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« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2018, 05:58:50 PM »

One of the things I really liked about the VFR was its single sided swing arm.  It made removing the rear wheel for a tire swap easy, and chain adjustment was a snap.  Really eased maintenance.  Unfortunately it doesn't have a centerstand, so a motorcycle lift is necessary.
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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2018, 06:53:51 PM »

I've been travelling, so I didn't see this until now.  That looks very nice! I can't imagine needing more power than the 750/800 models.  I was hoping to win taking it for a quick spin, but I'll settle for the picture.....

The VFR isn't known as a super powerful bike but it pulls strong.  Still getting used to the vtec, haven't decided whether it's a plus or minus.  Well, if you're ever in Boston maybe you can get a ride.  Good job on guessing.  You even beat Google.  For fun I sequentially put my hints into Google to see if it could guess the bike.  Nope.



Congratulations on the new ride, Dan. Your helmet probably won't hide your smile during the ride!

Thanks.  Speaking of helmets, I need a new one now.  Mine are all orange and green.



One of the things I really liked about the VFR was its single sided swing arm.  It made removing the rear wheel for a tire swap easy, and chain adjustment was a snap.  Really eased maintenance.  Unfortunately it doesn't have a centerstand, so a motorcycle lift is necessary.

Absolutely, I've done a little bit of work already and it's just about the easiest bike I've owned for chain maintenance.  My Interceptor has a factory centerstand, so it's really quite nice.
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« Reply #32 on: August 15, 2018, 03:49:09 AM »

My bad.  I failed to notice the centerstand on it.  That makes a lot of difference for working on it.  I once had all the plastic tupperware off of my VFR.  It wasn't all that hard to take off or put back on.  I had to do that to wire in the plug in for my electric vest.
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« Reply #33 on: August 15, 2018, 02:26:47 PM »







I have a 2014 vfr and love it.

always loved the red white and blue one , nice bike.
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« Reply #34 on: August 15, 2018, 10:46:26 PM »


I have a 2014 vfr and love it.

always loved the red white and blue one , nice bike.

A few years ago my friend and I went to Americade and test rode the then new generation 8 Interceptors.  He loved it so much when he went back home he bought one.  I really liked it as well but I fell in love with the red, white, blue bike years ago.  Had the newest one been made in that colorway things may have turned out differently.  I like your bike too!
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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 03:59:28 AM »

Such a bad ass bike.
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »

I was just thinking, this Interceptor is the first bike I ever bought where it wasn't practical at any level for my needs and that I didn't analyze for weeks/months before purchase.  I think this went down in less than a week and the only reason it took that long is because originally I was going to buy one that was in Altoona, PA but was having trouble getting it shipped and coordinating with the current owner.  The one I bought was a mere fifty miles from me, I saw it for sale late Wednesday night, contacted the owner Thursday, checked it out on Friday and purchased it on Saturday.  Special call out to Paul, he gave up his free time and trailer to help me get it home.

By the way, I've got it insured and registered and have had some modest seat time so far.  Love it, write up to come in the future.

Maggie, I'm having trouble finding a helmet.  Found two, one is pricier and discontinued and hard to find, the HJC Pro Darter and the other is an AFX.  I didn't really care for my other AFX helmet but this a better model, the FX-105.  It's much cheaper so I may go that way.
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