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Old 04-02-2010, 10:50 PM   #3826
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Before purchase, make sure it's got oil and run it for a while, and look for leaks, and fresh form a gasket around sealing surfaces. cuz tha oil stains on tha floor are suspicious. Don't ask me how I know about these things.
Good advice.

But I recognize that kind of garage floor. That's accumulated oil stains from years of repair work on cars, bikes, tractors, whatever. I doubt that all that stainage is from one bike. Probably more than a few engines have been overhauled on that floor.

Ah, takes me back to my Dad's garage and the smells.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:27 PM   #3827
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Good advice.

But I recognize that kind of garage floor. That's accumulated oil stains from years of repair work on cars, bikes, tractors, whatever. I doubt that all that stainage is from one bike. Probably more than a few engines have been overhauled on that floor.

Ah, takes me back to my Dad's garage and the smells.
No, you're supposed to say:

"Dude thats in freakin raton, and you dont need a venture, even though it's what you've been looking for. Also, you need another project like you need a hole in the head. If you're going to get something, get something thats cheap fast and easy to repair"
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:59 AM   #3828
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I just typed all of that up, then clicked on the link and realized this was a DIFFERENT SR500 in Arvada than the one I was talking about.

Shit, I hope this one isn't black.
What color is it?
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:19 AM   #3829
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What color is it?

Flaky.

Won't return phone or email messages.

Every time I see a cheap SR500 ad, I go looking at SR500 pictures. This does not help me:

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:36 AM   #3830
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And now you've got me intrigued enough to go look it up.

Hmm, neat looking machines. Simple, reliable, and cheap? Osprey/Opie like!

A small displacement standard for errands around town would be fun. Oh wait, I have a bicycle for that. And since there's no new kitchen on my wife's finger yet, fuggedaboutit.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:38 AM   #3831
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Flaky.

Won't return phone or email messages.

Every time I see a cheap SR500 ad, I go looking at SR500 pictures. This does not help me:

I'll take that one
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:41 AM   #3832
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:52 AM   #3833
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A small displacement standard for errands around town would be fun. Oh wait, I have a bicycle for that.

You've got the wrong idea. The around town bike is an old two-stroke 125 enduro. Or a bicycle (that's what I use too).

Like me, you live in South Boulder. The closest quick clear-your-head ride is up Flagstaff, over Gross Dam, down Coal Creek, back on 93.

That is what the SR500 is for.

Crap, where's that phone number again?
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:23 AM   #3834
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:07 AM   #3835
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I had a '93 VFR from new, the white version of this gen VFR. Awesome bike, and I don't think I've seen one this clean in years. Rear fender isn't cut down, stock exhaust... wow.

For sale: 1990 Honda VFR750 in very good condition. The VFR was voted “Motorcycle of the Year” in the sport touring category by many magazines for multiple years, including this generation.
This VFR has 30,000 miles on the odometer. The valve clearances were recently checked and adjusted. I have maintenance documents from the previous owner. Upgrades include Heli-Bar handle bar risers, which give you a more upright riding position, tapered steering head bearings and Progressive Suspension performance fork springs. The engine runs perfect and the chassis is straight and clean. The previous owner told me that the bike had never been down or damaged. The body work is in great shape except for a few small cracks and scuffs on the left side as a result of me moving the bike and the sidestand folding up on me. Additional photos available. I have a clean Colorado title in hand. Asking $2750.00




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Old 04-03-2010, 08:40 AM   #3836
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http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/1674579414.html

I had a '93 VFR from new, the white version of this gen VFR. Awesome bike, and I don't think I've seen one this clean in years. Rear fender isn't cut down, stock exhaust... wow.
must resist

I'll need all my willpower for this one. Or maybe I could just look at my checking account and that would discourage me. Oops, that didn't work.

must resist

want SuperDuke
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:26 AM   #3837
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I had a '93 VFR from new, the white version of this gen VFR. Awesome bike, and I don't think I've seen one this clean in years. Rear fender isn't cut down, stock exhaust... wow.
But they did do the "euro" rear turns... ;)

I bought this thing for $800 a few years back, and there's a project VFR of that Gen on craigslist (without a price):



Good bikes, but they just don't compare to the 86/87 model.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:39 AM   #3838
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But they did do the "euro" rear turns... ;)
The next generation VFR's (94-??) used the orange turn signal lenses and were the same size so you could retrofit them to the 90-93's. That's what I did to mine, and it was a clean look .

The first gen was a little snappier, but the ELF swingarm made the '90-'93 a much sexier machine.
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:47 PM   #3839
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No, you're supposed to say:

you need another project like you need a hole in the head.
Sorry man, I was way off base. That bike is a disaster, probably leaks like Soviet dam. It's way to freakin far to go for an overpriced strip down and rebuild. You can't even find parts for it.

It smokes.

I think the title is salvage.

It's got non original parts under the plastic.

I'm pretty sure they were recalled that year for a death causing safety issue.

Hope that helps!
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:13 PM   #3840
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Awesome deal on a hooligan racer.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/1675381027.html

Seriously are these people on dope or something?!?! You can get a new one for less than that.
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