Tom's Honda VFR - Five Stars Rack

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Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviThe Five Stars racks are very nice. Good price too. There are weird rumors that Five Stars (or the distributor) are having trouble shipping orders. I hope they are still in business. I'm trying to get more info.

Installation isn't too hard, although the instructions are in German.

Start by removing the seat and rear body work. I've already removed the seat in this photo.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviThe passenger grab handles have to come off.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviThe grab handles have a single bolt, and a bushing. Save both. Tilt the handle up, and slide inwards off the mounting bar.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviHere is a close up of the handle, bolt and washer/bushing.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviThe handle tilts and slides off.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor Five Stars and GiviThere is another metal bushing underneath. Save it.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat handle removalWith everything removed, but with the rubber grommet in place.
Five Stars and GiviAnother view.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringThe light yellow connector needs to be unplugged.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringStill plugged in...
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringThe plug is on the left side, inside the rear body work. It is a little tricky to get to.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringOverview of the plug and rear frame.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringFinally, the plug is undone. It took some wiggling to get it off.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringYou have to remove the front mounting bolts on the outside of the body, and pop the body out of some clips. All carefully. With that done, gently spread the body work open at the front, and lift off.

Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringGently bending.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor seat rear faringThe entire tail light/rear cowling comes off.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor rear frameThe naked rear frame.
Honda VFR750 Interceptor rear frameYep, that's the rear brake reservoir. Check it before putting the body work on. The VFR takes DOT 4 brake fluid, which is special stuff. Don't use DOT 3.


Honda VFR750 Interceptor rear frameThe level is fine. This is really hard to see. I opened my up, only to discover that the lid gasket was pushing the fluid completely to the top. That's good.

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