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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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VFR 800 2002 and up?

Hi all, I'll be looking to buy a used VFR 800 02 or newer, used. Anything I should look for in a used one? Any historic problems? TIA.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-29-2007, 11:48 PM
 
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I've ridden a 97 VFR and it's fantastic. Motorcyclist magazine (October, 2003, page 32) liked the 1998 VFR (their motorcycle of the year) better than the 03 VFR.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2007, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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I've ridden a 97 VFR and it's fantastic. Motorcyclist magazine (October, 2003, page 32) liked the 1998 VFR (their motorcycle of the year) better than the 03 VFR.
I understand what the mags don't like about the '02 and up, but I can live with that and I'd like to have ABS. I also love how the new one looks and has factory cases.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-07-2007, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Any other Honda or sport touring forums out there?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 10:18 PM
 
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VFR problems and websites

Common VFR 2002+ problems:
*thermostats are notorious for sticking, I replaced mine, it was stuck slightly open.
*Fuel injection system has a few lean spots, not terrible though.
*Speedo is 10% off, even on the newer ones. It is +10% off.
*VTEC power surge @7000 RPM takes a little getting used to, again not a big deal.
*You have to wait for motor warm-up before you get engine full power. Coolant temp needs to be at 150* F. Doesn't take very long. Essentially the VTEC doesn't engage until 150*F.

other VFR forums:
www.vfrdisscussion.com (excellent site)
http://vfrworld.com/ (I haven't spent much time on this one)
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Has Honda fixed the charging system problem in the V-Tec era VFR's? All the earlier models seem to have an appetite for stators / rectifiers. My 99 ate one @ 13K miles. Not a cheap repair either.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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Vfr

haven't heard of that on the VTEC bikes.
How do you sell a bike? I have had mine for sale for 3 weeks and it still is not sold yet.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 11:17 AM
 
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My bike sold, now all I have left is the Honda top trunk.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-16-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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Snopro, you have an extra c in the first link there,
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