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The Last Day Of Good Riding Weather

The Last Day Of Good Riding Weather

Juniper Pass I took a day off from work and also from my bicycle training to take out the Veefalo one last time before the weather turns ugly, supposed to snow the rest of the week and possibly start sticking to the ground along the Colorado Front Range. I took a leisurely pace up hwy 105 toward Morrison and got reacquainted with the bike since its been over a month since I took any sort of twisties on it at all, hwy 105 is a scenic ride along the front range between Denver and Colorado Spr

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

The beginning

The beginning

In 1983 I was working for the UK bike press when the VF750F was launched. I tested it and loved it. At the time I was racing enduro and could not afford to do that and run a road motorcycle. Last year I got the chance to buy a pair of VF750 Interceptors for just £840 (US$1115). One was running but needed work and the other was in bits. The complete bike needed new fork seals and bushes, new head bearings, new chain and sprockets, brake calipers stripping and overhauling with new seals

JimLindsay

JimLindsay

Sold a pup VFR800 vtec 04

Sold a pup VFR800 vtec 04

Okay I've been naive.  Two years ago I bought a VFR800 on eBay unridden and delivered by a reputable dealer.  Turns out it's not firing on the rear left cylinder.  Took it to an independent Honda guy who spent a week checking the bike over and is struggling to find the source of the problem.  Mechanicals check out, apart from unbalanced butterfly valves, electric looms all good, new plugs, injectors all ultrasonically cleaned and swapped around to eliminate a dud, no issues. Coils too are all fi

Wightwalker

Wightwalker

 

Trying to find touch-up paint

My dealership can't seem to find some Pearl White touch-up paint for my 2014 VFR-800 Deluxe. I have searched the web but still can't find any. Any suggestions?   Thanks!

Senger

Senger

 

cycleknight

my 6th gen 2002 vfr died on me on a road trip a few months back and just know took it to my local honda dealer for diagnose/ repair they said my rectifier was the problem plus plugs,battery while troubleshooting. While they where troubleshooting my instrument cluster was fried and power commander now mind u before hand my bike ran for years. Go to get my bike a month later, shop was backlogged + short on technicians, now they tell me at idle only three clyinders are firing and only when u ride t

CYCLEKNIGHT

CYCLEKNIGHT

 

Recall and a Gutting.

Hi Guys and Gals,   So spoke to my nearest Honda motorcycle dealer Rick Gills Motorcycles and Paul from their parts and service was very helpful. Turns out my bike hasn't had the recall work carried out as shown by a lack of punch/stamp below the J on the head stock VIN stamp. As shown below.   There should be a dot punched/stamped there below the J if the recall work has been carried out. So if any of the Aussie 6th geners are reading that's what to check if

Karbunkle

Karbunkle

 

The cold light of day. Part 2

So today's entry is pretty short.   Have placed a want-ad on gumtree for a set of factory cans so i can do a baffle-ectomy but keep an original set as spare, hopefully I'll have some news on that soon.   Other wise I checked out the fuse holder under the seat and found pretty much what everyone has found, slightly discolored in spots and one of the wires has warm soft insulation just after running. Also noticed the headlights are a bit dicky with coming on as they should be o

Karbunkle

Karbunkle

 

The cold light of day.

Hi all and welcome to my blog hope you all enjoy.....   So its been 12 years since owning a motorcycle and now I have a well used and reasonable well looked after 2005 Pearl Heron Blue VFR800. I've only test ridden a few liter sport bikes once I got off my provisional license way back when but this is my first time owning something other then a 250cc. You'll have to forgive the no doubt sometimes novice remarks and just remember I'm just a fellow enthusiast not a MotoGP rider .  

Karbunkle

Karbunkle

 

Pair, Flapper And Snorkel Mod For 6 Gen

Heard nothing but good reviews about these mods for the 6 Gen so I decided to try them. Its been about a month now of some hard serious riding and I gotta say I love it. They really make the bike seem different (in a good way). I was skeptical at first, but totally glad I did it. Here's the link. Do yourself a favor and try it. http://johnny.chadda.se/pair-and-flapper-mod-with-bonus-snorkel-mod-for-vfr/

Nyceguy9mm

Nyceguy9mm

 

New To Me Vfr 800

I've been off motorcycles sice 2010 kinda rusty on skills & new stuff. Suggestion anyone?? My week in review Monday bought 2000 VFR from Sasha in North Carolina located shipper! So far so good! Tuesday totaled 2011 Caterpillar dumptruck & walked away with a concussion left rotater cuff (again) & a few tender spots! While at home I decided to order a few things for the VFR Stainless Steel header from Delkevic VFR has Staintune slip-on already looking at stainless brake lines anyone??

wayfastwil

wayfastwil

 

Front Noise

Hi my 2012 vfr1200f makes a rattling noise coming from the front when accelerating. Cant find anything loose on the fairing. please assist

salim

salim

 

So You Wanna Buy A Bike? What To Do When You Show Up At Joe Schmoe's House With Some Cash In Your Pocket...

So you wanna buy a used bike huh? How many bikes have you checked out/bought in the past? The following is just MY initial list for things to check when looking at a used bike...at a dealer or private individual. This list is NOT exhaustive--it was initially stream of conciousness, so the order is not necessarily optimal either. There is a wealth of knowledge on how to buy a new bike. Usually a Google search on "how to buy a used motorcycle" is a pretty good place to start...that said, it won't

zupatun

zupatun

 

Vfr Question

Ok guys i need some help or advice.... I am in the process of selling/trading my Honda RC51 for a VFR I have two people with VFR's who would like to trade and I'm not very familiar with the bikes yet. so my question is which should i go with or is there a big difference between the two 1st: 2008 VFR the dark silver color. it has 20,000 miles on it and is stock except for a full exhaust that was put on, paint and body are in near perfect shape. 2nd: 2005 VFR the lighter silver color, has

drhoy

drhoy

 

Help Needed (Tour Questionnaire)

Dear fellow motorcyclist, we are a new company with experienced motorbike tour guides and we would greatly appreciate your help in completing the attached questionnaire. Our mission is for you to have beautiful, unique and happy experiences in our amazing country. Our vision is for people to have long lasting memories of their time here in Greece and for us to have an honest and friendly relationship with our tour participants from all over the world. Please download the questi

vs2015

vs2015

 

Mount Hamilton Quick Ride

:wheel:Motorcycle is in work progress, but I use it whenever I can. Have a safe and enjoyable riding season for 2015, see you all out there. This video should make you feel the need to ride. Thank you, Michael

98vfr800i

98vfr800i

 

First Pics

Got myself a VFR800 VTEC. Couldn't be much more stock. Gonna add to it from tme to time, anything I do I'll throw up on here

BikerJoe

BikerJoe

Hey!

Hey!

Hey Everyone!! New guy here,purchased my 2003 VFR800 Interceptor a couple of weeks ago with 15k on it. So far I've had to put on new levers,new windshield and new mirrors with turn signals integrated into them. My seat has a rip in it ,so I'm going to cover it soon with something different from a local leather store. Can't say I've done much riding on it just yet as I'm still in the, "Making it mine" phase. Didn't have the luggage brackets,so I'm selling my hard shell bags. My first bike was a 9

Dreadman72

Dreadman72

 

My It's Hot...... 40+ C, To Be Exact.

Oh, my Lord, it's hot down here. Anyway...To the chase! It's a given that you have to seal every single part of the engine, before you attack it with bead blast. I did that, and then ground off all the cast marks, just so it'll look great, once back in the bike....Or once the bike is rebuilt around the engine, to be more precise. My thoughts, for this week, as i've been blasting in 42C (107F)??? The oil cooler has an insane amount of plumbing, to get it to where it lives. I have no idea why, to

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

This Is Gold!

This Is Gold!

How's this for a good start? Keep in mind, this engine is over 200,000 kilometers old. I started into it, over the weekend, and was going to go to town on it. Something this old SHOULD be showing signs of wear, right? It'd be in need of major work.....right? Well.....no, actually. The next time someone says to you that your VFR is getting a bit long in the tooth, keep this entry in mind. The cam lobes are literally unmarked. All of the warranty yellow marks are uncracked, and there's no real nee

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

 

Back On The Horse

Short version. Ride to work and back on the Daytona last Friday. OMG IT FELT AWESOME to be back in the bike. LONG VERSION. so I spent the week testing my sitting position on the Daytona. It was so tempting with it there in the garage. Doc hadn't given me the all clear but Wednesday afternoon I started her up and headed out. I got down the drive and then pulled my leg up to the peg. That didn't work and there were a lot of weird aches around the knee. I let my leg hang and wobbled back to the

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

 

Down To The Lump.......finally!

This is what it looks like, when you get to the start of things.......Well, almost the start of things. Most of the engine will be going back into the bike. I'm still tossing up weather it's worth going too much deeper into it. Maybe a hone, and a port job, but just maybe. It DID take alot to get it to this stage, so i'll see how I feel as things progress. My first missions are to replace the steering head bearings with conical items.....but that'll only be once I decide which front end i'm goin

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

 

At The End......and The Start, All At Once.

Here we are, finally. A bare frame, and alot of ideas. I spent the entire day making up tooling to remove the adjustable inserts for the frame, and finally managed to extract the lump for the perimeter. I don't think there's anything more exciting than a blank canvas. And this about as blank as stuffs get. There's some cleaning up....well......LOTS of cleaning up, to do. I'm actually already looking at a way to make the battery a bit better balanced...with a capacitor setup, and a couple of 6 vo

criticalmass181

criticalmass181

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