VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. Lolthatguy

    Lolthatguy Has a Zombie House

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    ok I need to make my vfr shorter/my legs longer.
    I am thinking of taking some foam off the top of, and the sides of the seat. Otherwise, a lowering kit might have to be purchased.

    Anyone here used lowering kit before? Concerns with handling once its done?
    Lastly, can anyone recommend a company for said lowerinf kits if they are worth the effort.
    Chanks!!
    (combination of cheers and thanks :D)
  2. slickwill

    slickwill Exhiled

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    On my Gen 3 I feel like the stock seat was molded for me. Nearly perfect. My friends Gen 5 with Sargent seat isn't nearly as comfortable to me. I'm pretty thin though and it seems that the Sargent fits a bit better if you're a bit more "husky."

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  3. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    Oh, cool! I have been looking for some kind of service like that. How much different is it from the stock seat? My main problem is sliding up into the tank constantly, does it fix that? I think I might buy an OEM seat off of ebay and send it his way (mine has a small tear in it, and I couldn't do without my bike for any length of time).
  4. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    What year is your VFR? I've got a stock 6th gen seat for sale.
  5. Brynjolfr

    Brynjolfr Adventurer

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    Does this include the VF500 Interceptors? I have one out in the barn. Not, technically mine since I gave it to my best friend's daughter but she hasn't come to get it since she found out that she has to be 18 to get licensed on it.
  6. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    I've got a 5th gen. Thanks anyway!
  7. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    HUUUUUUUUUUGE improvement. You send in your seat along with a couple pictures of yourself sitting on it along with instructions of what you'd like. You give him your measurements as well and he makes it now you want it.

    Very much worth it. Check out the website for more info. Also known as a Spencer's seat mod if you look it up.
  8. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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  9. Lolthatguy

    Lolthatguy Has a Zombie House

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    It is a great track, but costs $55 to get 6 runs.
    Its expensive, but you get a legal place to race, fire crews, ambo's and you cant go to gaol for racing there and get your bike impounded. Win win!
  10. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    I took an old cbr in the shed oi
    Out once was pretty fun

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  11. bikemoto

    bikemoto Tyre critic

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    Nice vid! Good job. :clap

    Nah, NOT expensive at all I don't reckon. Less than ten bucks a run. It's something that's still on my bucket list.
  12. Dunkel

    Dunkel Adventurer

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    So its been almost a year..... I guess I don't post or lurk outside of the basement often. :D

    It's a 95, mileage was 21K when I picked it up, 22.5K now and loving it more and more.

    Picked it up off a coworker that bought it off the original owner, rode it a few times then parked it in a garage (got married and his wife wasn't happy :rofl). $1200 Came with new leathers and luggage that still had the tags on them.

    As far as the pipe best I can tell is it's a custom job with a yosh pipe. I have a hand written sheet with pipe lengths, and collector info.

    Some pics. It, sadly, sat like this for another 6 months.

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    Finally got around to rebuilding the carbs, recoated the tank, new fluids, plugs, and tires and it was running.

    Tank was a little rusty.......
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    First day out. She'll never be this nice again.

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    I'll try to be less of a stranger.
    Cheers
    Dunkel
  13. ssason

    ssason Been here awhile

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  14. SwellsRides

    SwellsRides Been here awhile

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    Just purchased a 96 VFR750!

    My buddy hadn't registered it for several years, and hadn't ridden it much before that either, as it only has 15K on the clock!! :eek1

    My other friend rebuild the carbs, put a pipe, airfilter and new rubbers on her, and she is now race ready!! Took it out for a few hours yesterday, and she rides like new!! I'll post some photos when I get a chance, but she is pretty much stock, aside from the pipe.

    I'll look through the thread to see what you guys are running for bags, as I think I may need some.

    Looking forward to some nice trips on her.
    Glad I found this group, as I am sure to have some questions as things move along.

    Cheers!
    Swells
  15. jas67

    jas67 Long timer

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    Congrats on your purchase. I have a '96 as well. I'm running Hepco Becker racks and bags, primarily, because I already had the bags, and have racks for them on two other bikes. I got the racks from Moto Machines.

    Side racks:
    http://www.motomachines.com/Side-carrier--Honda-VFR-750-from-94--97_p_1799.html

    Rear/top rack:
    http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Rack--Honda-VFR-750-from-94--97_p_1800.html

    See more pics here:
    http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jay_snyder67/slideshow/VFR750

    The side cases are 30L "Juniors", the top case a 50L "Journey", which I hate, because I can't just latch it closed w/o locking it with the key. I've sinced purhased the 55L "Junior" top case to replace it. That top case, like the side cases can be latched closed w/o having to lock it.

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  16. SwellsRides

    SwellsRides Been here awhile

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    Thanks man!

    Mine looks identical to your, sept your looks MUCH shinier, and by the looks of things, some tool in a cage didn't back in to the left side of the bike while it was parked and crack the fairing.

    got the black tank bra and all. Was thinking of getting a tinted shield as well. Very nice rack and bags! Thanks for the insight and recommendation.
  17. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    anyone interested in a set of GIVI side racks (also gives you a top rack) for a 4th gen before it goes to eBay?

    I also have a 4th gen monorack for just a top case.

    Don't have the bike anymore, never even mounted the monorack so it's still in the box.
  18. SnoPro753

    SnoPro753 Adventurer

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    My new to me VFR:



    -Owner had all the maintenance records from Honda dealer up the road from him. Test ride checked out.


    -Farkles include: Elka rear shock, progressive front springs, Sargent seat, Ken's top case bracket, scottoiler, risers, peg lowering, speedohealer, heated grips, laminar lip, lights, fuel cell hookup, and other stuff I've forgotten.



    Here are the pics. Excited to get plates and ride.


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  19. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    ^^ Snopro what year is that? Looks great! I like the driving lights, can you check for the name/ brand?
  20. Lolthatguy

    Lolthatguy Has a Zombie House

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    Great looking bike SnoPro!
    Paint your radiator black and it will tie in with your seat and wont clash with the silver of the bike as much.
    Very nice example of a very nice bike :clap