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  1. Captain 80s

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    Quick mock up of the bodywork after getting the 17" wheels installed and bleeding the rebuilt brakes front and rear.
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    1988 VFR rear wheel and 1987 CBR600F front. Bolt on. Low mile 1987 VFR shock (10mm longer than 86) to make up the difference in the rear ride height. Forks are slid up an extra 20mm to compensate for the taller front wheel. I had a measurement point off of the frame to compare front height before and after. It is now a little under 10mm lower in front than before, just what I wanted. 140/70-17 and 110/80-17, nothing super trick, just a small period correct update and a little bling factor.
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    Already wired in a parallel toggle for the fuel cut relay. Still need to wire in a fan switch. Needs the new grips installed. I re-enforced the tail section at the known weak points as well as the seat cowl. And re-repaired a small crack right behind the lower right fairing mount.
     
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    looks fantastic !! I like it.
     
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    Very Nice!!!!!!
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Very, Very nice, Cap. Excellent craftsmanship.
     
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    I love seeing a Kerker!
     
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    "1988 VFR rear wheel and 1987 CBR600F front. Bolt on."

    I had though some modification was necessary to fit CBR front wheel. I recall Daughtery makes spacers for this conversion ?
    I have an 86 waiting for rehab (been sitting in a garage 15+ yrs) and will be following your recipe :)
     
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    Oh I get it now. You end up with a front tire that's about same width as stock but on a 17" wheel.

    Did the rear wheel (1988VFR) came from the UK ?

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Yeah, from the U.K. I bought 2 actually, gonna do my other stock 86 750 when it needs tires. And a friend did the same thing on his 87. While keeping a stock-ish appearance, it feels (and looks) really good with the 17s, even if the tires aren't any wider.

    I've done CBR-F2 wheels (and front end) on one of my 86 VFR700. It is wonderful. My next 700 build is getting a F3 rear and 90 VFR front with 94 CBR forks (don't care about the speedo).
     
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