1986 Honda VFR750F Restoration- update 3

VFR750… 2 steps forward, one step back. Time to put the front end back together after bead blasting and painting everything- stays, forks, brackets, handlebars, wiring, etc. Most of it can’t be seen when the bike is all assembled and the fairings are on but OCD takes over and makes you do things a normal person wouldn’t- like removing the front engine mount bolt so you can replace it with a new one. Bad call. It was totally corroded... [Read More...]

Barber Vintage Festival

The annual Barber Vintage festival is just around the corner- Oct 6-8th. Honestly, there is just nothing else like this if you are a motorcycle fan. It is probably the best run and organized motorsports event I have ever been to considering the size and scope of all that is going on. I’ve been every year since the beginning and always come back with a ton of interesting stories and pictures for the website. But, go see it yourself!  Read More →

1986 Honda VFR750F Restoration- update 2

With all the engine covers faded and scratched, we decided to repaint them in black wrinkle because the original gold wrinkle is simply not available. The black looks great and really makes the engine look fresh. The exhaust system was also repainted since it had a fair amount of rust and corrosion- and it was a bear to get off after all those years of heat and corrosion. In addition, the swingarm was removed and all the bearing checked and re-greased.... [Read More...]

1986 Honda VFR750F Restoration

New in the shop- a real 86 VFR750F Interceptor with 22K original miles. The bike is cosmetically pretty dinged up but mechanically, in good shape.  After rebuilding the carbs, and doing general maintenance, I took it out for a very short Mad Max ride with just a drip can for fuel to make sure all the gears shifted and nothing was drastically wrong with the bike before tearing into it. After all the mechanical work is finished, all the bodywork will... [Read More...]