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snowman11 last won the day on May 24 2014

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About snowman11

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    Factory Team Rider
  • Birthday 12/09/1977

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    East Aurora, NY
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    1990 vfr 750F

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  1. I used a molding bar to form the new tabs. Just heat the molding bar in pot of water press it over a good tab and once it's cooled, the bar remains the shape. The Plastex kit came with a molding bar but I'm sure you can find these tabs at a local auto store. The tab can be used over and over again, just by heating it back up and reforming it to what ever shape you want. Yes I used all Plastex to make the new tabs. It's just a powder so once the molding bar is in place, I poured the powder into the cavity for the new tab and used the provided "glue" to wet the powder. I kept adding powder and "glue" until the tab was the right thickness. I've had the bike all fixed up for little over a week now and riding whenever the weather is nice. The new tabs are working just fine and you can't really tell from a distance. I'm very happy with how they came out. I might tough up the tabs with some paint over the winter, but for right now, I just want to get as much riding in as I can before the snow comes.
  2. So I got the fairing support welded up and reinforced. I've got all the tabs "welded" back on and made some new tabs for the ones that were missing. I've replaced bolts and nuts that were missing and used the blue loctite so they won't come out again. Hopefully I'll have the bike back together by this weekend.
  3. progress is moving along. I got the upper fairing bracket welded back together. This weekend I should get more repairs done to the plastic. As these fairings are harder and harder to fix and replace, one company Air Tech does make a full replacement of body panels for our bikes. https://www.airtech-streamlining.com/honda-fairings-seats-fenders-parts/VFR7501990-93.htm Has anyone actually purchased this kit? If so, how is the quality and fit? I'm not saying I would go this route, but it is nice to know at least one company makes body panels for us. Any thoughts?
  4. Gebruiker - here is the link of my resurrection of the bike if you wanted to see it.
  5. No I don't think the bike fell over, you would have seen pieces of plastic on the ground and other damage to other areas of the bike. I think it's just fatigue. I've had very good luck with Plastex. I'll keep posting pictures of my progress as I work on it.
  6. I love my bike. If you have been on here for awhile, you will now that I bought a laid down and flooded bike and got her back up and running like a champ. I had to plastic weld almost all the plastic as it's so hard or impossible to find new or almost new ones now a days. Since getting the bike up and running 5 years ago, I've put on almost 14,000 miles, mostly commuting back and forth to work on the express ways. 86 miles round trip averaging 75mph. Very minor problems during the past 5 years, only needing to replace the R/R and a new battery. Well I noticed yesterday before I left for work, that the front nose fairing was sticking out from behind the upper left fairing. I thought that was odd, so I managed to pop it back into place and continued onto work. When I got to work, I noticed it was popped back out. Put it back in and placed a piece of packing tape over it until I could get home. When I got home, I inspected this fairing and started to notice that I had multiple other broken tabs all over the front of the bike. One of the upper fairing bolts was almost completely out and there was something loose under the upper right fairing. Started to take apart the front end and noticed that all but the mid right fairing had something broken. I'm so glad the body panels didn't fly off while I was riding. That would have sucked! The loose piece under the upper fairing? Yeah, the upper fairing bracket support had broken off from the frame. The bolt was still there, but I have no idea how this would have broken. I never got into an accident or hit anything. The stay was brand new when I got the bike. Is it possible to reweld this together while still on the bike or does it need to come off? I also noticed that one of the bolts connecting this stay to the stem bearing area was missing! So it's time again to do some plastic welding. The good thing is that the fairing didn't break where I previously plastic welded them before. I use Plastex and it works great. The first time I used Plastex, I had the white powder. This time I'm using black powder. I wish fairings for our bikes were easier to get. At almost 30 years old, these plastic panels get brittle. Hopefully all the panels will get fixed soon. There is still more time to ride left this year.
  7. awesome place and awesome wings!
  8. That project looks like what I started with. Someone posted my story already. I ended up getting a new to me motor instead of rebuilding the original. I had a lot of water in my motor and the valves were stuck open, I wasn't going to be able to fix them. I have full faith in this running again. Keep up the good work! I can't wait to see more progress. As for the fairings, it took me 8 years to find all the right ones on eBay. There are companies out there that sell complete kits for our bikes, but I'm not sure of the quality. Finding originals are harder and harder to find.
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    rusty gas tank

    some pictures of the inside of my gas tank
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    new engine

    picked up a "new to me" used engine. I can't wait to get it up and running.
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