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    Default Honda VFR750FT 1996 - SOLD

    NOW SOLD

    After 9 years of ownership the time has come for a parting of the ways.

    Priced reasonably to reflect age and condition.

    500
    Tax - October 2013
    MOT - August 2013
    Mileage - 67,000
    Originally US import (hence speedo shows 35, 45, 55 etc)


    Why at that price? Well, it reflects the hard life it has had. The following needs to be considered before buying:


    • Two crashes about six years ago, both low speed in snow and ice, but damage to fairings and pegs on right hand side
    • Apart from that all the other fairings are showing their age, all of them have a least one small crack and bits of them are held together with bits of gaffer tape
    • The lugs have come off the back section of fairing just about completely, all held together with gaffer tape
    • The screen fittings are fairly knackered, again held together with gaffer tape
    • Chain and sprockets are nearing the end of their days, maybe a few more months depending on mileage at very best
    • The spline that connects to the gear selector is fairly knackered, has been for a few years. Still works fine but the bolt holding on the gear selector has be tightened every few hundred miles
    • The back wheel particularly needs a proper paint job, the front wheel is not too bad though
    • It has been ridden all winter and all summer in all weathers
    • The key is a bit stiff and I can only turn it without gloves on, not really an issue, but worth pointing out. Regular applications of WD40 seem to keep it okay though


    The not so bad stuff:


    • All pipework replaced for aftermarket stainless steel about 6 years ago
    • Brand new Honda end can fitted two years ago
    • Nitron rear shock fitted two years ago
    • Progressive front fork springs fitted last year (the original springs and spacers are also included)
    • Bagster tank cover included
    • Regularly self serviced with oil, filter, coolant, brakes etc..
    • Regularly cleaned and protected with ACF50 over winter and FS365 over summer
    • BT23s front and rear, about 4,000 miles done on each, I ride slowly so they have plenty of wear left
    • All the reg/rec issues finally sorted. New alternator fitted two years ago along with heavy duty wiring all the way to the connection with the battery along with new heavy duty reg/rec. As a final precaution a PC fan sits on top of the reg/rec


    So there you go. Dont be under any illusions, this is a bike with near 70k miles on it and it feels it when you ride it. Having said that I regularly do large miles on it and have done several camping trips and Easter Tours, so it will still do it and now the electrics are sorted never seems to have any issues. If you want a cheap bike to get around on then it will do the job, if you want to get it back to top condition then think carefully as it will cost money, time and effort to get it back to that condition. Putting it on here for 500 and if it doesnt sell in a couple of weeks then will be going on ebay with a reserve of 500.

    Pictures (please note, the dog and/or wheelie bin are not included):
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    Last edited by Bonners; 17-06-13 at 12:26. Reason: Now sold
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    I already have my next project or I would have been tempted.

    What are you getting to replace it?
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    Quote Originally Posted by Druid View Post
    I already have my next project or I would have been tempted.

    What are you getting to replace it?
    Hornet 900, already got it though. Would have been tempted to keep it if I had more space. But tiny garden and two bikes doesnt go.
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    Quote Originally Posted by Druid View Post
    I already have my next project or I would have been tempted.

    What are you getting to replace it?
    What is your next project? (you can take this to the Motorcycle forum )

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    What is your next project? (you can take this to the Motorcycle forum )
    Hello
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    Quote Originally Posted by Olly View Post
    Hello
    He's going to turn you into some sort of cyborg-onesie wearing-monster? #thehorror!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redorzed View Post
    He's going to turn you into some sort of cyborg-onesie wearing-monster? #thehorror!
    Too late
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    Buy it, whip all the bodywork off it and replace with rc30 race plastics , a noisey end can and off you go to a track day on your 800 rc30 look a like.

    Kin sorted

    Or,
    Buy , get ferry ticket and ride away in to the distance for as long as you can and then cheap flight home after selling it to a little bike shop for what ever they give you for it.

    Cheap holiday .
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    Bonners, text me I've lost your number.
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    Default Re: Honda VFR750FT 1996 - Stockport (South Manchester)

    bu t... but .............but............... i thought i had my name on that

    Pesky Northern Monkey.
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