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VF1000RS

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About VF1000RS

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  • Birthday 03/08/1963

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    Colorado Springs
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    1986 VF1000R
    1984 VF1000F
    1983 CB1100F
    1984 VF1100S
    1983 VF400F

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  1. Not much new. The bike came with two lower cowls, both broken. Luckily the plastic is of the thermoplastic type so I was able to use a soldering iron to weld pieces together to make one cowl. I took the opportunity to make it look a bit more molded to the Hindle exhaust by adding and shaping plastic.
  2. Thanks. I may take you up on the triples. Haven't located front end yet. Original forks are 35mm. Always open to new ideas.
  3. Probably a set of VF500F forks. I'll rework them I spose; lose the TRAC, emulators maybe, etc.
  4. The slightly bigger boomerangs from a Euro VF500F2 yes. Not the NS400R/VF wheels.
  5. The CB1000's should be the correct diameter although they won't fit the Comstar as is. The calipers shown also hit the spokes. I haven't revisited this setup but plan to. I hear you regarding needing another project!
  6. Here is a link to a Japanese site regarding this. http://www.geocities.jp/ponsuke1jp/sub25.htm
  7. Found it:
  8. David Matthews boomerangs on his CB1100F. Not stock hardware:
  9. That's a good read.
  10. I'll see if I can find the links. Probably saved to one of the computers. Interesting about widening the R rear. Been thinking about this for years. Just haven't done it or had it done. See above post. Yep i I think the 400 should be a good time.
  11. Now that's a little scary. Comstars by themselves shouldn't be Moving around. At least I don't think they should. What do you think was the cause? Yep, I did a test fit on a set of CB1000F forks with swing away axle clamps. I would like to use that set up on a VF1000R build I've been thinking of for years; 17" Comstars with the rear widened to 5.5". Powdercoat the sliders fighting red. Leave the clamps silver. Those 43mm tubes are nice and beefy and no TRAC. Nice and subtle. As far as the nuts and bolts, why not paint them silver? I'll be doing the rivets that way if/when I have them powdercoated. It doubles the price if I have them masked and coated separate from the black. And I can paint a few rivets convincingly.
  12. Thanks. Lots to do.
  13. Good information and I _think_ I remember something about this back then(maybe?). I wonder what temperature they used in their oven? My guy is using 380* . That isn't enough to affect the rivets but I imagine it's a possibility that the aluminum of the wheel will expand at higher temp and contract after. I also wonder if the creaking noise you heard could have been the floating rotors on the VF1000R? I have heard similar from bone stock VF1000R's and concluded it is the rotors floating. It does concern me the cracking along the edges where the different parts meet. I also have a front 17" wheel made up from NS400R parts so I am very interested in how this all turns out. A friend has boomerangs that were dissassembled, polished and bolted back together in lieu of rivets on his CB1100F. Works just fine. Not sure about that but I have also seen Japanese sites showing rebuilding these. Interesting topic for sure.
  14. I think so too. Should stop a bit better as well.
  15. I talked to a local powdercoater I've used before regarding the bolt/rivet together wheels. It won't be a problem as his oven gets to 380*. Should bring them back to a pristine finish and he does very good work. I'd like to have a setup like yours Kel but I just don't have room.