VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    So I met up with the guy who has the 2007 VFR and it is stunning. It is in perfect condition and already has the Helibars and frame sliders on it. I wasn't able to ride it, since the weather had turned to shit.

    I think that if I go with the '98 and I will enjoy it, but I will always regret not getting the '07 RWB.
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  2. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    Sounds like you made a good choice! Be sure to check the charging system, see if it had the harness recall (if it applies to the '07 which it may not) and also see if the cam chain tensioners are in good working order. With only 12,000 miles on the clock, I imagine everything is in great shape but those are the main mechanical bits to look out for.
  3. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    New Arrow slip-on arrived. :rilla

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  4. Tiutis

    Tiutis Adventurer

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    Looks great! Opens the wheel a little and it works with bags, so double score. How does it sound?
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  5. OJ-J

    OJ-J Chillin

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    Thanks, agreed! :-)

    Sounds great! Surprisingly though not too loud at past 6500 rpm, I figured it would be obnoxious once vtec kicks in but it's not. Doesn't sound like a sewing machine at idle anymore, nice n throaty. :thumb

    And yes I have the insert removed. :nod
  6. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    Recall was just through '05 MY.
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  7. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate" Supporter

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  8. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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  9. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate" Supporter

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    I was pretty surprised how reasonable it is to get this done. I had a spare cover so no big there but I went for the whole deal including the powder coating on the cover (Black) and the clutch plate in gloss Red
  10. fireman1028

    fireman1028 Been here awhile

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    So I made the deal on the 2007 RWB VFR. I traded my 2000 BMW GS and a little cash. Both of us seemed pretty happy with the deal.

    I got it home, unloaded it, quickly made a call to put insurance on it and took it for a quick spin. I got about 1.5 miles from home.... and it cut off on me. I was able to pull into someones driveway and I tried to figure out what happened. I turned the key off and on and I noticed that I didn't hear the fuel pump whir. I pulled the side cover off and noticed the 30amp fuse beside the battery was blown. Hey, piece of cake. I called my wife, she picked me up and we headed to the local parts store. got a pack of fuses and headed back to the bike. I put the new fuse in and turned the key on. Nothing... at first. That is until I started seeing smoke coming from the front left cowl. It started pouring out pretty good, then I heard a pop. By this point it was dark and I was very frustrated. I loaded it up in my trailer and dropped it off at a buddies shop.
  11. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Awwwww CRAP! I hope it's a simple fix.
  12. bykemike

    bykemike "ready to navigate" Supporter

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    Used bike hell, you are there but hopefully it isn't much, a call to the PO might help
  13. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Well, that and head over to VFRD for the technical wisdom available there.
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  14. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    Good luck with the repair, that really sucks!
  15. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Honda's brilliant charging system strikes again. Chances are good you'll need at least a new R/R and some of the associated wiring harness for the charging system. Not a huge deal, fortunately. Check out the VFRness. Good luck. Once you get that god-awful charging system sorted out you'll have nothing to worry about.
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  16. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    I'm guessing you've got a dead short in the reg rec.
  17. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    He might also want to replace the battery.
  18. dino1

    dino1 Been here awhile

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    And install a Datel volt meter
  19. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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  20. dustin2

    dustin2 VFR800

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    Those Laminar Lips do look cool. I'd be interested in knowing how it compares to my MRA Vario Touring Screen