Turning into a VFR400 restoration project

Started by 1-600-matt, May 18, 2014, 02:28:11 pm

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Hub nut removed and sprocket carrier off



Then pulled the bearing carrier out of the hub, loads of shit and stones in there, given the swing arm a quick initial clean and looking a bit better.


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Round the sprocket cleaned up and the frame in that area as well





And picked up a new lower rad from Concept Racing to replace the original which was blocked solid and leaking


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Got down the lab finally to have a play with the shot blasting cabinet. Had picked up some aerosol cans of paint as well. Slightly dodgy paint work in places, but an improvement overall I think.









Lots more to do... But it's a start!

Carbon_ZX6R

2004 ZX-6R B1H    
- Full Akra Titanium System                
- Gilles rear sets                     
- R&G Crash Bungs
- Hyperpro Rsc Damper
- Many other mods


1-600-matt

Few more bits tidied up with the aid of the grit blaster.

Suspension linkage is probably going ott... But the link arm was really rusty so while I was at it I did the linkage and bolts/nuts also



Seeing as the rear wheel hub was apart I decided to slow the corrosion of the spindle and tidy up the visible areas.



So here is tonight's bits... Suspension linkage, rear spindle, few brackets from the radiator, sprocket and disc nuts/washers, rear brake linkage and half of the fan motor housing.



So much more left to do, but I may try and ignore a few bits like the fork legs, rearsets and wheels, brake discs, callipers for a while in an attempt to get it MOT'd this year!!

Carbon_ZX6R

its amazing how well you can recondition certain bits
2004 ZX-6R B1H    
- Full Akra Titanium System                
- Gilles rear sets                     
- R&G Crash Bungs
- Hyperpro Rsc Damper
- Many other mods

1-600-matt

Quote from: Carbon_ZX6R on July 16, 2014, 11:27:42 pm
its amazing how well you can recondition certain bits


We'll see how long it lasts. Time will tell. Will look better in the short term anyhow.

Carbon_ZX6R

2004 ZX-6R B1H    
- Full Akra Titanium System                
- Gilles rear sets                     
- R&G Crash Bungs
- Hyperpro Rsc Damper
- Many other mods

Grantham ninja


1-600-matt

August 09, 2014, 10:20:40 pm #25 Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 10:36:43 pm by 1-600-matt
So after a few trips away with work I have got little time to spend on the vfr... But I got a while on Friday to do a bit more blasting and painting...

Here is the heat shield, fan motor body and rear brake bracket



Fan and motor all back together (and working) mounted on the new rad...



Suspension linkage all back together



Swing arm mounted in the bike... Still gotta be tightened up, but want to check the after market exhaust fits before I get things all torqued up.



Chain and front sprocket... All cleaned up round the frame as well



Other side of the swing arm...



Nice to be putting stuff back onto the bike rather than removing parts.

captain sensible

Now with 100% more sarcasm.

Kath600

pics won't load for me at work  :(

Will have a look when I get home  :cool:

1-600-matt

So got a bit more time yesterday to get a bit further.

Clock bracket, fairing mount etc were starting to look a bit tatty



So took that lot off and got the three brackets blasted and primed but ran out of time to get them sprayed up with black



Also borrowed the head stock special tool so can get that apart sometime and tidy it up.

simon m

Must restart my RVF400 NC35 project that's just bits at the moment