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Old 10-30-2014, 10:29 AM
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Hello everyone!
Welcome to my bikes thread, as you might have noticed, this is my first post. found this site trying to get good quality pictures of the bikes decals. Have been browsing it ever since tbh
Enough about that.
The bike is a 2000 Honda VTR 1000f firestorm (I'm from Europe), my second VTR.
Bought it off a salvage auction site in September.
here it is
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basically, when i first got it i was a bit worried because the bike didn't have any keys and the millage was unknown.

the first thing i did was working around the ignition to know the millage before buying anything for it.
when i finally turn the ignition on i was quite happy, the bike had done only 24k which is good millage for a bike it's age in the uk.
most of the damage is just cosmetic. the r/h hanger was broken off, speedo bracket bent and front brake lever was broken off..
at the moment, if everything is going to go as planned i'll spray the first bits of plastic with basecoat. going for a bmw imola red II.
i will upload some more pictures later on.
mods on it at the moment are:
belly pan
tail tidy
passenger seat cover
high level exhaust(sounds really nice)
rear hugger..
some of the stuff that i'm planning to add is:
dark tint double bubble
front rotor brake discs
rear led light
k&n air filter
manual cam chain adjusters
maybe a dyno jet and a quick shifter with time
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:38 PM
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well, it's the right colour
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:12 PM
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Decent VTR! If you have been perusing pictures of VTR's, you know that you haven't seen that color very often. I think you should stick with that color, but that's just me. However, that BMW red would look pretty sweet.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:39 PM
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nice project bike!
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:28 PM
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An update with loads of pictures!
this how far i'm at the minute with the bike
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Basically every bit of plasti has been primed and basecoated.
Don't have pictures of that on my laptop yet. will upload them tomorrow
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Old 11-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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Looks good so far. Take your time with the base coat and clear and things should turn out well!
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:21 AM
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Yeah, thanks for the tip... This is not the first i have sprayed though. Did a badass job on my mates gsxr 1000
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:12 PM
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Dolph, is this bike a keeper for you or a fllipper?
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:11 AM
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What did you mean with flliper??
Covered first bits with laquer yesterday, the colour is just amazing... Will post some pics after work
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:00 AM
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Did you buy it on the cheap to fix it up and sell for a profit?
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:50 AM
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Bought it for a cheap for myself mate
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:22 PM
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and the colour. before the laquer
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difference between base coat and base coat+laquer


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still need to spray the engine cover..
does any one know the colur code of the grey engine paint?
ohh, and does any one know where to get high level exhaust mounting brakets? one of mine is bent and i can't find them anywhere.....

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Old 12-24-2014, 10:24 AM
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there's a big gap of pictures.. didn't have the time to post them.. here she is..
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Still needs a full wash and a new chain.. since this one is blue..
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:34 PM
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Excellent job! and the best colour.

Any problems with the vector graphics and getting them vinyl cut?
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Very nice!

Shame you opted for a slower colour though..... lol
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Puts most restorations to shame!


Very nice job!
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:47 PM
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hey Wicky!
no problem with the vinyls, my mate recommended a guy who does car vinyls and he made the in pretty good quality and for a very good price. for all the stickers i had made i only paid 6 something.
and fyi, Imola Red II is not a slow colour lol..
will take some better pics tomorrow after waxing it.
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VTROM, VTROM, VTROM!

What color are the wheels ? I like them a lot.
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Turned out well Dolph! Congratulations on a beautiful job. Now it is time to RIDE.......
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Old 12-26-2014, 10:03 AM
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Turned out well Dolph! Congratulations on a beautiful job. Now it is time to RIDE.......
thanks mate!
not much riding is going to happen till about february.. it's quite cold in the uk.. and it started to snow in leicester about 20 mins ago...
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