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Old 03-08-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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Any one know of a good shop in DC/VA/MD that does custom motorcycle work?

I'm looking to get some serious mods done to my VF1000 Interceptor... either that or it's time for a new bike.... I just don't know if getting a new FZ1 or SV1000S would be a better choice than a really nicely modded VF1000

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SV, nuff said
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SV, nuff said
Really, why do you say that? I'm starting to think that the new bike is the better choice too.

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Can't help you all the way up there, but theres a local guy here in KC that does STELLAR work on metric rockets...
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Italian twins ftw. I rhymed
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what are you looking for in a bike and what are the shortcoming of the vf, i'm not really familiar with those things i'm a supersport guy
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FZ1 no doubt. Although suzuki does make some nice bikes.
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Really, why do you say that? I'm starting to think that the new bike is the better choice too.

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you can do anything with that bike. you can keep it stock and just ride it forever, or you can put on some clip-ons and tires and take it straight to the race track. you can buy a full faring kit, so it can look like a regular suppersport, or keep it naked. its a swis army knife of motorcycles. i would take one in a second.
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I kinda agree. Keep the old VF. I'm kinda partial to older motorcycles myself though. About to roll over 40,000 on my Ninja.



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Only real negative is it weighs 420 pounds dry, but that doesn't stop me from riding the wheels off. Raced my best friends 2005 600RR on a 45mph rollon and I wasn't even maybe half a bike length behind by 140mph.
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i had a 02 zx9r, had 36k when i traded it in on my 06 gixxer. get a new bike, i was just blown away by how much better of a bike it is in every aspect. and i had rode a few 98-00 bikes, i though they rode like crap, nothing compares to how much better the bikes get every year.
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i had a 02 zx9r, had 36k when i traded it in on my 06 gixxer. get a new bike, i was just blown away by how much better of a bike it is in every aspect. and i had rode a few 98-00 bikes, i though they rode like crap, nothing compares to how much better the bikes get every year.
I agree. I had a '94 fzr 600 for a couple years and then rode a '96 zx9r. Granted the fzr was 80's technology but the zx9 was only 2 years newer and 300cc's bigger but it was more than twice the bike. It was better in every single aspect. I can only imagine what a new 600cc sport bike would feel like compared to my fzr...
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what are you looking for in a bike and what are the shortcoming of the vf, i'm not really familiar with those things i'm a supersport guy
Well I love the VF, although the lack of available modern rubber is a big downside, one that can be cured with CBR600F2 wheels. The small front wheel can be problematic as far as handling, this bike is not bad but you lack confidence throwing it into the curves.

The brakes are a little unsettling too, although the steel braided lines cured much of that, they still lack a bit.

I love the torque and smoothness of the V4, it's comfortable on longer trips. The motor in mine is solid and only has 6000 miles on it. (It's a 1984 bike.) The carbs need rebuilding though, the tank needs to be resealed and I want to get it painted.

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Is this a commuter bike or a weekend warrior? The SV is going to have a somewhat different character from you ole' 4-banger, but it's a helluva great everyday ride.
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I'd get something a bit newer. There's just only so far you can take the old bike, especially in a cost effective way. You might want to take a look at the Honda 919.
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