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Old 04-09-2011, 05:08 PM   #61
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what wheels are actually fitted?

We only got the gold boomerang comstars and only the vf750f here.

The 1000's got the same black boomerang comstars that my cbx750 has.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:16 PM   #62
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They were originally black. Not certain what they were called, if they're Comstars or what they are.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #63
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They were originally black. Not certain what they were called, if they're Comstars or what they are.

Those are the junk Honda Cast wheels and they weigh about 20 pounds each! I have a set of them in my collection.

On a side note I am looking at one of my dream bikes, an 86 VF1000R with 12,000 miles, all original except the seat cover. I have to see how the finances line up and if I have any room left to put it!
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:31 AM   #64
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Those are the junk Honda Cast wheels and they weigh about 20 pounds each! I have a set of them in my collection.

On a side note I am looking at one of my dream bikes, an 86 VF1000R with 12,000 miles, all original except the seat cover. I have to see how the finances line up and if I have any room left to put it!

This. OMG they were heavy!

The Gold anodised Comstars on my '82 CX500Turbo were, IMHO, the most beautiful wheels to ever grace a motorcycle, in addition to being unusually lightweight. (thank heavens, the rest of the beast sure made up for them)

Second all time favourite looking wheels were the Honda racing style Comstars on the VF1000R, on what is to me one of the most lustworthy bikes I can ever dream of never owning

The downside to loving the race-look Comstars, is that rat bastard guy in this forum that put on a single sided swing arm and assorted other modern bits on his VF1000R. Words fail as to how spectacular that work of art he made, effects me. I'm sure I break at least 9 out of the 10 Commandments everytime I see pictures of that thing.

Best wishes to get your 1000R


Original poster, major kudos to you for your efforts and vision to get a sweet old 750F up and alive again. I briefly owned a 1983 750 Interceptor back in the day.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:00 PM   #65
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Original poster, major kudos to you for your efforts and vision to get a sweet old 750F up and alive again. I briefly owned a 1983 750 Interceptor back in the day.
I'm gonna' own this bike forever. Even if I hate it. By the time I'm done throwing money at it, I'll never be able to crawl out from under it in any sort of equity so it is a permanent addition to the collection!
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #66
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The downside to loving the race-look Comstars, is that rat bastard guy in this forum that put on a single sided swing arm and assorted other modern bits on his VF1000R. Words fail as to how spectacular that work of art he made, effects me. I'm sure I break at least 9 out of the 10 Commandments everytime I see pictures of that thing.

....
You mean this I'm sure. +1.. I get confused and think I'm looking at porn every time I see it.




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This. OMG they were heavy! ....
I just took the wheels off my gen 1 and lol'd at the weight. Holy crap, who filled these tires with leadshot!!
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #67
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You mean this I'm sure. +1.. I get confused and think I'm looking at porn every time I see it.




Yes indeed, that's the one

Lust, lust


It just plucks at my heartstrings
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:06 PM   #68
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Bought a good compression, used 17k miles motor from a wrecked bike today for the VF project. Now its time to get off my butt and get the frame to the powdercoaters so the beast can start going back into one piece!
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #69
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Excellent!

Take lotsa pics!
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #70
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Anybody know if the headlight instrument panel bracket from the 500 is the same as the 700/750? Mine is all screwed up and I've stumbled across one on eBay for a 500 for a decent price.
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:39 PM   #71
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So begins the valve adjustment, top end oiling kit, transfer of charging and starting system etc to the new motor from the old one. THat's a bad photo of the new motor. It's really not that chalky looking, Should clean up really nicely. 12k miles and good compression tests.



In the mean time, the mood struck me to polish some valve covers since they had to be off. A little Aircraft stripper, 400 grit paper, 800 grit paper, and then the buffer stand and they're looking pretty good already!
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Polishing

Having more time than cash to work with right now, ignition cover and valve covers got polished the last couple of work nights. (Still a little of tripoli compound to clean off of them, but they came out pretty good.)

Think I'm going to tackle the swingarm as well.

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Old 06-01-2011, 05:25 AM   #73
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Looking good.

All my valve covers have the peeling lacquer look. It adds character, or thats my excuse.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:10 AM   #74
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Looking good.

All my valve covers have the peeling lacquer look. It adds character, or thats my excuse.
Mine did too, that's part of what inspired me to polish them out while I am waiting on funds and parts to keep moving forward.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:08 PM   #75
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[QUOTE I just took the wheels off my gen 1 and lol'd at the weight. Holy crap, who filled these tires with leadshot!![/QUOTE]

Man, you're not kidding. I pulled my wheels this weekend and stuck them up in my attic. Holy crap! I can't believe they were able to make the swingarm so light but didn't apply some of that thinking to the wheels.

Kind of looking into the CBR F2 wheel swap. I mean, since this project has totally spun out of control into a money pit anyway, might as well look at upgrading the wheels...
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