What needs to be done

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  1. rich stone

    rich stone New Member

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    I.m thinking about a vfr for my next bike. I do all my own work, everything except boring cylinders. So I,m wondering just what needs to be done and how often. Right now my modern bike is a vstrom which at 50k miles is still virtually maintainace free. Even the valves are still on the original shims.

    Can I expect the same from a vfr? Anything that will make me sscream and cuss?

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    Rich
     
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    What model year are you interested in?
     
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    Why not consider a vintage/classic/ collectable VFR--not ur average streetbike-- like an r/w/b 1986 or '87 in white or blue ??

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    So you'll have a modern Snoozuki 650 bike capable of touring and a faster sportbike for thrills. far easier, faster, simpler to work on than all later models. EZ valve checks.

    Ride a classic or ride a modern commodity, sez Bunky ! :nelson:

    Raced to 3rd place in 1986 Daytona 200 ! winning AMA races for years, no more racing VFRs made after that.

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    I,m just starting the thought process, have no idea what year yet.
     
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    Get a 5th gen , we all know they're the best of the family
     
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    Plenty of vfr's out there with well over 50,000m.
    They are not the fastest or the slowest.
    They are not the lightest or the heaviest.
    They do not have the best or worst brakes.
    Etc,etc,etc,
    Basically they are a very very well rounded bike. It is a bike you can tour on, race on, commute on or just ride. And you can do that for year after year.
    Each of the versions are fine in there own right, pick any, it still won't be a bad choice..

    There isn't another bike like it so any comparisons are useless..
     
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