Shop that knows VFRs?

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  1. GuitarX

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    Okay, this forum has been too quiet...

    I'm coming up very quickly on my 16k service. The guy I bought my 2006 from said Colorado Powersports in Boulder knows how to do the valves on the VFRs well.

    Has anyone had experience with them for this service? Any other dealers or independent shops you can recommend for doing the valves, etc on a Gen 6? I live in Highlands Ranch but am willing to go where I need to for a great service job.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    I wanna say Tinkerenwstuff lives out there somewhere. Maybe he can help you out. Welcome to the site...
     
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    Welcome to the forum....
     
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    Welcome, post up if you ever want to catch a ride!
     
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    LOL, you caught that as well eh? :attention:
     
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    Sure did - apologies to Reg and Long.
     
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    what's a VFR?
     
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    (V)ery (F)ucked (R)egulator
     
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    I saw that one. I wonder why he's asking so little? I think it's worth about a million.
     
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    You guys are hijacking my thread. BTW, I offered him $10k for the '93 but he told me to screw off, that it was a true collector's item.
     
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    Did you expect otherwise? :crazy:

    You really looking for a shop?
     
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    LOL, of course I wouldn't expect anything else from you and Dave! Yeah, I'm at 15k right now and don't want any ham-fisted 17 year-olds opening up the motor on my baby. I really want to find a place that has experience with VFRs and knows what they're doing. The guy I bought it from recommended Colorado Powersports but I have no experience with them.
     
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    Mine is at Faster Motorsports right now. That guy (Bart?) seems to have a brain, but he said he doesn't have a lot of experience with VFRs. He's got my service manual and is going to do some digging to try and find out what's causing my surging (still did it after he mapped it). He might be a bit more experienced by the time he's done :) Hopefully I can have it back before Friday.
     
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    If it were my bike and I had a factory service manual, I wouldn't be afraid to dive in and get it done. So my point is, a good dealer wrench shouldn't have any troubles. VTEC might add some complexity but everything a guy needs to know should be right there in the manual. It's just parts.
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the info. Dave (DriverDave) - I've been to Faster before and Bart is definitely a good guy. This is going to be a big service (kind of slamming the 12k & 16k into one) so I want a dealership that knows these bikes inside and out (if there's such a thing).
     
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    I'm passing on the 16k service after reading the results of alot of the folks on here. Guys who took care of their bikes and used quality synthetic oil found none of the valves needing adjusted at 16k. I'm gonna wait until 32k...
     
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    Davis, thanks for the note. I've read all that too but I just feel safer knowing that I did it. I really love this bike and want to keep it for a while. I may as well take care of it. I totally understand the other side of the equation though as it's a chunk of change.
     
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    Did you ever find a good shop? I've recently purchased a 2000 VFR that's had none of the factory sched maint done. I'd like to have the 24k done to get a baseline of what I've got. Thanks, Ed
     
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    24k is a good place to start. They should do all of the fluids in that one; a big expense. I just did all of mine (oil, coolant, brakes, clutch) at RPM Motorsports and they did a great job without hammering my wallet. Essentially, I did the 24K plus a tire install for $350 with an upgrade to Engine Ice coolant and synthetic oil; probably an extra $50.
     
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