T3 - Tinks Annual Project Bike ('98 VFR800)

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  1. tinkerinWstuff

    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

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    A few weeks ago I picked up my 3rd VFR. Well, 2nd VFR as my first V4 was a VF500. The bike went through a high speed crash at the track that toasted the rear sub along with the front and many other parts.

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    I initially intended to play with the FI or the whole motor and attempt a conversion into my 3rd gen frame. But the bike ended up coming with a title and I started looking at other options. http://vfrworld.com/forums/general-...l-project-t3.html?highlight=T3+annual+project

    My limited budget was one of the primary reasons I've decided to restore the bike to normal 5th gen status - sort of... This thread will have the rebuild updates over the winter.

    More ugly:
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    Stripped off the ugly:
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    The previous owner kept the suspension parts

    Parts I need to obtain:
    Levers - sourced on ebay
    Seat - sourced, VFRW member
    sub frame and tail plastics - (6th gen) sourced VFRW member
    exhaust - sourced, VFRW member
    OEM bars or right side Heli bar - sourced Heli on ebay
    Gauge cluster - sourced on ebay
    Gauge surround plastic - sourced on ebay
    Front fairing stay - sourced ebay
    forks - sourced VFRW member
    929 shock - sourced ebay
    Mirrors with integrated signals - sourced on ebay
    6gen Fuel tank - sourced VFRW member
    wind screen - sourced ebay
    Rt side engine cover/clutch cover
    Front wheel - sourced, VFRW member
    K&N air filter - sourced VFRW member
    inner fender (6th gen) - sourced on ebay
    tail light (6th gen) - sourced on ebay
    passenger pegs (6th gen) - sourced on ebay
    Front fender - sourced on ebay
    Front inner V plastic - sourced on ebay

    Read on to see how it turns into this:
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  2. tinkerinWstuff

    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

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    The concept:

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    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

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    It lives! Forks are installed and the 929 shock is temp installed to make it easier to move around the garage. Attempted to start it up and see if it's worth sticking any money into:

    [video=youtube;HAZmesH1MJY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAZmesH1MJY[/video]
     
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    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

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    6th gen rear sub frame arrives tomorrow
     
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    :thumbsup: sounds pretty good, little loapy but good.
     
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    Is that belt whine (or whatever is causing it) normal?
     
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    that noise would be the gear driven cams.... gear whine not belt whine, Belgarion...
     
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    Nice! And it was Free ? Awsome...I got a free V-45 Sabre tooth bikie once and ended up giving it to a cousin cause of lack of space to work on it. He just neglected it and I dont know what ever happened to it.

    If its free its for me :smile: Nice winter project. You got a clear title for it?
     
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    I thought so too. First attempts to crank the motor had it hydro locked and you can see the smoke she puffed out. The can is smashed too. May need some plugs or a throttlebody sync (or both) but sounded good mechanically.

    What crusty said. Gear cams started in 1990 thru 2001. Jump off that 500 and go try one out, you might like it :bounce:

    Cost me a five hour road trip and dinner for a friend. As you can see from the shopping list, there isn't much left on the bike that wasn't damaged. Dude wanted the space back in his garage and didn't want to deal with any hassles. He's a member here but I don't know his VFRW name. I know him from the Colorado Sport Bike Club.
     
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    Frikkin sweet.

    You have an excellent starting point and for it to be running straight of is a huge bonus.

    I'll be watching this thread with interest/envy :)

    The gen 6 rear end on the gen 5 could be a cool thing. Will be great to hear your feeback after completion. In time of course..
     
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    ^^ thanks pap

    ok so,
    one must wonder;
    A) was the Fischer Price Big Wheel packaging by design?
    B) where are the oatmeal cream pies?

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    Actually no... the very first '86 VFR had gear driven cams, as did the '84(?) '85 and '86 VF1000R. :cool:
     
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    Thanks. I always forget the 2nd gen like a redheaded step child.

    further, I'm just ignorant and stupid, especially where the VF1000 is concerned
     
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    If you need a seat and can't find one closer, I've got the stocker off of my 6th. It's yours for the cost of shipping it to you.
     
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    Shit that says it all, take off the smashed exhaust, blow out the cylinders, clean the plugs, bet she idles just fine then!!
     
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    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the offer. I would pay extra if it came with pics that included your model.

    I might have one on the way already, I will let you know.
     
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    If something like this fell into my lap:
    1. inverted forks
    2. unlinked brakes
    3. home made Al rear subframe
    4. put the thing on a diet.
    5. exclusive track/endurance racer bike

    I've got Brembo front brake calipers if you need.....
     
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    I had a feeling you'd get a kick out of the packaging. Those pieces are a very odd shape and finding a box/boxes that would work proved to be a bit....challenging. I'm just glad I have a kid and all the boxes his sh....tuff comes in can be handy.
     
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    That would be a nice build. Thank you greatly for the offer on the Brembo. I lean more toward the touring side of the VFR than the track so I don't feel the need to go that direction with it. I have not rode the linked brakes yet and am very curious how I'll like them. It would appear they add a lot of weight with all that extra crap.
     
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    dammit jev. I had to quote your message to see what you typed cause something to the left got my attention for about 5 minutes...
     
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