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Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2020, 11:15:51 am »
I have a CB400SF - spares not an issue.

But they get old - I replaced my 4 floats the other day.

Man it will make your eyes water - 4 little plastic floats almost R600 a pop.

So they might be cheap but maintaining them is not cheap
 

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Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2020, 11:29:34 am »
Something else to keep in mind, just because someone has a spanner and a screwdriver, it does not make him a bike mechanic. I would always be careful of a older bike with claims that it has been re done.

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Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2020, 11:56:37 am »
Agree run away ! Its such a small compact motor that I would not trust just any guy to work on it plus he is talking BS about the top speed.
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Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 12:02:45 pm »
Agree run away ! Its such a small compact motor that I would not trust just any guy to work on it plus he is talking BS about the top speed.

By the sound of things that guy is speaking so much BS that he has to wipe his mouth with toilet paper
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Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2020, 01:05:32 pm »
ok guys i guess i won't be going that route thanks for the comments i guess i will have to force myself into getting the cbr 125
 

Offline DR BIG 750

Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2020, 06:58:25 am »
CBR 125 vs VFR 400, find the 400, but thats just me never went for the sensible or  safer route :thumleft: just read your post, U dont mention your budget, I see a lot of info of these top speeds etc :o, there are a lot of bargains about at the momemnt, as your commta/general ride bike I would look at min 250 cc pref 400 size. Street DS lots of good examples, a buddy of mine sold a 650 Yamaha cruiser (HD lookalike ) about 9000km battled to sell it eventuallly swopped it, but was a good reliable bike with min milage , keep looking you'll find a ride
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Offline Carl84

Re: VFR 400 reliability ? (1987 model)
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2020, 12:57:29 pm »
I had a vfr 400 nc24 as first bike. Tops out at 190kph on a downhill. Fun bike with solid engine but it needed a new regulator every six months, suspesion was already a bit moertoe, difficult to find tyres (16 inch in front and 18 inch in the back). Cant find airfilter and had to make custom one, leaking carb rubber boots etc etc. And this was in 2006 when the bike was only 20 years old. Could be a fun restoration project though if one can find a fairly clean one. Engine sounds amazing and was super smooth.

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