1999 Honda VTR1000F, Superhawk. 996CC V-Twin fun. Just about to hit 36,000mi. I am the original owner, purchased in Aug.1999 from Mac @ All American Honda here in Santa Cruz. Why the VTR, I watched one day while riding with both Mac and Ted (now w/we all ride) as Mac rode his VTR up 9 I was in awe at how that thing easily lofted the wheel, and it sounded heavenly. I had to have one(no RC to consider at the time). I purchased the last one in yellow for being seen(plus's and negatives). Another thing that sold me on the VTR was the extremely narrow feel. Before buying, I test rode, TLS, Falco, 900ss, and a ZX7, and the VTR was the best of them all. It's confidence inspiring, handles great, and is comfortable for my 6'4 frame.
I commuted to San Jose State, and to Palo Alto from Santa Cruz on a daily basis for years. Most miles are from commuting. I do ride on the weekends and this bike has been up at STP on most Sunday's of it's life. The VTR 51mm carbs, very large(one of the biggest in a production moto) can pull your arms off, but are finicky and do have the occasional carb hiccup/fart that is normal for this machine. Starts right up every morning. I have upgraded the items that needed it. I have receipts for all items purchased, clean title in hand, tool kit and Honda service manual and owners manual all included. $3700 obo. More pics upon request. PM me.
*MRA Touring Windscreen
*T-rex frame sliders
*GoodRidge Kevlar Brake lines front
*GoodRidge Kevlar Clutch Line
*DynoJet Stage 1 kit(oem air filter)
*CBR929RR Brake MC
*Muzzy Carbon Slip-on exhaust
*Manual APE CCT's installed at 20k after hydraulic ones were failing.
*TPS mod done, to 500ohms. @ 33k
*New OEM updated(w/cooling fins) Regulator/Rectifier @25K
*New Brake pads Sintered Ferodo's in the front @33k.
*New Wheel bearings 1k ago
*New rear Pilot Power 2 tire about 1000mi ago, front is half way gone.
*Dyno Jet Kit, and dyno tune at 18k.
*New Chain and Sprockets OEM gearing 7/13
*New DOT4 Throughout 7/13
*Rebuilt Clutch Slave Cyl. 7/13
Extra's included in sale:
All OEM replacement items, brake hoses, misc items all included.
Stock OEM windscreen(new)
Zero Gravity DB Dk. Smoke Windscreen
Corbin Seat used- but good for two up riding.
Daytona Steering Dampner
All smog junk included
OEM Exhaust Pipes(like new)
OEM Exhaust w/out baffles
Fieldsheer expanding Tank Bag
I did drop it once while on a barf group ride. Actually the wind did it, It was parked in front of LuLu Carpenters on Pacific avenue about 5 years ago, parallel to curb on right side of road. Kickstand was on road, wheels in gutter, bike was too vertical I guess. It fell to the right rolling up onto the curb, then onto a raised planter box curb, limiting the damage thank god. Only a bent lever and minor scratches that took some yellow off the corners. See pics.
It could use fork fluid, as I'm not into working on suspension. It was replaced at about 18k, when I had the Dyno Jet kit installed and dyno tuned. Work was done by Richard Oliver @ Cycle imports in Capitola. Bike's carbs haven't been touched since.
****No test rides without M1 and Cash in hand. Not a beginner friendly bike.