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


Securing Your Gear


If you have the Nolan Classic 100e Plus helmet (great flip face) then you cannot use the D-ring helmet hooks under the seat.  But here is an easy solution.  Go to Home Depot and buy three feet of 1/4" plastic coated cable (making two helmet cables), cable stop crimp blocks, and wiring heat shrink wrap.  Cut the wire in half and use the stop crimp blocks to create loops at each end and hammer the blocks shut.  Then slip the heat shrink over the blocks and use a heat gun or hair dryer to shrink it down.  Now everything is plastic coated and will not scratch your paint.  Connect one loop to the D-ring hook on the bike, then run the other end up through the helmet and out the visor opening and hook the other loop over the D-ring hook.   The helmet hangs visor up and will help keep it dry if it rains.  Now for the jackets, I had an extra six foot Belkin computer security cable with $500 theft guarantee, but you could do the same as the helmet cables.  I run the cable through the sleeves of our jackets and rest them on the saddle.  I then pad lock the cable to the open area on the passenger foot peg strut on the right (away from the chain).  It makes life so much easier not having to lug around your jacket with CE armor in the Florida heat.  When you are done, the helmet cables, jackets cable, and lock tuck nicely away under the right side seat alcove. 

Total Time:  30 Minutes
Total Cost:  ~$20


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