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Project New Stallion in the Shed

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by Jethalter, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Jethalter

    Jethalter Active Member Premium Member

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    Couldn't help myself, Was the right price.
    Has a few things that need addressing but i can do it slowly over time, no rush. Should clean up well.

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    Wow, they are a weapon, and super comfortable to boot, nice score !!!
     
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    Did you ever see this supercharged using Rotrex


    This guy did great work but never had enough customers to keep his business going.
     
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    Thats just nuts, on the street you cant even use all the ponies the bike has stock.
    Its gets upto the 100km/h speed limit so easy just babying the throttle under 1/4 and not even revving past 6k.
     
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    The early VF's had some serious issues, cam & follower damage on the 750 and failing cranks on the 500. Honda went all out to rebuild their reputation and they became some of the best bikes ever made. I seem to recall the VFR 750-800s won best bike of the year for an eternity.
    I did an early service on a VF750, while working at a Ducati shop, with aforesaid problem and Honda were very professional about it. They came and picked the bike up and looked after the customer and his bike and it cost him nothing, as it should be.
     
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    My mate who has the vt250f also has the early vf750f with the chocolate camshafts. Surprisingly seems to be all good tho, maybe he got lucky.
    The vfr750s and vfr800s are awesome, tho i gotta say this 6th gen has been over complicated as hell, things such as the combined brake system make brake bleeding a nightmare, vtec also doesn't make shim adjustments easy or cheap if you get honda to do it.
     
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    Very likely has had the warranty upgraded parts fitted. As I recall Honda extended the warranty, sort of like a recall. Never liked those combined brake thingies. Haven't tried the Honda version but just rubbish on the Moto Guzzi IMHO.
     
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    Its an 08 model, so it has all the upgraded wiring and vtec changes etc...

    The combined braking is interesting, you can notice when braking it feels different but the lower speed maneuverability is sooo awesome, on the across i can idle at full lock low speed(doing a lot of opposite lean) which on the vfr i haven't tried full lock but it feels so stable slow speed turning, not once did i feel as if i needed foot down.
     
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    i have a 2002 and it scares me!
     
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    Gave it a run today, went well and tbh its quicker than i need by a big margin.
    I'll probably end up selling it for something a bit more tame.
    The across i really enjoy riding, just wish it had the power of a 400.
    My Dragstar 650 is fine, goes ok, no powerhouse, just wish it had more for highway and overtaking, so a 1100 cruiser would be better.
    As far as replacing the VFR with something more tame, i'll probably look at another GT650R, i found them comfy, nice power balance, not super quick but quick enough to not have any issues on road.
     

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