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VFR Thread, How many of us have 'em?

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

  1. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Lyin' Dog-Faced Pony Soldier

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    I'm tellin' ya, guys. You gotta try -1/+1 on your 5th Gens. I rolled off at 163 indicated yesterday (prolly 150 actual) and it was still climbing smartly!
  2. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Lovely 50f day to be out and about.

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  3. DesmoTull

    DesmoTull Recovering Ducatisti

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    Looks Great! Here's my 2000 Yellow w/ white wheels!
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  4. BluRoad

    BluRoad as in blue highways

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    Mmmmm, white wheels....
  5. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    An abomination unto dog! :devildog


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  6. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    This bike is definitely a ‘good weather’ bike. I’ve not enjoyed my winter commuting as much on my VFR800F as I did on my previous bike, an Africa Twin. Several years back I had a 650 VStrom and that was also an awesome ‘shit weather’ bike.
    The Viffer suits nicer weather and yesterday the temperature was unseasonably high and the roads were dry and I opened up my bike and cranked it over a few times.
    What a revelation! It likes being leaned right over and it loves being opened up and held wide open through the gears. I’m imagining this bike being bloody brilliant in the summer months. Can’t wait!
  7. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    Odd, I find the VFR to be a great cold weather bike, also compared to a AT. The VFR has a decent leg heater stock, and does a much better job keeping wind off my hands then the AT did with hand guards.

    Boy was the oil filter change a pain compared to my other bikes though!
  8. ukiboy

    ukiboy Been here awhile

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    Horses for courses!
    I’ve yet to experience the oil filter fun.
    Bring it on!
  9. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Start taking off the fairings now and you'll be ready when the oil hits your predetermined kilometer change point.:lol3
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  10. cblais19

    cblais19 Long timer

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    It’s not the fairings, it’s the way the filter is crammed in there behind the exhaust headers and radiator. Oh well, at least it’s just every 8k.
  11. Dennyf

    Dennyf Adventurer

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    I recently picked up this beautifully maintained and well-outfitted 2000 VFR. Rode it for about 130 miles to get it home, and once just rambling around for about 35 miles. Hoping to get some time in on it over the next couple days.

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  12. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    Oh, very nice find. How many miles on it?

    I've got just like it, minus the hard bags. Currently approaching 120,000 miles.
  13. Dennyf

    Dennyf Adventurer

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    54,000. Just broken in!
  14. daveoneshot

    daveoneshot Been here awhile

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    Corbin Beetle Bags ?......very cool look.
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  15. BluRoad

    BluRoad as in blue highways

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    Dennyf: How about a few nice photos on the BRP. Good excuse for a ride....
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  16. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Lyin' Dog-Faced Pony Soldier

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    HI Guys,

    I may go look at an 04 on Monday. How does it compare to my 98? It has hard bags, which I like, but I guess the VTEC gets mixed reviews.
  17. TheSweeper

    TheSweeper Adventurer

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    You’ll hear a lot of horror stories about VTEC. Mostly they are just that stories. Many have fueling issues common to fuel injected bikes if the time. A stumble when opening the throttle or cruising steady near VTEC engagement. A little fine tuning with a power commander takes care of all of that. I love mine.
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  18. Dennyf

    Dennyf Adventurer

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    Yeah, I feel lucky to have found one with Corbin bags and a seat cowl.
  19. MapMaster

    MapMaster Human Compass

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    I don't recall any horror stories about how the VTEC engine runs (though the cam chain tensioner was a weak point on the early engines and some didn't like the VTEC behavior), the complaints were mainly about the fact that it had ditched the gear driven cams, hence virtually all owners of previous generation VFRs damned it.
    Working on them is another matter. Valve checks and adjustments are a major PITA!
    Just to check the clearance the cams have to be pulled, stoppers installed, cams reinstalled, check clearances, adjust if needed - when all is good, remove cams and stoppers, re-install cams. All this for no gain in engine performance or mileage (as was touted initially, when those claims were disproven, better emissions was advanced as a benefit of the VTEC).
    To me, VTEC was always an answer to a question nobody was asking.
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  20. fecundity

    fecundity Been here awhile

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    You really have to ride it to see if you like it. If you are concerned about the vtec transition be advised that Honda made changes to the ecu in 2006 the soften the vtec transition and some cosmetic changes, clear euro style turn signals and silver brake and clutch reservoirs. While much has been said about the non vtec with gdc the vtec has been in production far longer than the non vtec gdc model so you will have an easier time finding a clean used one in the color you want with factory accessories already mounted. Still loving my ‘07 after 10 years of ownership.


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