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Thank you for accepting my membership. I have just bought 1990 VFR750F. Two owner (I’m the 3rd). The seller had owned it for 25 years. 58000 km. $2000 New Zealand dollars. Ridiculous amount of bike for that money. Has the odd bump and bruise, but pretty original. I’ve taken it out on a few day rides and love it.

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Wow that's definitely motorcycle porn! Beautiful looking bike. What a dream machine to ride your magnificent country.

Welcome to the madhouse.

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Cheers Grum. I see your my neighbour in Aussie, so you’ve got some pretty amazing real estate to travel also. I was ignorant of the VFR models reputation until I started investigating its history. Pretty impressive. Love the swing arm. The bike makes me look better than I am!

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Welcome to the site and to the VFR.

 

The beauty of the VFR, which is why we all love them, is that they make us all look good (except for those riders who really ARE good, but thankfully they are few and far between  :goofy:)

 

I think you'd struggle to get a better value bike for that money than you have, I'm sure you'll enjoy many miles together on those fabulous roads.

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very nice indeed, it is not too often I see a 1990 VFR750 without the rear fender being cut off

I see it also has the rear signal lights as where here in Canada you have brake lights.

I first rode one of these in 1990 at a Honda demo day, I never lost the interest in them since

As you can see I am in the middle of getting mine back on the road

New coolant and thermostat and hoses

New upgraded regulator and stator wiring

New brake and clutch fluids

All the brakes have been rebuilt

New steering head bearings

Forks checked over and new oil

Carbs in the process of being rebuilt etc etc

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Very nice bike, NKL, especially considering that it is almost 30 years old. It helps that the previous owner can answer to it's service history.

 

Be very careful when removing any of the cowls - there are a lot if different pieces and all of 'em have delicate tabs & slots just waiting to spoil your day. And there are quite a variety of different fasteners to keep track of.

 

Spend some time to check inspect & clean all the electrical connectors. Pay particular attention to the charging system: connectors, rectifier/regulator, starter relay (adjacent to the battery).

 

The manual specifies a 170/60 rear tire, but a 180/55 is an acceptable alternative. The rear wheel is the same width as the VFR800 which specifies a 180/55.

 

The fork legs are painted but can be stripped, and polish up a treat with some steel wool and Solvol Autosol.

 

The mirrors can be swapped for a set from the 2000+ VFR800. They lack the plastic boot for a cleaner look, but offer no other benefit.

 

Coolant hoses have a finite life and replacements can be tricky to obtain. Be aware that there are s number of small ones nested in the eve under the carburettors.

 

If you find the handlebars are too low you can raise them almost an inch. Simply remove the small circlip on the fork tube above them. There are other pricier options, too.

 

Here's a pic of my black '92 and red '91, both long since sold:

 

 

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Hi Lorne. You answered two questions that have been in my mind. Thank you. Outstanding anticipation on your part. I intend to have the bike serviced this winter. Also replace the tyres. Plus I need to raise the bars. In the meantime I’m just trying to put some miles on it- get used to it. 

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PS: Lorne. Great looking bikes in your images. Black looks perfect 

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