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Old 08-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #1846
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rwb's are beautiful, sorry to hear you're selling
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #1847
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Saw this parked between Turn 4 and 5 at Laguna at the 2012 GP two weekends ago...




Possibly someone's here?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #1848
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While at the race weekend, I rode a world class loop... Carmel Valley G16 to 101 to Jolan Rd to Nacimiento Road to 1 back to Carmel...

Getting to the end of G16


Summit of Nacimiento Road


Some Fellow Adventure Riders we met at the top:


Me, (far left) and my crew I was riding with:




Back on 1:


I'd put this 160 mile loop up against just about anything in the world:
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #1849
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Side view with topbox on board. Notice the colour difference when the sun is on it?!


wow, what a rare color! Very nice!
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #1850
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Shameless plug for a mint staintune exhaust and other stock parts. I loved riding the VFR, but my back hated me

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...0#post19324380
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:42 PM   #1851
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Cool2 Solo touring in Montreal

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Old 08-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #1852
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93 Resto

So, in January I found a '93 VFR750 (only year of the all white VFR besides 2006) rotting away in someones yard. I asked what thier plans for it were and the guy said, "I'll bring it to your house for $250". I said "Alright". It had paperwork but had been layed down. Bodywork was rough. I'm talking layers of mold growing on it!!!! I figured, worst case I'll part it and make at least $300 on the rear wheel alone. Well, I threw some starter fluid in the carbs to see if she'd fire and she did so I dove in head first. After 7 months and a lot of patience I have a decent looking runner. Lots of work, especially in paint, and bodywork. I learned a lot and now I have a good looking rider!

Here's what she looked like when I brought her home.


By smackdoogle at 2012-07-05

and


By smackdoogle at 2012-07-05

in progress


By smackdoogle at 2012-08-12

The final product


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By smackdoogle at 2012-08-12


By smackdoogle at 2012-08-12

Not perfect but I can say I did it all myself and I'm happy with my effort. It was a cheap restoration. With the cost of the bike I only spent about $1500. My paint and bodywork skills show it though. Oh well, she looks good next to my '86 VFR750.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #1853
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #1854
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For the last few years riding has been something grabbed a couple hours at a time. The daily pileup of house-kids-work-wife-life has been at an extended crescendo of my own making. Friday I did what I should do a lot more often - canned the schedule and took the whole day to clear my head on the bike.

I've been lucky to have ridden a fair number and variety of street bikes, but I have yet to find one that overall beats the VFR. When you want to be fast, it's as fast as self preservation and a wish to avoid magistrates court will honestly let you go, and when you've had your fill and it's time to point it back home it's accommodating enough to bring you home happily.

Really, truly an under-appreciated do-it-all bike.

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Old 08-14-2012, 04:01 AM   #1855
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Well said and good for you. Mine's been parked as well for the last month or so due to the same ever growing/never ending list of "to-do's". The next nice day we have, I'll be ignoring calls for 8-10 hours and hitting the road. Thanks for the inspiration.


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For the last few years riding has been something grabbed a couple hours at a time. The daily pileup of house-kids-work-wife-life has been at an extended crescendo of my own making. Friday I did what I should do a lot more often - canned the schedule and took the whole day to clear my head on the bike.

I've been lucky to have ridden a fair number and variety of street bikes, but I have yet to find one that overall beats the VFR. When you want to be fast, it's as fast as self preservation and a wish to avoid magistrates court will honestly let you go, and when you've had your fill and it's time to point it back home it's accommodating enough to bring you home happily.

Really, truly an under-appreciated do-it-all bike.

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:01 AM   #1856
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You bastiges.

Every time I go to unsub from this effing thread, I come look at the pics, and...

You guys are going to cost me money, I swear to goodness.




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Old 08-14-2012, 07:17 AM   #1857
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Anyone in ohio/northeast ohio know of a dealer or possibly there is an individual with a 5th gen and let me take one for a spin down street? I ride a vstrom 650 now but have been pining over a VFR for the longest time. However, I am a bit spoiled by the vstrom ergonomics.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:38 AM   #1858
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You bastiges.

Every time I go to unsub from this effing thread, I come look at the pics, and...

You guys are going to cost me money, I swear to goodness.

Not too much money.

Ridge running on the weekend and sport touring too. I really appreciate the 200 plus mile range and you can make the "ton" pass and high speed transit when needed. It can do it all and carve up the touring bikes when you get to the remote twisties.

Out west it hits the spot! It is a keeper.

Sierra Buttes off RT 49.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:53 AM   #1859
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Nice job on the '93. Best gen ever!


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Old 08-14-2012, 10:00 AM   #1860
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Here is my '90 in WV last spring.
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