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Old 10-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #161
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Sometimes i wish i had an old bike and would feel comfortable doing custom stuff like rattle can paint jobs...Maybe i just need the balls to do it?

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #162
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Sometimes i wish i had an old bike and would feel comfortable doing custom stuff like rattle can paint jobs...Maybe i just need the balls to do it?
FYI...Good news! The cans come with their own balls and after about 15 minutes of breathing the fumes you don't have a care in the world!!

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:34 AM   #163
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Here are some decent pictures of the paint...looks good even in the light!








I like it!!

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:51 AM   #164
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Ok, you've got it all fancy and shiny now. And you've got pictures to prove it. Put a coat of wax on it, put on your gear, and take it out in the rain and get it dirty just to remind it who's boss!

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:09 PM   #165
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Nice work. that droopy can bothers me.

I'd get a torch or something, heat up that can and bend it up to parallel the body work and then put a two stroke stinger on it...but that's just me. Sorta like DG performance chambers on an RZ350...what the hell was he thinking!

would look more racy..the stinger was a joke, but it would look hot.

you don't have to do that, but IMHO, angling that exhaust upward a bit would be pretty cool.
Ask and you shall receive...took no time at all! Just a little creative thinking, and your suggestion. Thank you!








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Ok, you've got it all fancy and shiny now. And you've got pictures to prove it. Put a coat of wax on it, put on your gear, and take it out in the rain and get it dirty just to remind it who's boss!

Hahaha! I plan on it....Love the gear you sent me. I tried the gear out last Thursday when I rode to the bike night. I never felt so comfortable on a bike before...Thanks!!

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #166
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I plan on it....Love the gear you sent me. I tried the gear out last Thursday when I rode to the bike night. I never felt so comfortable on a bike before...Thanks!!
Well, not sure how it would fare in a Zombie Apocalypse, but it should be up to a Portland winter. Downside is the 10 pounds you gain putting it on.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:00 PM   #167
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Ask and you shall receive...took no time at all! Just a little creative thinking, and your suggestion. Thank you!
That's it! I couldn't place my finger on it but something didn't look quite right and now you've fixed it! Congrats! I think that pipe could look a little bit better by aligning it with the body lines and I would totally recommend Get Bent exhaust- they can mandrel bend pipes so that there's no crease at all in the bend. I just had a high mount mid pipe created by them last month. They're on 212 & I-205.

That's a sweet bike dude. I hope you someday get rid of that paint on the windshield!

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #168
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Something wicked this way comes.......Stay tuned




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Old 10-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #169
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That's it! Congrats! I think that pipe could look a little bit better by aligning it with the body lines
I don't have your skills, but yes, I agree...keep the pipe as "parallel" as possible to the body lines. It also looks like you have the skills to either take the dents out of the slip-on or replace it completely!!....Is the Yosh can going on?

Again, not trying to be picky or an ass, but since the rest of the bike looks so nice (nice work w/ the paint!)...that "can" left untouched, is an insult to the rest of the bike.

Looking good. I didn't realize how small the front rim is. Did anyone ever put another front end on these bikes like they do the early CBR900RR bikes? Or is this a bad idea?

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #170
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Looking good. I didn't realize how small the front rim is. Did anyone ever put another front end on these bikes like they do the early CBR900RR bikes? Or is this a bad idea?
It's not just that the front is small - the rear is big. Stock is 16" front and 18" rear. The usual thing, for those who really want to go to the effort, is to go to 17" rims from either a CBR600F1 or CBR600F2. The F1 conversion is relatively easy, but doesn't get you very wide rims (although they ARE 17", so much wider tire choice). The F2 conversion gets you wider rims (still not as wide as modern standards...) but involves a LOT more fabricated parts. Going beyond that runs into swingarm interference and chain alignment issues. For either conversion, you need enough parts from a donor bike PLUS some/many fabricated parts that it usually isn't considered worth the effort. Plus, going to 17/17 instead of 16/18 changes the geometry enough that you lose a lot of the bike's 'flickability' unless you do MORE changes.

Bottom line - as long as there are reasonable tires still available in stock sizes, very few are going to put 17's on the VF500F.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:17 PM   #171
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Something wicked this way comes.......Stay tuned
Yes, Halloween IS coming.

I have plenty of candy stockpiled.

No, Trick-or-Treaters do NOT get access to the garage.

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Old 10-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #172
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Yes, Halloween IS coming.

I have plenty of candy stockpiled.

No, Trick-or-Treaters do NOT get access to the garage.
awww.... I was all set with my costume and everything.

LOL I will let you know if I need anything.

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:51 AM   #173
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I don't have your skills, but yes, I agree...keep the pipe as "parallel" as possible to the body lines. It also looks like you have the skills to either take the dents out of the slip-on or replace it completely!!....Is the Yosh can going on?

Again, not trying to be picky or an ass, but since the rest of the bike looks so nice (nice work w/ the paint!)...that "can" left untouched, is an insult to the rest of the bike.

Looking good. I didn't realize how small the front rim is. Did anyone ever put another front end on these bikes like they do the early CBR900RR bikes? Or is this a bad idea?
Thanks!!

I agree...the dent in the Kerker sucks. But try to find them in my budget. lol One thing I was thinking is taking sheet alum and wrapping the cans, but we will see.

As for the Yosh pipe......I have a surprise. Don't worry, no frankenbike or anything.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #174
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I am going to announce it here now...................... Roger (soggydoo) and I are working out a deal. I am trading my finished project for his 1987 VFR750 which needs a few things, but it is complete and going the direction I am heading as far as a bigger bike and I love the V4.

Soon I will start my next project thread, Ralph will be enjoying my hard work and I will get to do this all over again! Admit it...you enjoy my projects and how fast I get things going.

Before you say anything about how much work I put into my bike......Don't worry, Ralph is setting me up nicely and I will have little to no downtime. It will be a sweet deal for the both of us.... I am moving up the food chain bike wise once again!

I can't wait!! Thanks Ralph!

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #175
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Look! In the sky! It's a bird!

No, it's a plane!

Ohmigod, it's a VFR750! Run for your lives!



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Old 10-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #176
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Look! In the sky! It's a bird!

No, it's a plane!

Ohmigod, it's a VFR750! Run for your lives!


LOL Okay, not a liter bike...but that will be within my next two trades.

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #177
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who knows I might have a liter bike sitting around soon.....what are you looking to get I might have something in that garage by next winter?

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Old 10-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #178
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LOL...well, as I finish this next project you can let me know when you are ready for the next trade. I won't dissapoint..... You will see!

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Old 10-29-2012, 10:59 AM   #179
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To be honest, the 87 is the better year for the early VFR's. Had proper sized tires, an actual aluminum frame, gear driven cams, and an actual full fairing.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:34 PM   #180
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Don't they look happy together? The VFR 750 is a 1990 and I am borrowing this bike while I work on the 87 VFR. Very cool!!

I'll be doing some work on the 90 VFR as well....so more pics to follow. :-)






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