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Old 04-13-2013, 06:01 PM   #2176
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Blew the motor in my VFR about a week and a half ago. The CCT broke and the chain dropped off the cam and wrapped around the crank. So I'll be parting out an entire '02 VFR w/ABS. If anyone needs 6th gen parts hit me up. This almost ruined my summer trip, but it looks like I'll be buying a 2009 Concours 14 from my Grandpa and riding it back to CA with him on his Harley.

Life started giving me lemons about 5 years ago, now it seems to be just handing me dog shit. Trying to make the best of it, but damn it's depressing. I really liked that bike, the V4 sound was just fucking incredible.

If you're interested the FM thread is here:
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WTF! Sorry to hear that, that's incredibly lame. I think you'll love the Connie though.

BTW, this wouldn't have happened with gear driven cams....
just sayin'....
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #2177
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Ouch! I'm very sorry to hear about this. Glad to hear that you're pushing ahead with the good stuff, though.
It was push through and make the best of it or lose this chance to take a trip I've wanted to take since I was like 12. My Grandpa is almost in his 70's and has started having heart problems. I love him dearly and I'm not sure how much longer he's going to be around.

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Man that sucks How many miles were on your bike?
Only 22270, this just shouldn't have happened. I think somebody that owned it before me fucked it up.

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WTF! Sorry to hear that, that's incredibly lame. I think you'll love the Connie though.

BTW, this wouldn't have happened with gear driven cams....
just sayin'....
I traded my DRZ outright for it and I had to save 2 years for that bike. Beggars can't be choosers and it really seemed like a great deal. One day I'll own a gear driven VFR though.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #2178
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Were all the 750s gear driven?

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Old 04-13-2013, 10:25 PM   #2179
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Were all the 750s gear driven?

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Every 1986-2001 VFR750 had the gear-driven cams. I don't know about the 400's off the top of my head.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #2180
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Every 1986-2001 VFR750 had the gear-driven cams. I don't know about the 400's off the top of my head.
I know the 800 dont but wasnt sure if all the 750s were cam driven. I wonder if a cheap 750 with warmed up suspention would be an ok track toy

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:19 PM   #2181
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I know the 800 dont but wasnt sure if all the 750s were cam driven. I wonder if a cheap 750 with warmed up suspention would be an ok track toy

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On the one hand, the VFR750 is known for being fairly heavy for it's power. It's also relatively uncommon, and old enough that parts are getting harder to find for it.

OTOH, if you're serious about it being a track toy (versus something you plan on racing in earnest), then outright performance might not be a problem, and if you're willing to take it to the track, then condition of bodywork (expensive!) and other 'consumable' items is less of a problem.

If I still had mine, and wanted to take something to the track regularly, I'd save up for an SV650, and keep the VFR set up for long-distance sport-touring.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:27 PM   #2182
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Yeah not racing, just a day at the track pushing what ever ur on to its limit. Which is interesting coz u probably never have like a cbr1000rr to the limits as its too good, but a vfr u could.

I just like to tinker and rebuild things really in my shed. U do more work on bikes than ride them

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:54 AM   #2183
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I know the 800 dont but wasnt sure if all the 750s were cam driven.
The 98-2001 800s (Gen 5) were also gear driven cams. The gear driven cams stopped with the 2002 Gen 6.

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Old 04-14-2013, 06:01 AM   #2184
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I love my VFR800, but if there is an inmate who wants, (needs) a nice, slightly scruffy '99 with new tyres, fluids and two loving homes. Well, I could be parted from it for about 2500 roses.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #2185
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I love my VFR800, but if there is an inmate who wants, (needs) a nice, slightly scruffy '99 with new tyres, fluids and two loving homes. Well, I could be parted from it for about 2500 roses.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:58 PM   #2186
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I love my VFR800, but if there is an inmate who wants, (needs) a nice, slightly scruffy '99 with new tyres, fluids and two loving homes. Well, I could be parted from it for about 2500 roses.
Get yourself a thread started in the Flea Market here, and get some good pics of the bike. You'll find interested parties, for sure.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #2187
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Got my lowering blocks from BusyLittleShop (on VFRD). Quick and easy to install! I have yet to really test them out, but they look good.

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Old 04-21-2013, 05:06 AM   #2188
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Any one here replaced the clutch lever on a VFR800 (99 model)? Have any tips or a link to a manual?
I took mine down a sandy track the other day and dropped it at a stop.
Its slightly bent, so a new one and some new short mirrors are coming this week as an apology to the bike.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:35 AM   #2189
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I do this at least annually. Get yourself a set of folding levers, you will thank me. Nothing major, the clutch master cylinder fluid will push the pin that interfaces with the lever a bit, but a firm pressure will push it back. Removing the lever is a two step process. First, remove the nut on the bottom of the, then remove the bolt. The black drum that actually makes contact with the pin comes out, too.

Put the drum in the new lever, grease the pivot, reassemble, bob's your uncle.

Another tip from "oh crap, my vfffer's on the ground", Sunshine.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:46 PM   #2190
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I do this at least annually. Get yourself a set of folding levers, you will thank me. Nothing major, the clutch master cylinder fluid will push the pin that interfaces with the lever a bit, but a firm pressure will push it back. Removing the lever is a two step process. First, remove the nut on the bottom of the, then remove the bolt. The black drum that actually makes contact with the pin comes out, too.

Put the drum in the new lever, grease the pivot, reassemble, bob's your uncle.

Another tip from "oh crap, my vfffer's on the ground", Sunshine.
thanks! Sounds easy enough.
I nearly dropped it when I over balanced it getting on 2 days before, so I knew it was coming. Im looking at a set of Pazzo type levers, however we are about to buy a house, so the cheapest I can get will do me fine for now. Only a minor scuff on the fairing too. It will polish out I'm sure.
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