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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
The Honda thread

After my search for a F4 SPR failed to turn up any viable candidates, I broadened the net.

My remit was to track down an interesting motorcycle that wouldn't lose value over time and (hopefully) do quite the reverse. Kawasaki Z1's and Honda CBX-6's were on the list as bikes I've owned in the past and am fairly conversant with, but the prices being asked for clean original examples of these machines are sky rocketing at the mo. So I've bagged myself one of these. Its a bike I never owned (first time around as it were) so I'm looking forward to a new experience when it gets delivered back home in a couple of weeks time.
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Beautiful bike John... Very nice example and the F model is the nicest versions, great choice ( hope you're going to remove those non-standard decals).

I was looking at these model a few months back.. There's a good condition example for sale in Switzerland.. It's on my Ebay watch list.

I used to watch these bikes being raced at Brands Hatch back in the good old days of the Transatlantic Races.. Them were the days..

Well done mate and enjoy.

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post #3 of 97 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
It comes with the original exhausts John, so I'll take the Lazers off and pop those back on. I'd like to get a stock screen for it too, the Black one looks OK, but I'd like to get it back to as original as possible. Its been virtually a one keeper bike from new, sadly the original owner passed away so it was being sold by a family friend. I looked at the one in Switzerland too mate but its got 3 times the recorded mileage of this one.


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You've got an amazing example there.. Reference the OEM screen, try David Silver spares, as he's the UK's Honda spares guru.

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Very cool. I was looking at one of them as a major project bike very recently. But i have a real soft spot for the GSXR 750 Slingshot andZXR 750 93-95 models

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post #6 of 97 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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You've got an amazing example there.. Reference the OEM screen, try David Silver spares, as he's the UK's Honda spares guru.

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I've checked out their website, perhaps unsuprisingly they don't have too many items for the VF1000R. The screen is a discontinued part apparently but the very helpful chap at Silvers said they hope to have some replica pattern parts in stock soon.


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That is one of the few bikes that got me excited when I first saw it. It was displayed on a Honda Stand at the Gp.
I had a CX 1000 at the time. Took me a couple of years but finally got one. Part ex for the CBX at Cusworth's in Doncaster
Lot of trick bits on it magnesium engine covers etc. They are not a bland bike
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BEAUTIFUL BIKE. I love the European paint scheme. I had a 1986 VF1000R for a long time. I loved that bike. First full fairing production motorcycle in the USA. 606# dry.
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post #9 of 97 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
Well I put the VF on ebay for a few weeks in early Spring, but although I did get some interest there were no takers, so as the weather here is warming up nicely I thought what the hell, I'll ride it myself.

The tyres had gone hard and were the wrong sizes, so were junked for new ones and the brakes were very poor. I thought perhaps I'd been spoilt with the radial Brembos on my modern Aprilia, but after changing the fluid and the pads, the stoppers on the big Honda are much improved. Performance wise, the old girl really picks up her skirts and shoots forwards when you give it the beans and it handles pretty well too, considering it still had the original rear shocker, but you are always aware its a heavy old beastie of a bike. I had a stroke of luck when the previous owner contacted me and said he'd found the original fairing screen tucked away in the back of his garage and he very decently sent it over from Ireland so I sent him back a few quid as Guinness money. Thanks David!

I've kept the aftermarket screen on for now as it does give more wind protection than the original. All in all I'm quite pleased with it although the prone riding position reminds me of why I parted with my F4, short trips between long stops for coffee and cake will be the order of the day then.
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