97 VFR750 started painting parts

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  1. mwlehman

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    Bike needed repainted and a couple panels replaced, I already have a nice red 99VFR800 so I decided to paint this one blue...came out ok

    waiting on the rest of the panels to arrive
     

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    Looking really good.

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    IMG_20171231_093727037_HDR.jpg thanks, started putting it back together yesterday...still waiting on left side fairings and complete tail fairings and seat cowl, going to change spark plug and rear brake pads, there was no pad material left, just backing plate against rotor.

    wasn`t sure I would like it blue...but I paint cars so repainting it does not take much for me..I took some old cans of of different blues and dumped them all together ..to cheap to mix up new paint
     
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    painted and assembled.just needs a good scrubbing now

    ...motor misses under hard throttle. I put some fresh 93 octane in with some carb cleaner...going to run that through and see what happens...if still an issue I put plugs and check carbs 20180107_113909.jpg
     
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    IMG_20180107_165759361_HDR.jpg cleaned it up some, put in new plugs and ran carb cleaner through it but did not make a big difference...guess I will have to pull carbs and go through them..was trying to avoid having to do that
     
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    IMG_20170814_110458201_HDR.jpg 20170926_195708.jpg

    my 99 vfr800, 04 aprilia rsv1000r and wife`s 04 aprilia tuono 1000r
     
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    Looks great! I know what you mean about pulling the carburetors, I have had to do that more often than I should have. Some extended storage and neglect on my part.
    Keep after it, that's a nice motorcycle.

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    Think the blue looks great— see you have mbs, nice problem to have and a wife that rides——
    epic


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    lol..my wife just said last night about getting her a ducati monster.
     
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    yeah kind of dreading pulling them
     
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    it runs...stock carbs were toast..fine black stuff in everything..bought a set off ebay ...pulled bowls and all looked good, bolted them on , it fired right up and runs/idles perfect..
     
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    took off exhaust and cut it 4" shorter today, looks much better. Going to have to do that to the MICRON exhaust on 99 vfr
     
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    Bodywork guys have a lot of guts.
    Doing small repairs and touchups, my biggest fear is totally ruining it. Stops me from attempting many things.
    May I ask where you sourced the body panels from?
    Blue looks fab. Custom mix? Another bold move :)
     
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    I found parts on ebay...just kept searching until something popped up

    custom mix..yup..I have some left over but considering changing it to white now..
     
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    it`s done. I shortened the 2 brothers exhaust, it jus looked awkward with it sticking out past back of bike, took about 4 inches off it..been riding it daily for last 2 weeks, my RSV1000R starter sprag took a shit and waiting on new one to get here 20180310_100214.jpg




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    The paint job looks good, from far. Joking, but you can’t really tell unless you have closeups.

    I started painting mine last year before winter and first time using spray gun I can say it’s not easy to do some of those panels.

    Question I have is the front fender supposed to be ABS? Because mine is white under paint and seems to be PVC so acetone does not work on it.


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    That was a very subtle and nice touch with the muffler.
     
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