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    1985 VF1000R For Sale

    Thought I'd bring this out of the classifieds and get a little more exposure, I need to sell soon. Hoping to avoid eBay, let's make a deal.

    For Sale: 1985 Honda VF1000R

    Complete frame-up rebuild. Frame, swingarm & motor painted with 3 layer gloss coats.
    Motor has 10K miles. Compression readings 180-200psi across all 4 cylinders. Starts right up, no leaks.
    12.6K miles on the odometer, 10K miles on the motor. Oil line mod was done to provide proper oil supply to the heads & cams.
    Carbs rebuilt and rejetted. Kerker slip on exhaust.
    Front wheel conversion to CBR600F2 front wheel with standard 120/70-17 tire.
    Rear wheel converted to CBR900RR wheel with standard 180/55-17 tire.
    Forks rebuilt with new bushings and seals. Fork lowers powdercoated to match original red paint. Fork tube air holes welded closed and air crossover tube eliminated.
    Upper and lower triple clamps powdercoated gloss black.
    Rear shock replaced with remote adjustable Penske unit resprung for the bike.
    New: brake pads, plugs, tapered steering bearings, thermostat, speedo cable, clipons, temperature sending unit, chain & sprockets. Seat and bump pad recovered in new vinyl.
    Body work in very good condition with some minor scratches. Rear tail and gas tank show a little fading from age.
    Gas tank was stripped and sealed with POR15 gas tank kit.
    Left & right switch gear replaced with modern Honda units.
    Has New Michelin Pilot Power tires, not shown in the pics.
    All new fluids, extra oil filters included.
    Includes rare Ventura luggage rack.

    Clean California title and current registration through June 2010.

    $3250.

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    I have been watching this on Craigslist and would love to buy it but times are tight and getting tighter and my wife would kill me in my sleep if I came home with it.Would have to sleep with one eye open for the rest of my life.
    I am nuttier than a squirrel turd "Nancy Pelosi"

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    I just made a mess of my pants
    Mr. 90+ mph, now with 3 speeding tickets in 1 month, that's working out really good

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    It is a sweet ass bike.
    I am nuttier than a squirrel turd "Nancy Pelosi"

    My theme music.
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    Only a motorcycle rider knows why a dog sticks his head out a car window.

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    you go ahead and get it TOe and We can pull a BWiess, you leave it with me and I'll take care of it....
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    Great look, great sound. If you want a kR for the looks but still want to ride the thing, he's done exactly what you need to do. Worth every penny.

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    Very nice work!

    This bike looks to be a very good deal for someone. Hope things work out with the sale.

    If I could ask, did you tackle the CBR600F2 and CBR900RR wheel conversion yourself?

    These wheels are, aesthetically, a great fit and the tire sizing looks spot on.
    Last edited by invisible cities; 05-02-2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Easily my favorite vf500/700/750/1000 that I've ever seen....wow.

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    Thanks for the comments. On the wheel conversions, Jaime Daugherty, member here, did the machining needed. Daugherty Motorsports - Motorcycle Suspension Performance and Modification I was surprised at how transformed the bike was with the new PP tires, it feels like it lost 100 lbs.

    There's still so much more that could be done but the project budget is empty, the tax man is calling and the Fed turned down my $5B bailout request.
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    VF1000R for sale

    Just curious if this bike sold. I'm in San Jose and would be interested to hearing if it is still available. Thanks -- Eric (enesset@yahoo.com)

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    Bike actually just sold this morning.

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    Classic I snooze I lose. I was hoping it could be a stable mate to my Red/White/Blue '86 CB700sc Nighthawk-S. 8-(

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    Amazing deal, too bad I live so far away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vfrcapn View Post
    Bike actually just sold this morning.


    Looks like a nieghbor bought it...why isn't he riding it home?
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    " the return of the mullet will be the rebirth of our nation" TOECUTTER

    I'm sorry, your fingers were typing but all I heard was "blah blah blah I'm a filthy little whore" Pliskin

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    Quote Originally Posted by crustyrider View Post
    Looks like a nieghbor bought it...why isn't he riding it home?
    That was the shipper swinging it around to go in the trailer...heading x-country.

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    looks like its getting the royal treatment ....totally enclosed trailer.... a nice one too..... hope it brings joy to the new owner.....did you told the new owner that a free membership here comes with the bike right?
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    I'm sorry, your fingers were typing but all I heard was "blah blah blah I'm a filthy little whore" Pliskin

    " my gun is a little bit overkill ( maybe to make up for my small penis )" Cundalini

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    Mike,

    No matter what, it`s still sad to see it go to a new owner.
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    though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who
    neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight
    that knows not victory nor defeat."

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    Shit! It looks like that cabinet could flop over on it any second while in transport!
    Nooooooooooooo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giuseppi View Post
    Shit! It looks like that cabinet could flop over on it any second while in transport!
    Nooooooooooooo!
    Oh Lord!!!! Don't say that!! I'm the new owner and It's headed to NC from CA. I have plenty of insurance on it but still. Anyway, I'm very happy with the transaction, and can't wait to throw a leg over it. Unfortunately, I have a little while before I get home to see and ride it. Damn military deployments get in the way of important stuff like family and new motorcycle purchases

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    Quote Originally Posted by VF1000RS View Post
    Mike,

    No matter what, it`s still sad to see it go to a new owner.
    Very sad, like selling my rebuilt cafe bike a few years ago. But it's going to a good home with someone who will appreciate it...And I've got a F project to start on now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smack doogle View Post
    Oh Lord!!!! Don't say that!! I'm the new owner and It's headed to NC from CA. I have plenty of insurance on it but still. Anyway, I'm very happy with the transaction, and can't wait to throw a leg over it. Unfortunately, I have a little while before I get home to see and ride it. Damn military deployments get in the way of important stuff like family and new motorcycle purchases
    Nah, just getting you going, Smackdoogle...the guy's probably logged lots of miles doing similar such deliveries.

    So nice to look forward to when you're finally home - take good care for the balance of your deployment and let us know when you're home (then get some video of her!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giuseppi View Post
    Nah, just getting you going, Smackdoogle...the guy's probably logged lots of miles doing similar such deliveries.

    So nice to look forward to when you're finally home - take good care for the balance of your deployment and let us know when you're home (then get some video of her!).
    No problem and thanks. I'll definitely be taking pics and vids while I log the miles. I'm counting the days till I get home to see the bike. Oh yeah, and the wife and kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by smack doogle View Post
    I'm counting the days till I get home to see the bike. Oh yeah, and the wife and kids
    Yes, don't forget them! In addition to the wife and kids, having the bike waiting for you is a bonus. Anyhow, congratulations on the new bike. It's good to see it going to a member here. I'm looking forward to your initial thoughts and riding impressions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartj239 View Post
    Yes, don't forget them! In addition to the wife and kids, having the bike waiting for you is a bonus. Anyhow, congratulations on the new bike. It's good to see it going to a member here. I'm looking forward to your initial thoughts and riding impressions.
    I'll definitely be sharing my experiences with it. I'm really curious how the '85 is compared to the 5th and 6th gen's I've owned. RWB 6th gen will be in my garage in a year also but that's a way's off. The 85 will be gettting some racetech treatment to the front end and some white powdercoating to the wheels. Other than that VFRCapn did a great job on the build and didn't leave much to be messed with.


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