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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2017, 12:08:28 am »
Here are some pics of my VFR 1200 F.


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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2017, 02:19:52 am »
Very cool Harry!  :great: :great:

How long have you had it? I've been eyeing the 1200's for awhile, seem like a great value for good clean used ones now days!
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2017, 12:10:17 pm »
I picked it up about a year ago, it is a sportier riding position than the Connie, this one has full exhaust and has been retuned so it really screams.
They handle extremely well.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #78 on: November 10, 2017, 01:11:24 am »
I picked it up about a year ago, it is a sportier riding position than the Connie, this one has full exhaust and has been retuned so it really screams.
They handle extremely well.

Nice! I was really close to pulling the trigger on a blue 2012 last month, so temping... Seems the biggest downside to them is the small tank size, I really like em and will probably get one at some point, the prices on them have really dropped to where it is just an awesome value IMO.  :great: :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2017, 10:28:10 am »
I love VFR's, and and always had a love affair with Honda v4's since my first '82 Magna 750.
Owned a total of 4 since then, and still miss them all.

The only thing that keeps me from buying a 1200, is that truly ugly Manatee-looking front end.  :-[
It a dead-stop deal-breaker for me.
Well, THAT, and it still has Halogen Headlamps -- which I cannot do any longer.

Awesome bike all the way around other than that.

Thanks for the pics guys.  :great:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2017, 01:01:57 pm »
Ive noticed 1200's, locally, selling for 6 grand with under 10,000 miles on them.

I believe the later bikes got the larger fuel tank, didn't they?

 A friend worked at the local BMW shop and he brought one of these home. A trade in....

It was the dct version.  It felt like a 175hp scooter

I hated the idea of an auto transmission, but it was awesome.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #81 on: November 11, 2017, 02:18:32 pm »

Well, THAT, and it still has Halogen Headlamps -- which I cannot do any longer.


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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #82 on: November 11, 2017, 02:21:06 pm »

I believe the later bikes got the larger fuel tank, didn't they?


For the US they only sold the 1200 in 2010, 2012, & 2013. The 12/13 model years had a couple small changes, one is the tank size but I think it was only like .2 gallons bigger, so not much at all.
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #83 on: January 14, 2018, 11:52:18 pm »
I had Sargent build a heated seat for the Viffer and got an Ermax rear hugger. The heat controller for the seat is mounted next to my heated gear controls, came out pretty sano IMO.  :great: :great:

Been riding her in the PNW road mist quite a bit this year commuting, a nice sunny weekend deserved a bath... 

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #84 on: January 15, 2018, 09:49:02 am »
Very nice ZG

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #85 on: January 15, 2018, 01:45:32 pm »
I just traded in my 2014 VFR for the Connie last Saturday.  The VFR is a great bike and a blast in the mountains.  However, I couldn't afford both the Connie & the VFR and a Road King in the garage, so something had to go.  The Road King isn't going anywhere by declaration of my spouse!

I wanted the Connie for longer distances and getting some additional IBA rides in before it's time to quit.  Another reason for me to get rid of the VFR is because I have no "Off" switch, even at nearly 60 years old.  The VFR isn't a full up sport bike, but close enough to get me into trouble and once I got started in the mountains with it, I couldn't turn it off.  I'll forever miss it (and my GSXR 1000 of days gone by), but it was time.

You'll enjoy the VFR.  Especially when the VTECH kicks in around 6500 RPM.  Nice little kick in the but, and sounds like a Ferrari when it does it.

Congrats.

I agree wholeheartedly with the above quote, I bought my 2002 new and had the luggage and top case installed as part of the package, sold it 12 years later with 96,000 kilometers on it to a guy who drove in from 500 miles away to buy it, he knew exactly what he wanted and couldn't find one that wasn't trashed anywhere else.  I toured almost all the mileage on mine and wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2018, 01:57:00 pm »
My first "big" cc's bike, aside from the Honda XR250 from back in the 90's, was an '87 VFR 750. I bought it in 2001, so it was pretty old already, but still kicking!

 I loved it and from what I remember, it was stupid fast (well, probably not as much now compared to my Connie), but still. It's a wonderful bike! The pic shows what mine looked like.  :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #87 on: January 15, 2018, 06:26:44 pm »
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2018, 02:33:24 pm »
I find myself debating about the new Wing lately, maybe it's because I'm so entertained by the new Gixxer rescue project, I don't know... 
:??:

So I opted to cover my bases just in case and ordered the color matched Honda 45 liter rear trunk from the UK, it arrived yesterday (for the US you can only order the color matched 31 liter rear trunk). I also ordered the McCruise for the Viffer, been hearing nothing but good about these guys, guess I'll try it out, should be here in a week or two...

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2018, 02:41:34 pm »
you have always liked big trunks, huh.   :))

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2018, 02:47:13 pm »
Geez, the shipping was probably as much as the trunk!   :rotflmao:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2018, 04:47:56 pm »
you have always liked big trunks, huh.   :))


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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2018, 04:51:28 pm »
Geez, the shipping was probably as much as the trunk!   :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted

Nope, not bad at all Ted, daily flights from Heathrow to the PNW, I ordered it Monday and it delivered Friday, that's faster than anything from the east coast US.  :o

I shopped around, best deal I could find was from NWM in the UK, approx $800 USD including the mount, lock, and shipping. Everyone else seems to be right around a grand + shipping.

https://northwestmotorcyclesdirect.com/Honda-VFR800F-Top-box-45L-08L74-MJN-D01Z_
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2018, 03:33:18 pm »
Sounds like a deal.
On other things we've had shipped from the Eu, shipping was excessive.

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2018, 04:20:46 pm »
Got the trunk mounted up, really nice quality kit IMO.  :great:




I find it interesting that the mount is designed to move a half inch side to side on purpose, I'm not quite sure what this adds in terms of stability, anyone have any insight on this? Look at the pic on the right side.  :??:




I'm not sure if I want to attach the passenger backrest or not, I kinda like the looks of the trunk better without it, what do you guys think??

Not sure how often mama would be on the back of the Viffer, a shorter couple hundo mile trip to the coast for the weekend might be fun but that would prob be the extent of her on the back of this bike.

I didn't attach the backrest yet, just laying there in this pic, it does go nicely with the Sargent built rear seat.  :great:

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2018, 10:14:48 am »
I like the look with the backrest attached. Sharpens the lines for the red and finishes where black should be. Course the backrest may not be necessary at all if your rider has a motorcycle jacket with a back pad.
Is the top case a quick release? That wiggle room may be there for the release plate to line up with the base plate? Just guessing cause wiggle room on a farkle is usually not a good thing. Gotta admit; that Viffer looks sweet!

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2018, 04:24:04 am »
I like the look with the backrest attached. Sharpens the lines for the red and finishes where black should be. Course the backrest may not be necessary at all if your rider has a motorcycle jacket with a back pad.
Is the top case a quick release? That wiggle room may be there for the release plate to line up with the base plate? Just guessing cause wiggle room on a farkle is usually not a good thing. Gotta admit; that Viffer looks sweet!

Thx, yep it's a quick release. Found some info that says it's for high speeds, I've heard stories about top trunks causing wobbles at speed, I guess this is to allow the trunk to have movement at speed without pulling the bike with it.  :o  :great:
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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #97 on: February 20, 2018, 12:38:36 am »
Got a GRP rear hugger, it's longer in the front than the Ermax I had, I like this one better with the Arrow because it wraps around the front down to the pipe, hopefully keeps some of the road water down.

Also got the Honda 45 liter trunk all mounted and sorted.  :great: :great:










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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #98 on: February 20, 2018, 09:49:30 am »
Looks good with the back rest. Had a passenger yet?

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Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
« Reply #99 on: February 20, 2018, 02:39:58 pm »
Somehow, I suspect {with the bag's loaded} the front end gets really light,, "really fast"!   :-\

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