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Used Bike Reviews – Honda VFR750 Interceptor ( 1993 RC36 )

hi welcome back to use bike reviews I’m your host Peter munchies a day here on the show we aim to look at bikes from the past three decades that have somewhat fallen out of the spotlight but we think they’re interesting enough to bring back into it now if you’re a Honda motorcycle fan you’re probably very aware of the rare and very exciting Honda rc30 this bike packed a ton of technology for the time gear driven cams v4 engine single-sided swingarm and sleek-looking bodywork made  r6 fairings  it a sight to be seen that bike was followed by the Honda RC 45 it had a lot of the same features but a little updated styling and power now because these bikes are extremely rare they also are extremely expensive if you don’t have that sort of cash but you want that sort of quality and interesting Honda motorcycle design there is an option out there on the used market and it can be had cheaper than you think just take a look over here the bike we have today is the Honda VFR 750 from 1993 and you’d be surprised how similar
it is to these exotic machines let’s just start with some of the elemental similarities twin spar aluminum frame check single sided swingarm with exotic looking gates but wheel it’s there growling engine note with a whining overtone from the gear-driven definitely now I didn’t mean to lead you astray comparing this bike to an RC 30 an RC 45 those bikes are very much endurance motorcycles the lightweight highly powerful and they’re just great around a track this bike though it’s great on a highway it’s a little bit heavier at 500 pounds or more and the engine puts out about 102 horsepower while it’s still adequate it’s not exactly a power wheelie machine the fairings on this thing probably weigh as much as a normal super sport bike today now as many Honda owners find the all-out performance of the motorcycle is such a small part of the ownership experience know what they’re more interested in is the Swiss watch grade reliability and the rolls-royce smooth style ride you may be surprised to find that this bike has nearly 50,000 miles on the clock good luck Ducati this bike starts like it’s brand new every time it accelerates like a modern motorcycle with miles that are similar to what you find in a four-wheel vehicle now to the Honda faithful 50,000 miles won’t sound all that absurd in fact it’s not uncommon to see these machines with double that amount this bike was meant to be ridden yet ridden with reserve the engine produces more than adequate power but the soft suspension is more suited to imperfect roads it’s a gentleman sporting machine this particular period was in many an enthusiast pinion the pinnacle of Honda build quality in design there is not one fastener connector or bracket that was engineered to wear out every input you make whether sliding the turn signal switch or clicking up and down through the gears on the 6-speed transmission provides you with reassuring smooth while design is highly opinionated topic yamaha r1 fairings   it would be a strong argument this bike has aged well if you’re used to riding bikes that are about 300 pounds or 400 pounds when you throw a leg over this beast you start to really feel the weight it’s about 500 some pounds and when you’re moving it around in the garage you’re going to be doing a lot of grunting it’s a workout in itself however it’s important to note again that this isn’t the full-on motorcycle like
the RC 30 no this is a sport touring motorcycle so on the highway this weight actually helps you when you’re up against a large vehicle like a semi or you experience a crosswind the extra weight will actually dampen these sort of actions which is really quite nice the fairings provide a great amount of protection from the elements when moving at speed the handlebars are mounted so that a sporting position is maintained yet comfort is still priority the standard seat is well padded although many owners will switch to an aftermarket unit for added comfort if you’re planning on writing to up for any long journey I would suggest investing in an uprated rear shock as the standard one is soft and under sprung even for a single rider on the maintenance front there really isn’t much to do aside from your typical fluid changes these engines hold the valve tolerances among the best in the world so high mileage bikes without intensive servicing are not uncommon if going to look at one of these try to get the rear wheel up off the ground to inspect the rear hub bearing by grabbing the wheel and feeling for any side-to-side play also check the charging voltage while the bike is at idle low voltage will likely require a rectifier replacement the bearings on these bikes are intricate and becoming more fragile time finding a bike without any damage or cracks will be difficult keep in mind that sourcing good condition replacement panels will be near impossible as you cannot buy them new anymore repairing panels is an option but will require great skill as there are many interlocking tabs as the saying goes by the nicest example  motorcycle fairings   you can afford expect to pay about $1,500 for a rough and running example all the way up to $4,500 for a museum-quality bike Honda VF RS are some of the best motorcycle bargains available it’s been said that whatever the asking price of a VFR is is truly worth four times as much there is no denying the build quality or reliability of these fine Honda motorcycles while many of its characteristic design elements are passed down from its high-strung race bred brothers the BFRs planned use was of much more practical origins it’s a machine that will always be a good companion no matter what you ask

Top 10 Greatest Naked Motorcycles of ALL TIME

what’s up youtubers I got a couple requests 2006 gsxr 600 fairings  I didn’t want to do an updated video on the faring uh between time work and just general stuff going on I’ve lost track I typed the faring quite a while now it’s been probably two months towards really three months I’ve had it I absolutely love it there’s not much I would change there was a couple things if you saw my last video but since all some stuff was earlier irritating but I do like the convenience of having it can connect right away to my phone my music and if I want to go for a long ride out of state anywhere I could connect that right away to my phone and ABS good to go but there’s not a lot of complaints I’ve had it and it’s it’s been a wonderful it’s been great just a little cruise over there so we’ll get into the video so like I said the biggest inconvenience ice I’ve noticed and I apologize I have a new camera I’m trying I’ve been using a GoPro for the videos didn’t have zoom wasn’t really happy with quality so stole my wife’s camera that I bought her for a neurology or the news family the biggest problem I have with this if you notice in my last video the tak was here I had to remove that because obviously and you can see now – this is hitting let me see if I can get a bit that this is hitting here which credit ball as being it’s not hitting by that much if you lift this up string up a little bit that will go down and I just look I didn’t really push up too hard but it will – you push up not like

I do it’s good bother me but it will go down and these are magnetic magnet cereals it’ll stick down that’s one thing that does bother me I don’t think spending $1000 something like that that that should happen it’s not affecting me enough to return it I have reached out to the manufacturer I have not heard anything about it yet but how the man I love it I’m thinking it’s like  2006 gsxr 600 fairings I figure some way in here either make some sort of space or for something to make it go up and I might be able to work out but I’m gonna see how how it works out if I can do that or not with and without because the lock is on that side on my house could affect it but let’s get into it turn the bike on if you’re if you’re wired it directly the guy did it’ll turn on once you turn the bike on which is I love it’s a little chilly the bright early morning time is wrong I’ve never changed it back but this is the main screen you have come to you’ve come to try get in on this this is bear with me with this place nice dinner but this here is the Bluetooth button when you comes up this will come up this screen they connect your phone that’s where you got the hit and then you’re gonna come over here this little bucks could be a little Bluetooth button hit that it’s going to come up with your device name your pack unlock guys do them in on this and then the password and auto on for answer and then the auto off for uh connections which I want the connections I could care less about the calls I just left it on have to go back on home it’s already connect it it’s my phone if you can scroll over one water as a Bluetooth button I don’t apologize about how blurry it’s like they have different lands but they hit that button just thinking back a little more for you it doesn’t much matter because the Bluetooth button here that will come up tell us exactly what you’re already on this is what this was what comes on my your first in her bike go on normally for me because I just think that out to show you guys and then in order to show the I can just press play here on my phone now you barely hear it now but it’s obviously not that loud at all now but I should get it’s not like ten or eleven right now it’s I think great quality sound for what you pay for very happy with it again you can skip everything with this as

you go which is a very nice feature you can plug it into it connects right to your phone with you if you want if you have stuff stays on to the store through Apple with Google it’ll do that but I’m super happy with it so far like I there’s a couple things like that’s that thing with the tach it doesn’t irritate me a little bit but it’s not enough to make me go spend another thousand dollars for another farik or something from another company I just I’m just cheap I just don’t it’s gonna do the same job it’s gonna cause me a little inconvenient that flippin thing which I’ve when I’ve taken it to working rains I’m able to flip it right back down and then it is waterproof starting gonna worried about anything I currently do have stock exhaust on this I don’t have to crank it my ride I choose to just cuz I just like doing that but I still recommend it uh other than that you know you’re gonna lose your tag guys I have mine sitting over here on the shelf that I haven’t I have used you know but other than a turn single and neutral which again you have gauges on your bike tells you if you’re neutral sighs I don’t care about any of that but yeah guys  yamaha r6 fairings  I mean any questions feel free to reach out about it and like I subscribe I have planned doing more projects eventually I’m looking into an exhaust system I’m having trouble right now trying to figure out cuz I this is a carburetor model a stock fuel injectors so it’s not as simple as just getting the program or I’m going and got to do some stuff with the carburetor which is not a big deal but I’m not fighting are websites what

I have to change it to which I’m doing some research now and talk about some people before I make that commitment but I’m getting ready to rise it if you guys even want to see the winterizing project they were cited hi what steps you should take you know let me know and I’ll gladly make a video for you guys you know it’s a little die do stuff a little differently for the carburetor than I would feel injected but guys like we see let me know and apologize for the delay of this video which has been a hectic last couple months thank you guys

The Truth About Cheap Motorcycle Levers Sportbike Track Gear

we’re gonna focus on And I’ll tell you the whole story, how I came across this. It actually failed, poorly engineered What is this thing, an MZS Motorcycle lever. Okay, this is a brake lever that Almost caused this customer of ours to fall. So long story. I’m gonna tell the full story But the first thing I want to say is this There’s a couple of things on this motorcycle That if they let you down, if they fail, if they’re a poor quality or poor design and there’s an issue with it You could have a really big problem. It’s so obvious. I mean the brake lever, okay Whether you’re on the track or on the street? When you go to throw those fingers over that lever that thing needs to be there. If it’s not You’re gonna have a really bad day. I happen to know of just two Circumstances, people I know, friends. That on track had lever failure, total level failure actually And both resulted in very serious accidents and big-time injuries that they are carrying along with them for the rest of their lives You can’t lose that. Another thing that’s super important. You’ve seen we’ve done some throttle installs lately to The throttle The brake lever, the throttles, they have to be perfect. Your controls have to be strong and have integrity So they withstand all the forces that can be applied to them You know you can’t have a clip on just snap off in your hand under heavy braking You’re gonna have a bad day almost as bad as if you lost the brake lever Rear sets too. You’re putting all the weight on those foot pegs. You need to know those things are gonna hold up and that takes Quality materials, quality engineering, right and Quality production and machining to get all that done Little disclaimer here everything that I’m gonna show you here, this is real-world stuff everyday. This is my opinion I’m not out to attack anybody. I’m sure the people at MZS, wherever they’re from. Looks like China or something I love Chinese people. I love everybody This isn’t an attack on anyone This is just simply sharing something with everybody out there that we learned and one of our customers learned damn near the hard way How this whole thing came about is we have a good customer that he had purchased a set of Spiegeler brake lines for his 2017 Yamaha R6. He watched my kick-ass install video. He installed him on his bike, he did a great job And then I saw cuz I answer all the YouTube comments myself I saw a comment on there.

It was a Friday afternoon. We’re actually about to go home Talking about: Help, I installed these lines something’s not right. My brakes are locking up The minute I saw that I was able to take his username. He hadn’t even reached out to us. Okay, he put the comment on YouTube I took his username I did a little research on the site, in our software and I was able to find him and I sent him an email and called him immediately because You cannot have your brakes locking up and I wanted to make sure there was a problem with the line kit or something Right, that we were there to support him I’ll say that Spiegler was all over this too. The owner’s of Spiegler And I worked with this customer to get his issue sorted out and essentially we were helping him diagnose it I’ll say this guy’s super patient super cool I really loved how he just worked with us through this process because it turned out it had nothing to do with the brake lines We asked a series of questions And to help figure out what was wrong. And one of the questions we asked was have you installed any aftermarket Levers on your bike, specifically a brake lever. Well, it turned out he had You can find on Amazon or Ebay Okay, these these MZS levers, you know, and they’ve got some really good looking product pictures right There’s some funny broken English typed in the product descriptions, too I mean that stuff’s a hoot. Just go take a look at it, but I’ll be open and honest with you $35 or $40 for a set for these things for two levers That’s a hell of a deal and I know we all love saving money. I love saving money. Okay, but let’s show What happened in this particular case. We’re going to focus on this brake lever now By design on that 2017 R6, like say for example my GSX-R1000. It uses the same style lever. Okay in here There is a cross pin bushing, okay. And I have a drill bit in that right now and this thing should float back and forth I’m going to show you that here’s an OE lever And you can see I mean, hopefully Steve’s getting in there really tight. But I mean that thing is just loosey goose in there It can’t bind up at all I’m going to show you a CRG lever These are made here in the US and there’s a lot of great stuff made in China for sure. These levers probably are not one of them okay Here is the cross pin bushing. It comes not installed yet in the lever CRG knows this is so important These dudes actually have a whole little set of instructions just to talk about this bushing because I’ll tell you right now You mess this bushing up while we’ve already talked about what’s going to happen So notice that tolerance, okay. It’s not sloppy but it’s not real tight. You also need to lubricate that when you put in here And you can see that floats back and forth with zero resistance. yamaha r6 fairings If that’s binding What’s gonna happen is, as you’re pulling that The Truth About Cheap Motorcycle Levers Sportbike Track Gearlever in and releasing it Okay with the master that thing actually needs to rotate just a tiny little bit.

If it can’t rotate It is going to bind the brake pistons. What was happening to our customer is he literally took it for a short test drive Applies the brakes. This thing’s not moving and the brakes just hang up on him Fortunately, he did not crash. You’re talking about a 2017 R6, that’s a badass bike What is it twelve thousand, thirteen thousand dollars. Could have flicked it on the ground could have gotten a big accident all that stuff Absolutely could have happened. So, you know, here’s issue one With these levers and in my opinion. That is an unbelievable flood like it push a little harder That’s what it took and it’s still bound up. That has to float Completely free, it didn’t, you can see they’ve got it retained here, you know with that snap ring in there The tolerance is too tight inside Bottom line is Not a great design I did a little research on the company. Like I said, I’m sure they’re fantastic. People are probably just wonderful. Very nice people Not trying to bag on them, I’m just trying to show you what we learned here because this price can be really tempting You know, it looks like Overseas production which is okay. A lot of great stuff is made there and they’re selling direct on Amazon and or eBay Okay, so you just buy the levers in a set? One thing I would question do they have product liability insurance, you know You manufacture and sell stuff here, right you put products like this on a bike And if you have an issue, right a faulty part and somebody crashes, falls down and hurts themselves You need to have those things in place , r1 fairings, I don’t know if a company selling levers for $35 a set has that in place and that’s a really important thing Okay now, let’s just continue forward. Let’s focus on the rest of the lever We showed you right, that cross pin and how that is just not great. But you know, even let’s talk tolerances And hopefully the camera gets this like there’s a lot of play in there, okay Let’s look at the clicker here the adjuster you can see that I mean that’s a pretty solid amount of play in there as well The actual Adjusting ramp See, right there where the red meets the black They’ve just got a machined surface there. So it’s metal-on-metal. Okay, that’s one way to do it for sure Now let’s just, we’ll show you the CRG the RC2 lever and this is a higher end lever so it should be a lot better, right? Very nice tight tolerance the clicker Well, that’s tight tolerance too just as it should be The adjuster I’m sure you can see the writing there moving that’s a bearing that that rotates out. So this is a very smooth action super high-quality This is a lever and this is $80-$90 lever. I mean it’s more than this whole set. It should be kick-ass right? Well CRG offers another line within their brand. These are the spectrum levers. We have them on the site They’re $64 a piece so you can get a set of these for about $130. That’s pretty darn affordable, okay Yeah, it’s more than that for sure. But at the end of the day you’re getting 10 times the lever So let’s take a look at this little Spectrum lever okay. you can see the quality machining Super awesome. motorcycle fairings They’re building off all the same measurements. They do their higher end levers Super smooth clicker You can see the tolerance. It’s the same as it was with that RC2 lever. Pretty sweet Show you the clicker. All right, that’s not wiggling all over the place and it’s using that same bearing in there For the adjusters a super smooth action, so there are more affordable options, right? If you don’t want to go with the high-end RC2 that replacement ends and all that stuff different bells and whistles, you know They have something a little more affordable here with a spectrum some color options Great product from a great company. Solid engineering, high quality materials are used. Years and years of experience Have gone in to that product Okay, so this is pretty short and pretty sweet but it’s really really important. Once again not trying to talk poorly about anybody I’m sure these people over here are just super nice people, right? They’re operating only on Amazon and eBay looks like they’re selling direct, you know, are they developing these products themselves? I can’t answer that do they have product liability insurance here. I have no idea how to answer that Would I ride with these on my bike? Well, I can answer that That’s a hell. No, right I love saving money man. But there’s no way I would put those on my motorcycle Brake lever, clip-ons, rear sets There’s just some things with the bike that you just cannot take a chance on you need to stick to a good quality Name-brand that’s invested in the sport in the industry and in developing high quality Products and they’re here to stand behind them and even as a retailer we’re here to work with you have issues through that too So there you go, man Aftermarket motorcycle lever 101 i’m Brian Van. Wearing a tight shirt over here at Sportbike Track Gear

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