when the suspension compresses as there is a small shiny spot on the bottom of the cans.
I also removed the spanner wrench that is hanging out in the last pic
Hard to imagine that under full compression the tire won't be totally squashed into the muffler/pipe arrangement, flattening something out.
I'll try and keep my hill hopping reserved for my drz then. I will be putting heavier springs in asap (plan to mount hard bags once I can find the parts to do it)
Yeah, that's a homemade underseat exhaust. Wolf Racing did the most common one, and all of us (yeah, I had one) ran into clearance issues with the rear tire on full compression. Simplest fix was to shim the rear shock mount with 2-3 slotted fender washers. That also quickened up the steering pretty good. I'd be cautious with clearance if you add bags or a passenger. There really isn't much room back there.
I'd agree with the OPs that that seems like a good deal. Little polish should restore the paint. That engine is one of the best ever.
It will be resprung before any luggage is added. I don't usually ride with anybody else, let alone with them on the same bike, so that isn't an issue.
Grabbed some pics of worst of the body work.
Faded tail vs cowl cover
Turn signal area
Yikes... that's pretty ugly.
I also have the same fading on my tail section.