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  1. 12 points
  2. Went for a quick ride to Paluma with my mate Andrew and his new 6th Gen, only 8,000km on the clock and in pristine condition. He has owned a 6th Gen VFR before and has seen the light once again.
    2 points
  3. So Far so good. ABQ was its usual headache, nothing more, nothing less. Spring NM winds were typically horrific, but got a bit better when I got off Godforsaken I40. My '98 is the 2nd 5th Gen for me. I traded my first, a '99 for an FJR when I was living in Seattle and thought it would be better for trips with my wife on the back (Never happened) as well as ABS in the rain (ehh, maybe?).. I found a local '98 after I had moved to NM, rare in my part of the world and jumped on it, then started building my dream sport tourer, even though Kids put a serious damper on sport touring. All the things...Found a wolf Exhaust, so part of the old wolfpack now, better yet, ceramic coat the damn thing... found a conversion kit for 6th Gen bags. Perfect! 8Spoke wheel? You betcha! VFRness, steal braided lines, Penske Rear, Gold valve front fork, play with the heights till get is just right. Tank Cover, grips, etc, etc, etc. She's perfect. She shares the garage with some high maintenance gals from italy, but so far this trip has done nothing but solidify VFR dominance in the Sport touring world. Just today, 5 complements from other riders and attendants at roadside; the swing-arm, the bags, so clean, etc, etc, etc. And I was just trying to get in and out with a mask, but gas, use the pisser, etc. See if you can spot the mods...
    2 points
  4. If an opening post ever cried out for pictures... Welcome!
    2 points
  5. Just added an 06, pearl white Goldwing to the stable. Now I am in trouble because what does that mean for my beloved VFR that I have been riding since 2006? The good news is I own both of them out right so I have time to decide which one will be the keeper but my gut already tells me I may be seeking a new home for the VFR. I love it but the riding posture on the VFR is hard on my lower back (even with conditioning and focus on using my core) and after a few hours of riding it really takes a toll. It's why I had to find the next best thing. The FJR1300 I test drove felt more like work than fun but the Goldwings (yes, plural) I test drove had that VFR feel to it. Inspiring and fun (yes, an almost 900 lb bike fit that description). Best of all, the seating position is perfect for me without modifications (I have custom bar risers and extended brake/clutch lines on the VFR) and the seat. Wow. No more sore butt in my future. I will need to put the GW through its paces before reaching any real conclusions to be fair and I know I can't expect to be able to carve as deep on the VFR but more of my rides have been about smooth versus fast and since the house fire my wife has been wanting to 2 up with me and our last ride on the VFR left her a little sore from the seat. I don't expect that will be a problem with the Queen's throne. No, I don't have the space for MBD and don't want to pay $400+ per year on insurance on a bike that hardly gets ridden. Besides, both of those bikes need regular exercise and I don't want either to get neglected. And my daughter sat on the Queen's throne last night as asked that when I was done riding it for good if she could have it and she is only 9 years old. 😆
    1 point
  6. Highway pegs are coming off and the pin striping. Possibly the driver back rest as well if I can't tighten it down. It flops around right now. Just over 43K miles. No ABS so that will take a little getting used to again. I will get some out door shots when I get it registered so you will have to settle for this as proof I have one now (and the beautiful VFR just behind it). 😋
    1 point
  7. I made reservations. See you all on Thursday, May 20. Riding in from Villa Hills, KY. If, by chance, any one is travelling down to the Spring Memorial ride and passing through Cincinnati/ No. KY, text me and we can meet up or ride down together. Bill Mersch, 859-466-2174
    1 point
  8. I know right? "I made a Rothmans repliracer out of my VFR...but you don't get to see it..." ðŸĪŠ
    1 point
  9. Had to double check, it was the Black and white wire. So the grounding wire for the injectors and pair valve solenoid. It would do weird things similar to the 3 or 3.5 cylinder power description before eventually getting bad enough that it went into limp mode and threw FI codes at me. All problems disappeared when I cleaned it out
    1 point
  10. Hi everyone. This weekend I removed the swingarm, centre stand, linkages and brake calipers with the idea of getting these things renovated and checking/greasing the suspension bearings. Again I don't find the VFR an easy bike to work on, for example you have to remove the centre stand to get the linkage off, and it's not exactly easy to find a suitable way of supporting the bike, but I managed eventually. I'm sure I will love it once I get to ride it more!ðŸĪ— Recently I ordered some non-OEM mirrors for a 2000/01 800. They have the 50 mm hole spacing, and look so much nicer than the old ones with their shrunken, cracked "condoms". I got a sheet of 3 mm thick neoprene rubber and made my own bases for the mirrors. I probably won't be doing much to the bike for a couple of weeks but will post more photos when the parts are renovated.
    1 point
  11. Disassemble the spark cap with a screw driver and note any corrosion at the resistor and spring... unscrew the cap from the plug wire and look for broken wires...
    1 point
  12. IIRC it's a Lamborghini orange
    1 point
  13. I have joined the VFR Club after many months of encouragement from my two fellow VFR Club members. Rode her home on Saturday and it was great. Previous bikes: 2016 Yamaha FJR1300A/2014 Moto Guzzi California/1998 BMW R1200C/2006 HD Sportster 883/1980 Yamaha XS800 Triple I am looking for years of fun with this bike.
    1 point
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