Soon to be VFR owner

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  1. Vfreadom

    Vfreadom New Member

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    Couple questions for all you VFR experts. I have been off motorcycles for 15 years and am just getting back into them tomorrow. I have not seen this bike yet but the owner is claiming it is immaculate. It is a 2002 with 13k miles. What should I pay careful attention to when I inspect and test drive this bike?

    Any and all advise is welcome.

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    derstuka Lord of the Wankers Staff Member

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    Just make sure of the standard things that you would on any bike. General mechanical up-keep and condition of the bike. Do they have maintenance records? Check, chain, sprockets, forks, fork seals, color of clutch & brake fluid. Ask them if it has had it's fluids flushed (coolant, oil, brake, clutch, fork) and if it has ever had to have the R/R (regulator/Rectifier) replaced because it went bad (this is a known archilles heel of the VFR).....and if they took it into a Honda dealer for the wiring harness recall upgrade. Look for any signs that the bike has been down. Scratches on engine, forks, frame, swingwarm, rims, etc. Just take a good luck at the bike to see if it has been maintained well or neglected. Good luck and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the advise. I'll post some feedback on what I find tomorrow.
     
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    Good luck. Sounds like a nice bike.
     
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    Vfreadom New Member

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    It is official!

    Saw it, had to buy it.

    I will have to figure out how to post pictures...
     
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