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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.
Yikes... that's pretty ugly.
I also have the same fading on my tail section.
Well the exhaust isn't as loud as I thought it was going to be. Then again, I wear ear buds when I ride, so others may have a different opinion on that It is no louder than my DRZ at least.
It seems to be turning higher rpm than I felt it should when I was running up the highway so I checked and the sprockets have been changed to 16/45 which looks to be -1/+2. That has moved right up to the top of my list of things I am going to do (will go back to stock gearing)
One thing to check off of my list is I got my gps set up on her. I used a RAM ball from a u-bolt kit which had perfect spacing to fit under the front tank bolts.
Bad angle in this pic. I can see the gauges fine over the top of the GPS when sitting on the bike.
That's exactly how I mounted my GPS. Shorter arm though.
Wired a USB connector to the battery with a relay off the license plate light. Just checked Amazon and the one I bought is now 2X what I paid for it.
Don't pretend you aren't going to ass around with that sprocket setup before changing it. Third gear wheelies are hard to resist.
What are the fairings on the 4th gen VFRs made out of? Is it ABS?
One of the rear "tabs" on my solo seat cowl is about to break off -- I noticed this the last time I had the cowl and seat off for maintenance -- the tab is holding on "by a thread" as they say. Fortunately I didn't actually lose it.
If the plastic is indeed ABS, I'd think I could use that special ABS cement to repair the tab. Thoughts?
I have had good results with Loctite Plastic Bonder. Scuff the area to be repaired with 80 grit sandpaper, clean the area with PVC primer, apply the Loctite and allow at least 24 hours for complete cure.
A 45 rear sprocket is +2 from stock.
3rd gear wheelies you say?? Im due for new chain and cogs. Might go this route..
Im enjoying roll on wheelies in 1st, and roll off snap on wheelies in second. Kids in cars love it too
I have a my drz supermoto for those kinds of shenanigans
I rode it some more today and I think I might live with the gearing for now. It is less noticeable now that I've gotten a few more miles on it.
And my god, that exhaust note is amazing. If it wasn't so cold out, I might have had a chubby
Knock off about 10-15 degrees for my ride home in the dark. Sure is nice having some fairings to get behind now.
You bastards! Look what I just did...
Traded my DRZ for it today. 2002 6th gen with almost 21k on it. It's been dropped and has some fairly minor scuffing on the right side but overall it's in good condition. It's a huge difference from the DRZ, I loves it. The battery was low when I got it, so it's on the trickle for the night. After running it for around 30 minutes though it charged without an issue and was starting on it's own.
Yeah, they did the same thing to me. Shameless, just shameless.
Congrats on your new sled. 21K on the clock is about right IMO. Mine had less than 7400 when I bought it 2 1/2 years ago, and all of the issues I have had with it stemmed from it having not been ridden often enough before I bought it. Hopefully you'll be spared the dried out and leaking fuel pressure regulator just recently replaced on mine.
Ponies ate my Bagel-
Congrats on buying a fine motorbike. I don't know how you will deal with the difference to the DRZ. But suck it up, let the sheer greatness of the VFR envelop you.
Oh jesus...Ponies Ate My Bagel has a VFR now? Great...now I have to sell mine.
I got it for 2 up touring, trips to monterey and LA occasionally. My last big bike was an R1 so it shouldn't be to difficult to adjust. So far I really like it. The tank is really wide and I find it's a big uncomfortable to straddle it, any tips on this? (I know, everyone probably figured I had a "Wide stance"!) I love Honda's in general so it was a no brainer, I think it will be a fantastic ride.
If I hadn't just bought one I'd take it off your hands!
I have a nice 94 - 750 if anyone is interested, get in touch.
Sold my VFR today.
I hope the guy takes care of it; he seemed like he knows (dirt)bikes, and seems to appreciate the thing for what it is.
I don't have anyplace to host recent pics just ATM, but this ride report from 2006 shows us off in more care-free days:
GS Trans-plant ride 2006
I didn't cry, but was tempted. I miss it already.
There, there. It will be ok.
Well mines too fast so i cant ride anymore. Now its for sale ghead:ghead:
send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
Eye-humped a NOS 2010 vfr12 today. Having impure thoughts about how to get this unsanctioned purchase past my wifeypoo/CFO.
Many on this thread will tell you they aren't 'real' VFRs. Whatever you want to call them, I'm telling you, they're sweet. I've been scratching together 40 degree rides on this since January. 600 miles so far - cant wait til it warms up.
Quick question, this is not the original R/R, correct? Looks like it is the updated version for this bike? Is it any good or should I plan on replacing it at some point?
Oh and I worked on the exhaust a bit. Some people should not be allowed to fabricate things
The muffler did not exit in the center and was at an angle as well. But the plate bracket takes the cake I think
Look at that
New plate bracket and straightened muffler
How do you like this BEAUTY? Did you have a previous gen. to compare it to?