VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    Here is a '04 I just picked up. 7000+ miles with ABS, I added the bags and bought a white seat cowl.
    Painted the cowl with black plasti-dip to match. Now I might paint the radiator black, good idea rat110!!

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  2. awork13

    awork13 Gas was made to burn

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    Is that front tire on backwards?



  3. zDollar Bill

    zDollar Bill Eat, Sleep, Ride, Repeat

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    I had to go check, it sure looked like it. Nope it has arrow pointing the right way.
    It is a Shinko, I already have replacement ready to mount. Handle bars shake back and forth when I take my hands off the bars. If the new tire won't fix that I will look into a stabilizer.
  4. ssason

    ssason Been here awhile

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    The VFR doesn`t need a stabilizer ... So go ahead checking the tire and chassis adjustment ; -)
  5. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Where's that barn, exactly???

    :deal :evil


    Hey, Dunkel- is that last pic near Moodesto? I think I may have been in that spot during the Amgen Tour of CA a few years ago.
  6. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    top box's and things throw the balance off..
  7. ssason

    ssason Been here awhile

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    Even fully loaded i have no "shimmy" issues on my VFR...
  8. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    Mine does when u put hands off the bars. No problems otherwise. Take top box off no problems at all

    send on a small touch screen by a guy with fat fingers
  9. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    All VFRs have adjustable rear preload...fully loaded cases better not be weighing more than a passenger, and the preload on my 95 adjusts for a 140lb pillion just fine.
  10. Storm Shadow

    Storm Shadow Thread Ninja

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    yep, on max, brand new bike, and i recon my rear shock is fucked personally...
  11. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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    :wave Nice looking bike! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
  12. SnoPro753

    SnoPro753 Adventurer

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    Thanks again! I got a plate and went for a ride last night. You weren't kidding about those lights being bright! Makes the low beams seem pathetic.

    I am not sure of the brand but I will get you a name and a picture when I get a chance. They are super bright.


    Stupid question time: How do you paint a radiator? Can you spray paint it? Won't the paint affect the cooling ability of the radiator?

    Edit: Google to the rescue. Eastwood sells radiator black in spray can.
    http://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-radiator-black-paint.html
  13. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Just be careful you don't spray it on so thick that it bridges the gap between any fins.
  14. Dunkel

    Dunkel Adventurer

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    Yea, it's in La Grange, east of Modesto. I don't remember the routes they take on the tour but you very well could have hit that spot!


  15. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    Well I got sick of not being able to reach the ground comfortably on my '99, so at work the other night when I had some spare time, I cut down the height of the foam, and scalloped the sides in a bit. It has made such a difference to it! I need to take more off the sides of the seat but not by much.
    Otherwise, it was an hour well spent.
    I'll post pics up tomorrow or Saturday. My phone is flat and the charger is in the shed.
  16. BRad704

    BRad704 Journeyman

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    I have renewed VFR fever!

    My 93 has been restored and sitting in my shop for 3 months while I wait on a title from the PO. I talked to him today and he has submitted all the paperwork and is still just waiting to hear back/get title himself.

    I do have another bike to ride, so I haven't been pressuring him, but now, I'm getting excited again! :clap
  17. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    Anyone here know if is possible to fit the rear disk and stud assy from a VFR1200 to a VFR800? I was thinking about putting the rim from the VFR1200 will fit on a 99 VFR800
    They look pretty sweet, and its financially good as a second option if I can't source a 5.5 inch VFR750 8 spoke rim from in Australia.
  18. SnoPro753

    SnoPro753 Adventurer

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    Year is 2003. Driving lights are "Eclipse" brand. Bright as hell. Very white light. Previous owner custom made the brackets. Wired up so that they come on with high beams. They take a little while to warm up though. Here are a few pics.

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  19. rat110

    rat110 Has a Zombie House

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    For a motorbike, the lights are fairly bright, however I do a bit of middle of the night riding, so the high beams could be better.
    I was discussing led light bars with my mate the other night and where to fit them. These lights might be another option. If I am going to install something however, I want it to be hard to spot. Tucked up and hidden. Something to add to my whiteboard of future modifications.
  20. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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