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

Site Owner:  Sean Murphy
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

 


Protect Your Tank


Can you tell where they are?  The picture on the right shows the location of the guards in the picture on the left.

As we all know riding involves a lot of shifting your weight, well if you are having fun in the twisties it does.  That means friction against your paint.  Add a tank bag and your paint takes a real beating.  What to do?  Add a tank protector pad?  That pad only protects your tank from your jacket, causes a waxing nightmare, and the adhesive that holds it on may damage your paint anyway.  Well what about 3M adhesive film?  Good stuff, but when it gets dull and scratched, then what?  Peal it off and you are left with trying to remove the adhesive without damaging the paint. 

So what then to do?  You can order static cling clear film without adhesive from 3M and others (Google is your friend).  These sheets are held in place by static and they work great.  Once they are on they are invisible and they are really on there.  You really have to pick to get them to come off.  But that is the great thing, you can take them on and off as much as you want.  I take them off to wax the bike then using nothing more than a water spray bottle and an old credit card I squeegee them back on.  Once they dry, they don't come off unless you pick them off.  When they get scratched up just take them off, order a new pack, and use your old guards to trace out your new ones with a grease pencil or dry erase pen.

Total Time:  1 Hour (Trace, Cut Out, and Apply)
Total Cost:  ~$10.00

 


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