Rothmans VF500R Interceptor tribute/restoration/creation

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  1. straycat

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    Here is the faux solo seat look. also got the pipes on and started the bodywork. The tail turned out to be in 4 pieces, took a lot of plastic welding.
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    I always am a bit sad when someone gets rid of a stock Interceptor. But at least you have an 86' model. IS looking pretty good so far! Hope you have got understanding neighbors! She's gonna be loud! Can't wait to see finished product.
     
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    Wow oh wow your amazing.
    Love the whole bike so far, can’t wait to see it completed. Hope you fire it up so we can hear them pipes


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    Thanks guys. This 85 project was pretty rough, complete but rough. I bought it really cheap and since I wanted to do something custom (mild custom), it was the perfect candidate. Im not sure I could have gotten too excited about a stock restoration on this 85.

    Im looking forward to trying it out, the bodywork is almost finished. all repaired and its all in primer now. Just a final wet sanding. After that, ill mount it all on the bike and start marking the paint lines with thin line masking tape for my painter.
     
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    Starting to layout the paint lines.
    Upper half of the tank and upper fairing will be metallic blue (rothmans blue), lower part of the lower fairing will be blue, blue stripe on seat side and tail. IMG_20180416_152001.jpg
     
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    the VF500R was in the paint booth yesterday. Here are a few pictures. Laying out the paint lines and waiting for clear-coat

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    Looooooking
    Gooooooood


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    Thanks !

    The bodywork is all done and waiting for pickup. Ill get it on Friday and hopefully get the decals on it and installed over the weekend.

    Stay tuned.
     
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    Looks good from this end... I do like the rothmans colour scheme..
     
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    I had to/have to get a bit creative with the decals. They are from an NS400 Rothmans kit. so they dont fit the VFR perfectly without some creativity
     
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    All Done.... P1100032.JPG P1100036.JPG P1100033.JPG P1100039.jpg
     
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    I like it - well done.
     
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    Drilled discs would make it look far less dated IMO. However it still looks great.
     
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    Wow, outstanding job.



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    Thanks Guys.
     
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    Very cool. Looks like Honda might have done a Rothmans 500.

    Good job.
     
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    Can we (me) get a sound bite of that luscious V4 yami please


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    Once I get it out this year, ill see if i can remember to record a clip and put it on youtube. Ill do one of the Rothmans VF500R too, maybe compared to the stock 86 VF500F
     
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    Make it a scratch and sniff
    Gotz ya smell that exhaust
    Thanks man


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