- Feb 18, 2005
- Laredo, TX
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I have 36k miles on my '84 babycepter and haven't had any leak-related problems at all. My only whine is that the valve adjust intervals are every 6k miles (FSM says 8k, common practice is 6k). I bought the '01 to slow down the odometer on the '84.No offense to any Honda owners, but the VF500F was my first bike and a mechanics nightmare. A $2 seal caused me to remove the engine and crack the case. On most bikes its a ten minute fix. This is only one of the many examples that made me want to toss that bike off a cliff.
I hated twisting wrenches on that bike so much I refuse to ever buy a honda ever again. I do kind of miss everyone teasing me about the 80's red, white, and blue paint. You can never hear enough Top Gun Jokes. Hey Maverick, where's Goose?
Just so you know, those old babyceptors are harder to kill that Bruce Willis in Die Hard. Mine had 54,000 miles on it when I sold it. It had been wrecked at least 4 times before I bought it. I crashed twice. It was completely submerged in a flood in nacogdoches in 2001. Two weeks later it ran with no problems for another 17,000 miles before I sold her. That bike wouldn't die. People who knew me when i had the bike still tell stories about it like it was some kind of miracle the thing still ran.I have 36k miles on my '84 babycepter and haven't had any leak-related problems at all.
Bought a 79 650 special in 80. Still sitting in the garage with 10200 miles on it. Sitting next to a 09 V-star 950 with 14000 miles on it. everytime I rode the 650 it would take 20 to 45 minutes to start it after killing the engine because I didn't know what the prime on the pitcock was for. One of these days I will get it running again.79? Yamaha 650 special, hated that bike, was the first bike i bought for the street. had so many problems with it that the place i bought it let me trade it for another bike, the one I wish I never sold...VF1000F Honda Daddy-ceptor