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Old 04-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Honda VF500 project

It's been a while since I posted, moved house etc etc. Currently running GSX600F (hack) and three projects on the go, including Suzuki GT380, Suzuki GT250 Ramair (both 1974) and this thing, a 1985 Honda VF500F2 which will eventually resemble the Honda RS750R.

Why...why indeed...why not. Partway pics attached
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Old 04-11-2014, 08:27 PM   #2
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I will be watching. I've wanted to stuff one with a 750 Kawi triple.
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:56 PM   #3
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nice 500

Too bad Honda didn't continue to upgrade and refine the 500 over the years....pretty nice bike to ride. Yours looks good....
Did you upgrade the forks? What did you do to them?
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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Talking Honda forks

Hi Mule, sorry for delay in reply, forks are standard, apart from hardchroming by pittedforks.co.uk. I'll post more pics shortly, riding around the block now, old set of F1 pipes fitted, seat unit from an 1986 RS250, bit of jiggery pokery, but used some old brackets from a TDM850 and it now looks fine. Sounds great, v light, lots of weight removed and good torque in every gear. Standard suspension set up fine, although rear shock is knackered so will fit a new Wilbur at some point. Pics to follow...
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #5
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That's cools, I see a lot of potential there.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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brakes

also curious about the brakes- they are pretty small by today's standards. Can larger discs from another Hond be fitted? Or is there an aftermarket kit for bigger discs?
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Old 09-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #7
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also curious about the brakes- they are pretty small by today's standards. Can larger discs from another Hond be fitted? Or is there an aftermarket kit for bigger discs?
Actually riding around the block to date has revealed no nasties, could perhaps do with HEL brake lines, but the brakes feel pretty good thanks to the overall light weight of the bike. Am also keen to retain the period look and feel of the bike too....
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