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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2002, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just bought a Beautiful VF1000R from Best friend

Hi Everyone, I just got a Classic 1986 Honda VF1000R that my best friend has owned and not driven very much for years. It has 4600 miles is showroom condition and I am to own it.
Would like to hear from other owners of this machine about the best links for it some of which I have found already and some friendly talk!
I have owned just about every brand and many models over 35 years of riding and thought that my k1200rs bmw would be my last bike. well i've always liked this honda and the chance to buy one in pristine shape from a close friend with the whole history of the bike was too good to pass on! Now i may sell the bmw in a few months and recoup some big bucks and keep the honda. Why u may ask, well i just acquired a brand new honda S2000 sports car and the bmw is $12k of bike that collects alot of dust for long trips now, so i wanted something satisfying for day rides and the annual trip to laguna seca superbike races which is honda sponsered this year
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 08:52 PM
 
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I love my VF1000R

I bought an '85 about 6 years ago for $2K. It had a salvage title after having been low-sided and having the fairing repaired, but it only had 6800 mi.

I just today installed a Dynojet kit, it already had a K&N filter, last year I put Cobra F1-R slip-ons on it, and it has LOUD dual Fiamm horns on it. Last year I also got rid of the stock turn signals, put flush-mount Lockharts in the fairing and converted the taillight to double as turn signals.

It was heavy when it was new, let alone these days when open-class bikes are barely over 400 lbs. Sounds great though, and very torquey. Beautiful to look at. Not many on the street, so there's some level of exclusivity there.

Not real comfortable at legal speeds, but it's really nice once you crank it up. Goin' for a ride tomorrow, in fact. Enjoy the bike! (If you still have it.)
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-10-2002, 10:30 PM
 
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i still have the bike and have put about 2k on it. runs real good and attracts alot of comments, but i'm afraid its not so comfortable compared to the bmw so i'm thinkin of offing it to some lucky guy.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2004, 11:17 PM
 
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I would like to be that lucky guy! but doh, i just bought a ninja and im broke now. :-/

Keep it until i can save up! :-)
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