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Sold 1997 Honda VFR750 Rat/Project $1,500 OBO

Discussion in 'Bikes' started by aaronric, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    Time to sell my 1997 Honda VFR750. I was about ready to list it for around the $3k mark, but then decided to take it on one last ride ... Hit a patch of gravel, and down she went. Damage was limited to cosmetics, but it was enough to turn an almost immaculate bike into a rat rod. Or just a trashed sportbike, depending on your stance. Pictures speak for themselves, but the ones with the drift-stitched upper fairings are the most recent.

    I changed plugs and oil and took it for a ride yesterday to confirm everything works as it should. There are no weird movements or noises, but your legs do get a damn sight hotter now than they would with mid fairings. It being a Honda, it still runs like a scalded cat and pulls hard from idle to redline.

    I have what's left of the mid fairings and the belly pan if you want them. The belly pan is scratched but serviceable, the mids are pretty much toast. I also have the radiator surround, which is damaged but (I think) reusable. The tank holds gas, but will either need to be replaced or massaged a lot if you want to restore this thing.

    I understand I'm not asking a bargain basement trashed bike price here, but there's a lot that is still good about this bike, and it's still sound as a pound mechanically. It would make a cool commuter, track project, or just a decently cheap, extremely capable bike for someone who doesn't want to worry about trashing something nice. I'm not against keeping it, but I figured I'd see whether anyone else wants to give this machine some love.

    I have owned this bike for almost six years, and until July 5 it was nearly immaculate. I have loved it immeasurably in the time I have owned it, but other bikes had me thinking it was time to let someone else fall for it.

    I want $1,500 for it, but I am open to offers up to a point. If you have some sort of reasonably cool old truck or ratty old Bimmer or something, I would entertain a trade.

    Thanks for looking, and feel free to ping me with questions. It's also posted locally on FB marketplace.

    I live in Staunton, Virginia, and the bike lives in my garage. The title is clean and transferrable.

    BUMP FOR PRICE DROP TO $1,500.

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  2. drdfblackm

    drdfblackm VeeFeer Supporter

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    People are going to want to know if it is still a clean title? How many miles? Has the regulator/rectifier been replaced...known issue with these...been there done that.

    These are amazing bikes...I have owned several. To me the best sound in all of motorcycling.
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  3. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    35k miles, reg/rect were replaced by the previous owner with the upgrade, at least as far as I know. I have never had any issues with charging, but replaced the battery once as part of a maintenance cycle. As stated, the title is clean and transferrable.
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  4. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    Bump, price drop to $1,700 OBO. Welcome offers!
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  5. maxpower220

    maxpower220 Been here awhile

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    Too bad you are in Virginia.
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  6. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    I dunno man, it's pretty slick. How far off are you?
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  7. maxpower220

    maxpower220 Been here awhile

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    Nw Fl, google map said 13 hrs, each way.
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  8. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    Yeah, that's a hike.
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    ADV_Heff MARK IT ZERO! Supporter

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  10. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    Thanks, but I'll pass. I have a Monster in the garage that I am riding more often now. If this one doesn't sell, I'll track it or just have it as a buddy bike.
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  11. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    bump
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  12. aaronric

    aaronric I came to get down

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    buhmpo
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