New Rider First Bike 98 VFR800

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  1. Baker88

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    Just got my first bike.Got a bit of riding experience through the years but finally decided on getting my own one.A gen 5 98 VFR800. As I am new to motorcycle ownership any tips on VFR ownership would be greatly appreciated.See image attached[​IMG][/IMG]

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    28000km nearly
    looks mint (guess I will find out once I pick it up next month once I get back from work.)
     

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    Very clean looking bike, you’re going to enjoy owning
     
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    Good choice! When you have a spare moment post up more information on your past riding experence and how you came accross this great bike on a new "Introduction Forum". More photos would be great also.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, great bike you picked up there.
     
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    Just be careful. A lot of power for a new rider.
     
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    4 things a new owner needs:

    multimeter

    accurate tire gauge and small compressor

    battery charger
     
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    Get yourself a factory service manual.
     
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    Yep very aware of the power...will be as careful as possible:)
     
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    Great will do.I have seen one on Ebay.I think it was a haynes manual.I had these for the golf and old jettas i restored in the past and they were good.
     
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    Thanks for the advice will get these items before i go and pick up the bike.
     
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    Thanks.I will post on the introduction once I have picked up the bike and can take some more detailed photos.As far as riding experience goes I learned to ride bikes at age 17.Incidently the first bike I learned to ride on was a 1985 VF1000R belonging to my uncle.LOL I think he would have killed me had he found out.Suprisingly did not have issues with such a heavy bike even though I am not the biggest guy.I rode a few other bikes as well (yamaha TZR125 and a Honda 250 Spada) these were great but I felt more comfortable on the VF.I guess I was always looking to have a VFR as I loved the looks and the sound,I am a very conservative rider who is more interested in just cruising about on something reliable,and therefore I feel this bike is perfect for me,I think its something I can grow with and enjoy for years to come.I am doing the MSF course in Switzerland in June and will be practicing the entire summer.I found this particular bike at a dealer close to my workplace and after sitting on it for the first time and seeing the price I just had t have it lol.It seems to be in concourse condition.I have already ordered crash bobbins in the hope that I keep it that way.
     
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