Our 98 and 01 Honda VFR 800's
Originally, the 98 was Scott's first VFR 800. It was bought new in Jan. of
2000 as a leftover with 4 miles on it. Through a bizarre series of
events (ie; crashed and repaired, doh!), it became Beth's and was converted to the
Honda OEM Blue body work. Let me just go
ahead and say it looks fantastic in person ;-) The pictures just never seem to convey the
shade of blue very well. The bike currently has about 45,000 miles on it and is still going
strong. I bought a new 2001 VFR 800 in June of 2001 and it now has 27,000 miles on it.
Prior to buying the 98 VFR, I (Scott) spent some time reading on the
VFR mailing list and asking questions
of other VFR owners. This is a great source of valuable information about the bike itself,
all of the assorted aftermarket products and various owner modifications. I purchased the
bike Jan. 18th, 2000. Three days after getting the bike. I got a warning ticket for going
60mph in a 50mph zone, and yes there were other cars going faster than me !@$#!@... But he
was cool considering I did not have my license or insurance with me hehe. He let me off
with a warning and only wrote me up for the insurance, but I got that dismissed later. The
bright red is pretty but it is really a cop magnet.
The Beginning of the Never Ending Mods - A Serious Disease!
The only thing I have done with the 2001 VFR is add the K&N Filter and a set
of Helibars. And of course I swapped the stock seat with the Sargent, it goes with the butt,
not the bike ;-) I mounted the GIVI Wingrack II to the 2001 and my solo rack on the 1998.
Beth really likes the look of the solo rack versus the bulky Wingrack. I've yet to come up
with the money to do much with my bike. I spend too much on tires ;-) However, I am leaning
toward upgrading the suspension before I do anything else.