Some may get a kick out of this. I just turned 60 years old. Up until this summer I had ridden an ‘06 gsxr1000 trackbike. This bike (aptly named The Beast) had cams and a day on the dyno. RWHP came up to 157. Doesn’t sound like much does it? The engine was SMOOTH and coming out of a corner was bliss. Rolling on the throttle at apex netted a nice low wheelie all the way to redline. The bike was fast and most new 200 hp bikes had a tough time staying with me. Enough about that. I let a friend ride it at the track and he wouldn’t leave me alone until I sold it to him. Once gone that same friend said that he had an old VFR in his back yard that I could HAVE if I wanted it. I didn’t even look at it, I just came by with my trailer and picked it up. 7 years outside under a tree isn’t good for any machine. LMAO. #3 carb was full of water (I think you know where this is going. Well 2 years, disassembled and put back together, if It didn’t need a particular part, I didn’t replace it. The front end was toast. The shock still worked but felt like it was sprung for 75 lbs. I had no idea that a subframe could weigh so much?!?! I drew up and tigged an aluminum one that weighed MAYBE 2 lbs. That same friend had some Brembo monoblock calipers laying around. He let me have them. I CNC Milled some hangers from billet. Used the stock rotors. They needed straightening but look and feel fine. Found a fairly nice new radial front master for a KTM (19.5mm). Contacted Daugherty and shod the front and rear with Pro Race Spec suspension for me. (Thanks Jamie, these mated forks and shock work GREAT TOGETHER). The forks were completely reworked with Honda Pro 5w fluid (I installed everything by the way. When I sat on the bike to start the sag setting process, both ends sagged 5/8ths on the dot at the same time. I’ve not had a bike do that since I sat on a pros SV650 (Penske and Traxion shod). The combination of the Brembos, radial master, valving and Jamie’s genius, netted a very stable VFR that Exhibits no tendency to wallow, push, kick or dive. Getting hard on the brakes, the bike squats instead of lifting the rear wheel. My corner speeds keep going up. My 2016 CB1000R naked street ride can’t hold a candle to it. No joke. That’s about it, oh I work in IT at a tech school and the paint and body instructors are painting the tins for me. This year are cheap 2004 $100 plastics painted Budweiser red but next year we’ll go with the RC45 race skins from somewhere. The tank is too large for the plastics so I’m cutting down a beater tank to fit under the ‘04 plastic tank cover. It looks just like a RR with an Elf swingarm. Lol.