86 700f makeover

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    Well here it is in all its glory. Well almost, I need to redo the seat cause it doesn't go with the rest of the bike, need a new Windscreen or paint my old one and the fuel shutoff decided it did want to seal so I need to fix that somehow and fix the paint it messed up right below it. 20140323_125810.jpg
     
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    Awesome blue. After your seat recover it should look great!
     
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    Well got the fuel leak and paint fixed. Fluids changed , chain adjusted, tires checked. She is ready to blast. The seat still needs done but it's not a rush right now. 20140329_161312.jpg 20140329_183547.jpg
     
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    LOOGA NICEA !

    Awaiting your personal VF/VFR riding impressions comparo review after some miles, OK ??

    I've wondered if there is a spray paint that would work well on seat covers ?????? Anybody know ?
     
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    Not with that awful red cover on a blue bike, please ! Are you colorblind ? Paint stripper and brushes, EZ job. Get beer, get busy !
     
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    I had thought about getting rid of the red but couldn't make up my mind.
     
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    Original finish is best, matches valve covers and isn't so punky. Big reason to delete red is becuz it's pointless and UNnecessary !
     
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    And what is the factory finish? Valve covers have been painted black on mine. Isn't it a gold.....is color?
     
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    all US models '86s covers were goldish wrinkle finish, closely matching valve covers. No US R/W/Bs with black covers i think. Could be some mixup as '87 F2s were gloss black, covers too, but you have '86F round gauges, so ?????
     
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    Yes round gauges, a lot of stuff has been painted/ altered on this bike from when I got it. The red was there and the valve covers were already black. I'll change the red but I'm not gonna worry about the v covers
     
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    paint it what you want.....


    looks good
     
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    Truly I'm not a fan of the red. It looked good when the bike was rwb but not so much anymore. Ideally I would have redone the bike rwb but I could not afford it. Anyways back to the goldish covers, the bike is metallic blue so what's the opinion on painting the covers gold. I don't know what the difference between regular gold and the gold crush or whatever was original but personally I like gold and blue combo. Then I have to consider graphics ugh. I don't want gold graphics but I don't want the gold on the covers to look weird if it's the only thing that color..... aaaaaand I've gone cross eyed
     
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    More gooder eh?
     
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