After taking a two year hiatus from VFR's and road riding in general, I stumbled across a 3rd gen VFR for sale in Montreal that for some reason I couldn't resist. It's actually no big mystery why I couldn't resist it, the asking price was ludicrous, even for an old VFR and it was like a sweet old Tom Cat sitting at the SPCA waiting to be put down. I just couldn't let that happen without at least trying to make him whole again. So I contacted the seller and on Wednesday evening I drove over to view the beast in the flesh. He was very sad looking! Lots of sun fading, evidence of a crash or crashes and some pretty sketchy repairs. The story goes that the bike was crashed many years ago and was simply parked at that point and has sat ever since. Not sure if that's what really happened but I guess it doesn't matter. Most of the bike was there including 90% of the plastic, albeit damaged of course. So I installed a battery (taken from my XR650L) that fit perfect and turned the key. To my surprise everything lit up and the engine even cranked like it had just been ridden yesterday. I didn't attempt to fire it with all that old fuel in the system, thinking it would be better to flush the fuel system and clean the carburetors as well as the other fluids before attempting to run it. So we cut a deal and I loaded it on my trailer for the trip back to the healing room. And with that, brace yourselves cause here she is.... Oh wait...I can't upload images here and I forgot that they need to be web hosted first. Unfortunately I can't access photobucket from my work computer so the pictures will need to wait till this evening...sorry guys!