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Old 03-15-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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In my never-ending quest for stupid ways to spend my money, I browse Craig's List and Cycle Trader. I came across this:

83 honda interceptor vf750f

I talked to the owner and he said it runs well, it's all there, and the only thing he knows of as far as issues with the bike is a bad fuel shut off valve with a name that sounds like slang for a male body part.

Any of you MoFos know any thing about these bikes? I had an '02 VFR, but of course that was a very different machine.
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I don't know about the 750s - but the early 500s had a problem with the "catch" on the main wiring-harness connector breaking and causing the bike to shut-off while you were riding along (due to the connector no-longer making contact). I've seen 3 of them over the years do that. Solution is silicone grease in all the connector-contacts, and "safety wire" it with a couple of zip-ties.

Some of them supposedly had problems with the camshafts eating their bearing-surfaces. I don't know which, and I have no experience, and heard from no owner with that problem.

I'm amazed there are any of these left: I assumed they had all died-out quietly by the end of the Grungozoic Era, about 440,000,000 seconds-ago......
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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My brother and I both had one in the last several years. His spun a bearing, and mine had the bad camshaft problem.

Luckily, we got them cheap, and recouped our investment by selling the parts on ebay.

I do not know if that is indicative of that particular bike, but I won't go near one again.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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Hmm 2 for 2...
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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They are massively cool bikes IMO, really at the start of the Sportbike revolution along with the GPZ Kawasaki and GSXR Suzuki. That said they had significant problems with camshaft pitting and bearing failures and Honda's perennial crappy V four stators and regulator/rectifiers. I put a lot of miles on a 1984 V65 Sabre and it had the same issues crop up. They're fun and cool but unless it's almost free there are better bikes out there from that era
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:10 AM   #6
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Thanks for the alternative perspective Sarnali. I have an interest in the VFR line in general, because in many ways they have been the platform for some real innovations in motorcycles.

The bike is a grand, which sure ain't cheap. I'm going to go look at it, but if it's an old, whupped dawg, it'll stay in the trailer park. If it's a cherry that somehow escaped decades of abuse at the hands of WPB's finest....maybe it'll come home with me.
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If you like the VFR, you'll LOVE the early ('99 - '01 or '02 - '04) Triumph Sprint ST!

They are, for all I & P, a British VFR.



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Thanks for the alternative perspective Sarnali. I have an interest in the VFR line in general, because in many ways they have been the platform for some real innovations in motorcycles.

The bike is a grand, which sure ain't cheap. I'm going to go look at it, but if it's an old, whupped dawg, it'll stay in the trailer park. If it's a cherry that somehow escaped decades of abuse at the hands of WPB's finest....maybe it'll come home with me.
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If you like the VFR, you'll LOVE the early ('99 - '01 or '02 - '04) Triumph Sprint ST!

They are, for all I & P, a British VFR.

That would be my pick. I got a pretty generous tax return so I've been looking for a play bike myself. The Sprint is in the running along with a 'Guzzi Coppa Italia and an airhead RS. I'm just cruisin' Craigslist to see what crops up
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That would be my pick. I got a pretty generous tax return so I've been looking for a play bike myself. The Sprint is in the running along with a 'Guzzi Coppa Italia and an airhead RS. I'm just cruisin' Craigslist to see what crops up
Street Triple. (Save money - buy 'pre-owned')

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