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I'm a V-4 nut. My first ever bike was a VF-500 Interceptor. These are my two current VFR's and the Rancher right after I brought it home. It was the last time it was ever clean. View attachment 833223
V4 did u say? Beetle juice, beetle juice, beetle juice. My Yama v4 500 two stroke, King Kenny
 

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V4 did u say? Beetle juice, beetle juice, beetle juice. My Yama v4 500 two stroke, King Kenny
Get a Harley! It's got a masculine sound that goes potato - potato - potato - potato.

001.JPG That being said, here's one of mine. '73 Suzuki TS185. When I rode it a while back it had to trouble lifting the front end. But it's worn out, a little buggered up here and there, and I'm doing a total rebuild and new paint job. The engine is about ready to come out and split the cases. Anything questionable or mangled gets replaced. It's getting a complete set of new seals and bearings. I've got a spare motor that's in good shape and I've already taken it apart to get some familiarity with the engine first. It's a nostalgia thing party, I bought a new '73 just like it a long time ago and regretted selling. Now i'm gonna have one again. It's very light and nimble, but in perfect tune it can hit 80 mph. It's a street/trail bike - street legal.
 
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I'm a V-4 nut. My first ever bike was a VF-500 Interceptor. These are my two current VFR's and the Rancher right after I brought it home. It was the last time it was ever clean. View attachment 833223
The only motorcycle I ever bought new was an 86 VF1000R. I rode it as my daily transport for three years and put 48,000 miles on it. Then I got married. Then I had to pick up kids at daycare........
It is definitely the bike that I really regret selling.
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The only motorcycle I ever bought new was an 86 VF1000R. I rode it as my daily transport for three years and put 48,000 miles on it. Then I got married. Then I had to pick up kids at daycare........
It is definitely the bike that I really regret selling.
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I used to slobber over the 86 VF-1000R and the VFR-750F at the dealership. My first bike was their little brother, an 86 VF-500F in the same colors as your 1000R.
 
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I used to slobber over the 86 VF-1000R and the VFR-750F at the dealership. My first bike was their little brother, an 86 VF-500F in the same colors as your 1000R.
I may get a chance to pick up a 86 VFR750. It’s the tariff buster model. Red,white , and blue with the gold magnesium engine covers. Gear driven cams and 360 degree crank just like my 1000. Near mint. I’ve been begging the owner to sell it to me for years and he seems to be considering it. It’s a beautiful bike.
 
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I may get a chance to pick up a 86 VFR750. It’s the tariff buster model. Red,white , and blue with the gold magnesium engine covers. Gear driven cams and 360 degree crank just like my 1000. Near mint. I’ve been begging the owner to sell it to me for years and he seems to be considering it. It’s a beautiful bike.
The 700 is rare enough. The 750 is really hard to find without busted plastic and ground up side cases. Hopefully your persistence will pay off and you can hear those gear driven cams whining beneath you soon.
 
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I've only seen one of those around here. It did so-so on level ground, but he absolutely had to pedal on the slightest slope, and I mean slightest. I dont know if that's par for the course or if his was weaker than most.
 
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I've only seen one of those around here. It did so-so on level ground, but he absolutely had to pedal on the slightest slope, and I mean slightest. I dont know if that's par for the course or if his was weaker than most.
Those narrow seats are killers.

I had a 99 suzuki 1200 bandit, it’s a destined 1100 gixer. I retuned it as close as I could. What a ride like being with a wild woman. I had it up to 157 mph. Time to get off I found myself going faster and faster, going 100 mph on a dirtbike just wasn’t enough. The streetbike wow.
 
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Here's my V4. Made the weekly highlights at Tail of the Dragon. Has more HP (125) than several cars I've owned.
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Did the tail in both 15 and again in 17. First time on my road glide pulling a trailer second on my wing love this bike . The flat six is silky smooth with gobs of torque . Hardly have to shift i can slowto 20 mph and it will just take off still in 5th gear dont do it often but it never lugs my Harley would be bogging and shaking in third at that speed 20150911_114624.jpg 20150911_121336.jpg 20180228_141929.jpg
 
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Did the tail in both 15 and again in 17. First time on my road glide pulling a trailer second on my wing love this bike . The flat six is silky smooth with gobs of torque.
Purdy GW. I'm really liking the new GW ... or as some call it, the ST1800.

I only went back in 2011 because some coworkers had never been. It's over-rated IMHO ... too much internet hype. There are several better roads if you like the twisties where the speed limit is not 35 MPH. Look up RT16 between between Marion and Tazewell, VA.
 
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