January 22, 2018, 07:59:52 pm

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Bruce

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VF1000RG
« on: January 11, 2018, 05:00:13 pm »
Hello from Canada and Happy New Year
My name is Bruce, and I have joined your forum. as I have been searching for a Rothmans special.

Can anyone let me know if there is a way to determine the authenticity of a Rothmans by serial numbers?
I understand that some folks have just repainted the RG too look like a Rothmans.
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda 900F
1983 Honda 1100F
1983 Honda CBX550F
1979 Suzuki GS1000S
1984 Suzuki Katana Pop up Ltd 197
1978 Harley Davidson XLCR
1992 BMW K1
1978 Kawasaki Z1R
1983 Kawasaki Z1000R( Germany)

Faxe

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Re: VF1000RG
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:41:55 am »
Not by 100% it needs to be SC16 2200.... to have a 86 non US Version. It has the oil cooler.

But the decals (original vs. aftermarket) are little bit different. For example the rear seet cover VF1000R. In original it's one piece and the outline is also in pearl colour. If it is repainted they tend to have only the letters cut from foil.
Same apllies to tank and upper fairing. the red/gold stripes are one Piece also with blue/Pearl border areas. The big HONDA/1000R on lower fairing is in Pearl colour, aftermarkt tend to be white foil.

Bruce

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 03:08:33 pm »
Thank you so much
1979 Honda CBX
1981 Honda 900F
1983 Honda 1100F
1983 Honda CBX550F
1979 Suzuki GS1000S
1984 Suzuki Katana Pop up Ltd 197
1978 Harley Davidson XLCR
1992 BMW K1
1978 Kawasaki Z1R
1983 Kawasaki Z1000R( Germany)

Faxe

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Re: VF1000RG
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 08:15:47 am »
One more thing that came to my mind: fork sliders for all other except Rothmans are painted in red colour. It could be helpful to remove the dust cap and inspect the inner area. If the slider is repainted maybe someone was lazy and didin't remove the old paint there or didn't disassemble the fork before painting.