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Old 04-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #2221
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ok I need to make my vfr shorter/my legs longer.
I am thinking of taking some foam off the top of, and the sides of the seat. Otherwise, a lowering kit might have to be purchased.

Anyone here used lowering kit before? Concerns with handling once its done?
Lastly, can anyone recommend a company for said lowerinf kits if they are worth the effort.
Chanks!!
(combination of cheers and thanks )
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #2222
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I had helibars and a Sargent on mine. The bars were great, but I preferred my stock seat that had been modified...
On my Gen 3 I feel like the stock seat was molded for me. Nearly perfect. My friends Gen 5 with Sargent seat isn't nearly as comfortable to me. I'm pretty thin though and it seems that the Sargent fits a bit better if you're a bit more "husky."

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #2223
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I had helibars and a Sargent on mine. The bars were great, but I preferred my stock seat that had been modified by www.greatdaytoride.com. Had the LD insert and it was very nice. And only ~$75 as well.
Oh, cool! I have been looking for some kind of service like that. How much different is it from the stock seat? My main problem is sliding up into the tank constantly, does it fix that? I think I might buy an OEM seat off of ebay and send it his way (mine has a small tear in it, and I couldn't do without my bike for any length of time).
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #2224
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Oh, cool! I have been looking for some kind of service like that. How much different is it from the stock seat? My main problem is sliding up into the tank constantly, does it fix that? I think I might buy an OEM seat off of ebay and send it his way (mine has a small tear in it, and I couldn't do without my bike for any length of time).
What year is your VFR? I've got a stock 6th gen seat for sale.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:17 PM   #2225
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Does this include the VF500 Interceptors? I have one out in the barn. Not, technically mine since I gave it to my best friend's daughter but she hasn't come to get it since she found out that she has to be 18 to get licensed on it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #2226
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What year is your VFR? I've got a stock 6th gen seat for sale.
I've got a 5th gen. Thanks anyway!
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:47 PM   #2227
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Oh, cool! I have been looking for some kind of service like that. How much different is it from the stock seat? My main problem is sliding up into the tank constantly, does it fix that? I think I might buy an OEM seat off of ebay and send it his way (mine has a small tear in it, and I couldn't do without my bike for any length of time).
HUUUUUUUUUUGE improvement. You send in your seat along with a couple pictures of yourself sitting on it along with instructions of what you'd like. You give him your measurements as well and he makes it now you want it.

Very much worth it. Check out the website for more info. Also known as a Spencer's seat mod if you look it up.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #2228
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my first video I have edited and put on youtube. so be kind!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKTIxeFMxdY
Rat110 that looked great! Nice track, under the lights, must of been alot of fun!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:47 AM   #2229
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Rat110 that looked great! Nice track, under the lights, must of been alot of fun!
It is a great track, but costs $55 to get 6 runs.
Its expensive, but you get a legal place to race, fire crews, ambo's and you cant go to gaol for racing there and get your bike impounded. Win win!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:21 AM   #2230
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It is a great track, but costs $55 to get 6 runs.
Its expensive, but you get a legal place to race, fire crews, ambo's and you cant go to gaol for racing there and get your bike impounded. Win win!
I took an old cbr in the shed oi
Out once was pretty fun

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Old 04-30-2013, 03:54 AM   #2231
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my first video I have edited and put on youtube. so be kind!
Nice vid! Good job.

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It is a great track, but costs $55 to get 6 runs.
Its expensive, but you get a legal place to race, fire crews, ambo's and you cant go to gaol for racing there and get your bike impounded. Win win!
Nah, NOT expensive at all I don't reckon. Less than ten bucks a run. It's something that's still on my bucket list.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #2232
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Picked up a VFR that needs some loving since it's been sitting for several years.
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That's an awesome lookin' 4th gen. Brother!

I have a red one like that, a '96 picked up almost 3 years ago, still not finished doing it up to my standards!
Noticed the drilled heel guards... I thought those needed something too, stock they remind me of some old serving spoon from Grandma's pantry.
I skeleton-ized mine kinda' resembling expensive aftermarket rear-sets.

Gonna' get nosey now... what year and mileage, how about that pipe, and, er'... how much did you steal it for?

Lots of good info to research about these bikes at sites below:
http://vfrworld.com/forums/forum.php
http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/index.php/index

Good luck with that honey, hope it's lots of fun and adventure!
So its been almost a year..... I guess I don't post or lurk outside of the basement often.

It's a 95, mileage was 21K when I picked it up, 22.5K now and loving it more and more.

Picked it up off a coworker that bought it off the original owner, rode it a few times then parked it in a garage (got married and his wife wasn't happy ). $1200 Came with new leathers and luggage that still had the tags on them.

As far as the pipe best I can tell is it's a custom job with a yosh pipe. I have a hand written sheet with pipe lengths, and collector info.

Some pics. It, sadly, sat like this for another 6 months.



Finally got around to rebuilding the carbs, recoated the tank, new fluids, plugs, and tires and it was running.

Tank was a little rusty.......


First day out. She'll never be this nice again.





I'll try to be less of a stranger.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #2233
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Found this on vfr-oc.de

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/115/65...-Bioblade.aspx

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:02 AM   #2234
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New to the VFR Family!

Just purchased a 96 VFR750!

My buddy hadn't registered it for several years, and hadn't ridden it much before that either, as it only has 15K on the clock!!

My other friend rebuild the carbs, put a pipe, airfilter and new rubbers on her, and she is now race ready!! Took it out for a few hours yesterday, and she rides like new!! I'll post some photos when I get a chance, but she is pretty much stock, aside from the pipe.

I'll look through the thread to see what you guys are running for bags, as I think I may need some.

Looking forward to some nice trips on her.
Glad I found this group, as I am sure to have some questions as things move along.

Cheers!
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #2235
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Just purchased a 96 VFR750!
I'll look through the thread to see what you guys are running for bags, as I think I may need some.
Congrats on your purchase. I have a '96 as well. I'm running Hepco Becker racks and bags, primarily, because I already had the bags, and have racks for them on two other bikes. I got the racks from Moto Machines.

Side racks:
http://www.motomachines.com/Side-car...97_p_1799.html

Rear/top rack:
http://www.motomachines.com/Rear-Rac...97_p_1800.html

See more pics here:
http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/ja...ideshow/VFR750

The side cases are 30L "Juniors", the top case a 50L "Journey", which I hate, because I can't just latch it closed w/o locking it with the key. I've sinced purhased the 55L "Junior" top case to replace it. That top case, like the side cases can be latched closed w/o having to lock it.




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