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Old 09-25-2009, 02:31 PM   #511
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I have owned a '98, a '00, and now an '05 w/ ABS.

I appreciate the good looks of both bikes...

But wish I had the '98 back, I like the looks slightly better, I loved the gear driven cams... the only bike I have ever felt really at one with in the mountains. Seemed like a neutral extention of myself.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:27 PM   #512
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I think you could be right - I loved my 98 model and still miss the sound of the gear driven cams
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #513
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Hey all! Just found this thread. I picked up a leftover '07 Anniversary last weekend. So far it's been great. The VTEC is a little strange, but it's kind of fun at the same time.



I've also got an '02 Ducati ST4s, but as my only means of transportation I need something that will just run. Maintenance on the Ducati has just been too much to use it as an everyday ride. It will be going up for sale soon.

Glad to see there's such a following for the viffers here!
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #514
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The only other concern I have is the little turbo boost it has when all four valves open, that will take some getting used to.
I have an 06. The VTEC transition is not a big deal. If you are only part throttle you barely notice it. Full throttle it feels pleasant.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:16 PM   #515
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Kerry, I am from Nashville too. Would love to check out your bike some time. Love those ohlins components.
Cool man - we do weekend rides pretty often when we're not out of town (my g/f & a few other good riders), sometimes southwest in Williamson Co. (Leiper's Fork & surrounding area), sometimes longer all-day rides to the east/northeast.
PM sometime if you're looking to get out & want to meet up.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:14 AM   #516
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Cannot hear my gear cam drive.

Previous owner installed an open Remus Revolution slip on can on my 98 VFR. After a few rides I installed the Remus quiet core; not really much quieter than open can. I cannot hear the cam drive whine that I loved. I am on verge of replacing Remus with the stock pipe. While at this I believe I will also install a stock rear fender since PO also cut rear fender down to get the cool I'M FAST look. I believe this is one bike that deserves to be appreciated in all stock condition.
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:19 AM   #517
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Previous owner installed an open Remus Revolution slip on can on my 98 VFR. After a few rides I installed the Remus quiet core; not really much quieter than open can. I cannot hear the cam drive whine that I loved. I am on verge of replacing Remus with the stock pipe. While at this I believe I will also install a stock rear fender since PO also cut rear fender down to get the cool I'M FAST look. I believe this is one bike that deserves to be appreciated in all stock condition.
My buddy's '01 had a Two Brother's can that sounded fantastic. Little louder than stock but with a deeper sound. You could definitely still hear the cam gears.

I can appreciate your wish for stock but mild exhaust mods can not only improve the tone but cut weight over stock pretty easily. YMMV
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #518
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The first time I full throttled it to the 7grand mark, I didnt know about the VTEC accelleration. Almost took my hands off the bars. My next addition is going to be the hard bags(about a grand or so) and the handlebar risers. Having 600 miles on it, and the hard bags already on it, you are getting a deal for 6600 bucks IMO. I paid 8200 for mine without bags with 441 miles on it.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #519
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OK - I'm a recovering ST1300 owner.

n00b question: how are the "generations" defined? There are a number of references to the generations in this thread, but I don't get what they refer to.

There are a few VFR w/ABS bikes out there: there are some intriguing sales in Seattle and eBay. I expect prices to continue a downward spiral with the economy and the introduction of the 2010 VFR1200 [], so I'm not in a particular rush to buy - but I might get a used VFR to tide me over until the 2011/12 VFRR and ST models settle out.

Your pictures and write-ups sure to paint a tempting picture - keep them coming!
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:39 AM   #520
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I am NO expert, but the generations are defined, just like in cars, by the model changes. I have an 07, and I am not sure which gen mine is, its either 5th or 6th, cant remember, cant keep track! The ABS/non ABS models have been made in the same year, I think it was an option for the VFR. Mine is a non ABS model.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:58 AM   #521
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I am NO expert, but the generations are defined, just like in cars, by the model changes. I have an 07, and I am not sure which gen mine is, its either 5th or 6th, cant remember, cant keep track! The ABS/non ABS models have been made in the same year, I think it was an option for the VFR. Mine is a non ABS model.
Gen5: 98-01
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:03 PM   #522
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Looks like the VFR will have to share the miles with another addition to my stable! Finally going to be a two bike owner.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:08 PM   #523
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Looks like the VFR will have to share the miles with another addition to my stable! Finally going to be a two bike owner.
uh-oh, what did ya get?
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:31 PM   #524
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Sorry, no pictures, but yes, they cleared the fairing no problem.

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Nice. Got any top view pics of the GenMar bar riser? they sound like a good idea for long trips. My back aint getting any younger.
Do the bars clear the stock fairing ok with them on??
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:33 PM   #525
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uh-oh, what did ya get?
I bought an 08 Buell Uly XT from the PGH area. I am moving the mother in law back up there next week and the Uly is my ride home
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