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    Oh they came from the factory like that I'm sure, or it is a period modification, very fashionable.

    I think this used to be Neptune's bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Oh they came from the factory like that I'm sure, or it is a period modification, very fashionable.

    I think this used to be Neptune's bike.
    Nah Neptune had a Trident.
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    Ooh. Damit!
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    Here's your next project - thousand bucks!

    Plus it has a lap record round the Puna, AND runs on menthols!

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/4707301659

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    I would. . , but it doesn't have upside down forks. [ ​TM skidmark]
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Here's your next project - thousand bucks!

    Plus it has a lap record round the Puna, AND runs on menthols!

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/m...ing/4707301659

    WCGW?
    Funny enough the bike that cleaned up the pre 89 class at the GMSR was a vfr750.
    I am no expert but what he has looks more like a VF750.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Funny enough the bike that cleaned up the pre 89 class at the GMSR was a vfr750.
    I am no expert but what he has looks more like a VF750.
    Absolutely it is. I actually had one and it went really well. Objectively a better bike than my 83 GPz750 as it was shorter in the wheelbase, quicker handling and (marginally) lighter. It FELT lighter to ride because it changed direction quicker. There are some cool custom ones too where people have turned them into reps of the racebikes or resto modded them with modern forks and wheels and brakes. They got a reputation for having camshafts made of chocolate causing engine failures but Honda fixed that fairly early in production - my theory is any still running will continue to run forever. The reputational damage was done so they went to the VFR soon after (86?). But Freddie Spencer raced a VF750F in the states and did OK on it. Its my desktop wallpaper at the mo.
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    From an engine builder/tuners point of view the VF is much easier to tune. With bolt on sprockets on the cams it's easy to change the timing or install bigger/longer cams. The VFR gear drive pretty much sticks you with what Honda thought was best. Which isn't.
    Both families of engines need crank massaging to make them reliable.
    And they're a porky engine too.

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    We got unloaded a bunch of 700s from the US. Tarrifs on 750s upwards to try prop up their shitty home market offerings. Pah. Like that would sway a buyer not wanting a boat anchor. Ohh I'd never considered a wobbly cruiser throwback, but wait, the gummermint throws a grand or whatever on the price of a GSXR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by husaberg View Post
    Funny enough the bike that cleaned up the pre 89 class at the GMSR was a vfr750.
    I am no expert but what he has looks more like a VF750.
    I like the cowl over the passenger seat, but it bothers me that the stripe is wrong. It should continue the red stripe along and over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumph View Post
    From an engine builder/tuners point of view the VF is much easier to tune. With bolt on sprockets on the cams it's easy to change the timing or install bigger/longer cams. The VFR gear drive pretty much sticks you with what Honda thought was best. Which isn't.
    Both families of engines need crank massaging to make them reliable.
    And they're a porky engine too.
    Cheers Grumph, this has reminded me when a mate won a NZ 6 hour in about 83 ? (memory?)
    You'll probably know Bill the Biber ???? lol. From memory the front running teams all had problems,either jumping off or mechnicals ??? Still a win for Bill xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Cheers Grumph, this has reminded me when a mate won a NZ 6 hour in about 83 ? (memory?)
    You'll probably know Bill the Biber ???? lol. From memory the front running teams all had problems,either jumping off or mechnicals ??? Still a win for Bill xxx
    Haven't seen Bill down here for a while. He'd descended to racing someone's classic Velo, probably getting more fun from upsetting the Velo clan than riding.
    Steve Bryan has the 6 hour winning BMW in his collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    I like the cowl over the passenger seat, but it bothers me that the stripe is wrong. It should continue the red stripe along and over.
    You're right the cowl it's a little amiss, The Rothmans colours, like the pepsi for the Suzukis or the red and white for the Yamahas are some of the more memorable colour schemes.
    I like the front guard on the VF750 its shared with the CBX750F, IMO one of the prettiest front Guards ever made in the period with RWU forks.
    I read something that the first VFR750's were all made at a loss to fix Hondas engineering reputation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roogazza View Post
    Cheers Grumph, this has reminded me when a mate won a NZ 6 hour in about 83 ? (memory?)
    You'll probably know Bill the Biber ???? lol. From memory the front running teams all had problems,either jumping off or mechnicals ??? Still a win for Bill xxx
    he had a co rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    he had a co rider
    He did, Phil Payne I am trying to remember what his business was called Dr Desmo?

    • 1983: Bill Biber and Phil Payne – Honda VF750F

    He had one of the first VEE Two Alchemy kits.

    1974: Ginger Molloy (solo) – Kawasaki Z1-A
    1975: Graeme Crosby (solo) – Kawasaki Z1-B
    1976: Graeme Crosby (solo) – Kawasaki Z1000
    1977: Graeme Crosby and Tony Hatton – Kawasaki Z1000
    1978: Dave Hiscock and Neil Chivas – Suzuki GS1000EN
    1979: Dave Hiscock and Neil Chivas – Suzuki GSX1100ET
    1980: Dave Hiscock and Neil Chivas – Suzuki GSX1100T (Black Pipe)
    1981: Malcolm Campbell and Mick Cole – Honda CB1100R
    1982: Dave Hiscock and Neville Hiscock – Suzuki GSX1100SXZ Katana
    1983: Bill Biber and Phil Payne – Honda VF750F
    1984: Alan DeLatour and Dave Martin – Honda VF1000F
    1985: Dave Hiscock and Neil Chivas – Suzuki GSX-R750F
    1986: Aaron Slight and Rob Doran – Yamaha FZ750
    1987: Aaron Slight and Wayne Clark – Yamaha FZR1000
    1988: Tony Rees and Dave Hicks – Yamaha FZR1000
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