'00 5th Gen Refurb Finished.

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  1. ksoholm

    ksoholm New Member

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    I bought a very well-maintained '00 in early February, and though unmolested, I set about to take her back to the point of cleanliness and proper functioning that I've always enjoyed in my cars and bikes. And, as a condo dweller with no shop or garage, I got lucky in having a local DIY motorcycle repair shop available where I could do the work.

    The following work was done:
    • Teardown to the chassis and engine, and repeated Simple Green & orange-based cleaner cleaning until several tooth brushes and a new dish brush were destroyed.
    • Clean wiring harness sheaths, all cables, etc.
    • Removal of throttle bodies; remember to always clean your V!
    • Replace coolant system pipe O-rings and thermostat.
    • Remove brake calipers and slave masters, all calipers through parts washer, then rebuild.
    • Rebuild clutch, front, and rear brake masters.
    • Install HEL stainless braided brake lines.
    • Install Speedbleeders all around.
    • Fill and bleed brake system.
    • Install Daugherty Motorsports fork cartridge kits and springs.
    • Install Daugherty Motorsports custom rear shock.
    • Install new foot peg brackets and foot pegs.
    • Install Signal Dynamics headlight modulator.
    • Clean instrument panel; install new bulbs.
    • Unplug plugs and connectors, clean, reconnect.
    • Polish Staintune exhaust.
    • Install Roadstercycle R/R kit and harness.
    • Powder coat wheels dark metallic gray, install front w. fresh bearings.
    • Clean brake rotors, install with fresh bolts.
    • Clean and lube chain.
    • Fresh coolant, oil, filter.
    • Install Pro-Bolt stainless fairing fastener kit.
    • Treat all black plastic with Solution Finish; a great product.
    Some notes:
    • Buy a shop manual. Use the shop manual.
    • Daugherty Motorsports stuff is top-drawer, and Jamie remains a mensch.
    • Install fork seals right-side-up.
    • Solution Finish is incredible on (ex) black plastic.
    • Staintune rules. The millennial bikers hanging around the shop lost their jaws when they heard it fire up w/o restrictor.
    • Bleeding the brakes is no big thing if you have a shop manual.
    • I wouldn't de-link brakes. The rebuilt and properly bled system gives awesome brake power. De-linking wrecks marketability on a bike soon to become a classic.
    • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Gens are destined to become classics. I wouldn't make modifications that aren't easily reversible.
    • Note how the cooling system rubber O-rings had deteriorated; it was only some residual goo from the deterioration keeping coolant in the engine. The rings were hard and brittle.
    • I am reminded from my past of riding with headlight modulators that they increase your visibility very significantly. While you shouldn't rest on this visibility to not do everything you can to avoid collisions, vastly increasing your chances of being seen can only help.
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    Very clean. :Clap2:
     
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    Absolutely beautiful job- wish I had the skills and time to do such a thorough and complete cleaning/restore job.

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    Well well, way to step up to the plate my man, and photos to boot. Now, when we going to hook up for a ride? Do you ever head south much? Then we can talk all day about the De link too. ;)
     
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    Thanks, but, with a shop manual and some time, it's very doable! Just dig in there-
     
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    Thanks! We'll certainly have to ride; am booked for a bit, though--prolly be mid-July before I can head out. Do you ever go to Seattle's Backfire Moto nights in Ballard? It's tomorrow night; hundreds of bikes....
     
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    Actually it's Wednesday, and yes I do on occasion brave it out onto I5 north. It's quite the spread of bikes huh.
     
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    LOL - your yellow bike looks great and I'm sure the new bolts, fasteners and bulbs will add years of enjoyment but you do realize your bike is a mass produced Japanese motorcycle and not a yellow convertible 70-71 Hemi 'Cuda? You could literally paint your bike with purple polka dots and your bike will still be worth somewhere around $3K. IMO we should all just mod our bikes the way we like and ride the crap out of them and quit worrying about their "marketability". I'm a Honda fanboy and I LOVE my Interceptor but even I would never argue that our bikes are "destined to become classics" such that we should worry that our mods might "wreck marketability" of a "soon to become classic". That is redonculous! If you truly believe that then perhaps you should apply for the White House press secretary job - I hear there's about to be a vacancy :Lol:

    Here in the USA the only bikes that sometimes become valuable classics are typically old Harleys with lots of chrome, 100 year old Indians, and very old, low mileage European bikes (e.g., Triumph, Ducati, and BMW). Old mass-produced Japanese sport/sport-touring bikes are rarely worth north of $5K regardless of condition/originality. Check out the vid below where a "highly original" 1981 CBX with 1 owner the last 35 years just sold for $5,500 despite the owner claiming he just spent $5,900 in 2016 on a "tune-up" - LOL.

    As far as linked brakes - hardly anyone likes them so I can't blame someone if they delink theirs - there's a reason Honda got rid of linked brakes on the 8th gen and the new Fireblade.



     
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    Man, just saw that you don't have the right side passenger peg mounted which makes the Staintune not fasten down, whats that about?
     
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    Looks tidy, huh?
    I think the top muffler mount and bottom clamp are enough; it's on there solidly. Am also getting another used left-side rear peg bracket, to modify by cutting peg + extension off, leaving only helmet lock/seat release under bodywork. No rear pegs at all.
     
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    Tidy? that's subjective since I see a bracket on the pipe. FWIW there is some one on here, or VFRD, or maybe it's Seb, that has a hanger in place of the passenger assembly. IMO still a good idea to have it mounted the way Honda intended right ;)
     
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    Well, it isn't how Honda intended it; stock Honda has two mounting points, one low, one high, like I have now; Staintune added the third mounting point. I've never seen any bike with three muffler mounting points. I'll take the little muffler bracket vs. the giant, obscuring, foot peg bracket. It's on there as solidly as can be.
     
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