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Old 04-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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After pickup, heading back home..



At school after a beautiful 1.5hr ride.



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Hard to believe this thing is 18yrs old, gotta love Honda.

EDIT: Just realized it's the same year as my Miata. 1992 Honda VFR 750F if anybody was wondering.

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She's not as fast as the Triumph was, but really a great bike overall, especially for the amount of riding I do. 750cc V4, torque everywhere but still comes on like a multi up top. Gear driven cams, will last forever. This bike was designed in the late 80's when Honda was getting killed by the other marques, and they really overengineered everything, and made a real legacy with this bike. I also got it super cheap, I'm not even going to say how cheap.


Wife and I decided to focus on ourselves and the family a little more, and I've always enjoyed riding, and miss it, and could use the stress relief. I also know this won't turn into an endless project like the Miata.

With some of the other money from the partout I bought my wife Rosetta Stone so she can finally master English. I told her we both needed to go out and grab the things we really want in life and not let the same excuses keep holding us back.

I'm sure I've already mentioned the kayak I bought to take my daughter out on. Good exercise for me, and time spent with her.

Life is good in my house right now. I can focus on studies and still have fun. The Miata will be a daily driver, dependable, and no longer a money and time pit (just slow). We put a little money into savings and still got a couple of things we had wanted to do for years.

I wish everyone the same joy...
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So it needs MS and MOAR BOOOST!!!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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So it needs MS and MOAR BOOOST!!!!
I've honestly spent the last two nights in bed thinking about it...
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Sweet, you got the rare Timex edition.


Seriously, I'm sad to see your Miata project on hold, but prioritizing the long term goals you have and making decisions together with your wife kicks all kinds of ***. Turbo parts aren't going to disappear in the next 2 or 3 years, you've got plenty of time to start over with the Miata if you choose.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:50 AM   #5
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Sweet, you got the rare Timex edition.

That's my lap timer holmes.


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Seriously, I'm sad to see your Miata project on hold, but prioritizing the long term goals you have and making decisions together with your wife kicks all kinds of ***. Turbo parts aren't going to disappear in the next 2 or 3 years, you've got plenty of time to start over with the Miata if you choose.

Pretty well sums it up. Me getting a bike again kind of changes our relationship dynamic a little too. I realized I had kind of resented "our" decision for me to stop riding, and had probably obsessed over the Miata so much due to this. She now realizes she can't change the parts of me that make me me, and accepts it.

Plus nothing clears your head like ripping off a few miles at a good clip on top of a bike.
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Single sided swingarm FTW
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V4 pwns all i am glad you stepped into one of the best motors around man gratz
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I've actually never ridden any of the mainstream popular bikes. I mean I've ridden them, but never been inclined to own a Gixxer or CBR. I used to like CBRs, and could see a ZX-6R as a track toy, but I've always had slightly different bikes.

The Triumph was great in it's own ride. The triple was as smooth as a turbine. This V4 just has torque everywhere. You can lug it or rip it depending on your mood. They're supposed to run to 100K miles too.
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I've actually never ridden any of the mainstream popular bikes. I mean I've ridden them, but never been inclined to own a Gixxer or CBR. I used to like CBRs, and could see a ZX-6R as a track toy, but I've always had slightly different bikes.

The Triumph was great in it's own ride. The triple was as smooth as a turbine. This V4 just has torque everywhere. You can lug it or rip it depending on your mood. They're supposed to run to 100K miles too.
Well if yours doesn't last to 100k I have an entire engine/carbs/radiator/oilcooler/fuelpump/cables/controls for that bike in my garage if you ever want it. i saved it from the dump. it will probably end up there soon.

Coolass bike man.
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Well if yours doesn't last to 100k I have an entire engine/carbs/radiator/oilcooler/fuelpump/cables/controls for that bike in my garage if you ever want it. i saved it from the dump. it will probably end up there soon.

Coolass bike man.


Thanks man, I really do like this one. It's perfect in my evolution of bikes/riding style. Sometimes you buy what you didn't quite want, but I've gotten lucky on the last two (or just did some good research).

I would definitely like to take the parts off you. I am a sucker for spares. My shelves have (for Miata), 2 alternators, CAS, clutch, motor on stand, throttle body, and just about anything else that can leave you stranded.

Let me know how much to put it in a crate and ship it this way.
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That's a great motor. I have a Honda V4 750 myself, which I've had 10 or so years now.
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That's a great motor. I have a Honda V4 750 myself, which I've had 10 or so years now.
Awesome. This is one of those bikes that you quickly come to understand the following for after riding. I'm glad to be in this club, almost as cool as the turbo Miata "camping" club.
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I have 4 into 4 pipes. It sounds just wicked. Great bike. I think I've put pictures of it up here somewhere.
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Is that the same engine as the Nighthawk 750 that I borrowed from a friend and got arrested on back in the mid 90s?
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Is that the same engine as the Nighthawk 750 that I borrowed from a friend and got arrested on back in the mid 90s?

Haha...those were always straight fours, but I'd love to hear the story.
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Thanks.

You'd probably want to strangle kittens if I told you what I stole it for. I can't believe the market on some of these older bikes is so low. Maybe I'm just still looking at them like I did as a young kid looking through my grandpa's CycleWorlds,
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I have 4 into 4 pipes. It sounds just wicked. Great bike. I think I've put pictures of it up here somewhere.
I would like to know how that sounds.

This one has the shorty can, which sounds pretty awesome, but I might play around with it a little.
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Beautiful, beautiful bike. I'd love to get into biking myself, but better not start a million things at once. Maybe a few years down the road...
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