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While stopping by honda to order my missing axle collar I was browsing bikes for a deal and something I would be comfy on. I asked about if there was any bikes in the back since I didn't really see too many I could afford or be comfy on and in the 2nd back room there it was.



I have wanted one for years and never found one cheap enough. But with 15K miles and a 3499 price tag was a bueatiful red VFR800!



So now I dunno what to do, we are considering a house and looked a few we can easily afford but I'm thinking of getting rid of the CX due to size issues.



The VFR is comfy as hell and has the look I want. How rare are VFR's generally, cause this is the first one I have seen.



Should I trade a CX for a VFR?
 

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WTF, I only posted once and got a "not connected error."
 

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First time it's happened to me, but now I know that it's not the poster making a mistake.
 

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Multipost error, may as well write this, 'cause there's no way to delete like on the old list.



I've reported myself to Charles, lets see if he can delete these, and check into this somewhat common board bug.
 

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You should try a GL500/650 or a CX standard/deluxe with a fairing if you want to stay with the reliability and ridiculously easy maintenance/repair/parts that the twisted twins bring to the table.



Maybe you're asking the question on this list for a reason.
 

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The VFR is comfy as hell and has the look I want. How rare are VFR's generally, cause this is the first one I have seen.



Should I trade a CX for a VFR?


I can't advise you on trading, but I don't think the VFRs are all that rare. See if you can contact JerryB of SC, he had a red VFR (do they come in any other color), it was larger than 600. He liked the performance of the bike but he had a problem with heat from the engine cooking his feet & legs! It may not be a problem with the smaller engine. The deal killer for me in trading or getting rid of either my ST or my GL650 is that any other bike (except for a Beemer) is chain drive. After many years of bikes with chains and then going to my GLs and the ST I will simply not return to chains, but thats just me! Good luck, whatever you do, if you trade for the VFR don't leave the board, theres room here for all.

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Cobran, OK, OK, we give up! I have never seen 4 posts up like yours. It sounds like things were slow and you kept hitting the add button!!


I used to think the same thing of the multiple posts that showed up on the list, I too was wrong, it's a site glitch.



Gene-did you ever read my PM about your cable oiler??
 

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I say go for it, as you seem to already be in love with it. Life is short, try it out and see if it is what you want.



As far as a trade, noooooo waaaaay, never a good way to deal in my mind, just the easy way. As you and many others will



probably know, you never get what is fair for a trade in and if they tell you what you do in fact want, you usually



don't get anything off in what you are trading up for.



I too have lusted after a VFR or 2, just have not found the right deal yet.
 

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I used to think the same thing of the multiple posts that showed up on the list, I too was wrong, it's a site glitch.



Gene-did you ever read my PM about your cable oiler??




Cobran, I have not received a pm from you. If you need to email me my address is [email protected]

Gene
 

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vfr is not rare but.....you probally sat on ther best sports/tourer ever made, I have mate who has ridden bikes of all shapes and sizes for well over 30 years and he reckons the yellow vfr800 he has (since new) is by far the best bike he has ever had. He was going to upgrade to a bmw etc but thought WTF why? i have perfectly good bike here that goes like the clappers, is realaible and gets good MPG.
 

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While stopping by honda to order my missing axle collar I was browsing bikes for a deal and something I would be comfy on. I asked about if there was any bikes in the back since I didn't really see too many I could afford or be comfy on and in the 2nd back room there it was.



I have wanted one for years and never found one cheap enough. But with 15K miles and a 3499 price tag was a bueatiful red VFR800!



So now I dunno what to do, we are considering a house and looked a few we can easily afford but I'm thinking of getting rid of the CX due to size issues.



The VFR is comfy as hell and has the look I want. How rare are VFR's generally, cause this is the first one I have seen.



Should I trade a CX for a VFR?


About trading - normally not a very good idea (at least where I live). But it depends. You´ve probably already an idea of how much your CX may fetch on a direct sale? Compare with what you´ll get for it as a trade-in against an already haggled-down VFR.



The VFR has a very good reputation for reliability and durability. They seem to be very difficult to kill. Gear driven cams - jummy! They aren´t exactly cheap on maint. costs - later models (VTEC) worse than earlier ones.



I´ve tried a couple of them, also a couple of the later VTEC models. The engine is just fabulous. Power delivery, character, sound - everything.



But try one out before you decide. I can´t for the life of me find an acceptable riding position. Being 174 cm with a very short neck I get severe neck pain after only some few 100 metres. I think the riding position is too "sporty". Other riders think otherwise. So try it out!



The way the VTEC model engine kicks in @ ~6700 rpm is rather fantastic. Simply switching to savage mode and roaring away..



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Hmm...tough call

It is a little known fact that most motorcycle companies at one time owned a mid model VFR750 ( The 800 geometry is based on this bike and a return after the previous disastrous VFR750 model changes), because it is an almost faultless neutral handling chassis and therefore a perfect mule bike (a mule is a motorcycle you can assess component changes on). It is quick, and ultra reliable, and handles well on any tyre you chuck at it. Personally, I love this chassis. I know lots of people who have bought a VFR, but I dont know many that have sold one. CX's have faults, but also character, so both these bikes tend to be keepers if you have one. If you cant have both then this is probably one of those decisions that starts "Eeny meeny miny mo......."
 

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Unless I was racing or something I just can't see riding in that position, I like sitting tall in the saddle which, if anything, allows for a tad more visibiity to those road-hogging 7' tall SUVs.



Even when I had 10 speed bicycles I never used the lower grips, always the top bar with the lever extenders.
 

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Well it doesn't work for me but that doesn't mean it won't work for you.



If you're considering a house then I wouldn't even think of a new bike.
 

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I hate to be a kill joy but stitch is right, if you're close to getting a house I wouldn't even think about a $3500 purchase.  You never know what's going to come up with new house bills.  If you're 100% confident with your financial situation then maybe go ahead and get it.  My old neighbor had a black one (don't know what year) and it was pretty sweet looking, but he didn't do anything on it himself, even an oil change was a dealership affair.
 

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I hate to be a kill joy but stitch is right, if you're close to getting a house I wouldn't even think about a $3500 purchase.  You never know what's going to come up with new house bills.  If you're 100% confident with your financial situation then maybe go ahead and get it.  My old neighbor had a black one (don't know what year) and it was pretty sweet looking, but he didn't do anything on it himself, even an oil change was a dealership affair.
 

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I've ridden the 750 version. Very smooth and terrific handling! That being said, these bikes are simply NOT traded in. Period. Never. So why this one, and why so cheap? I'd get your house first and in a year or two get the 1200 VFR. Bet you could find a left over at a decent deal.
 

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We talked it over last night. I'm going to wait a month or so and see what's happens with the house. As for trading it in, I've already got 3 bikes.



There really isn't room for 4. I will probably just direct sell it though. I would like to keep it but unless we get a house I just don't see a reason to keep all of them at the moment.



And for being 6'6" I was very relaxed on the vfr
 

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I had a pal who had one and loved it until it got wrote off by a Van(not related).He nearly lost a leg but is ok now.



I also read a Motorcycle article some time ago where by one of the guys working for the mag over here in Europe had done over 600,000 miles on one on the same bottom end
I can't find the article and that seems high but who knows as it is a,"Honda"




You can't do much home maintenance on them though and some parts and servicing is really expensive like getting valves shimmed.It cost another guy 1100 beer tokens
 
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