VFR800F potential owner

saintrommel

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#2
VFRs can be ruined fairly quickly by a lack of lubrication/protection under the fairing so examine all the hard to see areas thoroughly
shock/exhaust pipes/corrosion front of engine/ everything else on such a newish bike should be fairly obvious to see.
Fairing damage,/knackered discs/ tyres/clicking camchain tensioners/service history/ blaa .good luck :)
 
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fink

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#3
They are pretty good. You havent said where you are buying from tho.

I would check the front cylinder head cover. First place to get hit with the crap off road also cooler under top fairing. By now these should have a fender extender and rad guard on. They make a massive difference.


Bike comes standard with. Rear seat and 2 pillion handles, Rear cowl and 2 covers to cover the handle gap. Tool kit and manual. If it’s not ask why and lop off the cost of replacement.
Make sure the heated grips work properly.


Apart from that everything else you would look at in a second hand bike.
 

count von count

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#5
Philmcglass, I recognise your user name from the Triumph Sprint forum of this parish. I went from a 1050 Sprint ST to the VFR800 about 3 years ago. Love it so far. Described as being at the sporty end of sport-touring and I think that's fair in terms of size, weight, ergonomics etc.

I ride solo so it's perfect for me but possibly a bit cramped and under-powered for two-up touring, but I'm sure there are plenty on here who are happy with them two-up, so what do I know? I found the seat a little uncomfortable until I shifted it to the higher position, even then it might be worth investing in an air-hawk, sheepskin or suchlike if you're into serious mile munching.

Panniers are expensive, I went for a Ventura system instead. Mine came with quick shifter, crash bugs and scottoiler. I added a lighter exhaust can, fender extender and oil-rad guard.

Nothing has gone wrong in 13,000 miles, delighted with my choice.
 

philmcglass

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#6
Philmcglass, I recognise your user name from the Triumph Sprint forum of this parish. I went from a 1050 Sprint ST to the VFR800
I had a Sprint 955 up to 6 years ago.
I have migrated to Tiger 800 via 600 Divi (just too low powe). Just looking for a change. No particular reason. Seem to be lots of aftermarket luggage options to fit VFR.
I'll see how it goes on a test run next week.
 
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