VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. Mazaev

    Mazaev Been here awhile

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    I did the +2 a while back. It makes it a bit easier to make 90 degree turns without downshifting I to 1st. Also, it makes 6th gear usable (6krpm at 80mp)

    About the Benz emblem, it got wedged under the little red nose thingie between the headlights. She took it back when the whole thing was over, so no daytime pics.
  2. Ray of Sunshine

    Ray of Sunshine Meat Donut 2 Some

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    Make sure you have the frame checked. That sort of front end impact can easily bend an aluminum frame.

    BTW, the lady should have let you keep the MB star. It is a fairly earned trophy. Glad you are okay.
  3. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Wow dude! Good on you for braking hard right up to impact. If you are going to hit something, might as well shed as much kinetic energy as possible before it happens.

    Hope the bike is relatively OK. The MB badge stuck to the front is hysterical!
  4. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    The badge is a cracker. Bug get the frame checked. String lined or simialar

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  5. ILLUSION

    ILLUSION Adventurer

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    I did it. I crossed over to the Dark Side! I just picked up this sweet sport touring bike, and already I am working on my first thousand miles! I have ridden her in the rain, snow and a Sandstorm in the desert; and that was all just on Monday! I can now see what all of the hype is about. This bike is more than I had hoped it would be.:deal
  6. ILLUSION

    ILLUSION Adventurer

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    My "new" VFR800...



    [​IMG]
  7. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Um... I don't see it... Looks like a motorcycle tire back there to me...
  8. brentde3

    brentde3 Should be outside

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    :clap

    They're great bikes. I pulled 10,000 miles in thirty days on a red '98 last summer. I regret trading it now. Enjoy the new ride!
  9. ILLUSION

    ILLUSION Adventurer

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    I sure am happy with mine so far! I love cruising in the sweet spot at 80mph. Motor just purring, wind just gently carressing me, and miles just clicking by.:pynd I cant wait to take my first cross country trip on her!
  10. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the land of Corellian Test Pilots!

    Here's my VFR replacement (still miss the Viffer):

    [​IMG]
  11. sarhog

    sarhog Ride far...

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    :rofl
  12. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Congrats on the new wheels. Try to keep this one outta the sand. Glad you're back on two wheels.
  13. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    What's "dark side" about a red VFR with motorcycle tires at both ends?
  14. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the dark side. You're obviously not one of the sheeple who just blindly believes the obvious propaganda of the greedy bastards in the motorcycle tire industry. They don't want you know the truth!

    /Obligatory dark sider mad lib
  15. Blue&Yellow

    Blue&Yellow but orange inside...

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    I'm surprised no one has said:

    NOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

    yet! :lol3

    Nah - nice bike, always liked the viffers but hated the v-tec of the later models. Such a shame Honda went a made the VFR1200 so damn big and heavy and with such a crap fuel range. The one you have is much nicer IMHO! They should make a real VFR800 repl[SIZE=2]acement that actually is 800[SIZE=2]cc in size[SIZE=2][SIZE=2] and with no v-tec. Give it [/SIZE]s[SIZE=2]haft drive[SIZE=2] a[SIZE=2][SIZE=2]n[/SIZE]d[/SIZE][/SIZE] abs[SIZE=2] but make it light and nimble[SIZE=2]. Would be a [SIZE=2]great[SIZE=2] bike![/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE]
  16. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    Great bike. I had a VFR800 for a couple years and loved it.

    And "going to the dark side" around here means that you're running a car tire on the back. If you just buy a sport-touring bike, you say, "I'm boring" or "I'm getting old" or "I've given up on the dream of buying a BMW 1000RR." :D

    Ride on!!!
  17. whipit1k

    whipit1k Been here awhile

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    fantastic looking bike and what deals I see on them!
  18. ILLUSION

    ILLUSION Adventurer

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    Shoot! Now that I have a sport touring bike I just picked up a smoking hot brunette passenger. Guess that is what happens with a bigger seat and a lot less bumps on the journey.:deal

    Seriously love this bike though. I am already needing to look into new tires since I have ripped appart the ones that came on her. Something about Chicken Stripes?! :huh I dont know.
  19. Bnick3

    Bnick3 Adventurer

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    I posted my new to me VFR when I got it last year. Here is what it looked like then:
    [​IMG]

    Just finished installing re-worked forks and shock from Jaime and powder coated the wheels. Of course had to add a rear 8 spoke to remind me of my 1992 VFR 750. Here is what it looks like now:

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  20. seantx

    seantx Been here awhile

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    Very nice!

    Had white wheels before? :D