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VF1000 / Re: Radiator/streetfighter
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:17:34 pm »
It's not bigger.  It has a second radiator designed to be mounted low behind the front wheel instead of behind the headlight.

And the main radiator is not really obstructed on the stock bike, so don't expect much improvement by removing the upper cowl.

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VF1000 / Re: Radiator/streetfighter
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:59:51 pm »
The main rad is too small IMO.  Look into a VF700/750F lower radiator perhaps to supplement.

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VF1000 / Re: Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« on: October 17, 2017, 07:58:36 pm »
Not even close.  Not even worth a picture.  The 1000R tank is so long and rear cowl is fairly short because of it.  When I first held it up it looked very promising, but after removing the starter solenoid, reg/rect and rear taillight it became very apparent.  The VFR tail is just too long and it is too narrow in the "waist".  Major modifications required, might as well start from scratch. 

I'm gonna remove the 1000R seat from the tail section and play around with a couple more options I might have handy.

Google "VF1000R mutant" for some other ideas.  Page 1 has at 3 different approaches in the first 20 images.

Mike.

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Owners Lounge / Re: How many VF's do the Forum members own ?
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:43:19 pm »
Two VF500F - one street (86), one race (86 with 84 engine and carbs - sucked a valve on the 86 motor).  Another in project stage (85).
Plus 2 more complete parts bikes and 2 more disassembled.

1984 VF750F.  One more in project stage.  Plus a complete 83 VF750F and 2 more disassembled.

1984 VF1000F

1985 VF1000R
Two 1986 VF1000R

(And 4 1986 VFRs)

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VF1000 / Re: Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« on: October 11, 2017, 05:38:41 am »
Anything is possible.  I have CBR900RR cowls on my RC26 and a VF1000R tail on a VTR250F.  But as far as close to bolt on, VF700/750F pieces would prob be the easiest.  The VF1000F/R and VF700/750F frames are very similar, but you will still be making some brackets.

Trying to get coverage up past the battery and coolant tank, the RC24/26 cowl is intriguing.  I have another VF1000R I recently acquired that I have removed the cowlings and a one piece fiberglass RC24/26 rear cowl handy.  I will see how close it gets and report with pics.   

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