High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
The '08 should have the new design tensioner (came out late '07), but it may not have a dot. Ditch didn't say what mileage it has.....
If you're worried about a 20 year old bike, I just bought a 1999 VFR800 with 106k kms (65k miles)..... got it all stripped apart inspecting rad and brake hoses, they look fine. They would be on the top of the list.
I ordered a set of silicone coolant hoses, as some connections/thermostat are buried deep in the V of the engine below the throttle bodies... and some VFR guys recommended new hoses under there and a thermostat change.
Will inspect calipers to see if they need rebuilding (old age tends to harden seals). Definitely keep brake/clutch bled and flushed every year, should be trouble free.
Basically, do all the normal maintenance and ride it til it dies.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
2014 FJR1300A - Root Beer (sold)
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1999 VFR800Fi - Pearl Shining Yellow