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Posted for @IanDoohan . Not sure if you've seen much of these. Made specifically for Isle of Man TT. Always fetch extraordinary money: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254397765257?ul_noapp=true
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Crazy money, last one I saw for sale was about £12,000. Is that really worth the same as an RC30?
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Crazy money, last one I saw for sale was about £12,000. Is that really worth the same as an RC30?
I don't think so because the RC30 is a genuine Honda product, whereas the EVO is a Brit racing project 'special'. Nice bike all the same, but I don't think it holds its place in history at anywhere near the same level as the RC30 and RC45. Wouldn't knock it back, BUT I would be mindful that an extra five grand would buy a mint RC.
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Crazy money, last one I saw for sale was about £12,000. Is that really worth the same as an RC30?
I think that you may need to revisit the For Sale adverts, Gunk. Sadly, RC30's are now very strong money £27-40k......... there has even been a zero miles one advertised for >£50k, or was it much higher than that? Yes, £80,000.

Edit: My apologies, Gunk. I misunderstood your £12k reference. I've just seen the advert for £27k. That is Dr Evil money! You are correct.

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.... there has even been a zero miles one advertised for >£50k, or was it much higher than that? Yes, £80,000.
Yeah, been advertised for ages. This one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-VFR...EAAOSwLzZc6cYf

Would need another few grand spent on it for recommissioning - if were to be ridden. Also, I think an offer of 55-60K could snaffle it! [Won't be me though]
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Yeah, been advertised for ages. This one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HONDA-VFR...EAAOSwLzZc6cYf

Also, I think an offer of 55-60K could snaffle it! [Won't be me though]
Agreed. I'm sure it was "only" £50k when I last saw it.

Lovely piece of kit. The video of Honda assembling one - lapping the con-rods etc etc - to a Satie piano piece is an all time favourite. To keep my post count up, I will add that to the Films Thread.

Mixing Threads, Nigel, they are gravity-fed carbs as well.
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Mixing Threads, Nigel, they are gravity-fed carbs as well.
You can have your carbs!!

That's why I purchased an SC82 rather than the RC30
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You can have your carbs!!
Thank you, Nigel. You are most benevolent.

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That's why I purchased an SC82 rather than the RC30
Am I the only person to miss the SC28 >>> SC82 number reversal? That is a good omen for your new acquisition, Nigel.
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Posted for @IanDoohan . Not sure if you've seen much of these. Made specifically for Isle of Man TT. Always fetch extraordinary money: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254397765257?ul_noapp=true
I have seen those matey, and I'll be honest (and a beggar yes, but not a chooser as I would not say no to it ), but I never liked that particular representation.

There are very few 900's (in my most humble opinion) that look good with the single sided swing arm. I've always thought that EVO TT100 looked "portly" and "bulbous". In addition to that, the three spoke wheel design is not appealing to me either. I know I'm knit picking, but I've always had a vision for my own 900RR (with a SSSWA) and it would have to be one of an RC30 or RC45 to look right with the multi-spoke design.

The coolest 900's I've seen with this done (and with my most coveted mod-the RVF upper fairing) are this special magazine build and the RVM.

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I have seen those matey, and I'll be honest (and a beggar yes, but not a chooser as I would not say no to it ), but I never liked that particular representation.

There are very few 900's (in my most humble opinion) that look good with the single sided swing arm. I've always thought that EVO TT100 looked "portly" and "bulbous". In addition to that, the three spoke wheel design is not appealing to me either. I know I'm knit picking, but I've always had a vision for my own 900RR (with a SSSWA) and it would have to be one of an RC30 or RC45 to look right with the multi-spoke design.

The coolest 900's I've seen with this done (and with my most coveted mod-the RVF upper fairing) are this special magazine build and the RVM.
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The coolest 900's I've seen with this done (and with my most coveted mod-the RVF upper fairing) are this special magazine build and the RVM.

Oh my, that is lovely. On a completely unrelated note, are pattern RVF fairings available?
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Oh my, that is lovely. On a completely unrelated note, are pattern RVF fairings available?
When you say pattern, do you mean OEM color scheme?

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When you say pattern, do you mean OEM color scheme?
If you weren't aware, Ian, UK has this peculiar lingo of calling 'reproduction' parts as 'pattern'. It threw me when I cam back here from Australia.

So what 'BennelliBlade' is asking is if repro or Chinese fairings are available for the RVF.

And now we have the problem of identifying which 'RVF'. In referring to the RC30, in UK it is properly identified as VFR750R, whereas it seems (to me) that USA/Canada label it a RVF. We do have the RVF750 BUT that is the RC45!!

To compound the matter, our most popular 'RVF' is the baby RVF400 - a classic bike, and steadily appreciating. Can I confuse you further by saying we also have a VFR400? Oh, and I won't even mention the CBR400RR.
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If you weren't aware, Ian, UK has this peculiar lingo of calling 'reproduction' parts as 'pattern'. It threw me when I cam back here from Australia.

So what 'BennelliBlade' is asking is if repro or Chinese fairings are available for the RVF.

And now we have the problem of identifying which 'RVF'. In referring to the RC30, in UK it is properly identified as VFR750R, whereas it seems (to me) that USA/Canada label it a RVF. We do have the RVF750 BUT that is the RC45!!

To compound the matter, our most popular 'RVF' is the baby RVF400 - a classic bike, and steadily appreciating. Can I confuse you further by saying we also have a VFR400? Oh, and I won't even mention the CBR400RR.
RVF750 was the actual HRC Race bike, Nigel, that was "different" to the RC30:

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RVF750 was the actual HRC Race bike, Nigel, that was "different" to the RC30:
Huh? I made no allusion to them being the same bike as they are two totally different production bikes available to the public. HRC had input into both bikes.

Whilst there might appear to be similarities between the two, they have different lengths, rake and trail, front wheel sizes, and most noticeably the RC45 is fuel injected.

My point in issue though was questioning whether USA/Canada calls the RC30 an 'RVF750R' rather than 'VFR' in the same manner that USA has labelled our RC51 VTR as 'RVT'. This all falls back to hoping that @BenelliBlade can source the correct 'RVF' fairing from Ian's mod advice.

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