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  1. Hi All, I've just about managed to get my little replica project together and finished (well sort of finished, is a project ever finished), i thought I would post some completed photos and give a little run down of whats what. Just a little info about the bike, Honda VF750F RC15 modified frame and swinging arm using a YSS shock, CBR600 wheels front and rear, Honda VFR750 RC24 engine with hand made exhausts, front cylinders under the bike and the rears out of the seat, VF1000R fork lowers and yokes with VTR1000F (Firestorm) uppers and internals with race springs and internal modification. Altered VF750 fuel tank, altered VFR750 wiring loom.
  2. The fork lowers and the top yoke have been painted
  3. I've tried to replicate the HRC magnesium chromate colour, I've had the top yoke done in the same colour.
  4. Does that look better, a bit more HRC? Or do you like the VFR forks that it came back from the painters with?
  5. Thanks guys for all your positive , I'll try and post more photo's when there are any changes
  6. I thought holding the brake calipers on with tyraps (cable ties) would be the way forward for quick removal 😜, don't worry I'll post some photos when the correct forks are refitted, the guy that painted the bike has painted the VF1000R fork lowers, I have rebuilt them and am just waiting to get them fitted, but that means removing that lovely body work and I just can't stop looking at it.
  7. I've got it out of the van this morning, there are still some jobs to do, like change the forks, install the screen and then set it up but here goes with a few photos, please play nice!
  8. I've been looking and the screen came from Skidmarks in the Uk think it was £50 if my memory serves me correct (but I'm old so don't count on it)
  9. The screen is a XR69 one, can't remember where I got it from but I'll look into it and get back to you
  10. Look what's in the back of my van I'll get some better photos when its outside
  11. Just a little update, I've managed to get the bike back into one piece and it's off at the painters, it's been there two weeks so shouldn't be that much longer before it's back, then I've got to rebuild the VF1000r/VTR1000 forks and re-install then and them get it on a dyno to set it up with the exhaust and no airbox setup. I'll get a few photo's on here as soon as I get it back!
  12. Not much left of my project now, the frame, wheels etc are at the powder coasters, various other bits are being aqua blasted, should be collecting them all on Saturday and then start the final build.
  13. What could be better, just fitted the screen while listening to the TT practice on Manx radio. Thought you should have a few photos. Screen fitted but will need a little trim A photo with the seat off, you can see the rear exhaust and the new catch tank. The last one is a riders eye view
  14. Hi Everyone, I've not managed to get into the garage for a few weeks (family issues), I have managed to get some spanner time this bank holiday weekend, again I've been on with all the little jobs piping up the engine breather into the catch tank, making the battery securing strap and brackets. but the main item I've been on with is altering the seat unit where it joins the tank, I'm trying to make a pattern and then cutting the seat up so I can get it remade, it;s hard to cut up a new seat though. I have put off the painting until I get the seat done. ( I have to go over to the painter to collect my DT175MX tank back after being repaired). I'm still waiting for the screen to arrive but hopefully it will be with me this week and I will get on with fitting it, while I'm waiting for the seat I might strip the bike and get the frame powder coated and then build it before it goes to paint. I'll try and get some photos posted just to prove I not stalled with this project.
  15. Just a little update, I've been busy with all the little things alterting a bike needs, ie the oil breather catch tank, alter the steering lock to reduce the amount of travel, trying to sort the screen, making the rear engine mount etc etc all little bit that take loads of time. I've sorted the guy who is going to paint it for me it should be with him in about a month so that's a big step, as soon as I get it back from him I'll get it apart for powder coating and then start its final build. At the moment work and family are getting in the way but that's life.
  16. That great, It's not just me that has mad ideas. If I can be any help get in touch
  17. I've just stumbled across this thread, It just goes to show I'm not alone, I have it bad but not as bad as others, I ONLY have 3 in the garage, 2 more hiding at work In my garage is only 1 Honda a RS850r replica (work in progress), 2 Yamaha's 1980 DT175MX & 1988 FZ750 At work 2 other 1988 FZ750's Oh I forgot I have another FZ750 well part of one at my Mum's, covered over at the back of he garage
  18. Not managing to get much done this week but have a look at what a proper fuel tap looks like, this array of pipe work has been removed from the VF750 fuel tank
  19. So you think I've got the right sort of look then? A few other bit I've been on with:- Battery box made and mounted on left hand side of engine, remounted starter solenoid along side battery box. A pair of ruff fairing side mounting brackets along with finished top fairing bracket. Fitted VTR1000 fork stantions and internals to VF1000r bottom legs. Vents cut out into seat unit and started to prime and fill any little imperfections. Cut up the standard VFR airbox to use the mesh part at the base. I'll try and get some more photo's over the next few weeks Next job to get the fuel pump mounted and wiring alterations finished. IS it 2019 already?
  20. Hi All, Today's been a good day, had a phone call to pop a couple of towns away to collect a interesting part from a metalworking GOD, just got home and co uldn't wait to trail fit it, He has cut and welded the VF750 tank removing the mass of pipework that is the standard fuel tap and filled the hole, he then cut off the original filler cap and made a twin filler setup, I got two alloy filler caps (from a Kawasaki I think) for the endurance look, he also fitted a VFR400R tank breather,.What do you all think?
  21. The body work is a copy of the original RS850 parts, I managed to get a set from a guy who has 2 RS's and have had a set of moulds made so I'm now the owner of a correct set of body work, all I have to do is get them to fit better. I have done the seat and opened out the hole for the rear silencer so that's done, been trying to get the fairing to fit this morning, but it's been on and off, cut a little, refit, and then start it all again, it must have been on and off about 10 times today, trying to get it in the correct position before I make the mounting brackets, oh the joys of making a bike.
  22. Sorry guys been a while but I've just collected a few new bits, starting to fit but here's a couple of picks of the first fitting
  23. I've been busy today I've made some oil cooler take off adaptors and am fitting a cooler
  24. Just a little update, Friday was my day off so had a couple of hours on the RS, after a few false starts ( sorting oil leaks out that the engine didn't have last time it ran) & with a home made fuel tank we had some life, it ran for a while but I couldn't run it too long as I didn't have the radiators fitted, just got them back today from having the mounting brackets altered so just a test fitting. I have been on with altering the wiring loom mounting ECU fuse box, starter solenoid and trying to find where to put the battery etc. just a few photo's Honda 125 ? clocks with RC24 internals, CBR switch gear. VFR400 (NC30) radiators with mounting brackets altered, one of the next jobs is the oil cooler, either re mount the standard or sort new one, it should look like this though.
  25. Hi all, I think I need help! with the bike not my mental health😀 this I think applies to all the RC24 owners does the fuel pump run all the time when the ignition key is turned on, mine seems a bit intermittent it runs some times and not others when the engine is not running, I've not had a lot of experience with these bikes so am learning on the fly, but my FZ750 pump runs for a few moments and then cuts out until the engine starts. So I'm not sure if I've got a faulty pump or it's normal.
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