1995 vfr restoration

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    i got my 95 vfr for free, i traded a bicycle for it, because he couldnt get it running and he had 2 more motorcycles besides the vfr. he had maybe 3 plastic pieces for the whole bike and he had put the motor together wrong so it blew up shortly after i got her running. after i got a new engine, i got all the plastics, electronics, and hardware perfect. i had a heck of a time with the main starter connection and the regulator/rectifier. then i had to rewire the cooling system as well. after i got it running i got all the plastics and then repainted it lamborghini aventador blue.
     

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    Nice. Now that was a project, with that price it would be hard to go to wrong? Curious though, what was wrong in the engine that made it go POP!
     
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    thank you, ive put alot of work in my vfr, but youre right for free i couldnt beat it. i was literally just tuning his race bike and asked about the vfr because it was leaning against the wall with the engine half apart. next thing i know hes helping me push it back to my house lol. it was tedious redoing the whole bike, but now i know about common issues with the vfr so its a good trade. ok, so the engine popped because there is a gear that goes to the starter, and its inside the clutch case. there is a spacer that is suppoused to go behind the gear so it doesnt rub the clutch basket or other gears. it was rubbing together for about a week then it just popped in traffic, the gear literally exploded. it was too expensive to rebuild my original motor, so i got a v4 with fewer miles than my original from ebay. its been working beautiful
     
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    i found a nice schematic to show exactly what happened. item #1 is the starting gear, #2 is the shaft that holds it in place. youre then suppoused to put #11 on the shaft behind the gear, but my friend put it on in front of the gear instead so it rubbed.
     

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    had rectifier issues, so i went to wire my bike and got a vfrness, rectifier, and mag. now my bike stays lit quite nicely. the best part is all the electronics have a year warranty
     
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    Be prepared to be called a heretic for painting your bike "another" color. ;)
     
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    lol i dont mind being a heretic, did u see what this thing looked like before i painted it?? didnt want ugly mismatched plastics across the bike, so i decided to paint it lamborghini aventador blue. there is sooo many red vfrs in the usa, and my handgrips were blue when i got it so i decided blue. ik of 2 other 4th gen bikes in a 50 mile area and theyre both red, at least i restored it the previous owner was going to take all the fairings off and race it til it died lmao
     

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    That ain't to bad. if it's good enough for Michael Jordon, then all is good. right.
     
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    Hell to the yea!!

    Similar situation with my '95...guy wanted a dirt bike so I traded my Husky 250 straight up. Mine needs some cosmetic work but it's solid. I put new wheel bearings in the front along with a Shinko Stealth tire. Handles the mountain roads like a dream. Also. replaced the original air filter and spark plugs...runs like a champ with great mid power.
     
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    I'm an R-158 man, but that blue has a MotoGP look to it...which is a good thing!
     
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    mine's slightly miss-matched... aftermarket fiberglass rear in white and white belly pan also missing windscreen, so...kinda naked!
     
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    Thanks for saving another gen4. It looks great! Just don't complain about not being able to keep up with the others. Everyone knows red bikes are faster. LOL
     
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    Been a while, just posting newest mod. Getting a rectifier for a 98-99 vfr750 thats mosfet instead of the diode style on my 95 and having it modified at wiremybike to plug into my stock plugin/ vfrness. Im also going to wire up a cpu fan so i can keep it cool regardless of the heat as i live by chicago and it gets hot as hell in the summer. Its just a few amps of power and my electrical system is great other than my current rectifier
     
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    Also getting ready to disassemble the rear hub for greasing and cleaning. Probably check the front bearings, all the brake caliper pistons, and my front forks while im at it.
     
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    Laid her down, hit a huge chunk of concrete nd had to bail. Was only doing 35 but me nd the bike took some road rash
     

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    Couple more pics of the damage, and the rectifier mod....
     

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