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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any Honda V4 riders?

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Got a VF500 F, unfortunately the engine is locked and will have to rebuild the engine, but I've always loved the bike!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 04:59 AM
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I think kanwisch has that same bike. An '84 I think. Nice looking ride!

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 05:55 PM
 
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Yeah, the VF500 was a sweet sewing machine. Of course, it's down on power compared to today's bikes, but it was the bike I learned to go fast on. Personally, I still think it's about the best beginner bike.

And to respond to the thread, hell yeah I still ride a V4. It just happens to be a VF1000R these days. It makes a great sport tourer, but I'll take my 929 when it comes to riding hard.
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Yep, got a miniceptor in the garage. Its giving me some issues, as all older bikes do, but it is a real tank for learning on.

And its taught me tons about the mechanics of the bike. Good luck with the engine rebuild. At least there's tons of parts available, and if you're not too far, I know a guy in Quebec (?) who has a whole motor for free if picked up. Got other sources of information and parts if you need.

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I have a v-4 but it is a 84 V65 Magna.
I think Honda should use this engine alot more like on a new cruiser instead of the v-twins.
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 01:25 PM
 
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VF1000R here. A really fun bike and people ask me about it everywhere I go. Have to move it on though. Can't keep both it and the RS.

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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-12-2005, 08:46 PM
 
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I ride a honda v4 but it's a 2004! I do love the classics cafe racer style.
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The VFR will probably be my next bike!
I love the V-4 motor!
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-13-2005, 05:49 AM
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Not having any experience with an inline, I have no preference to motor type yet. I've been watching pricing on the various rides out there with the intent to buy a new (to me, anyway) bike in the next year or two and I have read the differences between the two motor types, but the "feel" seems impossible to communicate.

What I know I'll miss is the bullet proof nature of my current ride in general. This thing has just laughed at bumping into things. I'll hold onto it while my wife gets used to riding again, hopefully this season, so that if she drops it there'll be no significant damage.

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To me the v-4 is so smooth and doesn't have the buzzness of the inline 4's. My bike has around 40,000 miles on it and has never caused me a bit of trouble. When I got it, it had been sitting for over 5 years with out being touched. With minamal work the thing is running like a top!
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