1984 Honda VFR400 NC30
When I purchased this bike it had been standing in a garage for 12 months and started occasionally. This had caused a problem with the carbs, which required re-callabration. It was difficult to find someone to do this without charging a fortune.
This bike is one of the few official UK imports, and as such has been kept in excellent condition.
I would never be parted with this bike as it is as much fun as when I first purchased it.
The handling is very forgiving, and although it struggles on the straights to keep up with the other bikes, there are very few that can touch it in the bends.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th January, 2005
12th Apr 2005, 17:15
I was very interested to read this review as I have just got a J reg NC30 that has low mileage as it sat in a shed for 4 years. It had been done up to sell and is great, but won't start reliably. I have had the carbs looked at, but still having probs. Hope to get this sorted soon as when it starts it handles so well! Anne.
21st Apr 2006, 11:23
There are three weak points to these bikes:
1) The battery capacity is tiny and the regulator/rectifier is sometimes iffy.
2) The carbs clog up easily if the bike is left standing for a very long time.
3) The sparkplugs foul up extremely easily. If you're having starting problems and you know the electrics and carbs to be good, changing the sparkplugs will usually fix your woes.
7th Dec 2014, 12:23
Hi Ann. Have you checked the fuel tank? It may be rusted from sitting for so long.