May 2021 Bike of the Month

Started by FromMaine, May 04, 2021, 10:15:30 AM

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Not really sure how to approach this, but I'll try.

A bit over a year ago I came across this bike and put it on my desktop as a future BOTM.

Well in the interim I some how lost my notes on it. I suspect they ended up in the paper that I use to start the kindling for the wood stove. So the pic has been there, kind of dangling for a while, anonymous, unknown.

The last few days I have had a tow through the Photo Gallery with out finding the post it came from, so I have to sheepishly admit, I have no idea who posted it, but I like the bike.

So, with out further adieu, this months BOTM is what appears to be a VF1000F11. The plates in the back round do not have a country designator so I'm guessing its a UK bike, but I'm not even sure of that.

Anyway, as stated I like the looks of this bike.

edit, the bike behind it is on the left side of the road, so pretty sure its a UK bike.
Midcoast, Maine 
90 VFR, 77 CB550

The Dutchy

Nice bike Micheal..

IIRC it was Steevo searching for info on this colour scheme..

If not mistaken, it is a VF1000F Euro style.. Engine also hasn't got the 1985 update.. (Non linebored cams)

In 1985 the model was revised to the VF1000FF (Avialable in grey/read and grey/blue)

The VF1000F2 or VF1000FII was fully faired..

Those that walk along with the great herd, regularly walks through the crap left behind by others..


Hi Raymond:

Many Thanks for the input.  As you might imagine, I'm a bit light knowledge wise on the Euro versions of the V4 series.

I was quite surprised to see an 18" front listed on the Bol Dor. The F's and R's came with a 16" front. I'm guessing the 18" gave better tracking for an Endurance Racer.

Have to admit I've always admired the fully faired Bol Dor's.
Midcoast, Maine 
90 VFR, 77 CB550


V4's are fun!


1983 V-65 Magna 3.40
West Tennessee


That was the color scheme of the parts bike I bought. It had an unusual VIN. I think it came to the US from England via Canada. I had no history on the bike except that the owner died in an skimobile accident and the bike was stored for a number of years outside partly covered by a tarp. I think I posted the VIN a while ago in another thread.

I bought it without the tank (the person I bought the bike from thought it was worth big bucks for some reason- he was wrong) or the ratty F1 exhaust cans (ditto). I bought the bike mainly for the wheels-- which were the dark blue boomies as shown in the pic. BTW- they look just as good on the RWB US VF. I'm hoping the new owner of that bike posts to the site soon.

The bike yielded a trove of useable spare parts (most of which were sold with another VF). In addition the boomies (which were used on the one owner VF I bought);
the engine (which ran great after a carb service) went into a friend's bike and the shock went to TomK.

So it didn't die in vain.