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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2020, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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What did you do to your non-SV1000 today?

This thread is for any bike besides our beloved SV1000. Post up what you did or are going to do to your non-SV1000.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 23rd April 2020, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Due to a health issue, I got rid of my 2015 Yamaha FJR1300 ES about a month ago and replaced it with a nice and about 100 lbs lighter 2008 Honda VFR 800 Interceptor. Interceptors are mechanically reliable bikes but can suffer from electrical problems after some age/miles/exposure to water which causes corrosion of electrical connectors and subsequent shorting out of stuff like stators/regulators/rectifiers. I just got a VFRness in the mail today so over the next day or two, I'm going to take off the fairings and install it. While I'm at it, I'll also pull apart all the VFR's connectors and fill them with dielectric grease.



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Many years ago I had a 1990 VFR 750. Beautiful bike.

I had to ride around with a spare r/r because I never knew when it might fail. It didn't help that Honda placed it under the plastic by the seat where it couldn't get any air flow.

There were actually quite a few other things that were disappointing about this bike. Read on if you wish.

After ~20,000 miles the transmission went south. Most likely it was a bent shift fork. I sold it as is and let the new buyer deal with it.

The fuel gauge was a nice touch but useless. It basically read either full or empty.

The bike was heavy and carried its weight high making low speed handling a real challenge.

It was a PITA to work on. Just about everything is more difficult on a V4 compared to a V twin.

Honda cut corners in several areas such as suspension, no stock center stand, no stock clock.

I'm sure the new models are much better than mine. Enjoy yours and ride safe.
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LOL....I knew someone would post up a nightmare story about an Interceptor.


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The VFR and the VTR-F had the same shit reg/rec.... filled with resin..... when it went, everything went with it... power, lights, engine....
Changed it out for a newer heat-sink version, and, installed large serrated washer between it and the frame to get a much better earth
never had an issue again.... (the washers idea came from a guy i knew who had some experience...haha)

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Today I'm gonna put the new tires on my SV650S and clean it up a little. Also hoping to take a ride before the shipment guys arrive. We owned the bike together with my brother and last year he decided to buy a flat in Berlin and move there. He was looking for decent bike to buy for a while but couldn't find anything interesting so decided to get our SV650S shipped to Germany.
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