VF1000F Wheel Swap

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  1. Captain 80s

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    Finally got around to machining the hub to my specs today at work.
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    This bike is getting front and rear 1990 CBR1000F wheels, 5.5" & 3.5" x17
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    I'll post the first mockup pics this week I hope. Last item to machine is the right rear spacer after I figure out what it needs.
     
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    a little biased but I love the look of the 1000F...... keep the pics coming Captain
     
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    Decided to use an 84 VF750F for figuring out the spacers so I wasn't hacking around on the 1000F. The rear turned out pretty easy. I already machined the correct left spacer to mate with the hub and I was able to use a combination of OEM spacers on the right and it's perfect. My measurements and machining were spot on.
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    The front was a little trickier due to change in bearing and axle sizes for the wheel. Finally got it centered and I know what spacers I need to modify. Just have to shorten 2 stock spacers. Right side dust seal is gonna fit by .5mm.
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    Decided to fit up the rear on the 1000F now the monkeying around was done.
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    YSS shock #2. Gonna need more ride height with these wheels than the Daugherty F2 shock is providing. This is +5mm over stock with another +5 available. I love the YSS I put on the 86 1000R wheel swap bike (exact same shock). The F2 shock should be usable on my stock 1986 VF1000R.

    $375 shipped from the U.K. Pretty good deal I thought. Now I need to build a 2nd set of 1000F forks I have so I can just swap out the front end when I'm ready.
     
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    I have a pair of YSS shocks on my CB1000 .... really like them.

    Nice work so far Captain.
     
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    Nice job Captain!
     
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    Trying to make some progress. Swapping in the new shock that can provide the needed ride height. I have a couple fuel filters arriving tomorrow... look at that tasty 'orange' unit hanging there. When the fuel filter is in the center of the bike it probably doesn't get the love it should.

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    Here's the shock progression: Stock (400mm) / CBR600F2 DMr conversion with Hyperco spring (about 407mm) / YSS 405 set at about 412mm (it's technically a +/-5mm shock but I added a couple mm, there's plenty of clevis rod engaged in the shock and it's right at the limit mark, could probably add a few mm if needed no prob).

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    The DMr shock will go in my 8K mile 1986 VF1000R (perfect.. couple mm longer than stock) and I'll wrap up the stock shock. I'll keep the dampening adjustment cable and air hose mocked up for a stock appearance.
     
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    Very nice Capt.....
     
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    Nice , do you have a link to the YSS shock seller and that particular shock ?
     
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    Shock installed with the stock wheels while I finish ($) the forks, rims, spacers and buy tires.

    biketyresuk (22271 )
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    Is the eBay vendor I used and it looks like they have a great price on that exact shock.
    YSS MZ456-405TRL-04
    YSS MZ456-405TRL-04-X


    They are the same shock, regardless of the X. I've ordered both and they both came as -X.

    Their application guide is a little funky, don't trust it. This fits the 1000R perfectly and gives you some ride height (still adjustable to stock length). 84 1000F just needs two washers a touch under 2mm each on the top mount for a perfect fit. I sanded down a couple that were slightly over and greased them up. The 1000R stock shock is 5mm longer than a 1000F, so you can gain quite a bit more ride height on the 1000F and still adjust down close to stock.
     
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    thanks !!
     
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    Some progress. The front wheel spacers finally got done Friday at work. Small mod to the axle nut left.
    Got started on the "Superbike" fender. Pretty happy with abbreviated shape.
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    New front fender will be blue to extend that color thru from the bike's paint scheme. We'll see.
     
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    LOVE that bike Capn',

    if I was going for another VFR thats the one I'd want !!

    Some of your mods remind me of my Rothmans replica from a few yrs ago, 2 tone seat and GP style fender. you have good taste LOL

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    Nice Captain...... I just love the lines of the 1000F.
     
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    Looking great!. Must be nice to be a machinist!
     
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    I'm not. I'm the Quality Inspector for an Aerospace manufacturer. But I have access to the machines and try to learn as much as I can. Having a nice lathe big enough to handle sprocket hubs has been awesome. We also have a couple reciprocal grinders that's super nice to narrow spacers. And when it's above my abilities, then I ask for favors.
     
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    Front fender is pretty much ready for clear. Gonna knock it down a little before spraying.

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    I sprayed a base of graphite metallic to help darken the blue a touch. The fender is far from perfect as I rushed it a bit. I was trying to get it done so I could use the end of a 2 part 2K clear coat. Well, I was too late. I shot a test piece and the clear wasn't spraying nice. Now I'll get a few more things ready before I activate another. I did shoot another piece about a month ago for a color test.

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    This shot is right after I let a puddle of gas evaporate on it. Can't even tell where it was. Friend is shooting his tank right now and wanted me to absolutely verify.
     
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    So I can keep the original fender complete, I finally found a decent deal on the 1000F fender bracket. The anodizing was corroding away a bit, so I sanded thru it, put a 3M pad brush on it, and clear coated it. It will be fine, it's actually pretty close to stock.

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    Still not sure how the blue will come out. I'm might start working on a white VF1000R fender for a completed backup if needed.
     
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    Etching primer on Sunday. Knocked down a few areas last night and shot a first light coat today to identify any other issues. Normally I like to shoot the final coats after installing the tire, but the lips on the front needed a bit of work so I wanted to get around the corner nicely with good coverage after going down to bare metal.

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    I will sand it out a bit Thursday night and shoot the final coats Friday afternoon after work hopefully. Weather is looking good and so will these.
     
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    As always, excellent work, Cap.
     
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