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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting a little moist over this bike. I've heard of them, can anyone tell me more about it?

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mcy/3766921314.html

And here's his library,

http://s1313.photobucket.com/user/mr...?sort=3&page=1

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I almost bought one of those the year I bought my 700 Interceptor. They had one in the showroom that was a year or so old but never sold. Kicked myself ever since. Some of the early V4s were hard on the rear two cylinders because of insufficient oiling and heat. There are some mods you can do to solve it involving upping the oil supply to back two. I would really be tempted if I were on the left coast. Looks to be in really good shape considering the age.

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I almost bought one of those the year I bought my 700 Interceptor. They had one in the showroom that was a year or so old but never sold. Kicked myself ever since. Some of the early V4s were hard on the rear two cylinders because of insufficient oiling and heat. There are some mods you can do to solve it involving upping the oil supply to back two. I would really be tempted if I were on the left coast. Looks to be in really good shape considering the age.
I had one and regret getting rid of it.
http://www.holeshot.com/
Has a top end oiling kit. It works great.

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They are giant heavy turds.

If you want one as a collectible go for it. If you want a daily driver or beater bike find something else or you will most likely regret your purchase for many years to come.
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Buy this then......geez

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That CB1000F is pretty nice for sure, but again for anything other than collecting you could come out a lot better with current machinery. You can get a bulletproof 919 for less money and ride the living snot out of it from touring to commuting to even trackdays if need be for the rest of your life without a single problem. Old Honda's streetbikes are just problematic...
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Like this one???

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Wow that one looks awesome. Check out VFRworld.com. Lots of great info on them.
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I hear you LDH.
I'm not looking for reliability or commuting. I was just looking for a project, but not too much project. And something old and cool.
I think I'm over the VF1000R. I'm more inclined towards an 80's VFR 700 or 750.
btw, I'm a little confused: is it a 700 or a 750?

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That 919 in that ad looks great!

The VF existed in both 700 and 750 cc builds due to 1983 import tariff taxes on anything over 700cc's. This was brought about because Hardly-Ableson who once dominated Flat Track Racing was getting their asses kicked unequivocally by the Honda 750's so they whined like little bitches until the government did something about it.
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