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Old 11-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #1996
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Thanks fellas.
There is hardly a scratch on her. Where there are scratches, it has been masked by touch up paint.
All fluids are sparkly clean and fresh, and topped right up.
Poor thing is currently parked half in and half out of my carport and will be for a few weeks yet. Im getting a slab laid for a new shed in the coming weeks, but till then, its under a bike cover :(

Whats this bikes fasination for getting the front wheel off the ground??
Accelerate moderately in first gear, hit a little bump, and up it comes.
Same in second gear exiting a tight bend, and the handlebars do that little dance in your hands that say "we have lost contact with the road!"

I also joined the highway, and for the first time held it WOT in second and the front was off the ground by a few inches. I felt the steering get light for a second or two, then the light impact of the front wheel coming back to earth.

I will be having a ball on my 'before work ride'today. Cant wait!
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #1997
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I picked up a new to me 99 VFR800 in yellow on Friday night.
I freaking LOVE IT!

Ive just been taking it gentle on it as I am still getting used to a bigger bike with 3 x the power of my last one

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p...800/MyVFR1.jpg

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I love the old Qantas Plane
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:40 AM   #1998
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Whats this bikes fasination for getting the front wheel off the ground??
Accelerate moderately in first gear, hit a little bump, and up it comes.
Same in second gear exiting a tight bend, and the handlebars do that little dance in your hands that say "we have lost contact with the road!"

I also joined the highway, and for the first time held it WOT in second and the front was off the ground by a few inches. I felt the steering get light for a second or two, then the light impact of the front wheel coming back to earth.
I think that's all due to that rear bag you have mounted on the thing. I have never powered wheelied mine in over 17K. I'm sure it could do it, but these are pretty piggish bikes on the scales...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #1999
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I think that's all due to that rear bag you have mounted on the thing. I have never powered wheelied mine in over 17K. I'm sure it could do it, but these are pretty piggish bikes on the scales...
There was only a 600ml coke, a jumper and two sandwiches in that bag.
I was speaking to a guy about it at work tonight and he would borrow his mates on occassion, and it would do the same thing. The slightest bump in the road in first and sometimes second would see the wheel come up.
Hell, Im all for it
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #2000
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I love the old Qantas Plane
Sad ending to a great little plane. First build in England in 64, first flown in 65.
It had its last flight in 81, where it was stripped of its engines (Sold to Rolls Royce) and transported to where it is now. Rumoured to have a Boeing 707 cockpit in it, but no one has been able to get permission to open it up and have a look from its owner.I know roughly where the guy is, but not 100% sure.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #2001
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It is not an airplane thread right?

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:08 AM   #2002
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It is not an airplane thread right?

Sorry, Im an aviation maintainer. Can't help myself!
Beautiful VFR too by the way. Is that the tri-colour edition?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:04 AM   #2003
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Here is a question, and Ive had a look through the thread, but I only skimmed through it....
I would like to put a vfr750 rear rim on my 99vfr800.

Are there any tricks to doing this, or is it a straight swap? I vaguely remember something about the 93 model being a direct fit but I cant find anything to say this....

Anyone able to help?

Thanks :)
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:11 AM   #2004
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Here is a question, and Ive had a look through the thread, but I only skimmed through it....
I would like to put a vfr750 rear rim on my 99vfr800.

Are there any tricks to doing this, or is it a straight swap? I vaguely remember something about the 93 model being a direct fit but I cant find anything to say this....

Anyone able to help?

Thanks :)
3rd Gen ('90-'93) will bolt right onto your 5th Gen ('98-'01) VFR. Easy day. It's the 4th Gen ('94-'97) thats the odd ball and can be difficult. Have fun finding that beautiful 8 spoke rim though. They normally go for around $300. I know where you can find a whole 3rd gen right now for $500! Ha, might be easier.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:16 AM   #2005
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Here is a question, and Ive had a look through the thread, but I only skimmed through it....
I would like to put a vfr750 rear rim on my 99vfr800.

Are there any tricks to doing this, or is it a straight swap? I vaguely remember something about the 93 model being a direct fit but I cant find anything to say this....

Anyone able to help?

Thanks :)

No tricks involved, it will bolt right on. Keep in mind the 94-97 VFR750 rear wheels are 5" wide and use a 170/60 rear tire instead of the 5.5" wheel and 180/55 you have on your 99 VFR800. The 90-93 VFR 750's use a 5.5" rear wheel, so that would bolt right on as well as use the stock tire size intended for your VFR800.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:51 PM   #2006
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I know where you can find a whole 3rd gen right now for $500! Ha, might be easier.

$500 you say? care to share
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #2007
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Sad ending to a great little plane. First build in England in 64, first flown in 65.
It had its last flight in 81, where it was stripped of its engines (Sold to Rolls Royce) and transported to where it is now. Rumoured to have a Boeing 707 cockpit in it, but no one has been able to get permission to open it up and have a look from its owner.I know roughly where the guy is, but not 100% sure.
thats pretty cool info, where is it now anyway?
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$500 you say? care to share
Here you go. Found it looking around craigslist. No title, looks beat but the guy says it runs and he'll take $500 for it. Parting it out on ebay would get you your money back easy and then some. I don't need it and don't feel like making the drive.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:30 PM   #2009
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thats pretty cool info, where is it now anyway?
Its sitting at The Oaks airport, NSW, Australia.
Been there since 1981 and hasn't been touched since.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #2010
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Thanks for the information fellas.

I'll make it my job to look for one after Christmas comes and goes.
If I can pick up a whole wrecked bike cheap, I'll take the rim and part it out.
Im guessing that being in Australia will add about $400 to the $300 asking price for a rim over in the states....
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