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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