Make or Break? Honda VFR800 V-Tec.
“That looks tidy for an old un”
This Honda VFR800 was running until it stopped. It was then parked up and left for a number of years. Like many bikes that weren’t prepared for a long hibernation, it’s now in need of some fussing to get it up and going again.
The last owner hadn’t long fitted a pair of new tyres before a suspected fuel pump issue caused the bike to stop working. I’ve no idea why he didn’t get it sorted, but if he had it probably wouldn’t of ended up in the yard.
The bike itself is quite tidy other than the odd cosmetic blemish here and there. It looks to have been well cared for, well, until it stopped running that is.
“You going to get it running again?”
No, don’t be daft! This will be offered to market wearing the easy project badge. It’s bikes like this that offer the chance to buy a model that usually retails for more than you might want to cough up. With some tinkering back to life, you could have it owing you dead right. There’s no shortage of traders that would take this on and return themselves a profit, once they’ve minted it up and obtained a MoT.
“What’s the pros and cons of this project then?”
Let’s start with the bad bits. It obviously needs a new or second hand fuel pump fitting. Beyond that the fork stanchions have some light pitting on them. This might polish out or worst ways you’ll need a used set of legs or some new stanchions. Then there’s the boring stuff, a battery and maybe some consumables, nothing too much though when you put it into context.
The good points are it’s a sought after model, any effort will defo add value. The mileage is 87,000 miles, which sounds high, but for VFR owners they actually get off on having high mileage bikes.
The only extras fitted are Captain Sensible ones, some hot grips and a Scottoiler under the seat.
“How much do I need to fetch?”
Bring a grand and an empty van. Keys and V5 are here!
Article provided by Scottie Redmond