Bound to happen !! MY VFR falls over with a bunch of Harley Boat-Anchors!

Discussion in '1st & 2nd Generation 1983-1989' started by sjhsailor2, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. sjhsailor2

    sjhsailor2 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    So I motor into a wedding ceremony out on the coast ... of NH to my brothers wedding ceremony. The only sportbike, ... surrounded by lots of chrome and rumble ... We motored some 60 miles on back roads ... nice enough ride. So we stop for a coffee and a few guys need gas ... and we park on a slight incline. Well one bike rolls on its stand and touches my VFR ... and she rolls forward .... inches from my grab and inches from two other riders grab and down she goes on her left side with a ... thud, and my groans ..

    Busted clutch lever (still two fingerable) scraped up lower fairing, a snapped left footpeg perch, (later to find that it snapped the lug on the frame as well. Pretty sucky event.

    So ... I would like to uprade levers ... Pazzo look nice but pricey... cant determine if they will fit ??? 1987 VFR750. Suggestions.

    Whats the best way to fix the frame tab .... tricky weld at best .... any ideas ??

    I replaced the bracket on ebay already !!

    My RC needs to be back on the road !!
     
  2. crustyrider

    crustyrider New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2008
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Country, New York
    Map
    suckage!!!!!!!! the P/O of mine , his father in law cut a gas nozzle and put it on for the clutch lever. it has the right curve and it looks kinda cool..
     
  3. TOE CUTTER

    TOE CUTTER Mullet Man

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Sacramento
    Map
  4. tinkerinWstuff

    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    7,782
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    Map
    bummer. same deal with me this weekend. the Shadow was on a slight incline and rolled off the stand. I barely caught it and slowed the fall to the point where I had Zero damage (unless you count my ego).

    <-----dumbass :asshat:
     
  5. drewl

    drewl Insider

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,757
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va
    Map
    Too many of us have seen our babies falling in slow motion, just out of reach.
    Damn Harleys.
     
  6. stoshmonster

    stoshmonster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Frozen Wastelands of Wisconsin
    Sally,I've got a minty pair of CRG adjustable levers from my old '97 VFR750 that are just collecting dust on my parts shelf. I checked the Honda parts fiche and from what I can tell they should bolt right on to your '87 VFR750. If you can use them you can have them Sally.
    If you're interested PM me with your name,address,and zip code and I'll get them shipped out to you ASAP.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Mobtown

    Mobtown New Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Map
  8. sjhsailor2

    sjhsailor2 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    I love the internet .... sometimes !!
     
  9. sjhsailor2

    sjhsailor2 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    New levers !! Thanks to STOSHMonsters amazing generocity !!

    Installed and looking quite nice ... adjustable is awesome ...

    [​IMG]

    Smiles !!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 1, 2010
  10. TOE CUTTER

    TOE CUTTER Mullet Man

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Sacramento
    Map
    Wish you were closer, we would fix your frame mounts before you could finish your second beer.Second time is much easier. Possible vacation?
     
  11. sjhsailor2

    sjhsailor2 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maine
    Don't hate me but my VFR is back on the road thanks to .... arghhh JB Weld!

    Thanks TC for the TIG weld offer .... but the top tab on the frame was OK so with a little help and some (JB Weld) I am riding .... the real repair will come later !!

    We spent most of 2007 in CA ... Ventura area ... was nice but way to crazy for us !! Drove rte 118 to work amongst toooooooooo many fires !!

    My daughter is out working in the mountains near you !! She hasn't formed a opinion about CA yet .... the glossy shine is still on the idea of being in CA for her !!
     
  12. betarace

    betarace New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2007
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Middleburg, VA
    if you can wait till the off season, you can mail me your fairings for a fix, cleanup and redo - just pay postage.
     
  13. stoshmonster

    stoshmonster New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,436
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    The Frozen Wastelands of Wisconsin
    You won't catch me giving you any Sh#t for using JB Weld Sally.
    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to get by.

    Besides,everybody knows JB Weld is just like duct tape anyway.
    You know.......the handyman's secret weapon! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
Related Topics

Share This Page