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    Vfr500

    Going to look at an 86 in a couple of hours. 2nd owner, 8000mi, $1400. Your lucky to find anything running, let alone looks half decent, for that price around my parts. Pictures arent great but i dont see any red flags. Questions, comments, or concerns? I know the tire sizes suck. Its my kinda nerdy though, same year i was born, and kinda some hawk lineage there.
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    Look HARD.Listen to it.Inspect all the engine cover bolts for wear. Caution.

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      #3
      steel frame, so where's the Hawk lineage ?

      If it doesn't run sweetly (after warming up) and accept throttle, YOU should run !

      at such low mileage there should be no worry about the valve problems that plague high-mile examples.

      be sure to check the tank interior for rust.

      BTW: it's not a VFR , but a VF.
      Last edited by squirrelman; 03-04-2019, 06:45 PM.
      "It's only getting worse."


      MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

      Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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        #4
        It's a distraction. Focus on your hawk

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          #5
          Lol. Sorry squirrel i didnt realize they were VF. Ran incredibly. Exteriors not great but still pretty good for a 32 yr old bike. I need some side covers. Believe it or not joel is already working on that for me! Besides that i got home and noticed petcock is leaking. Its like ours unfortunately. And some flakes floating around in the tank. It was a great ride though. Power everywhere and seemed pretty advanced i assume in its day. Hydraulic clutch, fully adjustable suspension. IDK. Im happy. Heres my old lady.
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            #6
            Super fun bikes. With higher miles they can often have valve problems;I junked 2 of them when intakes on the left front failed.
            I thought I saw some side panels in my basement at some point last year. I didnít find them with a quick look but will go through some crates tomorrow.

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              #7
              I think you made a good decision to buy that bike !

              be sure to keep revs low if you want the engine to last, and join up at www.VFRWorld.com
              "It's only getting worse."


              MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

              Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                #8
                I appreciate you offering either way. Theres a set on ebay for about $120 shipped. Im assuming thats fair since theyre the only ones!

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                  #9
                  joel is a saint and found the panels. In the hardest to reach place in his home! Should we change the thread title? I really didnt know it was a vff. I think i could get used to this v4 stuff squirrelman maybe a vfr in my future!

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                    #10
                    This is now absurd.

                    They fell down into the crack between my basement stairs and workbench. I realized moving the bench is too monumental so Iím cutting a hatch to try and reach them. Itís like the baby who tumbled down the well.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by mparker View Post
                      joel maybe a vfr in my future!
                      like the comic said, "Take mine, please !"

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                      https://buffalo.craigslist.org/mcy/d...804862711.html
                      "It's only getting worse."


                      MY rides: '97 VFR750, '90 Red Hawk, '88 Blue/Black Hawk, '86 RWB VFR700 (3), '86 Yamaha Radian, '90 VTR250, '89 VTR250 (2), '73 CB125, '66 Yamaha YL-1

                      Sold: '86 FJ1200, '92 ZX-7, '90 Radian, '73 CB750, '89 all-white Hawk, '88 blue Hawk, '86 FZ600, '86 Yam Fazer 700 , '89 VTR250, '87 VFR700F2, '86 VFR700F.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by joel View Post
                        This is now absurd.

                        They fell down into the crack between my basement stairs and workbench. I realized moving the bench is too monumental so Iím cutting a hatch to try and reach them. Itís like the baby who tumbled down the well.
                        Try fishing? Long piece of rod turned with a hook at the end?

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                          #13
                          500 is a fun bike, much lighter than 700 but HP difference is minimal

                          http://www.facebook.com/VaporBlast

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                            #14
                            Awwwww dammit.

                            I rode this VF500 one single time,when I went as Batman for Halloween, then gave it away to somebody who wanted to put factory color bodywork on it.

                            Well,I halfass cut a hole to get them and no idea where the F the other one could have gone. Iím not sure if laughing or crying is more fitting now,maybe column A and B.
                            Sorry,thought I could help!


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                              #15
                              Its the thought that counts. I was moved when right away someone was ready to help me again. I know where you're coming from though. You just had to get that thing!

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