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LEGEND last won the day on May 24 2016

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    Northern California
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    '07 Honda VFR 800

    '08 Suzuki GSX1300BK aka THE KING!!

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  1. Honda tried the v4 thing big time in the 80’s but early failures with the cams on the vf750f combined with the relentless development of the I-4 platform by Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki caused the v4 to not be the next BIG thing. I think about moving my ‘07 vfr800 along often and picking up a leftover Suzuki gsxs1000f which is much more powerful and lighter than the vfr. It really is amazing how small inline liter bikes are now, the Suzuki has abs, traction control as well, better suspension etc. While more of a comfortable sport bike as opposed a sport tourer the Suzuki is an attractive package to me. But....as antiquated as the vfr is I enjoy the bike and after 10 years of ownership have definitely become attached to it, warts and all so it’s safe for now......
  2. Lol the vfr is running great now and is a blast to ride but now that my wife is finally back to work I might snatch up one of these..........
  3. Went to the Honda shop to visit my ‘07 which is waiting for a new right side switch. The bike started acting funky and stopped running while on a busy Los Angeles freeway two weeks ago and had to be towed 30 some miles. The shop checked stator and regulator and all was reported to be good but the battery wiring harness was crispy and corroded and replaced which reportedly fixed the cutting out issue. Since the bike was being looked at I had them investigate a weird shorting issue with the 4 way flasher switch, every time I switched the flashers on it would blow out the 10 amp fuse. Taking apart the right hand switch and cleaning with contact cleaner did nothing, running through connectors and cleaning them didn’t do anything but clean them. I have lived with issue for awhile and basically just stopped using the 4 way flashers as a fix. The mechanic tried the cleaning thing with the switch with no joy so replacement was recommended, just waiting for the part. In 10 years of ownership the bike has had a bad ground issue which nearly left me stranded and this current breakdown so I suppose it’s not that bad but damn after nearly being run over my faith in the bike is pretty low, will have to see how it goes when I get it back. For now I’m blessed to have a NT700V and my Bking to ride. Both have been trouble free and I haven’t had to baby the electrical connections. Having thoughts about replacing the vfr with a gsxs750/1000 or go all the way and pick up a full on liter bike gsxr1000. Just thoughts.
  4. Since the last attempt of bleeding my brakes and syncing starter valves ended with me and my buddy drinking heavily and hoping for the best so this time around I went to my local Honda Powersports dealer. Long story short I don’t think my vfr ran this well when it was new! All of the low end light switch throttle snatch is gone and the bike naturally idles much smoother. The braking is much improved with a nice firm lever and pedal and the clutch is so much smoother to engage. The surprise was was not the service bill but the owner of the shop who rolled out a new 2019 goldwing when I jokingly asked about borrowing one to get home. No joke he went over the features quickly and I was off on a “go have fun” ride. Large and in charge, the thing was rediculously comfortable and pretty damn fast, the torque was immense and the new front end simply works. Well balanced and easy to ride, within a few miles I was comfortable with the size and enjoyed playing music and with that big six. I tried to be a bit respectful to the new bike with 65 miles on it but I sampled enough to make me a believer. The strong brakes and reverse make managing the big bike easy and the bike felt like the flagship model it is. Very nice, so glad I got to scratch that itch. I took it home so my wife could take a look and she approved of the bikes comfort and it was a great test ride and all but I don’t tour nearly enough to justify anything so expensive. Fantastic machine that one day I could see owning when I’m retired and have time to take off to look for America. As excited as I was about riding the wing I’m more excited that my bike is back to its sweet v4 self. I took a pic of the WING sitting in my garage.....
  5. Ran a few errands before the rain hit and finally changed the oil and filter. New tires are next.
  6. Aired up the vfr’s tires, looked the bike over and took the NT700V for a ride. Vfr needs tires, the contimotions still have tread but the front has become super sensitive to pavement seems and irregularities. Time for a change, looking to try a set of Bridgestone t30 evo tires on the Vfr. I have a set on the NT and they are great.
  7. Aired up the tires, looked the bike over and went for a nice ride down the coast.
  8. I keep it simple Honda branded dino m/c specific oil, honda oil filter every few thousand miles, no problems or concerns.


  10. Sliders and hard bags are great but ultimately my full coverage insurance is the best bet against all perils.
  11. LEGEND

    VFR is home

    Holy Trilogy
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