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 Post subject: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:04 pm 
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So another rider pulled up next to me the other day and asked what year my bike was. I answered, but as he was replying, the light turned green and I couldn't hear what he was saying as he pulled away, it was something like: "I wouldn't be riding an '86...[vroom vroom]" and as he road off he was shaking his head.

So, is there something special about a 1986 Honda VF500F Interceptor?
I know they were popular, especially as first bikes, for folks my age, and I get a lot of nostalgic comments from riders and drivers alike, but I just couldn't hear what this guy was saying.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:50 pm 
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Does it matter what that guy said? Small, but making good power from it's 500cc V-4, the little Interceptor makes a fine ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, I love the bike. Great gas mileage, quick, and more than enough power for my daily commute. Although, truth be told, it's a long-term loan from a friend (2 yrs so far), and if it's some sort of collector bike, I'd rather return it and retain its value.


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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:15 pm 
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Well any way you look at it using a bike for two years is going to put some wear on the bike, but I know a guy that's been riding one to work for five or six years so it can be done.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:00 pm 
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This was Freddy Spencer's favorite street bike back in '86. :kicking:

'nuff said. 8)

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Yup, the 500 was a very very good performer for it's day (and even to this day).

Cool you get to ride it! Keep the carbs clean... they're horrible to pull on that bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:12 am 
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And don't wait for the chain to wear out. Change out the sprocket set at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Is my bike special?
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:23 am 
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Just Forget That thing whatever was there.
And don't forget to wear helmet during the riding.

and one more thing today's most of the people like to buy Yamaha Fazer black 8


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