How Long Will a VFR Last?

Discussion in '5th Generation 1998-2001' started by rvb5, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Boosh63

    Boosh63 Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Messages:
    423
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Location:
    Timmins, Ontario, Canada
    Map
    HAHAHA!!!

    Ok I can't stop laughing...good one!

    I bought my 98 last summer it had about 35000 on the odo and had been crashed at least twice. I have no idea how well or poorly it had been maintained and how many previous owners it had. I crashed her last September...(not my fault, other party was charged)...and she still gives me 200 miles between fill ups and runs like a dream. I have only changed oil and hydraulics, chain and sprockets, rear tire and threw in a K&N air filter. Otherwise bone stock.

    All VFR's are stunning machines to look at as well. Could it be the perfect bike?!??
     
  2. Derek Moersch

    Derek Moersch New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver B.C. Canada
    I think these bikes are on par with mecedes quality and honda engineering you can't beets it.
     
  3. Riding a 2000

    Riding a 2000 Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
    Map
    Don't own one, but I'd also a fan of the VTR, squirrelman!

    Came within a whisper of buying one, but a Ninja 250 won out by availability and price. (wanted a 250 for two sons just learning to ride) and we do not live in the city.....
     
  4. James Bond

    James Bond Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Dixie
    Map
    How do you define "worn out"? How long have B52's lasted? Visit the Barber museum in Birmingham. You'll see a lot of ancient bikes that have lasted a LONG time. Longer than the original purchaser. Yes, some of them have been rebuilt but they all run. That is a visit worth traveling a long ways to make.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 10, 2016
  5. Sniper

    Sniper New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 7, 2016
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Neglect and abuse kill motorcycles, Not time and use.
     
  6. ridervfr

    ridervfr Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,784
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    South FL
    Map
    Got 80,000 miles on my 91, and 22,000 on my 93. I have 36,000 on an EX500 and just did the valve check everything was right in spec, even the carbs were spot on. So, all it got was new spark plugs at around 6500+ miles. This bike gets ridden 3-4 times a week at triple digits and to 10,000 rpm. Doesnt burn oil, runs and shifts perfect. With proper maintenance and some respect for your transmission, these liqiod cooled bikes will easily go 100,000.
     
  7. sunofwolf

    sunofwolf New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3,383
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    I got 12,000, I did 7500 of those-all short trips. its not the mileage that matters- I don't like to ride tired and I get too buzzy with chickins and kitties. I change the oil every 2500 miles or less.
     
  8. MPH Racing

    MPH Racing New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2013
    Messages:
    171
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta Canada
    Map
    Just picked up a super clean 99 with 80,000km on it (50,000mi) and the damn thing still pulls like a fright train.
     
  9. GoingVFR

    GoingVFR New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2016
    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    LA LA Land
    Map
    Mine has 192,xxx miles and runs great!


    Can't believe you read down this far!
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. Allyance

    Allyance Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2013
    Messages:
    3,486
    Likes Received:
    371
    Trophy Points:
    128
    Location:
    East Bay, California
    Map
    Easy, I put the newest messages first!
     
  11. thx1138

    thx1138 New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Perth
    Map
    Gen 4 near me has over 330,000km on it with no engine work, just regular servicing.
     
  12. tyarosevich

    tyarosevich New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    511
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Map
    Lololololol a guy on an Indian trying to troll a VFR? That's rich. I bet the maintenance to ride-time ratio on his bike is literally 1000x larger than a VFR. These asshats on their American cruisers and their need to come parade their insecurity to us is so annoying.
     
  13. sunofwolf

    sunofwolf New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Messages:
    3,383
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    that's quite good and to think my bike has only 12,000+ miles
     
  14. 3.0charlie

    3.0charlie New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Montreal, QC
    Map
    90k miles here. No worries.
     
  15. revguy

    revguy New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    North Bay Ontario
    Map
    GEAR DRIVEN CAMS !! ..... I have over 70,000 kms on mine with regular maint. still looks and runs like new
     
  16. kshades

    kshades New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    1987 VFR700 which I bought new, now has over 107,000 miles. Engine is not the issue. The tabs on the bodywork eventually crack and break.
     
  17. duccmann

    duccmann Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    9,201
    Likes Received:
    906
    Trophy Points:
    143
    Location:
    SoCal
    Map
    My 84 came close to 200,000 before I lost 3rd gear---


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. Riding a 2000

    Riding a 2000 Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
    Map
    2nd went in my V45 Sabre at a supposed 15K. Dunno miles for sure, it was old when I bought it, with a "rebuilt" title.
     
  19. J800VFR

    J800VFR New Member

    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2014
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    East Grinstead, WEstSussex
    Map
    Would have lasted longer with a new head gasket!

    He might have not needed the new engine at 44K miles if he'd noticed the head gasket issue, but as he said, it was still running well even when the gasket had blown!
     
  20. James Bond

    James Bond Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Dixie
    Map
    I really don't think anyone can answer your question.
     
Related Topics

Share This Page