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Title: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2017, 05:41:04 pm
I've been trolling these the past couple months while shopping for a new toy, I think I have a deal in place for buying one tomorrow, it's a red 2014 with only 3k miles on it, original owner that ordered it new. It has the deluxe package which includes optional factory heated grips, ABS, traction control that can be turned off, non-linked brakes, and center stand. These weren't great sellers with a MSRP of just under $14k... but the one I think I'm pulling the trigger on tomorrow I'd be getting for less than half that. They are not the fastest 800 out there but will do everything I'm looking for. The tech on this thing is just amazing IMO (especially for a 2014), factory LED headlights, adjustable seat height, rear seat cowl, quick detach side cases and more...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVEiVW26uo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEVEiVW26uo)


Anyone else on here have one or had one?

I'm excited!   >:D

(http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o694/AzzurroCBF/Honda-VFR-800-2014-2-700px_zps624e6507.jpg) (http://s1338.photobucket.com/user/AzzurroCBF/media/Honda-VFR-800-2014-2-700px_zps624e6507.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 23, 2017, 06:08:00 pm
That video didn't say to many positive things about the VFR. You should of kept the C14............. :nananana:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Fais on June 23, 2017, 06:19:18 pm
SWEEEEEET!  🏍💨
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2017, 06:29:35 pm
That video didn't say to many positive things about the VFR. You should of kept the C14............. :nananana:

Been there done that with the C14, I like trying new things.  ;D

Plus this will be for just me tooting around, I wanted something lighter, at under 500 lbs it works.  :great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsY_GbE1mhk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsY_GbE1mhk)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Sport Rider on June 23, 2017, 06:40:35 pm
I had gen 1...I guess you'd call it.  it was a honda VF750S (Sabre).  a 1992 version.  even back then that bike was wonderful.  the power delivery of the V-4 is just different than the i-4 or the v-twin.  lots of torque which would suck my eyes into the back of my eye sockets.  I'll always remember that feeling!  LOL

the 800s from what I gather are all around wonderful bikes.  it would certainly be on my list to own one again if looking for that type of option.  more like a gentleman's sport tourer with leans toward sport.  I've seen a number of them outfitted with hard bags and used for ST travel.

Are they still shaft drive, or did they go to chain?  mine was a shaftie.  some jacking, but it was 1982 technology.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2017, 07:56:09 pm
I had gen 1...I guess you'd call it.  it was a honda VF750S (Sabre).  a 1992 version.  even back then that bike was wonderful.  the power delivery of the V-4 is just different than the i-4 or the v-twin.  lots of torque which would suck my eyes into the back of my eye sockets.  I'll always remember that feeling!  LOL

the 800s from what I gather are all around wonderful bikes.  it would certainly be on my list to own one again if looking for that type of option.  more like a gentleman's sport tourer with leans toward sport.  I've seen a number of them outfitted with hard bags and used for ST travel.

Are they still shaft drive, or did they go to chain?  mine was a shaftie.  some jacking, but it was 1982 technology.

I had one before as well SR, an 06, it was a great bike and Honda bullet-proof but I sold it to buy the ZG because it was too small IMO for 2up loaded, but now that we have the Wing for 2up loaded distance trips I'm wanting to fill the single rider not long distance street void. I love my KTM 500EXC, but it's not great for faster street at and above hwy speeds.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Sport Rider on June 23, 2017, 08:26:30 pm
Agree....2 up would not be it's forte.  makes a good solo ST ride though.  But why not the 1200?  just this deal that popped up?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 23, 2017, 08:52:26 pm
Agree....2 up would not be it's forte.  makes a good solo ST ride though.  But why not the 1200?  just this deal that popped up?

Not finding any 1200's that check all the boxes for me, found some first year 2010's but I wouldn't want to go older than the 2012 once they started getting them sorted.

Oh and sorry I missed your other question, not shaft drive, they're chain.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Check6 on June 23, 2017, 09:17:47 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.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on June 24, 2017, 08:40:52 am
I had a 100 mile ride 2 years ago. Honda smoothness. Very different from the Connie with handling. The VFR stayed planted but absorbed more of the road. It has plenty of power for 1 rider. Gotta admit I don't get the VTEC thing. The VFR1200 is sweet, love that engine. Went to throttle by wire in 2012, still no cruise control. Insurance on the 2010 VFR 1200 was $200 more per year than my 2012 Connie. Farkles on the 800 expensive?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 24, 2017, 11:11:36 am
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.

Thanks for the post C6, how long did you have your 2014 for? Did you do any mods to it and if so what?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 24, 2017, 11:16:23 am
Farkles on the 800 expensive?

TBD Diz, TBD...  ;)

I'd be leaning towards minimal things I think on this one, mostly under the covers like either a PCV or reflash, but just haven't got that far yet.

The bike isn't local to me, I'm heading out in the next hour or so to go see it, hopefully it all works out and it comes home in the back of my truck...  :??:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Just Cliff on June 24, 2017, 11:40:36 am
Farkles on the 800 expensive?

I'd be leaning towards minimal things I think on this one, mostly under the covers like either a PCV or reflash, but just haven't got that far yet.


Yea right!   :nananana::rotflmao:

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Check6 on June 24, 2017, 11:46:42 am
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.

Thanks for the post C6, how long did you have your 2014 for? Did you do any mods to it and if so what?

I bought the bike last August as a leftover new model.  The only mods I did was to install a Delkevic slip on and a K&N air filter.  As I said, it was a great bike and I'll always miss it, and the only reason I traded it is because I'm planning another Iron Butt ride next month and the Connie fills that role much better.  I'm nearly 60 years old (in fact I'm scheduling my Iron Butt ride for my 60th birthday) and the Honda, although not a punishing riding position, wouldn't work as well for me.

I've owned about 30 bikes over the years and the VFR was one of my favorites.  Also, the dealership where I bought the Connie gave me more for trade in than I paid for it.  Not a lot, but better than you normally get.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on June 24, 2017, 04:55:36 pm
I've been looking for a smaller/lighter bike to add to the stable too.
Will be keeping an eye on your discussion.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 24, 2017, 07:52:28 pm
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5227_zpscxnewt1g.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5227_zpscxnewt1g.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 24, 2017, 08:37:35 pm
ONE picture? Totally out of character for ya brotha! ;)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 24, 2017, 08:48:51 pm
ONE picture? Totally out of character for ya brotha! ;)


 :)) :)) :))

Rest stop pic, always love what these rest stop pics represent when you buy a non-local toy and make your way home, good times!  ;D

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5228_zps4asypvaq.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5228_zps4asypvaq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 24, 2017, 09:02:54 pm
Made it home and got her unloaded safe and sound, she's bonding with her stable mates now...  ;D  :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5230_zpscm7c7prd.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5230_zpscm7c7prd.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5231_zpswpyko7qz.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5231_zpswpyko7qz.jpg.html)

She sure is small compared to the Wing!  :wee_hee:  :motonoises:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on June 25, 2017, 09:14:14 am
Nice pic in the garage! The Waste Management recycling bin behind the KTM begs the question- Are we getting ready for some farkling?  :)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 12:20:12 pm

Yea right!   :nananana::rotflmao:

Cliff   :beerchug:

 :truce:       ;D :beerchug:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 12:22:35 pm
I bought the bike last August as a leftover new model.  The only mods I did was to install a Delkevic slip on and a K&N air filter.  As I said, it was a great bike and I'll always miss it, and the only reason I traded it is because I'm planning another Iron Butt ride next month and the Connie fills that role much better.  I'm nearly 60 years old (in fact I'm scheduling my Iron Butt ride for my 60th birthday) and the Honda, although not a punishing riding position, wouldn't work as well for me.

I've owned about 30 bikes over the years and the VFR was one of my favorites.  Also, the dealership where I bought the Connie gave me more for trade in than I paid for it.  Not a lot, but better than you normally get.

Thx C6 and grats on your Connie, IB ride for the 60th Bday sounds very nice indeed!  :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 12:27:05 pm
I've been looking for a smaller/lighter bike to add to the stable too.
Will be keeping an eye on your discussion.

Ride safe, Ted

Ya you should check these out Ted, I think you'd dig it, lotta tech for the buck. Last night I moved the seat down to the lower position, you can't do this on the fly but it only takes about 5 minutes moving the brackets to the 2nd set of mount holes, wow now I like it even better!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 12:29:43 pm
Nice pic in the garage! The Waste Management recycling bin behind the KTM begs the question- Are we getting ready for some farkling?  :)

 :)) :)) :))

Ya DZ I think I need to re-org the garage now to make the space more efficient, but I'll find a way to make it work!  ;D
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on June 25, 2017, 02:28:42 pm
I already found exhaust system, slip-on, windshield, and Power Commander for it..

Glad to help.
    Ride safe, Ted

PS: We're leaving in Aug for an Alaskan cruise. Until then my retirement resources are a bit stretched..
       After I return, I'll be looking again.. Have been considering a 650 Versys, but the VFR seems promising.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: LakeTrax on June 25, 2017, 04:15:41 pm
Nice find man!  :great:

And don't forget a to add a fender-eliminator to the farkle budget.

I'm so thankful that you don't need a 10 page thread on how to load/transport a motorcycle. :-[
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: 2wheelrush on June 25, 2017, 04:54:24 pm
Vfrs are great bikes. My wife and i rode the 94 4th gen out to the Johnson city ralley. And I've put over 40,000 on my 6th gen in the last 2 yrs. Congrats on the new bike. :)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 05:32:13 pm
Gonna be a cooker here in the PNW today, triple digits, got out early this morning to rip around on the new Viffer, swung by my bro Gumby's place to show him the new toy, of course he then had to go take it for a rip!  :motonoises:

I think he needs to buy one now too...  >:D     :pokestick:   ;D

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5239_zpsk43l5xim.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5239_zpsk43l5xim.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5234_zpsoiyl3sti.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5234_zpsoiyl3sti.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 05:33:36 pm
I already found exhaust system, slip-on, windshield, and Power Commander for it..

Glad to help.
    Ride safe, Ted

PS: We're leaving in Aug for an Alaskan cruise. Until then my retirement resources are a bit stretched..
       After I return, I'll be looking again.. Have been considering a 650 Versys, but the VFR seems promising.

 :)) :)) :))

Do it to it Ted!  :great: :great:

Oh and one other thing I think you'd like Ted, I moved the seat down to the lowest position and I can flat foot it!  :o  :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 05:35:14 pm
Nice find man!  :great:

And don't forget a to add a fender-eliminator to the farkle budget.

I'm so thankful that you don't need a 10 page thread on how to load/transport a motorcycle. :-[

Thx LT!  :beerchug:

As for loading bike in the truck no worries at all, I should have taken a pic of the loading though, had to drive up on a barkdust berm at a store there to take the angle out of the ramp a bit, but all good!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 05:36:03 pm
Vfrs are great bikes. My wife and i rode the 94 4th gen out to the Johnson city ralley. And I've put over 40,000 on my 6th gen in the last 2 yrs. Congrats on the new bike. :)

Honda bullet-proof indeed 2WR!  :motonoises: :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2017, 05:48:58 pm
Great rip this morning!  :motonoises: :great: :great:

Did almost a 100 miles, some in town, a little highway, but mostly outskirts and twisties...

OMG this thing is a blast, it absolutely loves the high rpm's when the other valves kick in @ 6500 rpm, I pretty much stayed up in the high rpm's in the twisties and power was plenty good for me.  :motonoises:

It seems so small though, probabaly because I'm already use to the Wing, word of warning when going from big bike to small bike be careful putting it on the center stand, I almost threw the Viffer in the neighbors yard!  :o

Impressions so far... it's the most comfortable uncomfortable bike I've ridden,  the tech is just flat out amazing, I just realized today it has self-canceling turn signals, not a make or break thing for me on bikes but little things like that on the bike are really starting to add up in my likes column. The sound is amazing, very much reminds me of a Duc or similar with the engine sounds, I think for the first time in my life I'm considering just leaving the oem exhaust on, the sounds is just awesome and intoxicating, especially at high rpm's!  :motonoises:  :great: :great:

I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Pilgrim on June 25, 2017, 06:51:03 pm
I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\

 :sign0135:       I doubt it.      Not with your track record.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Jlo on June 25, 2017, 09:51:20 pm
I am sure it is a done deal, I am excited.. :)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 26, 2017, 03:41:24 am
I'll keep you folks posted, but I honestly could see me just leaving this bike completely stock!  :-\

 :sign0135:       I doubt it.      Not with your track record.

 :truce:  ;D
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 26, 2017, 03:42:14 am
I am sure it is a done deal, I am excited.. :)

 8)  :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple: :popcorncouple:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on June 26, 2017, 01:41:33 pm
ZG, did you get the stock bags with the bike?
Were they sold with bags, or were they an option?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 26, 2017, 03:32:55 pm
ZG, did you get the stock bags with the bike?
Were they sold with bags, or were they an option?

Ride safe, Ted

Nope, the oem Honda cases are an option and not included Ted. I need to get the dims of them, I think they are smaller, something like 35 or 38 liters, if they aren't big enough for my laptop bag then I'll probably just pass, if big enough I'll get them for commuting to work etc. I don't plan on long distance touring too much on this bike, so for the occasional trips I may just go with a tank bag, and soft side and tail bags.

 :??:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on June 26, 2017, 03:37:26 pm
Ok, thanx. I thought you sed the bike you bought, had bags in an earlier post.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 26, 2017, 03:59:23 pm
Ok, thanx. I thought you sed the bike you bought, had bags in an earlier post.

Ride safe, Ted


I think you're referring the the Ninja 1000 I was looking at...

http://forum.cog-online.org/other-motorcycles/2017-ninja-1000/ (http://forum.cog-online.org/other-motorcycles/2017-ninja-1000/)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on June 27, 2017, 09:17:33 am
Just saved you the trouble of looking on the Honda site for luggage- $950 per side saddle bag Mounting kit extra, 29 liter capacity. Honda's OEM cases are pricey and small. The bags on your Interceptor will look nice but carry a six pack home? Only if you take each container out of the cardboard or plastic rings...................
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 27, 2017, 11:54:52 am
$950 a bag :-\ That sucks, because I think the bike looks good with bags on it.

(http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg) (http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg.html)

http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg (http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 27, 2017, 12:18:50 pm
Just saved you the trouble of looking on the Honda site for luggage- $950 per side saddle bag Mounting kit extra, 29 liter capacity. Honda's OEM cases are pricey and small. The bags on your Interceptor will look nice but carry a six pack home? Only if you take each container out of the cardboard or plastic rings...................


Thanks DZ, yes I found that last night as well that they are only 29 liter side cases.  :(

http://powersports.honda.com/2014/interceptor/accessories.aspx (http://powersports.honda.com/2014/interceptor/accessories.aspx)

The retail cost of $950 is for BOTH left and right cases and what's needed to mount them, so figure with discount around $800 for the oem side cases. What I haven't been able to find though is the inside measurements of those cases so I can determine if they will fit my laptop? If anyone wants to break out there google kung fu and find that info for me would be awesome, thx!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 27, 2017, 01:54:49 pm

([url]http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://motorcycle.com.vsassets.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Long-Term2014HondaInterceptor-1318-633x389.jpg.html[/url])



I seem to recall a larger version of something similar awhile back...  ;) :)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_2618_zpsevga7klo.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_2618_zpsevga7klo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 27, 2017, 06:55:44 pm
I went and bought the VFR800 Deluxe our local shop picked up for Jay. He couldn't wait for them though so he drove four hours to get his.

This one only has 1,500 miles on it. :great:

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Bikes/4F969676-EC99-4B4F-BE43-33B8C5ABA7C9.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Bikes/4F969676-EC99-4B4F-BE43-33B8C5ABA7C9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 27, 2017, 07:18:20 pm
Woohoo!!! Twinzies again!! Grats brutha!!  :)       

:friends: :singing: :49: :06:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 27, 2017, 07:25:04 pm
Man times goes fast, seems I've come full circle...

This is my last Viffer, an 06, this pic is from 09, about 8 years ago. I ended up letting my last Viffer go because she wasn't great for 2up loaded, replaced it with my ZG, now that we have the Wing for 2up loaded it's nice to have a Viffer again!  :great: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/vfr2_zpsxzqrnnqf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/vfr2_zpsxzqrnnqf.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5272_zps0qcvu40q.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5272_zps0qcvu40q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on July 03, 2017, 12:00:44 pm
Sag set and fresh set of PR4's mounted on the new VFR  >:D  :great: :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5294_zpsaonzkmwx.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5294_zpsaonzkmwx.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5295_zpsrqqz416d.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5295_zpsrqqz416d.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5296_zpsqhwr951t.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5296_zpsqhwr951t.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Harry76 on July 04, 2017, 01:05:48 pm
Here is my VFR 1200F
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/vfr_zpsyozfa2hv.jpg)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Harry76 on July 04, 2017, 01:07:53 pm
(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/madmike1973/vfr8_zpsnled9e8b.jpg)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on July 13, 2017, 06:30:06 pm
The Honda oem side cases arrived, also got all my wiring done for my Zumo 590, TPX 2.0 radar detector, and heated gear inputs/controls.

 :great: :great:


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5356_zpscuywzkvb.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5356_zpscuywzkvb.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5364_zpseyez6w1z.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5364_zpseyez6w1z.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5365_zpsqjkzfpj1.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5365_zpsqjkzfpj1.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5367_zpsd157tood.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5367_zpsd157tood.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: C14lvr on July 13, 2017, 09:30:55 pm
Beautiful bike, Jay!

Congrats, and ride safe Bro.

Bob
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: mr t on July 13, 2017, 09:33:14 pm
     
       What a beautiful garage!

      Tom Taylor COG#7173         P.S.  The bikes aren't bad either.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on July 14, 2017, 08:53:35 am
I was thinking the same thing as the pics revealed the transformation. ZG wrote earlier that he needed to clean up his garage. Amazing what happens when you move the recycling bin and a few other things. And great job on the bike, beautiful!  :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on July 14, 2017, 11:40:35 am
 :)) :)) :)) Maybe someday when I grow up I can have a garage like that...  ;D

Thanks guys, glad you like!  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on July 24, 2017, 12:07:03 pm
Lock set finally arrived from Honda so the panniers could be keyed to match my ignition key, these oem panniers are much smaller than any others I've had on bikes, but I do like the fit and finish of them.  :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5392_zpsdmxhktco.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5392_zpsdmxhktco.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5393_zpsvdc4lpg9.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5393_zpsvdc4lpg9.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5396_zpsivlagqtq.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5396_zpsivlagqtq.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5401_zpsxr5hxtzq.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5401_zpsxr5hxtzq.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5402_zpsfx4zdkuf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5402_zpsfx4zdkuf.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5404_zpsdy4wvixt.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5404_zpsdy4wvixt.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5408_zpsjz4cxtu3.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5408_zpsjz4cxtu3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on July 24, 2017, 12:24:40 pm
Very nice brotha!

How are you still getting Photobucket to host images and link to them?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on July 24, 2017, 12:33:00 pm
Very nice brotha!

How are you still getting Photobucket to host images and link to them?

Thx bro!  :beerchug:

As for the photobucket, not sure, I'm not doing anything different than normal/past, I've seen the posts from other folks about something changed but for me it seems to be just the same??  :??:

Maybe it's because I haven't logged out of it? Sorry, no clue?  :017:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on August 19, 2017, 01:58:09 pm
First trip on the Viffer, some rest stop in WA

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5515_zpsd7le1gjk.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5515_zpsd7le1gjk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: SamSam on August 28, 2017, 03:00:01 pm
Just picked up my new out of the box 2015 VFR800F deluxe!  500 miles this past week end.  need to workout a few seat issues but love it so far.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on August 29, 2017, 02:37:11 am
Just picked up my new out of the box 2015 VFR800F deluxe!  500 miles this past week end.  need to workout a few seat issues but love it so far.

Grats SS!  :great: :great:

Post up some pics!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: SamSam on August 31, 2017, 01:45:47 pm
Here is a picture.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on August 31, 2017, 09:12:33 pm
 :goodpost:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: rcannon409 on September 01, 2017, 12:29:18 am
Kawasaki should fire their Ninja 1000 design team.  They could have made it look like that instead?   I don't know..maybe Suzuki threw some sort of design papers into the dumpster, and a Kawi designer found them?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 01, 2017, 03:24:01 am
Here is a picture.

Nice!  :great: :great:

Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on September 11, 2017, 09:34:14 am
I didn't join the viffer sub club in this forum but did rejoin the greater Honda family. Picked up a NT700v; the Deauxville to become the C-14's stablemate. A 2 cylinder with about 65 HP, driveshaft and integrated side cases. Its appearance was fashioned after the ST1300 but weighs only 525 lbs. I call it my milk and bread bike as in going to the store for those items. Engine is mounted to frame so the vibration comes through although not as much as a Milwaukee paint shaker. Been having a blast running around my rural county. Gets up to 70 MPH faster than 90% of the cages on the road, is happy from 4000-6000 rpms. 65 MPG! Would submit a pic but have spent the last 1/2 hour convincing myself I am an idiot with computers trying to upload a thumbnail Sorry.  :'(
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: el paso on September 11, 2017, 11:11:33 am
Ya did good ZG that's a purty bike. My favorite Uncle bought a new 94 viffer had gear driven cams and he put a D&D on on it. Sweet!!! Enjoy your new ride. :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: rcannon409 on September 11, 2017, 12:25:38 pm
ZG, a dumb question, if you please....

On our c14's it was difficult/impossible to feel the vvt kick in, or change. I say "was" because Ivans reflash changed this...but as compared to a stock bike...

How about your vfr? Do you feel those extra valves opening, or is it seamless?   I know its not a valid comparison and Hondas system really opens extra valves.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on September 11, 2017, 04:31:38 pm
ZG, a dumb question, if you please....

On our c14's it was difficult/impossible to feel the vvt kick in, or change. I say "was" because Ivans reflash changed this...but as compared to a stock bike...

How about your vfr? Do you feel those extra valves opening, or is it seamless?   I know its not a valid comparison and Hondas system really opens extra valves.

It is like hitting power band on a two stroke. You can feel it and definitely hear it, on mine anyways.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 12, 2017, 02:57:19 am
ZG, a dumb question, if you please....

On our c14's it was difficult/impossible to feel the vvt kick in, or change. I say "was" because Ivans reflash changed this...but as compared to a stock bike...

How about your vfr? Do you feel those extra valves opening, or is it seamless?   I know its not a valid comparison and Hondas system really opens extra valves.

It is like hitting power band on a two stroke. You can feel it and definitely hear it, on mine anyways.


 :iagree: :stupid:    :motonoises: :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on September 13, 2017, 09:09:25 am
Another COG member took pity on me, walked me through posting pictures on the forum. Thanks John. This is the Deauxville.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on November 05, 2017, 09:13:23 pm
Well as good as she is in stock form, 4 months later, I finally added a couple items to the Viffer.  :49:

Arrow slip-on, 1.25" risers, and Ermax dark tint windscreen.

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5636_zpsirambb8d.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5636_zpsirambb8d.jpg.html)


The Arrow badge stenciled on it is dang near a perfect match to the wheels...  :great:

Sorry for the dirty wheels, been riding her in the rain, it's Fall in the PNW.  :truce:  ;D

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5637_zpslzk2yazy.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5637_zpslzk2yazy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on November 06, 2017, 12:48:18 am
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5638_zpssl4hd7s4.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5638_zpssl4hd7s4.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5639_zps7qgs6aen.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5639_zps7qgs6aen.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on November 06, 2017, 09:30:08 am
Do the risers go straight up or tilt the bars back for you? Love that bike!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on November 06, 2017, 09:40:02 pm
Do the risers go straight up or tilt the bars back for you? Love that bike!

The risers are visible in the pic DZ, they are flat but the upper triple clamp is angled so yes they are angled back and up. I'm still on the fence if I'll keep them or not, got em used for $40 shipped so thought I'd give em a try...  :??:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Harry76 on November 08, 2017, 12:08:28 am
Here are some pics of my VFR 1200 F.
(https://image.ibb.co/bZK2DG/vfr2.jpg)
(https://image.ibb.co/cEf9tG/vfr3.jpg)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Harry76 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.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ghostrider990 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:

gr
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: rcannon409 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.

Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on November 11, 2017, 02:18:32 pm

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


 :goodpost: :iagree: +1...
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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... 

 :TPIWWP:



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(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5949_zpskm3q0wl9.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5949_zpskm3q0wl9.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5950_zpsmk4ynefl.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5950_zpsmk4ynefl.jpg.html)

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(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5933_zpsbhxzlk0m.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5933_zpsbhxzlk0m.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5952_zpslhxyldpy.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5952_zpslhxyldpy.jpg.html)

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(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_5965_zpswushusgf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_5965_zpswushusgf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on January 15, 2018, 09:49:02 am
Very nice ZG
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: touring03 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.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Jerdurr 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:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on January 15, 2018, 06:26:44 pm
Very nice ZG

Thx DZ :great:  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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...

 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Sport Rider on February 10, 2018, 02:41:34 pm
you have always liked big trunks, huh.   :))
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on February 10, 2018, 02:47:13 pm
Geez, the shipping was probably as much as the trunk!   :rotflmao:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on February 10, 2018, 04:47:56 pm
you have always liked big trunks, huh.   :))


 :)  ;)

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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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_
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider 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.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on February 11, 2018, 04:20:46 pm
Got the trunk mounted up, really nice quality kit IMO.  :great:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6113_zpsmdtgbmpd.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6113_zpsmdtgbmpd.jpg.html)


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.  :??:

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6106_zpsidfxf6bp.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6106_zpsidfxf6bp.jpg.html)


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:

Any thoughts??

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6111_zps3creyzcy.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6111_zps3creyzcy.jpg.html)

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(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6104_zpszqfmuuih.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6104_zpszqfmuuih.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6102_zps5n6cz0by.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6102_zps5n6cz0by.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/IMG_6101_zpstimglmdf.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/IMG_6101_zpstimglmdf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz 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!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG 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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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on February 20, 2018, 09:49:30 am
Looks good with the back rest. Had a passenger yet?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on February 20, 2018, 02:39:58 pm
Somehow, I suspect {with the bag's loaded} the front end gets really light,, "really fast"!   :-\

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on February 21, 2018, 04:37:42 am
Looks good with the back rest. Had a passenger yet?

Not yet, snowing here the last couple days, crazy PNW weather...


Somehow, I suspect {with the bag's loaded} the front end gets really light,, "really fast"!   :-\

Ride safe, Ted

The gen 8 has traction control (ie wheelie control), the good thing is it can be turned off with a push of a button.  :great:  :motonoises:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on March 25, 2018, 05:01:14 pm
Got a couple things to help make touring on the Viffer a little better, Puig tour windscreen, hand wings, and MCCruise installed.  :great: :great:

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BgrPU2oAboR/?taken-by=edrperformance (https://www.instagram.com/p/BgrPU2oAboR/?taken-by=edrperformance)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Grant on March 25, 2018, 07:14:10 pm
Very nice.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Grant on March 25, 2018, 07:19:39 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:

I am not a stranger to the VFR in fact it is the only sport bike I have ever owned a new 87 750 just like this one in blue...
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on March 26, 2018, 08:49:31 am
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on March 26, 2018, 10:47:41 pm
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?


They're fixed, rode today, wet and upper 30's, they worked great! I also got a tinted set cause I couldn't decide which to go with and they took about a month to get...

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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on March 27, 2018, 09:13:13 am
The tinted set looks great! Might even make you more visible. Speaking of which; no auxiliary lights?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 27, 2018, 10:04:20 pm
Very nice! Do the hand wings swivel or tilt to fend off air differently or are they fixed like a hand guard?


They're fixed, rode today, wet and upper 30's, they worked great! I also got a tinted set cause I couldn't decide which to go with and they took about a month to get...

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Soooooo, who makes those hand wings? Linky?
Next time you see Gumby, would you mind sticking those wings alongside his fairing on his C14, to check for fit and take a pic with them taped on??? By the look of them they appear to attach with velcro like mounts correct?

My only complaint on my C14 fairing with the laminar lip, is the amount of rain abuse I get on my hands and lower arms, so those might work nicely...
Lemme know, please... p/m works fine if and when you try them out on his bike.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on March 28, 2018, 01:07:47 am

Soooooo, who makes those hand wings? Linky?
Next time you see Gumby, would you mind sticking those wings alongside his fairing on his C14, to check for fit and take a pic with them taped on??? By the look of them they appear to attach with velcro like mounts correct?

My only complaint on my C14 fairing with the laminar lip, is the amount of rain abuse I get on my hands and lower arms, so those might work nicely...
Lemme know, please... p/m works fine if and when you try them out on his bike.


Hey Rich, you should get the Projekt D ones for your Connie, I thought they worked great.  :great:

http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_58&products_id=178 (http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_58&products_id=178)



The ones on the Viffer are bolted on using the oem fairing holes, what you see in the pic are just some one sided sticky foam pads to keep them up off the paint, it was closer than I felt comfortable with and I didn't want it rubbing.  ;D

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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on March 28, 2018, 07:51:51 pm
 :)

Ah, I see that now... I saw the Proj D ones, didn't flip my fancy, but I'm sure they work,
I'm just poor, and can't spend dough like I used to... :'(
I do have a bunch of Mesa remenants, from work, even some smoked black, so I'll likely just make my own this year...
Saving for that SISF Bubba flash... and gasoline... :rotflmao: :beerchug: :great:
Thanks,
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: SamSam on April 06, 2018, 05:21:38 pm
ZG - I am looking at windscreen options for my 15 VFR 800F. Am considering the Puig touring or standard.  I am 5'6' and only need about 2 -3" higher and a little wider screen.  How much higher is the Puig touring over the OEM and where did you get the hand wings?  Also can you post a picture taken from the side so I can see the screen height?  Thanks.  Nice looking ride!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on April 07, 2018, 02:59:13 am
ZG - I am looking at windscreen options for my 15 VFR 800F. Am considering the Puig touring or standard.  I am 5'6' and only need about 2 -3" higher and a little wider screen.  How much higher is the Puig touring over the OEM and where did you get the hand wings?  Also can you post a picture taken from the side so I can see the screen height?  Thanks.  Nice looking ride!


Hey SS, the hand wings are from Powerbronze

http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/productdetails.aspx?OBJ_ID=27284446 (http://www.powerbronzeusa.com/productdetails.aspx?OBJ_ID=27284446)


The Puig Tour is great for keeping wind and weather off you if that's your goal, I've been running it the past couple weeks testing it out. Not sure about height diff, I didn't measure oem when it was on, I'd say a good 6 to 8 inches taller. I'll probably just run it in winter and on trips, and run a shorter windscreen for the around town summer months.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on May 24, 2018, 11:41:44 pm
First trip of the year last weekend, the annual COG Bun Cooler, great times and roads through the PNW. The Viffer performed awesome, 4 twists on the rear shock and handled on rails even loaded up!  :motonoises: :great:

Donated to Washington passing through...  :truce:

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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on May 25, 2018, 08:56:55 am
Good to hear from you! How did the viffer's bags handle your gear? Ride with a tank bag? Sorry to hear about your performance award.  >:(
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: NYbiomed on May 25, 2018, 10:38:05 am
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
 :-[
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on May 28, 2018, 01:58:44 pm
Good to hear from you! How did the viffer's bags handle your gear? Ride with a tank bag? Sorry to hear about your performance award.  >:(

Hard bags did great DZ, the tank bag was mostly to lay on as the longer days went on, filled it with my heated gear and other bits I didn't need.  :great:  :bedtime2:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on May 28, 2018, 02:02:00 pm
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
 :-[

I have the TPX 2.0, the ticket was really ticky tacky IMO, still shocked he even wrote me up, thought for sure he would just say slow down, I felt I was well within exceptable flow of traffic out in rural WA...  :truce:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Daboo on May 28, 2018, 03:09:05 pm
Did you have a "rabbit" ahead of you?

Chris
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: connie_rider on May 28, 2018, 04:00:47 pm
Bike looks good ZG.
 Were you happy with the way it did while riding with the other bikes?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Grant on May 28, 2018, 05:12:31 pm
ARGH, get the Uniden R3, no more "performance awards" for you!
 :-[

I have the TPX 2.0, the ticket was really ticky tacky IMO, still shocked he even wrote me up, thought for sure he would just say slow down, I felt I was well within exceptable flow of traffic out in rural WA...  :truce:

I have been singled out while traveling with the flow even while being passed by a few, both on a bike and in a car. One time had a State Patrol behind me for miles in the slow land at about 3 mph over traveling in a group. The group including the Stater we're periodically being passed buy a few that were brave enough to slowly sneak around us. When he finally pulled me over and I asked why he said because I was speeding. I replied with we were both being passed, what about them? He replied back with I didn't catch them I caught you. I had to bite my tongue as to not call him and a******.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Daboo on May 28, 2018, 05:24:13 pm
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gh8AAOSwkVxa4-Xp/s-l300.jpg)

Chris
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on May 29, 2018, 11:45:54 am
Bike looks good ZG.
 Were you happy with the way it did while riding with the other bikes?

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks Ted. We rode some amazing roads, I had to pull over and wait for folks every now and then, but all good, gave me a chance to change my chew, have some water, and take some pics.  ;D :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: NYbiomed on May 29, 2018, 01:02:55 pm
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gh8AAOSwkVxa4-Xp/s-l300.jpg)

Chris

I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?

I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....

 ::)
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on May 29, 2018, 01:08:00 pm
I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?

I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....

 ::)
$13.99 at Walmart. Still a bit skeptical :o
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Daboo on May 29, 2018, 03:06:25 pm
I bought one of these for $3.99 with free shipping and no Washington State sales tax.  No tickets with it so far.   ;D

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/gh8AAOSwkVxa4-Xp/s-l300.jpg)

Chris
I'll bite....$3.99 does what? $3.99? Sure you don't mean $399?
I think any of us would be skeptical about anything at $3.99....
 ::)
At the risk of thread drift, I'll explain what happened.  And then we can get back to admiring ZG's VFR and his experiences with the WSP.  ;)

It's true.  I bought one of those generic Chinese radar detectors on eBay for $3.99.  No sales tax.  And it included free shipping.  I figured that for $4, it was worth it for the entertainment.

So I tried to find a review of these somewhere.  I stumbled upon a radar detector forum and asked the question, what would they think of one of these.  One of the replies was that if I paid $4 for it, I paid about $6 too much. Another reply included a link to one they did review, which was a laugh.  (I'd searched for a review, but didn't find it.)

The little glass bubble on the top is supposed to be where it detects a lazer beam.  Well, on theirs, there was nothing under it.  On mine, it is supposed to be powered either by the 12-volt adapter, or a USB connection.  Well, nothing happens when you plug in a USB connector.  I wonder if anything is connected there.

I took it out the first afternoon after getting it and it went off occasionally in town.  I expected that.  I had a Uniden detector back when the national speed limit was 55 mph and I was going cross-country.  It served its purpose on that trip, but was really worthless in town.  Every supermarket automatic door would set it off.  It seemed like my Chinese detector was doing the same thing.  In addition, the collision avoidance systems on new cars will also set off radar detectors.  So I expected it to be going off all the time.  If you want to block those false alarms off, you have to pay a lot more than $4.

We took a vacation out at Long Beach, WA.  On the way, I had the radar detector on the dash, just to see what it would do.  We were crossing the Olympic Peninsula on a pretty deserted road.  There were no towns out there for miles and miles.  No automatic doors to grocery stores.  We didn't even see cars for quite awhile.  And we didn't see any traffic cameras or anything else to set it off.  Just trees on each side of the road.  And it kept going off.  The graphic LED on the front would increase as we got closer to the "radar" and then decrease.  But what was setting it off?

I really think there's no "detector" inside, but a chipset to make it simulate a detector.  :D

I got my money back from the seller.  The sticky rubber mat was worth keeping.  It'll hold my cell phone on the dash very well.  And we got a lot of laughs out of it.  The entertainment value was great.

And like I wrote, I haven't got any tickets since I got it.  That's good!  :D

Chris
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2018, 03:33:54 am
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One year ago today I got the VFR, man time goes fast  :o, I'm really enjoying it!  :great: :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 25, 2018, 04:30:12 pm
Wow., that means I have had mine a year. Between Jami and I, we have put almost 400 miles on it. I guess I don't like it as much as my C14, I just put 4,400 miles on it in one trip :motonoises:

Oh well, it looks damn good in the garage. I think I'll keep it.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on June 25, 2018, 10:47:11 pm
Wow., that means I have had mine a year. Between Jami and I, we have put almost 400 miles on it. I guess I don't like it as much as my C14, I just put 4,400 miles on it in one trip :motonoises:

Oh well, it looks damn good in the garage. I think I'll keep it.

four hundred  :-\   :'(

She does look good though...  :great:

I did a little over 5k, which aint bad for me, no big trips and multiple bikes to play with. Rode her year round and enjoyed all of it, no issues, Honda reliability.  :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Gumby on June 26, 2018, 02:10:11 am
Honda reliability.  :great:
Great bike brotha, thanks for for the phone call.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 16, 2018, 09:07:08 pm
I love this time of year, Fall is my favorite season in the PNW, good food, football, weather...  :great:

Temps are starting to drop and the rain showers are moving back in, time to put on the wind protection,  Puig Tour windscreen n Powerbronze hand wind protectors.


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Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: luv2fly on September 16, 2018, 11:47:17 pm
Thats a very nice VFR ZG.  Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  I considered pulling the plug on one of those when they came out, but also felt it was overpriced. Nice bikes regardless.  Had a 96 I bought new and still have 2 Honda V4-s in the shop.  I'd love to get another 94-99,

What is that gadget next to your GPS?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 17, 2018, 03:20:21 am
Thats a very nice VFR ZG.  Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  I considered pulling the plug on one of those when they came out, but also felt it was overpriced. Nice bikes regardless.  Had a 96 I bought new and still have 2 Honda V4-s in the shop.  I'd love to get another 94-99,

What is that gadget next to your GPS?

Thanks man, ya I think new MSRP was in the mid teens for the Deluxe model, crazy, low mile ones can be had for around $7k now. Next to the Zumo is TPX 2.0 radar/laser detector.
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Daboo on September 17, 2018, 03:59:35 am
...Totally get wanting a smaller, lighter bike.  ...
Not trying to take anything away from the VFR.  They are incredible bikes, and I fell in love with the two versions a fellow commuter had who parked next to me at work for years.

Another one that is largely forgotten is the BMW F800GT.  Like the VFR, it was (is) expensive if you buy new.  However, you can buy them used for a lot less.  If you're looking for a sport-touring bike that is very light (@470 lbs wet), this should be on your short list.  Belt drive.  All day comfortable.   Eats away miles on the freeway, and is easy to flick through the corners.  Top speed is supposedly 140 mph, yet it can get me over 60 mpg at times.

If anyone is interested, I'd be glad to start a thread on the bike.

Chris
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on September 17, 2018, 09:19:00 am
Really nice ride ZG! Have a question about the weight of 800. I remember that the VFR1200F was nearly as heavy as the Connie. Is the 800 significantly less?
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 17, 2018, 11:34:20 am
Really nice ride ZG! Have a question about the weight of 800. I remember that the VFR1200F was nearly as heavy as the Connie. Is the 800 significantly less?

Thx DZ  :beerchug:

The VFR800F is under 500 lbs (498?), the VFR1200F is under 600 lbs (591?), I think the C14 is just under 700 lbs (688?).
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: Diz on September 18, 2018, 08:47:11 am
Very flickable at that weight. Thanks ZG Glad you are enjoying the Viffer!
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: ZG on September 20, 2018, 11:09:03 am
Very flickable at that weight. Thanks ZG Glad you are enjoying the Viffer!

Thx DZ  :great:
Title: Re: Honda VFR 800 RC79 - 8th gen Interceptor
Post by: JGilbert on October 10, 2018, 01:00:15 pm
I loved my '99 VFR800i. With a Holeshot slip-on, the exhaust note was pure sex accompanied by a chorus of angels (cam-gear whine). I only got rid of it because of the electrical gremlins. Apparently that generations suffered from insufficient wiring in the charging system; I was regularly frying wires and baking the plastic connectors. I had to replace the charging system wiring harness annually in order to keep it running without too much worry. In the end, I moved on to a new/leftover Versys 650 and never looked back. My red '99 was probably the best-looking bike I ever owned, until I got my C14.