2002 - 2009 (and now 2014+, kind of) Honda VFR 800 Interceptor Modification Page

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VFR@seantmurphy.com

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Modification Links:*

Lowering Your VFR800 or How to Make Your Legs Feel Longer


Adding a Car Alarm or Put the Ignition Punch Down, Step Away From the Bike, and Nobody Gets Hurt

Adding Hazard Lights or Sir, The Lights Are Blinking and Flashing... Flashing and Blinking

Wiring Up Rear Turn Signals to Act as Marker Lights (Like the Front) or For the Love of God Don't Hit Me

Changing Your Side Markers or I Don't Want to Ride a Huffy

Changing Your Horn or Land Yacht... Coming Through

Securing Your Jackets and Non D-Ring Helmets or Is It Safe?  Is It Safe?!?

Invisible and Removable Tank Protection or Scratches... We Don't Need No Stinking Scratches, Man

Adding a Vista Cruise Throttle Lock or I Feel the Need... The Need for Steady Speed

PAIR Valve, Variable Air Intake Valve and Snorkel or I Don't Want to Hear It... The EPA's Energy Star Program Approved a Gas Powered Alarm Clock...

Exhaust Baffle Removal or Can You Hear Me Now?

Make your VFR a True Solo Seat or How Often Do You Ride Two Up?

Resources... We Have Resources?


My VFR's Specifications or Do You Really Care at This Point???

*Note:  The information on this page is not intended as instructional.  I am not a professional mechanic nor do I play one on TV, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.  These modifications can be dangerous and even deadly if improperly implemented.  You should always consult a Honda certified mechanic for all modifications.  I accept no liability for any use or misuse of this site (no good deed goes unpunished).  This fine print brought to you by the Law Offices of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.     "I'm not even supposed to be here today."  --Dante Hicks, Clerks

 


Alarm


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You need a simple car alarm, I recommend the $69.99 CrimeStopper CS-2000II from Crutchfield, now discontinued, just Google for a small basic alarm.  You will also need a few $19.99 piezoelectric sirens from Best Buy Car Audio Shop, two $2.99 diodes from a local electronics shop, and a soldering iron.  Just follow the wiring instructions that come with the alarm, use the diodes to isolate the left and right side flashers, so you do not cross energize the flashers during normal operations, and connect them to the flasher relay from the alarm.  The rest is simple power and ground and you are done.  If you would like you can wire up the ignition kill as well, I did.  I recommend zip tying the alarm brain up under the rear tail support.  This will keep it away from any water when washing the bike or riding in a monsoon.  The piezoelectric sirens can be easily hidden within the body work in the dash and under the seat.  They are extremely loud and the flashers are a good attention getter.  I would recommend against using the auto arm feature.  Just arm it when you need to using the key fob.  Otherwise if it is armed at bike week and the Harleys set it off, you know you will find your bike on its side and beat for being annoying.  The alarm has a dual stage shock sensor that is adjustable.  This should cover you, now granted someone has to hear the alarm that cares, which is rare, but this is just one step in a series of security steps to encourage the would-be thief to move to an easier target.  It is very good for traveling, just park your bike close to your room and you will hear the alarm.

Total Time:  2 Hours
Total Cost:  ~$115

 

 


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