1986 VF500F - Post Restoration Touch Up (18 Years Later)

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    So the bike is finally done now and I have nothing left to do for it. Here are a few photos.

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    And finally, a couple of photos with big brother ...

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    Not sure on that white radiator cover, can you do a shot further back?

    I think you should call Honda and see if they need another bike for the museum. I seriously doubt there is a better (relatively original) one in existence.

    Every Mod you have done is reversible.

    I wouldn't ride it. Drain the carbs and take pictures of it!

    The 800 looks good also. I am warming up more and more to that Gen.
     
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    Nice work, lovely looking bike.
     
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    Here are a couple more photos of it and yes, everything I have done is reversible. I also have the lower cowl that the Lockhart fairing replaces. The 800 is a great bike. I upgraded from a 2007 6th Gen and I like it even more as I think it is more refined and a better handling bike. Over the years, people have trashed the VTEC but I have never had a problem with it, even on the 2007. Prior to both of those bikes I had a new 1999 5th Gen. That bike had the gear driven cams that were awesome. The 6th Gen did away with them which is why I think people feel the way they do.

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    Yea, I love mine, it is a great bike. "refined" is a good word for it, it does everything very well. Mine is a Deluxe with the heated grips etc (your's too by the looks of it). The only change I made was adding 1" riser blocks to the handle bars, made a big difference for me.
     
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    I also added the riser blocks along with the hard cases which come in handy for traveling to and from work. My laptop just fits ...
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Fantastic work on the 500! Hope mine ends up looking HALF as good as yours!

    Cheers
     
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