|My '99 VFR 800|
|UPDATE: March, '01
Over the past few weeks, in anticipation of the beginning of riding season, I have been keeping
busy working on the 800. I wanted to do a few cosmetic mods to set it apart from all the other
plain red 800s out there. To that end, I had the front fender painted metallic black, and then
painted the side mounted radiators black. The rear wheel was replaced with a 90-93 vfr rear
wheel which has a much nicer 8-spoke pattern. The wheels were also powdercoated Silver.
The front wheel bearings and seals were replaced just because. At around 30 bucks for the
whole shot, I figured it was cheap insurance. The evil enemy rust was creeping in on
my exhaust heat shield, so I had it nickel plated in a satin finish to add some sparkle.
Helibars were installed to add to the already stellar comfort of the vfr.
A Sargent seat and an MCcruise electronic cruise control unit have
also found their way onto the "GL800RR".
|And after the wheel treatment.
Big improvement, no?
|Left side of my 1999 Honda
VFR 800 Before the recent mods.
|And after. Also note the nickel
plated heat shield and black rads.
|Right side before wheel treatment.|
|Front fender detail. I think the fender
and the rads tie together the seat and
bra into one continuous swath of
black, thereby breaking up the vast
expanse of the red fairing lowers.
|Closeup of wheel/pipe. I think the
8-spoke looks much more elegant
than the original 5-spoke design.
And the silver is to die for.
|Here is a shot with the new ZG
windscreen and Ventura sport rack.
|Same day, just after a bath.
Won't stay clean for long!
|To your left are a couple of shots
that show the bigger oil cooler
I installed. It has helped to reduce operating temps to a certain degree.
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|This one is a pretty good
illustration of my custom tag and
the "fenderectomy" I performed.
Hacking off that enormous rear
fender did wonders to clean up
the lines of the bike.
|Here is a list of all the mods I have done to the bike so far:|
|-Lockhart Phillips tank Brassiere.
-Dual Fiamm horns. (LOUD)
-16 tooth countershaft sprocket.
-Shortened chain to match.
-'86 VFR front footpegs.
-2000 VFR mirrors.
-Painted radiators black.
-Ventura Rack system.
-Sargent World Sport seat.
-Ratrace Cycle stainless bar ends.
-Smoked Zero Gravity
Double Bubble Windscreen.
|-55/60 watt H-4 headlamps.
-Micron hi-mount oval
carbon exhaust system.
-MCcruise electronic cruise control.
-Bobbed rear fender.
-Relocated license plate light.
-Removed all reflectors.
-'90-93 spec 8-spoke rear wheel.
-Powdercoated rims silver.
-Metallic black front fender.
-I4C digital LCD voltmeter.
-Larger '86 VFR oil cooler.
-Shimmed rear shock 5mm
to quicken steering.
-Removed airbox snorkel.