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new toy? should I do it?
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:00:28 pm »
well... I never look a gift horse... so, I'll be doing this one shortly... gonna be fun... really fun... I think...
what say ya'll?

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I'm pretty psyched about it... never owned a Honda... and for free... well... no brainer for the man with no brain...


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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 11:56:52 pm »
Need pic/details.
Snowmobiles, I have a bunch.
Motorcycles-I haven't had anything except dirtbikes 30 years ago, so this will be all new to me.
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 02:02:22 am »
well... I never look a gift horse... so, I'll be doing this one shortly... gonna be fun... really fun... I think...
what say ya'll?



I'm pretty psyched about it... never owned a Honda... and for free... well... no brainer for the man with no brain...


woooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :))

Really??? That's pretty vag, if you're going to post like this and leave us in suspense I hope Murph leaves you in suspense with his project   :nananana:  :rotflmao: :))
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 10:43:00 am »

A Honda what?  They make all kinds of toys.   :popcorn:

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2018, 10:57:39 am »
I saw over on the other forum that someone gave him an Interceptor.  I had a project VFR700 many years ago that I bought wrecked and rebuilt.  I also had a VFR500 back before my son was born 32 years ago.  That bike was a hoot!
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2018, 01:14:03 pm »
I love a good rescue!  :popcorn:

So what all is wrong with it? Does it run?

What are your plans with it, oem restoration or custom build?

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2018, 08:33:04 pm »
I love a good rescue!  :popcorn:

So what all is wrong with it? Does it run?

What are your plans with it, oem restoration or custom build?

Grat's Rich, enjoy, WW ebay will be your friend in sourcing those older parts.


it's a VF 500 Intercepter....
buddy had it in his garage, for the last 6 years or so... he had it running back then, and wanted to do some "minor cleanup" took stuff apart, and it sat.... but it was inside, and stayed dry... I don't think there is anything 'wrong' with it, it just needs to be pulled apart, cleaned up, inside and out, carbs and such, fluids, the usual... and reassembled...
it's all there tho, no missing bits...

I've been tossing the idea of making it a "morph" type of combo flat track/hooligan bike...

kinda an "apocolypse/zombie killer thing..."

https://www.thrillist.com/cars/the-walking-dead-custom-motorcycle-built-for-daryl-dixon

These guys in Richmond always cought my eye, especially after I built COGZilla...
(they liked my toy, and wanted to do a "stage III" version... but I wanted my work to stand as it was)

I dunno, sumthing crazy will be assembled for sure...
a more refined version of this maybe...


along the lines of this...
http://www.caferacer.ph/featured/bike-feature-honda-cbr150-street-tracker-by-roger-navat/
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2018, 11:40:54 pm »
that's a bike deserving of restoration.

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2018, 01:26:25 am »
Mad Max style could be a fun build indeed, would solve a lot of parts shortage issues, it's your canvas MOB!  :popcorn:
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2018, 03:09:12 am »
well... I never look a gift horse... so, I'll be doing this one shortly... gonna be fun... really fun... I think...
what say ya'll?



I'm pretty psyched about it... never owned a Honda... and for free... well... no brainer for the man with no brain...


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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2018, 09:28:53 am »
I love a good rescue!  :popcorn:

So what all is wrong with it? Does it run?

What are your plans with it, oem restoration or custom build?

Grat's Rich, enjoy, WW ebay will be your friend in sourcing those older parts.


it's a VF 500 Intercepter....
buddy had it in his garage, for the last 6 years or so... he had it running back then, and wanted to do some "minor cleanup" took stuff apart, and it sat.... but it was inside, and stayed dry... I don't think there is anything 'wrong' with it, it just needs to be pulled apart, cleaned up, inside and out, carbs and such, fluids, the usual... and reassembled...
it's all there tho, no missing bits...

I've been tossing the idea of making it a "morph" type of combo flat track/hooligan bike...

kinda an "apocolypse/zombie killer thing..."

https://www.thrillist.com/cars/the-walking-dead-custom-motorcycle-built-for-daryl-dixon

These guys in Richmond always cought my eye, especially after I built COGZilla...
(they liked my toy, and wanted to do a "stage III" version... but I wanted my work to stand as it was)

I dunno, sumthing crazy will be assembled for sure...
a more refined version of this maybe...


along the lines of this...
http://www.caferacer.ph/featured/bike-feature-honda-cbr150-street-tracker-by-roger-navat/

I surf craigslist too much for sure.  You just don't see many nice early model interceptors that haven't been molested by some kid somewhere.  It's all there.  Keep it stock perty please?

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2018, 10:38:02 am »
that's a bike deserving of restoration.

X2. I hate ugly builds of classics.
Snowmobiles, I have a bunch.
Motorcycles-I haven't had anything except dirtbikes 30 years ago, so this will be all new to me.
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2018, 06:56:00 pm »
that's a bike deserving of restoration.


yeah, I'm thinking that now... after looking around a bit....


Oh, I apologise for the photo disappearing...  I direct linked to the pic my pal had posted and it seems it got clinched....

I went back and added it, and here again at bottom...
it's all there, so I think it's a full restoration thing for me now... as I see how much they are worth..... man, they do have history...  now I need to do more research, because this appears to be a Euro Model... with the lower fairing instead of bottom nose piece...

wow... plot thickens... in searching, I found a Euro, and the model is noted as
VF500F2 ....  :o :??:



even better....$$$$  :-\
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2018, 09:09:15 pm »
 :bravo_2:  How far are you gonna go with this?

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 09:45:59 pm »
:bravo_2:  How far are you gonna go with this?

From the looks of it... until it's perfect.

or, I croak from the effort...
just downloaded a FSM.... 300 pgs worth...
this thing was a bloody techno-marvel in it's creation...

wow....
so compared to an '86 C10, it has stuff that kaw missed radically...
Fuel pump for one thing...(but vacume petcock is there... and also a bottom 'drain bowl' on the petcock... nice... my '78 Kz had that even...)
Carbs... OMG.... I thought I was gonna get off easily... I know carbs inside out.. and these little babies are gonna test my patiance... not only did they cram 4 32mm diaphragm carbs in the space of 2, they are mounted in the classic "Veee", downdraft/side ways manner.. and much more complex than the C10's x2... even have filters in each, at the float needle/seat...

must control my emotions... but man, I can't wait to hear this scream at 12.5k rpm... yeah, that's what they do...and why they were so desired.. damned techno marvel for an '86.



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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2018, 10:08:57 pm »
Man, that'll be sweet, Rich! I had an '83 V45 Interceptor. Saw one several years ago in Vancouver, BC and was trying to figure how to get it home until I noticed my wife giving me "the look"! Oh, well...
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2018, 11:12:21 pm »
MY 83 V45 is still the one you regret selling many years later. I never rode the 500 although my buddy had one. He loved it's nimble handling. I still love those Honda V fours.
  What a great project bike. I don't remember factory lowers on the early Interceptors. I'm pretty sure the original years didn't have them. I will follow this rebuild with great interest(if you keep us up to date). I'm happy for Rich. I hope it comes out great.  :great:

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2018, 11:25:50 pm »
MOB,

I believe Lockhart made lowers for the US version...and, yes...I don't know any person who relishes tearing into those carbs... :beerchug:

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2018, 02:13:46 am »
I can't find a specific Lockhart version, but the version on the one I'm grabbin, and also the one above it in the other photo, is from Airtech, and was of Euro manufacture, most commonly used on the Vf500f2 models for full aero effects.. vs the bottom 'cowl', which came from the factory.
should have "live photos' on Thursday... in my garage.

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2018, 09:34:58 am »
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2018, 03:32:19 pm »
Well if you don’t like it, I’ll give you your money back on it.

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 04:27:21 pm »
Well if you don’t like it, I’ll give you your money back on it.

Now...there's a deal that's tough to beat!   :rotflmao:

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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2018, 05:30:08 pm »
Weren't these Honda V4 engines famous for the cams grinding their way down through the head castings?

I'd hate for that to be the case with this one. I heard Honda did lots of warranty replacement in the early days of these engines so perhaps this one is new enough or Honda already dealt with it.
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Re: new toy? should I do it?
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2018, 06:08:06 pm »
Good catch :D
Hope ya have small fingers as they are very tightly packed.
A friend had the VF400 and it was a PITA to work on.

No, the VFs and smaller VFRs are notorious for crap camchain tensioners.
Its why Honda went with gear driven cams for the bigger VFRs.
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