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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by curtis6870, Dec 27, 2014.
Moto just turn 65k miles on RTW on Monday.
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Just as Yosh came out with the race version of the SV 1000, the rules changed and V-twins went to their own class. You'd be hard-pressed to even find a picture.
Hi, hereby my VTR of ‘01
Helluva shine there!
Anyone change clutch on a Superhawk?
Mine I believe is toast @ 18.5 yrs and 67,000 miles
Was planning on changing plates and springs - is there anything else that I should do on an 02 VTR 1000?
I've never done a clutch before but I'm pretty handy and looked at some videos - looks straight forward.
I enjoyed mine from 1997 until 2007. Unfortunately cam bearing failure destroyed half the motor at 4,200 miles and HONDA would not fix as bike was out of warranty time. The VTR web site noted several other failures around the world also. Dealership was shocked and split cost of $1,800 with me. A year later we rode to Laguna Seca and walked into HONDA tent and talked to new Honda rep for So Cal and i ended up with full credit of $900. Apparently the old rep had a case of the ass as he was being transferred. I did love the bike in RED! Lousy mileage but 100 mile was time to stretch. Sold it for half of what I paid for it!
I just finished doing a number of tasty upgrades on my '98 VTR1000F (7,000 original miles, original paint), had to blast and powder coat rims and forks (they had substantial corrosion), I think it looks awesome with the gloss black rims.
looks amazing. LOVE this era of Japanese sport twins.
Before an after.
For the record, this is a $2,000 bike (a LOT of bike for the money):
...and proof that this was indeed a proper barn find (last registered in 2003):
I could have put this in my garage two days ago for $2K. Full exhaust, low miles, a couple of mods...only problem was that he was in Nashville and I was in Louisville. Missed out on it by a couple of hours. They're out there.
This is a moto that goes into the do not sell list.
I've owned my since new - 2002. Like any other motos - it's not perfect but the low end is awesome.
Install new suspension and u'll stick to the tarmac like glue.
I put on a Ohlins rear and Racetech springs and it was a night & day difference.
With a dry bag and a top case - I can ride anywhere....
Smoke Hole Rd in West Virginia with my son last June.
Ditto, it's a keeper for me as well!
I did respring and modded the suspension according to this:
Looking forward to this summer as I'm currently hibernated.
Been on the KTM side of this forum for a year, but only just spotted there is a VTR thread too.
This is my 97 model, the yellow one.....It has a few mods
Ha ha, just a "few" mods eh? What are the forks from and how difficult was the swap?
I love these bikes, never owned one and probably never will. A bad knee has ended my days of owning a bike with rearsets.
I think it's the best looking VTwin sportbike ever made by the Japanese and one of the best looking from any manufacturer. It was so much better looking than the TL-S.
It's too bad they didn't incrementally improve the platform. A fuel injected VTR with fuel mileage in the mid 30s would be great.
It looks like you need new fork seals on those purty forks.
I came from riding another twin before the VTR -
R type BMWs - I had 3 type 247s
When my wife told me to get another moto as I was always working on it - I went to my local dealer and I think within a week I bought a new VTR.
I immediately put the Givi Top Case - as coming from Beemers with luggage and using motos to commute - function over form.
After 10 years - I changed the suspension - and it was like a new moto.
These VTRs were built for someone 170 —not a guy over 200 lbs.
Lots of mods later this thing is worth a lot parted out - but I ain't never selling it.
Every person that has ever sold one has always regretted it, so I've read.
This moto took me via mostly back roads to MotoGP @ Indy in '08
Love my 2003.