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

Site Owner:  Sean Murphy

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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


Vista Cruise

Run-time:  2:52, 39.6MB

This is an easy one.  The Honda Vista Cruise requires little or no modifications.  There is enough space between the grip and the ignition housing that the Vista Cruise just fits in perfect (Vista Cruise model 07-4045, 7/8", Honda Dual Throttle Cable).  You may need to tighten the throttle cable sleeve nuts under the ignition housing on the grip so that they are parallel.   The width of the Vista Cruise foot is the exact distance between the nut sides and if one of the edges is pointed at the other the space will be too small.  You may need to move one of the nuts to put pressure on the foot.  There is one thing you need to do to the grip.  The rubber lip by the housing needs to be tucked in behind the white plastic lip of the throttle itself.  If you do not have risers on your bike you will also need to grind down the thumb lever  so that it doesn't hit the tank when turning hard over.  Use a Dremel to grind it down to the angle of the tank and then polish the end.  If you have risers, no worries, you're done.  The nice thing is that your thumb knuckle sits under the lever and when you roll the throttle forward your thumb knuckle unlocks it.  Even without unlocking, rolling the throttle forward in a panic situation isn't an issue as the friction is just enough to hold the throttle in place at speed (firsthand experience).

Total Time:  15 Minutes
Total Cost:  $20.00 Plus Tax at My Dealer

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