New owner 5th gen

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    dnbosiris New Member

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    New owner of a ‘00 VFR800 in Aus here...50thousand kms but no service history. that’s about 30000 miles. New to these bikes. any tips ?
     
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    Speaking from experience, the weak point of the VFR is it's electrical system. The first thing I would do
    is check the voltage at idle, and see what it produces at higher RPM. The next thing would be to install
    a voltmeter to keep an eye on things.
     
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    luckily i have one of those. what voltage should it be at idle and high rpm, vs what is bad?
     
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    IMO, as long as you're at or above 13 volts at idle, and the voltage goes up close to 14 volts as
    RPM increase, I think you're okay.
     
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    Congrats, we do like pictures


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    Pictures, more to come once i pick her up :)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Looks pretty sharp.
     
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    Thought 2000 came in yellow


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    Yeah, I think it did, but why would you want the slow one? :)
     
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    Dang tootin


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    Nice bike, you're going to love it. I just picked up a 2000 (in yellow) a couple of months ago myself. Added risers, an aftermarket taller windscreen, new fork springs, had my OEM shock re-sprung and re-valved for my weight, and just received a new Sargent seat :)
     
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    Welcome Aboard fellow 5 Gen owner. Definitely keep an eye on the electrical connections and if you want to do a preemptive strike and replace the RR with a more modern MOSFET type, check out www.roadstercycle.com They have these as well as installation kits. I recommend doing this sooner, rather than later, although the number of miles your bike has might suggest you have a little time...

    Cheers!
     
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