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I can offer a perspective of one who previously owned a 1998 VFR(non-vtec) for a number of years, eventually owned a 2007 Sprint ST till i totaled it earlier this year, now I'm back on a low mileage 1999 VFR. Yes i considered hanging up riding after my recent accident, but after a few weeks of no riding, couldn't take it any more
Thanks for the reply DAveM. They also said they'd give it the 24K tuneup ( valve heck) and new front rotors.The old rotors aren't warped but they have "sticky" spots.
Non-Vtecs valve adjustments are no more complex (or costly) than the ST or most any other shim under bucket design. Now with VTECs if it is only a clearance check and adjustment is not needed, then it is not bad, but if adjustment is needed that's where it gets spendy or time consuming, I think the book shop hours for VTEC adjustment is in the range of 6-8 hours.
I get to find out this winter. With my Sprint at 16,300, I will attempt to check/adjust the valves with my Haynes manual close at hand. With my non vtec VFR, I will not even check them till I reach 50,000 miles. Earlier this year, I was in a quandry about which bike to keep. I love them both for many of the different reasons outlined in this thread. (although I did put 3000 on the vfr, vs 7000 on the Sprint) I decided that life is short, and decided to keep them both. For the record, my fifth generation VFR has 6 speeds. Ride safe, Dave
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