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Old 01-18-2016, 09:32 PM   #1
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My new bike

Soooo, last October I laid down my VFR. Was just a few blocks away from work one morning, when this lady just pulled out of an apartment complex right in front of me. I laid the bike down. It was about 15 miles an hour. I was able to just jump off and roll away. No injuries other than a sore hip and wrist. I was wearing my gear. Damage to the bike was all cosmetic, busted fairings, headlamp, mirror, scratches everywhere, but she started and rode fine. Her insurance was quick to send out an adjuster. My bike is an 05 VFR with 67K miles. I thought for sure she was going to be totaled. I was given a very good amount(more than I paid for her) to repair the bike. I was going to fix it, but I just decided to get another bike. I was holding off for a while looking at CBR's, Yamaha FZ1's, R1's, even kicked the tires on a BMW K1200S. I shopped new bikes, I loved the new VFR800, the CB1000R that Bevo just got. I even stepped into a Triumph store. I decided against new because I plan on buying a new car soon(I daily a 1998 Lexus) and I didn't want another payment. So I shopped and shopped. So I found another VFR800. A very clean 2004 with 19K miles. It had tons of extras and I am very happy with it. So here she is.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:54 PM   #2
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So what is the real deal on the valve adjustments on these? I have heard it is insanely difficult on the VTEC models.
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Looks good man. Those blue pegs gotta go though.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #4
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Got rid of the blue. I think it looks clean now.
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Can't go wrong with a VFR.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:37 AM   #6
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Stage one. Getting the silver wheels off and getting prepped for the powder coated. The Black wheels from my 04 are going to go on the silver 05, and gold will be on my Asphalt 04.
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So what is the real deal on the valve adjustments on these? I have heard it is insanely difficult on the VTEC models.
It's not too bad if you have the correct tools, it's just time consuming because A) you have to strip a LOT of stuff off the bike just to get to them and B) you basically have to check them twice to adjust the vtec ones.
6-8 hours and that includes draining/refilling the cooling system, replacing the plugs and synching the throttle bodies.

To the OP, congrats on the new bike!
I miss my VFR occasionally.
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Yes, I love the VFR. I just got the wheels over to Tony at House of Paint. Can't wait to see his work. Hopefully by this time next week I'll have the wheels mounted on my Black VFR.
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Excuse the crappy pic, I just got these mounted up. Thanks to Tony at HOP! Love the look, great work!
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