Well, as the title suggests, my wife now has a "New to Her" motorcycle. She has been looking for a little while now to get a bike for herself. My wife Angie has ridden many bikes before, but before my son Liam was born she decided to sell her last bike, a 1984 Nighthawk 750 to a friend of mine in Calgary. I too sold my old 97 VFR750 as I did not want to see the bike sitting idle in the corner of the garage wanting for someone to throw their leg over the seat. Since we both knew that we would have a fair bit less time to ourselves once the baby arrived the thought of selling the bikes seemed prudent and let's face it, financially opportunistic. Who ever said that babies aren't expensive has obviously not lived in this century. The baby is practically free, but the stuff required on hand after said baby comes home, hmmm, not so much. With the kids now getting a bit older, our son Liam (now 6) and our daughter Chantal (now 4), are at the point that maybe a bit of fun in the biking world can once again return to the family. My son Liam regularly enjoys seat time on the back of my 2000 VFFR800, though for fairly short distances as opposed to epic journeys. My daughter Chantal has longed for the day when she too has grown enough to be able to ride pillion on the back of the bike. Well she is almost there and likely will be big enough to go for the odd scoot by the time next year comes around (I know some of you are thinking next year, Why Not Now???. One answer, SNOW is coming) but with winter in Canada fast approaching it is unlikely that the growth spurt will occur in time. To that end my wife has decided on a bike, and after much deliberation, the result is in. She wanted a, you guessed it, A VFR of her very own. Have I ever mentioned that I really love my wife. As of Wednesday night we are now a multi-generational Viffer household. Angie has always found great amusement of poking fun at me (and the VFR breatheren in general for our overall obsessive nature about our bikes) and calling me, well, SPECIAL because of my fun in tinkering with my bike. Well, now she has the urge herself. The new steed has been christened Rocketgurl, and she is a 1996 VFR750 in bright silver. AND without further ado, THE PICTURES!!!!! View attachment 24001 View attachment 24005 View attachment 24008 View attachment 24007 View attachment 24006 View attachment 24004 View attachment 24003 View attachment 24002 There are a few things that need to be addressed and merely because they drive my WIFE more mental than I would have thought possible. First Issue. If you take a close look at the picture of the bike from the back, the Delkevic pipe exits the header at such an angle that we could gas the person in a car behind and to the right quite effectively (or a pedestrian or cyclist riding down the side of the road) and that will just never do, and the exhaust must be re-aligned. Second issue. Again looking at the bike from the rear, the windscreen appears to be centered off to the left of the bikes center line. The PO mentioned that the bike had never been dropped as long as he has owned it (I performed a title search to ensure that there were no claims registered against the bike and found none) and he has owned the bike for the last 40,000 km's of its 55K. He did mention that it may have fallen over at some point and had noticed the fairing issue but had never addressed fixing it. My wife may say that I am mental about keeping my bikes looking good (and I would be a fool to disagree) but deep down I know that she feels the same way. To that effect, the obsessive nature upheld by our family has started to clean up the bike and solve some of the issues that are easily addressed, like cleaning the years of dirt and crud that are lurking beneath the fairing. We discovered when looking for any damaged bits (the PO said HE never dropped it, but he was by own admission the 3rd owner) and even though there was no claims against the bike for insurance that does not necessarily mean it had never been dropped. We discovered that it had indeed fallen over, as evidenced by the tweaked upper cowl support and some vertical striations on the right side of the bike, vaguely reminiscent of someone losing their balance and dropping the bike on its side. No visible damage done to any fairing mounts, suggesting that it had never been dropped at speed. All the fairing mounts look straight and unbent, and the amount of dirt and crud hiding behind the fairings would suggest that the bikes body panels have never been removed to clean the bike. Evidence you ask................. View attachment 24009 View attachment 24010 View attachment 24011 View attachment 24012 View attachment 24013 View attachment 24014 View attachment 24015 View attachment 24016 View attachment 24017 View attachment 24018 View attachment 24019 And so the saga will continue until Angie gives the OK on cleanliness. Ha Ha Ha, she has finally become ONE OF US. The crazed Viffer owner.