VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. panzer

    panzer team schweinhund

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    I just traded my brother a KLX250 for a 1985 VF1000R, this should be interesting!:norton
  2. ggrjr

    ggrjr Been here awhile

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    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.
  3. punk ass kid

    punk ass kid n00b

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    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.


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  4. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    50 degrees = bike time in NY.


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  5. RyanNH

    RyanNH Been here awhile

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    post up some pictures, that's one of my all time favorite bikes
  6. BasementSafe

    BasementSafe Mechanical Bull Fighter

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    put the bags on this afternoon

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  7. Tommy_J

    Tommy_J won't drive a car

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    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.

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  8. Tommy_J

    Tommy_J won't drive a car

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    Here's the other pic.

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  9. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Whats the chances of that regulator going bad Tommy J?
  10. FatherX

    FatherX Pathmender

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    Do you get 3D imaging with that or just regular radar? :lol3

    BTW- I do love the RWB (I have an '86)

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  11. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    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'...

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  12. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    ahhh what a road! :D

    I've pretty much got it down to a VFR or ZRX as my next bike.
  13. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    :eek2 Thanks for the new desktop background!!!
  14. RydinFool

    RydinFool Adventurer

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    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
  15. MGN54

    MGN54 Been here awhile

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    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.
  16. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    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.
  17. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    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.
  18. shay

    shay reading is hard

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    France 2007 on current vfr, an '06 vtec

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    and I had a '92 vfr, no pics unfortunately.
  19. shay

    shay reading is hard

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    I added comfort bars to my vfr today. They are a real improvement in comfort, the riding position is much more upright:

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    photo from iPhone. I will take more pics if anyone wants them.

    Shay.
  20. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    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.

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