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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2017, 05:52:50 pm »
Hey folks, couple weeks n ~1k miles on the new Viffer, she's still in 100% stock form, which I think is a total first for me...  :o

All past bikes get at least a slip-on, shield, and rear fender eliminator by now, but for some reason I still haven't done anything to the Viffer?

Is it because in stock form it doesn't really have anything that screams I'm ugly please help me ASAP?  :??:

Is it because there isn't a plethora of aftermarket farkles available yet for this bike?  :??:


Anyways... curious to hear from others who have or had past bikes that they just kept stock, what kind of bike was it and why did you keep it stock?


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53 days later and the Viffer is still in 100% stock form!  :o

I did just add a tank and tail bag, and an Airhawk for my first trip I'm taking it.  :great: :great:

We'll see how the stock ergo's treat me doing some distance miles this weekend...



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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2017, 10:10:04 pm »
My second bike was a Honda XL250. I bought it new in 1972 and kept it about 15 years. I don't recall buying anything for it but OEM parts that broke or wore out. My first road bike was a used 1980 Honda CX500C. I kept it about 9 months and did not cahynege a thing. It came with a sissy bar which I strapped a duffle bag and tent to and rode to visit my brother in Denver and camp out  at Rocky Mountain National Park. By the time I got home I realized the only solution to the CX's shortcoming for touring was a whole new bike. I traded it in for an 82 Honda V45 Sabre.

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2017, 02:43:22 am »
 

85 V65 VF1100S Sabre. Naked muscle bike. Very fast in it's day at 121 hp at crank. Still quick.
 Brother bought it new in crate in '87
 I got it from Mark in 2004
 Still stock because it looks and rides fine for local riding. Caveat: radial s/t tires.
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2017, 03:37:19 am »
Seems to be quite a few Honda's!  :great: :great:
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2017, 09:01:31 am »
Those tank and seat bags look expandable. How do you like the Honda side cases ZG?

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2017, 10:36:19 am »


85 V65 VF1100S Sabre. Naked muscle bike. Very fast in it's day at 121 hp at crank. Still quick.
 Brother bought it new in crate in '87
 I got it from Mark in 2004
 Still stock because it looks and rides fine for local riding. Caveat: radial s/t tires.

Love your V65 Dan!  Just beautiful!  Maybe one day I'll have one dressed in Hondaline fairing and bags like they did on the CBX.

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2017, 11:51:20 am »
Those tank and seat bags look expandable. How do you like the Honda side cases ZG?


Yep expandable DZ, as for the Honda side cases they are the smallest side cases I've ever had on a bike, but I can fit my laptop which was the main purpose for year-round commuting, the fitment is real nice though and also the quick disconnect!  :great:


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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2017, 03:49:22 pm »
 Bud, I do enjoy the V65 and sometimes just look at it.
 What an engine. Smooth and torque.
 I am kind 50/50 on the original hondaline fairing. Mostly think the naked look is best for this one.
 Only 24k mi on it. Still a garage queen mostly. I ride it to events like the VME and VJMC local.



85 V65 VF1100S Sabre. Naked muscle bike. Very fast in it's day at 121 hp at crank. Still quick.
 Brother bought it new in crate in '87
 I got it from Mark in 2004
 Still stock because it looks and rides fine for local riding. Caveat: radial s/t tires.

Love your V65 Dan!  Just beautiful!  Maybe one day I'll have one dressed in Hondaline fairing and bags like they did on the CBX.

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2017, 08:53:13 am »
I love the sound of the Sabre Really got my attention  following one coming out of a corner long time ago Sweet bike Dan!

Odd shape for those side cases ZG. They look great on the Viffer but upon opening they certainly hinder the type of stuff you can carry. Surprises me a lap top fits- glad it works for you

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2017, 08:12:32 pm »
First new bike was a Norton Commando. Lasted until the next payday before I changed the exhaust. About two weeks.
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2017, 08:51:35 am »
I have a 2015 Vulcan S 650.  I have added a windshield and saddlebags.  Everything else is pretty much stock.

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2017, 12:32:34 am »
I'm with you, regarding the vfr.  Stock exhaust sounds pretty good, and lots great.  It will also last forever.

The 121hp v65 aabre really does not tell the whole story.  I remember torque enough to physically hurt your arms.

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2017, 10:47:03 am »
I have never had a bike that was stock from the start, so I guess I don't count. LOL I have however owned a few that never changed while I owned them. I am looking at a new C-14 and if purchased will be the first new bike I have ever owned. I have had many new dirt bikes in my possession but they weren't mine they belong to the shop I was racing for.
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2017, 11:31:43 am »
Since I've had enough bikes, and I"m old enough to have "sometimers disease", it would have to be one of the following bikes:
84 Honda 500 Interceptor
85 Honda 700 Interceptor
85 Suzuki GS700ES
85 Suzuki GS1150ES

I can't remember how long I had each of these bikes, but I'm pretty sure none were owned for longer than a year.  Sure wish I still had that 1150. :-[ :-[  Bought the rolling chassis with less than 1k on the clock for 1200 and found a Canadian engine and exhaust for 1200.  Story on the rolling chassis was that the engine came out and went into a mini sprint car.
Just didn't see the need to change any of them is the reason they stayed stock.
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2017, 03:43:46 pm »
My first car was a pos we found in a field rusting.  I learned to hate doing work on that car.  In fact I hated mechanic work for years after.   I had a couple Honda bikes in the 70s that I never did anything to. a CB 360 and a CB 650.  I added to them, like bolt on wind shields and tail racks but never change the bike from stock.  I don't even really remember changing oil but as cheap as I am I know I didn't let the dealer do it.
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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2017, 03:49:20 pm »
2000 ZX12R Ninja--- I have kept it because the power hits at 7500 rpm the way an old YZ250 2 stroke dirt bike used to in the 80's. I tell friends that when the needle sweeps past 7500 you see the face of God! ;D
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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2017, 04:57:35 pm »
2000 ZX12R Ninja--- I have kept it because the power hits at 7500 rpm the way an old YZ250 2 stroke dirt bike used to in the 80's. I tell friends that when the needle sweeps past 7500 you see the face of God! ;D

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2017, 05:16:44 pm »
you see the face of God! ;D
I see wheelies. :)

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Re: What is the longest you've ever kept a bike stock?? What bike and why?
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2017, 01:32:10 pm »
Pretty sure nothing this guy has is going to stay STOCK!

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« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2017, 09:37:43 pm »
Pretty sure nothing this guy has is going to stay STOCK!

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