VFR 1200 DCT Catastrophic Engine Failure at 17000 miles.

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  1. satariel666

    satariel666 New Member

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    Gas millage? Hahaha 1200 runs 100km on 6 liters while I've never heard any 800 running below 8 liters buahahah

    800cc...90 RHWP with 245kg taking 8 liter per 100k's this must be the deal of a century :greedy_dollars:

    52 mpg? Sure!
    http://www.bikersoracle.com/vfr/forum/showthread.php?p=1546493#post1546493

    Funny that all negative feedback towards 1200 comes form 800 mower owners who never even stood by the 1200 at all...not even talking to afford one.
     
  2. V4toTour

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    what a load of shite

    http://www.fuelly.com/motorcycle/honda/vfr1200f

    I wouldn't ever buy a 1200, with the amount of miles my 99 has seen I would have burned through 4 1200 engines by now. :potstir:
     
  3. satariel666

    satariel666 New Member

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    ...you are trying to sell here...
     
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    V4toTour New Member

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    says the guy trying to sell the virtues of the 1200F .. in a thread where the rider of one NEARLY KILLED HIMSELF cause the engine went kablammo. :crazy:
     
  5. satariel666

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    I know 666 people killed on VFR800 - but I would never bring it into discussion...

    On the contrary, says the guy who never even rode one...

    As i said before, funny that only acid spilled on 1200 is always received form 800 owners. What a pitiful world you must be living in...
     
  6. V4toTour

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    I'd sooner ride a Harley Davidson across country then that deathtrap masquerading under the "VFR" banner. which here apparently means, VeryFortunateRider cause he didn't end up with a conrod and shattered wrist pin up his arse.
     
  7. satariel666

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    Yeah, naming the 1200 with VFR was the wrong decision for Honda. VeryFoolishRider I should say.

    I shall remove the VFR from my bike to not belong to mower gang anymore.

    Yeah, ride a Harley - you will find yourself at home with the same millage and performance.
     
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    V4toTour New Member

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    2001 was the last year for VFRs. I don't know what the rest of you blokes are riding. unicam? is that like unibrow?
     
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    satariel666 New Member

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    Like you are speaking for everyone...I'm not affected by your acid coming form mouth full of complexes...try harder.
     
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    If I bought a 1200F, I'd ask the dealer to install ceramic armor plating underneath the seat and tank.
     
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    Well, you always get one.
     
  12. V4toTour

    V4toTour New Member

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    Too be honest, I'd settle with one of those Hurt Locker Suits.

    Is Aerostich making these yet?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Pitfox

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    Just to be clear here. I am not a mechanically aware gear head biker

    Noises including got serious 5miles outside Swaffham. I was hoping I could gently limp it in.

    In hindsight I was wrong. But hindsight is 20/20 isn't it.

    You guys all have the benefit of hindsight to tell me how dumb I was.

    Congrats.

    Let's just hope everything works out for you guys and you all make the perfect decision in a perfect world.

    SHEESH... I just thought you guys should know what can happen.


    OK. So I hindsight I wasn't too clever

    Are any of us with the benefit of hindsight.


    I'll let you know what Honda decide.. But otherwise I'm not getting involved in this

    I have a day job.

    P
     
  14. Knight

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    Pitfox, you do have some kindred spirits here. I'm cringing while reading the criticism.

    Let me point out that by the time a noise is heard in this situation, an engine tear down is already required.

    I would also figure that after the Honda techs, at a major service interval, did not see or hear nothing wrong, that would give me a bit of confidence as I ride on, and I might otherwise ignore a bit of noise until I can have it checked out at the dealer.

    Did you have the valves adjusted? I did not think of this before but I wonder if the techs caused this problem. Since the DCT is not in the recall, that leads me to wonder if the cause of the same problem happens to be a different cause, like pistons hitting valves.
     
  15. V4toTour

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    You don't have to be a gear head to know there's explosions and metal parts flying around. Same way most decent drivers know when to pull over when the oil light cones on
     
  16. Glenngt750

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    What would it have done to pull over "as soon as he heard noises"? By that point the damage was done! I agree totally, Pitfox, hindsight is 20/20. I still think you may be o.k.. Due to the fact that you frequent said Dealership, and purchased a few bikes from them means that you will more than likely get some help from "them".
    Though I work on different kinds of vehicles, I do know these Companies are similar in their handling of service issues.
    I am very surprised, too, at the level of bullshit from few of the posters. Thanks for sharing your story. Hope to hear what comes of it.
     
  17. V4toTour

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    Did you bother to read his account? He had ample time to pull over before the engine actually grenaded putting him at risk for a wreck
     
  18. Badbilly

    Badbilly Official VFRWorld Troll Of The Year!

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    Just ol Knight talking shit again. All doo rag and no hamster.
     
  19. sunofwolf

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    shit I get a 1200 cheap then sue Honda will it blows my Nuts!
     
  20. jpfvita

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    I'm looking at it this way
    The VF 750 was a nightmare but out of those ashes we got the VFR 750 and 800 bloody fine machines.
    So imagine the bike we will get once they sort out the 1200 .
    A's some have already said maybe Buying the first of each new model isn't the best way to go,i hope tthey fix your bike I also think that once you herd that noise it was already history.
    Good luck
     
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