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The SP2 looks as good as ever, Rob.

 

I look at a nice shop space like that and think 'I should have planned my life better?' My old girl needs that kind of attention, too, but an open carport isn't conducive to a teardown like that.

 

 

19 hours ago, Veefer800Canuck said:

Complete brake system rebuild, CeraKote calipers by Sebspeed, new seals and brake pads and lines, new clutch hydraulics, coolant flush and fill, and (re)ceramic coat the manky exhaust system. 

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2 hours ago, Lorne said:

The SP2 looks as good as ever, Rob.

 

I look at a nice shop space like that and think 'I should have planned my life better?' My old girl needs that kind of attention, too, but an open carport isn't conducive to a teardown like that.

 

 

 

 

Thank you Sir. I spent a year totally rebuilding my garage. New concrete floor, doors, windows, electrical, lighting, heat, insulation and vapour barrier, sheathing and paint. 

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On 12/15/2021 at 2:02 AM, Veefer800Canuck said:

Thank you Sir. I spent a year totally rebuilding my garage. New concrete floor, doors, windows, electrical, lighting, heat, insulation and vapour barrier, sheathing and paint. 

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All that space! Where is all your stuff? Mine had more in it before it was even finished!

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On 12/17/2021 at 7:45 AM, Sweeper said:

All that space! Where is all your stuff? Mine had more in it before it was even finished!

Oh there’s more stuff in it now! 
 

I finished building my shelves, moved in 3 workbenches and all my tools, and a ton of other stuff. 
 

that was still in the “during” phase, before I got everything sorted. 

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How did I not notice until today that you have one of Honda's elusive testa rossa engines in your SP2 😉

Indeed, the rear cam cover can be seen peeking out in the 1st photo in your thread.

 

 

On 12/19/2021 at 3:58 AM, Veefer800Canuck said:

Got the exhaust all bolted up, now waiting on the brakes. Need more parts. 

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On 2/3/2022 at 2:03 PM, Lorne said:

How did I not notice until today that you have one of Honda's elusive testa rossa engines in your SP2 😉

Indeed, the rear cam cover can be seen peeking out in the 1st photo in your thread.

 

 

 

Turned out to be more pink than red, but here we are anyway…..

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Congratulations on the resurrection of your lovely VFR.

 

Now you've got me thinking that I ought to paint my callipers gold. They'll still be the standard 3-pot linked ones, but it'd perk up the front of my VFR nicely. After all, it is white/black much like yours.

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8 hours ago, Lorne said:

Congratulations on the resurrection of your lovely VFR.

 

Now you've got me thinking that I ought to paint my callipers gold. They'll still be the standard 3-pot linked ones, but it'd perk up the front of my VFR nicely. After all, it is white/black much like yours.

Have Sebastian CeraKote them, like he did mine. 
 

Brake fluid isn’t kind to paint. 

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Wow Veefer.  Not only have I never had a bike that clean, I've never had a garage that warm. I guess a warm garage and four months of no riding allow you to do that. That's my excuse anyway.  😎

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23 hours ago, Veefer800Canuck said:

Have Sebastian CeraKote them, like he did mine. 
 

Brake fluid isn’t kind to paint. 

 

The ABS models have gold calipers and I've always liked that - adds some interest to the color scheme.   At the risk of not keeping my 5th gen 100% stock,  maybe doing the same on it could be a good wintertime project.  Hmmm . . . 

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8 hours ago, Cogswell said:

The ABS models have gold calipers

 

A slight correction: not all ABS VFR800s had gold calipers, my '09 has black ones.

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2 hours ago, Lorne said:

 

A slight correction: not all ABS VFR800s had gold calipers, my '09 has black ones.

 

And,  it's the cover shot right now!  DOH!  And she's a beauty!  There goes my diploma from the Honda school of observation!!  :laugh:

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"I'm standing here beside myself." OR "Stop talking about me behind my back under my nose!"

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