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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chad_NC, Feb 5, 2009.
I just traded my brother a KLX250 for a 1985 VF1000R, this should be interesting!
The first generation VFRs, are what got me interested in bikes. The local Honda shop always had one up on the display stand in the front window. I wiould go in to get bicycle parts, and spend time just staring at it. Then when I had my first bike in the early nineties, I kept looking at the 90 to 93 models. When I decided to get back into riding in 2000, I looked all over for a 93, because I wanted the white. If I had teh money, and room, I'd have one of each limited model, a 2000 in yellow, New generation in asphault, white, and of course the aniversary addition.
I bought mine in '04. It had less than 10K (not even broken really). I've since got it up over 60K. I love this bike. I was a long time BMW rider before I got the viffer. Now I honestly can't imagine having any other bike as my main ride.
50 degrees = bike time in NY.
post up some pictures, that's one of my all time favorite bikes
put the bags on this afternoon
VFRs are built with amazing quality, but they do have that infamous regulator problem. Here's a permanent fix that's easy and cheap - fit a Yamaha regulator. The first pic shows the fins on a 2005 R1 regulator are way bigger than Honda's. These can be had for ~ 30 on ebay and I expect it to last the life of the bike. The bottom pic shows how to wire it up. The fins are so big they need a little trimming.
Now I'm set for the next 50K.
Here's the other pic.
Whats the chances of that regulator going bad Tommy J?
Do you get 3D imaging with that or just regular radar?
BTW- I do love the RWB (I have an '86)
Making a few mods after picking up the mint and stock '01 about a month ago. Oh dear am I smitten with the thing. Congrats to those who saw the light before I did. 35 degree 115 mile ride last week - the V-4 kept me in a grin induced trance-like state the whole time, numb to what the extremities were feelin'...
ahhh what a road!
I've pretty much got it down to a VFR or ZRX as my next bike.
Thanks for the new desktop background!!!
Chad, you have my bike. I bought mine last year, a leftover. Since, I have put the Honda bags, corbin seat and a set of helibars to make it more comfortable for this old body. After about two hours the weight on my wrists gets uncomfortable. I originally thought with these changes it would make it comfortable enough to do Iron Butt rides. Nope. I've done one on my HD Electra Glide, but I was looking for something a little more sporting, with a little more range in mileage. I have a Vstrom that might fit the bill. It's in Florida and will be coming home in about three weeks. I'm going down to visit my Mother and will ride it home. I live in Northern NY on the Canadian border so that will be a ride. I'd be interested to hear from any other VFR owners. I love mine. C U - Rick aka the RydinFool
Hey Steve! Man, that is one NICE VFR! I see a new pipe...Two Brothers? New seat....Sargents? What else have you done to her? Thinking about selling my RT and maybe looking for a nice VFR.
MGN... good eye! Yep, swapped out the heavy stock muffler for the TB's and placed the Sargent two piece seat. The bike came without a seat cowling so added that. Sargent sells quick release pins (Haven't arrived yet) to replace the bolts holding the cowling down. Under the cowling I can choose to not have the passenger seat present and thus, will have a nice and roomy storage area under the cowling, which will come off easy with the pins. But anyway, I'm just flabbergasted by the bike, the price paid, and how it stirs me. Some scales have fallen off the eyeballs.
Keep in mind than these pins require the drilling of the threads where the Frankenbolts (cowl bolts) go, so if you have thoughts of mounting a Givi rack, or anything else that secures to this location, it wont work.
France 2007 on current vfr, an '06 vtec
Stelvio pass 2004 on '02 vtec:
and I had a '92 vfr, no pics unfortunately.
I added comfort bars to my vfr today. They are a real improvement in comfort, the riding position is much more upright:
photo from iPhone. I will take more pics if anyone wants them.
I've got a '93 with close to 190,000km on it. Haven't had much chance to ride in the past couple of seasons, but she's got a new rear shock, new tires, and lots of life left. It needed one valve shim changed at 100,000km.