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I am making the switch......

I have ridden a PC-800 for a couple of years now. I put about 8k miles a year on the PC. I am going to miss it, but I just ran out of ground clearance and ground off the tips of the pegs and melted the peg rubber.

I took a real long look at a 1991 VFR750 real sweet bike 25K miles and the guy is asking $2700.00. A real steal, I rode the bike and it is perfect, except for a crack in the windscreen. If anyone is interested, I will look up the phone number. I called the guy a bunch, I just could not make up my mind.

Well, I made up my mind. I found a perfect red and black 1991 CBR1000F and fell in love 23k miles. The best part is the owner was looking for a PC-800, so we have come to an agreement and all I have to do is pick the bike up. I plan on heading down there right after Christmas! Oh the Bike is south of Tampa...Road trip.

I will post a Pic of all three bikes. I know, some will suggest I am not in my right mind (I would agree) picking the CBR over the VFR, but I Fell in LOVE with the CBR and isn't that what it is all about!

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I know, some will suggest I am not in my right mind (I would agree) picking the CBR over the VFR, but I Fell in LOVE with the CBR and isn't that what it is all about!

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That's EXACTLY what it's all about.

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That is a real nice CBR & VFR. Congrats on getting what you want. Where is that VFR fo sale at?

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The VFR is located in Chattanooga, TN, as of 2 weeks ago he still had the bike. He is asking $2900.00 for the bike but, I asked him if he would take $2700.00 and he said yes......I have many more pics of the bike if anybody is interested. Let be clear, I have no affiliation with the guy selling the bike. I found the bike in the Chattanooga Classifieds, and took it for a test ride and it ran perfect, brakes were good. The guy does not ride, he took the bike on trade for an auto he was selling. The tires are new, looks like less than 100 miles. As far as I know he is waiting until spring to advertise the bike again.

Yea, thats me......plesae be kind....

BTW: I did not ride the bike in shorts, that was the first visit to the bike and I took some photos.......came back a couple of days later for the test ride.

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Congrats on that CBR-1000f. I've had a '90 (identical in every respect) for almost four years now that I found with 950 miles on it. It's at 71,000 now and running as nice as ever. This has been my favorite bike yet after 30+ years of riding. It's heavy but it has sufficient power for the weight and does everything I've wanted it to do, which is long day rides, some trips, and some track days. The only thing I have done to the engine past maintenance is related to the cam chain tensioner. That was at 52,000 miles. Also the water pump developed a leak at about 32,000 miles. I'm not aware of that being typical and has not acted up since replacement. Best of luck with your new bike! I will gladly share any and all experience with the bike. If you cared to PM me with a phone #, I'll gladly call you after 9:00 EST or week-ends (free long distance) and talk over my experiences.

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I am going to have a little trouble calling you "DAD". I hope you understand. Thanks for your response -Daddy- (how is that..lol). I did several searches regarding the CBR before deciding and noticed you had posted many times. Your enthusiasm for the CBR plus the bike just does it for me (hard to explain) is what really clenched it.

I don't think the bike will feel heavy, after getting off that PC (what do you think?). Is the CBR heavier than the PC (the weight is probably distributed differently -low VS high-)? The PC feels nimble and light (to me) in the GAP and I scraped the edge off the passenger pegs too. Believe it or not, I loved the feedback from the front tire, I could really feel what it was doing. The feedback gave me the confidence to increase my corner speed beyond what the PC could handle. Not to mention the fact that the PC has no grunt off the corner. I hope the CBRs front end feedback inspires me the way the PCs did.

So I had to make a choice, slow down or get something I could lean over further. I love the twistes

A PIC of my Daughter and I last summer Fontana Dam......
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A PIC of my Daughter and I last summer Fontana Dam......
Uh oh.... posting a pic of your pretty daughter with all of these guys here?

Your a braver man than I.

P.S. Is that a Fieldsheer Titanium Air Jacket in the pic? (I am the C.T.O for Fieldsheer).

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