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Offline DesertDragon

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My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« on: August 14, 2017, 08:45:07 PM »
My Prior (MC) Love Interest was this Honda VF1000R ....

From the side....


She was good to me, I doubled my money, but talk about high maintenance...
6 hour valve job every 600 miles (factory recommended)

Much happier with my more sedate, less maintenance and dependable...

Dragon Mate:


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DD

Offline noahnsteph

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 03:34:49 PM »
Speaking of VFR's I just sold mine and bought the Nighthawk.  whoohoo1

20170701_172447 by Noah Corr, on Flickr

Now if I can just get my ST1100 sold before my wife kills me.  :(

20160806_155203 by Noah Corr, on Flickr

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 04:40:53 PM »
That vf1000 is awesome, but I would prefer the no fuss NH too.
Lucky Lindy's evil twin

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 04:51:04 PM »
Speaking of VFR's I just sold mine and bought the Nighthawk.  whoohoo1
Now if I can just get my ST1100 sold before my wife kills me.  :(
I think your VFR was just a "little bit" newer than my 1985...
Probably a LOT easier to live with as well...
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Both beautiful machines!
I think I know why your wife was prepared to "kill you"...
You spent too much time admiring those gorgeous "red metal ladies" in the garage!
Is the issue that she only wants one bike in the garage, and that only happened for a few hours???

Obviously, the next question is, which model NightHawk did you get, and where's the picture?  pics44
Inquiring minds want to know...
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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 05:06:05 PM »
Oops... Like Emily Latella would say... Nevermind..
I just saw your your '83 Black Beauty 650SC on your new to me thread..
Looks sweet!
Wow - It looks like we both made major changes in hardware (in my case, it was 11 years ago).
Anyway, good luck on the ST1100 sale...
HINT - If you price it high enough, it will never sell... 
Honey, I don't know, I have it for sale EVERYWHERE...
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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 10:36:34 AM »
Speaking of VFR's I just sold mine and bought the Nighthawk.  whoohoo1

20170701_172447 by Noah Corr, on Flickr

Now if I can just get my ST1100 sold before my wife kills me.  :(

20160806_155203 by Noah Corr, on Flickr
I sold my VFR800 5th gen long ego and main reason fear of overheating.This all gear driven engine is beautiful to listen but creates lots of heat and when stuck in traffic temp shoots way up and if anything goes wrong with the fans you are screwed.I just could not take the stress being in traffic almost all the time here in Boston.Fine machine if outside of city with vast open roads which almost never here hence why I bought the NH lot more happy and been stuck in traffic without issues.
Do miss that VFR sound specially on downshifts.
Your model has probably most complicated valve adjustment and why I think they are relativity cheap to buy on CL since just adjusting the valves are over 1k job.
Enjoy your NH

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »
I sold my VFR800 5th gen long ego and main reason fear of overheating.This all gear driven engine is beautiful to listen but creates lots of heat and when stuck in traffic temp shoots way up and if anything goes wrong with the fans you are screwed.I just could not take the stress being in traffic almost all the time here in Boston.Fine machine if outside of city with vast open roads which almost never here hence why I bought the NH lot more happy and been stuck in traffic without issues.
Do miss that VFR sound specially on downshifts.
Your model has probably most complicated valve adjustment and why I think they are relativity cheap to buy on CL since just adjusting the valves are over 1k job.
Enjoy your NH
Yep - I know that gear driven cam sound... 
My VF1000R was pretty, but just too much work to keep up.  It was designed to race, not to be a daily rider...
The other problem I had with it was my terminal case of "right wrist disorder" which is the 2 wheeled equivalent of "lead foot disease".. 
whoohoo1
On the VF, it was WAY too easy to achieve free Highway Patrol bracelet speeds...
I also can't handle clip-ons anymore.. After an hour I really needed to get off the bike.
With the 'Hawk - I can ride all day and still feel good in the evening.

I'm probably in the exact opposite of you in terms of traffic - because where I live, there isn't any.
On my 5 mile ride to town, it's unusual to see more than 2 cars on the road.
I know Boston traffic and I used to drive a GS750 in LA.
Probably, my survival was helped by pretending that I was invisible to everyone except the people trying to kill me!

Anyway, be careful out there and wherever possible, enjoy the ride!
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DD

Offline Captainkirk

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 04:36:36 PM »
That Viffer is (was) sweet! I have an 'inception year' (1983) VF750F Interceptor with 6k on the clock as a project bike, but it's pretty much stalled on the back burner. Work has been too hectic and unpredictable since my job change 3 years ago. But I know it's always there. nice1
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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 08:59:24 AM »
That Viffer is (was) sweet! I have an 'inception year' (1983) VF750F Interceptor with 6k on the clock as a project bike, but it's pretty much stalled on the back burner. Work has been too hectic and unpredictable since my job change 3 years ago. But I know it's always there. nice1
Aye Captain!
It sounds like a worthwhile project... Super low mileage too..
That's promising... Mine was under 4K but still started as a basket case (it probably needed a valve adjustment  whoohoo1 )
Actually, the prior owner did 95 % of the work, (and dropped a truckload of dollars into it) but when reassembled the intake and overflow hoses were switched, so as soon as it warmed up, coolant would spew out all over the place.
The prior owner didn't "remember" to mention this issue and my guess is he thought the bike had a major problem, so I got it cheap.
My major fix was switching the two hoses.
I managed to get the few pieces I needed from Bike Bandit, but not cheap..
Anyway, good luck when you get back to that '83!
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DD

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 08:37:52 PM »
I always said I'd buy a VFR 800 if they ever brought them back. Maybe nit's time to put my money where my mouth is. The new Interceptor is H-O-T.

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 06:55:09 AM »
VFR's of all stripes are such beautiful bikes.  I used to worry about my Nighthawk 650 in Boston traffic jams.  Thought it might overheat because it was air-cooled, never happened even on crazy hot days with traffic at a standstill.

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Re: My Prior (MC) Love Interest was....
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 05:51:04 AM »
Just saw the VFR1200 at Honda yesterday.  It was a 2010 with side bags for $7k.  I have to admit, I liked the feel of it, but don't think I'd buy one.  I've always liked the earlier VFRs.  My favorite bike so far is still the late model ST1100.  If I could find an ABS model for a decent price...

 

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