Building My CAFE Monster

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sBrocKets, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    My projact a 1985 Honda 1000 Interceptor
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  2. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    I have stripped the bike this far, and am now encountering the first problems

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  3. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    There is an upper rad which was located behind the front headlight, I have removed it I hope this wont affect the temp too much, however now I have to replumb the system in order to bypass this rad
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  4. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Find a radiator from a V65 Sabre or Magna it should cure your radiator issue.
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  5. redhandmoto

    redhandmoto Been here awhile

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  6. Zebedee

    Zebedee Been here awhile

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  7. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    Problem No 2
    what the hell do I do with all of this extra electrical, I guess I just have to sort through it one wire at a time and figure out what I can and cant remove!:huh
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  8. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    Thanks, I think I know where I can get one
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  9. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    I have hooked up with the guys at Ontario Cycle Salvage, They are going to help me find the parts I need. They have a rad out of a saber or menga as well as guages and lights for me to look at, sounds like they will have what ever I need for the build.
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  10. Big John Sny

    Big John Sny Been here awhile

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    I had an 83 Interceptor. I liked the riding position. The previous owner had painted it glow in the dark paint. It was 80's tastic.
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  11. justJeff

    justJeff Banned

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    I love these bikes! In 1985 the VFR500 was all the rage in the motorcycle press. I ended up getting one, followed by a 750 (before the new import tariff caused Honda to make them as 700's), followed by a 1,000 similar to yours that I ended up putting a Russ White turbo on along with a wheelie bar. Incredible bikes, and I still like them better than most of the more modern inline 4's.

    Have fun with your project. I think your bike is an iconic representation of that area of sport bikes. The TRAC antidive frontend was a big deal in it's day too.
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  12. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Buh, buh, buh, bump...

    ...for this kind of workI tend to go for the heavier guys... ~Stansfield, "Leon,the Professional"
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  14. sBrocKets

    sBrocKets If I cant ride I'll boat

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    Well after months of hibernation, I am back at it. Actually over the winter I painted all of the body fairings black and have gone through the wiring with an electrician we use here to work on our boats. Now that I have better direction, I can start to put it back together, but after painting everything, I have decided to let our vinyl guy wrap everything with a carbon fiber wrap (how 2000's) the beauty is that I can get a carbon fiber imprinted vinyl for the seat which I think will look very cool. The only thing I am missing is new mufflers

    Any help?
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  15. Hawk Medicine

    Hawk Medicine Coyote's Brother

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    Photos dude!

    These threads are all about photos!!:wave
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  16. Minnesota Driver

    Minnesota Driver Head greenskeeper

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    I like it just like that! :D
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  17. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    So, whatever happened with this thing? :ear
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  18. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Does anyone really care :huh
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  19. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Umm, yeh. A Honda Interceptor Cafe Racer? Why?
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  20. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    OP hasn't been on in over a year and the bike is listed in his profile as being a streetfighter project now, so... I'm guessing it's still in boxes somewhere.
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