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  1. Well, I've wanted one of these machines for 30 years. Finally bit the bullet. Found a beautiful '03 in Norcal. Snatched it up and can't wait for good weather! Been lurking for a week or so and wanted to say hello. Bought it from the second owner who babied this machine. 34K miles. Man am I excited!!!
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  2. The only thing to be scared of with that bike is scratching it up - that's exceptionally nice. So nice in fact that my $.02 would be to buy some Chinese fairings for it and put those near perfect (at least from what can be seen) OEM fairings up in the garage some place. Can anyone look at that and honestly tell me that Honda is making anything remotely as attractive as that these days? I think not. Honestly - I wish it were 1993 right now and I'd have the 3rd, through 8th gens to look forward to. First thing I would do with that would be to get it warmed up and check the charg
    2 points
  3. The Spring Memorial Ride is happening May 20 - 23 in Franklin, NC. The details are a little slow due to a global pandemic thing but I'll update as they become available. The Microtel will be our home base unless they run us off. I just wanted to get the dates out for those of you who actually plan ahead. I might even ride a VFR this year!
    1 point
  4. I just realised I never posted an intro, how wude! I started riding at 13-yrs old on dirt-bikes in my friends' backyards in Saratoga, CA where I grew up. When I got my driver's license, I wanted motorcycle, not car like all my friends. VFR 1986 had just come out and I was in love!! Unfortunately I couldn't afford it, so I bought its little brother VF500F. Then I went off to university and acquired some other fun bikes: 1988 first-gen Ninja 600, then ZX-7R, and RZ-350. Being distracted kid with busy student life, it sat neglected for while on patio next to ocean. When I got ba
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    We will be using the Microtel in Franklin again. No other details yet. Don't expect a lot other than good times!!
    1 point
  6. I've been out of the scene for a long freaking time, life, kids etc. I'm an older fella kids are grown, debts paid and I found my unicorn. I remember when these first came out and drooling over them. 1998 VFR800 18k miles, 1 owner, all original, no mods but the battery tender. I'm both excited and scared to freaking death.... I look forward to a lot of reading and research here, buddy of mine from another forum suggested you guys.
    1 point
  7. After having met the fund drive for 2020 and the close of that awful year, there was about $600 or so left over from last years budget. I did not spend as much as I planned, since well ...we did not do much by way of meets, rallys, contests and the like. I owe that to the pandemic, and we just did not get together like we have in past years. So I am putting it forward for the future for safe keeping. I plan to upgrade to a new faster server soon, as this one has been a bit of a disappointment for me as admin, I have used every trick in the book and researched google articles, po
    1 point
  8. She is as much of a handful as she is good looking but she keeps me moving and gives me "a reason to live" in these tough times. And unconditional love goes a loooong way.
    1 point
  9. Thanks for the warm welcome! The previous owner was a mechanic -- changed the brake fluid every six months, etc. Had a detailed printout of all of the maintenance he's done and when it was done. Top shelf. And yes, I'm mechanically minded also and will thoroughly enjoy taking great care of the bike. Rode the bike home and was comfortable in just a few minutes. What an awesome sounding, smooth riding machine. A little worried about the rectifier / regulator / stator issues that some have mentioned -- can't tell if that's only 2002 and back or if I should proactively
    1 point
  10. We have been years without leaving home together here because of dogs. Kennels have changed a bunch! We had to use one recently in an emergency. They have outside play areas, inside play areas, and will let them play with others if they play nice. They also post video of your dog everyday when they are being interacted with. Our dogs stayed four days and acted like they had been to camp. Happy to go home but they didn't seem to have had a bad time at all. I found this one by asking our groomer for recommendations. For what its worth.
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  13. Agree with Cogswell re ebay. There are other good alternatives to OEM or used OEM. Check out this KEMSO unit. Made in Japan, lifetime warranty and compatible with Ethanol Fuel up to E85 which I trust you'll never use!! https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KEMSO-Fuel-Pump-for-Honda-VFR800-1998-2009-Replaces-16700-MCW-D02-/153749225469
    1 point
  14. Welcome Sp00ks. You've scored yourself a Great ride, she's a beauty. No need to be scared! A couple of hours on the seat and you'll back into VFR heaven. Once you have a couple of the electrical issues sorted the 5th gen is a bullet proof super reliable machine. If you don't have the Service history just go through all the basics, oil and filter, air filter, all fluids replace, spark plugs, brake pads etc. Enjoy the ride. Cheers
    1 point
  15. Very Nice! Welcome to VFRD!
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  16. Pretty funny everyone. But I'm not discouraged. All those f'n hooved forest rats will breath a little easier when they hear that, if I can make it, I'll be hauling my machine on a trailer. There will be more deer hamburger spread across the road if they get in front of my Honda Civic. Something just rose to the top of my concussion-wracked brain that may inhibit my participation. It's an animal but not a deer. I now have a two year old Siberian Husky that will need a dog sitter for. Volunteers may be scarce. And I am not comfortable leaving her with a kennel. Here is a
    1 point
  17. Its surprising how many parts it shares with the blade. Including brake parts.
    1 point
  18. Good eye, pardner, but that's a French-spec FL or FM, based on the "Carat" emblem on the upper cowl. There might even have been different fonts for the two years, but I'm just not bored enough to check! Ciao, JZH
    1 point
  19. Must pack an egg or two . One other thing I have done is cover the tank and rear fairing in paint protection film / helicopter tape to stop the tank bag / luggage scratching the paintwork. Its a bit fiddly to do, but not impossible, and I have found that doing it in sections is best. Everything is done, I am literally waiting for the weather to improve then im off............
    1 point
  20. Since I'm a weight freak I think I will remove it and see if I notice anything untoward that I can't put up with. Could always put it back on before a long trip if the vibration is that bad.
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  21. Yep, it's just listed as a weight, probably for resonance... I was hoping it would say something cool, like "Flux Capacitor"
    1 point
  22. That shows the lengths that Honda went to in the '90's to design their bikes. Of all the engines out there that need that kind of vibration damping, I wouldn't think a 3rd gen would be one of them. Things like that truly set Honda apart.
    1 point
  23. The vinegar really did a good job of dissolving the rust so no plans to run an extra fuel filter as I really don't expect there will be many flakes or chunks breaking loose. I understand where you are going in that I do want a large semi-transparent fuel filter to check for contaminates and blocking....good thing Honda already designed one into the bike! The stock style filter should work well for filtering anything out and it's my only filter because I do not have one in-tank. I am going to keep an extra filter under the seat though!! The fogging oil is just oil protecting the
    1 point
  24. Thanks again Miguel. Eight or nine years ago I was somehow blocked from the site. You spent at least an hour helping me fix the problem, going back and forth on email (turns out it was SW Airlines). Incredible. Thank you not only for a clean, visually appealing site, but most of all for attracting so many knowledgeable, helpful and interesting posters. When you finally need to replace the Veefalo I'm all in!
    1 point
  25. Miguel: Many Thanks for doing the heavy lifting around here, it is greatly appreciated that we have this resource for something we all really love. I have found the members here to be generous with their time and expertise and occasionally their patience. 🙂 Glad to see it was a successful year financially. I have to say one of the reasons I'm here is that it is a Member supported Board, the opinions, reviews, Tech Tips, How To's, and General discussion are......................just that. There is no Agenda, commercial plugs, pop up ads, etc.. Its just about
    1 point
  26. I escaped the gloom of the valley and went to the coast.
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  27. And, when I started putting it back together, I did it in reverse. Tip: Leave the throttle body assembly on the engine, when you lift the frame off. When you put it back together, put all that on top of the engine first, then, set the frame over it. This’ll save you from having to dick around with the insulator clamps, inside the frame.
    1 point
  28. Summer in Carolina....
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