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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Gday everyone, finally got the 10 post limit out of the way and thought I'd introduce myself.
Rob here from Queensland, Australia and I have MBS (multiple bike syndrome)
I'm not ashamed to admit it, in fact I'm surprised it's taken this long.
I'm gonna blame it on the VFR for being so damn reliable and bulletproof.
However it's now time to restore her and I was needing a bike... as you do.
And this offer came too good to pass on. Imported 2001 from the UK.
I believe they only made them silver for one year. Had to be silver. I love it!!!




Mostly stock, Leo's out back, aftermarket indicators and some undertail I've yet to identify (pictures some other time)

Purchases so far:

15/42 sprockets
Chinese bubble screen
Rear stand dolly
Fuel pressure regulator!!! (I hope)

Somebody stop me!!

Anyway, plan to install today/tomorrow... cheers
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 06:09 PM
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Hi and welcome that looks great.
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Welcome,

Nice looking pair, I like the sliver one.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-20-2016, 01:11 AM
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Hi Rob. Nice rides.
Where in QLD are you?
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Welcome Rob,
Lots of us are also inflicted with MBS, so don't expect to find a cure here!
Seems a fair few of us have / had VFR's, maybe it's the reliability of them, or that spooky whine from the cam gears that makes the connection with these SP's.

You'll probably soon be wanting exhausts and a power commander. I have some lovely Moriwaki titanium in perfect condition here if you get tempted to spend more. It's no cure, but it can supress the symptoms brought on by our uncurable disease.
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Welcome aboard, looks good !
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Thanks for the welcomes... I have read there is no cure, loving the symptoms!!

I'm in Brisbane Gravelrash, fantastic place to be. Ride all year round, surrounded by mountains. I see you are also new with new road bike. Congrats, definitely a Beast. Are you local too?
The Stig, really have to watch the spending mate. Sunk a bit into the VFR over the years. Should come to fruition soon. Overall though, nothing has been a moneypit that I didn't want it to be.
The SP seemed like a good accompaniment to the VFR. A Ying Yang thing. You walk into the garage, you look left, you look right. That grin.
Plus I love that Honda era and their direction and innovation. It's a peak I've never climbed off and just happy to sit and admire the path that led me here.
Both bikes are timeless in my opinion.

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Excellent combination choice & welcome to the club Rothman
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WELCOME!!
The silver looks pretty slick
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Welcome. Great pair of bikes there!
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