VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. kyre

    kyre Adventurer

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    Ooh, I love those wheels! That's a bummer, hearing about that. Parts from Honda are not cheap... I'm not sure how badly I want them.
  2. PishPosh

    PishPosh n000000b

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    I love LOVE the look and concept of this bike, if I had the cash I would be riding one right now.
  3. Unleaded

    Unleaded Unit Train

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    You and I are in the minority, for sure.:lol3. But for that reason, there will continue to be ridiculous deals on them in the used market for some time to come.:deal

    It's definitely a fun bike!

    It's supposed to break 50 degrees here today for the first time in awhile. Hope to get some miles in.
  4. butche19

    butche19 n00b

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    Here's my -91 750 which has currently 107000km in it.
    I've installed Spiegler sportbike handlebar which makes riding position quite more upright and more relaxing. I really like this bike since it has this very nice bulletproof engine and it looks nice to be 1991.
    However I have considered selling it because I find myself more and more desiring to get an allroad bike like TA or AT.

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  5. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    making it a street righter? nar, getting the small scratch repaired on the nose cone and lhs
  6. ironkique

    ironkique Been here awhile

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    I crashed last year and with the the help of a few fellow ADVers am finally getting aound to putting it back together. The bike went down, hit a wall and cracked 2 engine mounts on right side....

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  7. HazMan

    HazMan Gettn' Dirtier by the Day

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    Kure,

    I have a right side grab rail with the slightest scuff on the very end of the bungie hook thingy the sticks out from the handle. Welcome to it but now you only need a left.

    Let me know
  8. Ray of Sunshine

    Ray of Sunshine Meat Donut 2 Some

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    I always had great luck with Pirelli Diablos. HOwever, they are certainly no loger SOTA. I have a set of Dunlop Sportmax tyres on her now and am less than thrilled.
  9. slickwill

    slickwill Exhiled

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    I had a set of Avon Storms on prior to my current set and was very happy and got 10K miles out of them. The new Storm 2 is supposed to be even better. However, I currently have a set of Continental Conti Motions on it. I really like them and others who rode my bike said the same. I can't comment on life yet but I really like the profile, dry grip, and wet grip. The "Traction Skin" hype, isn't hype. The break in time was essentially zero. Best of all is the price. They are very affordable. Much less than $200 a set. Right now American Motorcycle Tire has them for around $160 a set. I just saw that last night.

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  10. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    Hey guys, I am wanting to do a sport bar conversion on my 5th gen. Looking on information regarding what parts I need and how to do it. Thanks!
  11. Kennon

    Kennon Been here awhile

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    Heres My 1990 VFR 400 NC30, will look a little different come the end of the summer of tweaking.
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  12. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I want one of those SO bad.
  13. Mazaev

    Mazaev Been here awhile

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    The rotten apple.
    Kissed a left turner (middle of block, double yellow, driveway) last night. Panic braking practice ftw!

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    The firemen and ambulance guys had a good laugh at that. I just want my bike rideable again :-(
  14. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    1) Are you okay?
    2)Am I seeing that right? MB star grille ornament embedded in your bike?

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  15. Mazaev

    Mazaev Been here awhile

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    The rotten apple.
    1. Yep, walked away from this one. The lady in the benz suddenly started turning left across a double-yellow into a lot as I was accelerating, then stopped right in the middle of my lane. No room to swerve around. I slowed down as much as possible before impact (rear wheel was just starting to come up) but not quite enough. Went over the handlebars upon impact, thankfully missing her hood.

    2. Right in the headlight. I thought this sort of thing only happened in movies and internet memes. Just rolled it back home from where it happened. Preliminary damage report: busted crank case cover (bled out all over the road), plastics, fender, headlight, mirror, lever, bar end, and something is screwed up with the forks or front axle as the front wheel kept rubbing something (not fun when rolling it home 2.5 miles). Probably more to be found when the clothes come off.

    Anyone familiar with how to handle insurance issues with things like this? I've yet to pick up the police report (damn 3-day weekend).
  16. greywolves

    greywolves Too OLD to be a NOOB

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    GREAT job my man!!!!

    Excellent work! NO damage to you and "minimal" to the viffer!!!
    Looks to me like you were on your game.
  17. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    A more clear, daytime pic of the embedded emblem would be great.
  18. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    I cant work out how the merc badge is stuck there??


    Great job on pulling your bike up. Pity it ended the way it did though. Hopefully it gets sorted real soon, and doesn't leave you out of pocket.
  19. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    I just oedered a new chain and sprockets for my Honda. Ive gone a 45 tooth rear, which is +2. and left the front stock at 17t.
    I purchased it from this company in Queensland. It was $80 more than some shitty chinese branded sprocket set, and I have heard some really good things about there gear and how long it really lasts.

    http://www.chaingangchainsandsprockets.com.au/

    Should be a nice improvement :evil The difference on a zzr250 was noticable, can't wait to see what its like on an 800 :wink:

    Anyone here have the +2 rear gearing? How do you find it?

    I forgot to get a speedo healer, so that will have to wait another week or three.
  20. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    Would like to hear about the +2 sprocket as well.