VFR 750 RC24 1986 FG restore/mod

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  1. Deckard84

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    Bought this bike last year, and have spent some time restoring it a bit, and mixing things up (first bike and learning while I go along with help from a good friend and his dad). I rescued it from 8 years untouched in a garage.

    This is probably not one for the purists, but I've tried to keep the original look as much as possible.

    We just finished restoring brake calipers, installing a Hindle 4-2-1 exhaust with 16" carbon muffler, K&N filter, removed muffler snorkel, HEL brake lines front and back, new DID chain and sprocket, spiegler handlebar, stickers, different rear mirrors, lithium battery, proBrake brake and clutch levers, new cush dive rubbers, brembo brake pads, new spark plugs, new custom regulator/rectifier.

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    I still have to install a Sigma-6 jetting kit (recommended by Hindle to match the system) as well as a GIpro gear indicator. Having a hell of a time getting those wheels clean as well..

    The paint work is a tad rough on some of the fairings, but I will fix that at some point in the future. I've tried to find the correct colour codes but to no avail.

    Does anyone know if there are any options to switch to newer calipers without doing a complete modification of the front?
    Am also looking to get wider rear and front tires, but it doesn't seem easy to install larger wheels. But I have a CBR 600 F3 wheel ready.
    Really enjoying the bike :)

    Oh btw. if anyone has tips for removing the carbuerators for doing the jetting I would be greatful.
     
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    Nice VFR. That Ripple Rock system is tits.

    You are pretty much locked into those calipers with those forks because of the TRAC anti-dive. While it is possible to adapt different calipers to that system, if you think adapting wider wheels is hard (it isn't), it probably isn't something for you to tackle. And not worth it ultimately. With good quality pads and the nice brake lines you installed, the brake system is more than qualified to pull you down from speed.

    F3 wheel you have. Front or rear? The rear is easy. Hardest part is deciding and executing a rear brake option. And that isn't even that difficult, depending how elegant you want to be. I have done 4 different versions of adapting the F2/F3 rear wheel and brake solution.

    The front depends on how far you want to go. If you know a good machinist, you can have the rotor mounts of a F2 front wheel machined down to match the width of the stock wheel and bolt in using the stock forks. Or you can swap in a front end from another Honda, but there are always small hurdles that scare people. I currently have 3 VF/VFRs with different front ends and am building another. If you source the right lower triple clamp, a 41mm front end can be bolt in, no machining required, but you still need to do something with the fuse box (another small hurdle).

    Grab a heat gun (on LOW) or a hair dryer and get the intake boots nice and warm. Don't melt anything. With a couple rags for cushion, you can lever them out in between the rear valve cover and the left rear carb. CAREFULLY. If it doesn't want to go initially, don't force it and crack the carb body. Now purchase new intake boots. Yes, they are expensive for what they are. Yes, you will thank yourself for doing it. The alternative reality version of yourself that didn't buy them will swear and cry.

    Good luck!!
     
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    Thanks for the resposes. I will put the front on pause until next summer probably. So for now its stock rear and front.

    Thanks for the tip regarding the carbs Captain80's. Much appreaciated. I've tried to order the intake boots from somewhere online (Csmnl etc.) but can't seem to find them anywhere. Do you have parts numebers for them? or are they called something specific apart from intake boots?
     
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    Thanks! Will see if I can find somewhere in Europe that has some in stock.
     
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    removing the carbs is alot easier if you run the engine to get it warm b4 trying.
     
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