Best purchase?

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  1. Hondominance

    Hondominance New Member

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    Hey all, just got my VFR. I was wondering if there is one single upgrade that made a big difference, you know the sort of thing you cant do without now. I had a 2000 Nighthawk 750 the Corbin seat was the best upgrade to that bike. So what do you got? Where should I put my cash?
     
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    Jamie Daugherty suspension upgrade.

    For reliability purposes I would get a MOSFET regulators and a voltmeter
     
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    There seems to be a consensus that suspension upgrades are the greatest value for the VFR. The stock suspension is harsh and not particularly responsive. While the stock parts are high quality, little thought went into the valving and such.

    People like custom windscreens. I am just about to try out the OEM screen actually, as the aftermarket touring screen that came with mine allows little air. I do a lot of putting around in the city and have been broiling on this bike until the temperature went down to 60°F.

    Got travel needs? You may need luggage to carry your stuff.

    There are engine response problems with most of the bikes. Synchronize the starter valves first. Then you may consider a fueling computer and auto-tuning unit. Fueling does not have to be fixed and thus can be considered a relatively poor value. It all depends on how much the issues bother you. Some people work around them by riding just above or below the RPM of the problem areas.
     
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    Before I modify any new bike to me I always give 5000 miles or more to figure out what if anything it need for my type of riding.
     
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    ^^Now that is the voice of reason right there. Well said, Sir.

    VFR's are great sounding bikes that deserve a free flowing muffler to let them sing.
     
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    The stock bike is a pretty well equipped solid all rounder, so whether you NEED to make any changes to it, really depends on the rider and what they plan to use the bike for.

    Taller/larger riders tend to find the bike ergonomics are fine, but smaller riders often find the weight of the VFR is quite a challenge - so adding tip over protection is a sound investment. Helibars make a big difference if you find the bike puts too much weight on your wrists. If you plan to commute all year round then consider upgrading the charging system for reliability and fitting a taller screen which will really help in heavy rain. If you intend taking the bike touring on routes with long motorway elements, then a cheap Vista throttle lock will be a great investment. Track day junkies will be shedding weight and focusing on tyre and suspension upgrades. What is right for you - only you will know.

    Take care ATGATT




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    /thread. .
     
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    Suspension upgrade

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    For me, there isn't one single part that stands out, but a sum of parts coming together as a total package.
    For me its
    ADD Suspension/Brakes/Power
    Subtract weight
     
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    A seat.



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    Sportbike bars hands down. Next would be the top case.
     
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    One word " Suspension" at the least set the sag and dial in the stock stuff. don't forget to check the tire pressure too. you wouldn't believe how many don't, I find more than one would think with under or over figures, funny how the tires make that much difference. From that there's a whole lot of personal this and thats.
     
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