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Old 04-06-2014, 10:45 PM
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vtr revival build

Hey guys, i am new on the forum, but not new to vtr's. I owned one a coupke of years back, which i liked, but got sold for a need for speed. I then bought an r1, got sick of overpaying for license here in quebec, rode a few dual sport and spot tourers for the last years and then came across a 99 crashed vtr for a good price.

I am on a thight budjet, so i will have to be creative on this and find cheap parts to fix her up, but this ain't my first project and i should be able to do something really cool with it under 2000$


First off i bought the bike 2 weeks ago, crashed with damage to forks, subframe, left fairings, gas tank, exhaust and rear set. It sat for almost 4 years, 89000kms on the clock and it fired on the first time with a battery boost. good news. Engine runs like a swich watch

My plans so far, black out the frame, swingarm and subframe satin black, body panels and tank gloss white, 2-1 hindle full system, cbr900 front end and 6 spokes wheeels.

I am giving me around a month to put it back road worthy including a full tune up and repairs
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:49 PM
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The day i brought her home

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:53 PM
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As she is sitting now next to my mk1 rabbit in restoration also

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Old 04-07-2014, 06:53 AM
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good score...what did you pick it up for? I have a similar VTR I need to get to work on I bought for $500....some dummy spray painted the entire bike so I need to strip it down the frame and reassemble after getting the spray paint off things.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:34 AM
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I got it for 800$. Yours at 500 bucks thats really good. I am happy with my purhase, it willd end up being a pretty cool bike for not alot of money
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cool score. Check out my parting out ad in the classifieds, in case there is something there you need for the build
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+3 on the great score.

Good luck

And Brrrrr from those pictures

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Old 04-09-2014, 02:57 AM
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Hey mate, that's a good buy.

Keep us posted on your build.


White panels, black frame etc looks great.


Add some blue accents like a Minolta replica, they look way good.


Good luck!


If you do it right you will have a great bike that will keep a lot of later models honest.


Suspension spacer for the rear shock is a must to liven up the steering and CBR600 F4iCalipers really help in the stopping department.


Be warned these things can become an addiction.


Happy Hawking
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Old 04-11-2014, 01:45 PM
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I did buy some cbr900 1993 forks and wheels. I will ditch the front one and find a f3 one. I also received stock vtr forks that i bought on ebay, to find out my triples are slightly bent. Wont use them. As for the cbr forks anyone knows what spring rate i should buy to replace the stock soft springs in the 900 forks?

I also received some f4i capilers and a left side muffler in case i would not want to run the 2-1 hindle system. I will be working on it monday and tuesday and i hope to at least test ride it this week. My main concern is the left side fairing. I don't think ill be able to repair it. On the hunt for a used one
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Edit for the youtube link


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Link doesn't work.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:11 PM
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Edited. Now should work
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Carbs need cleaning and probably rejetted
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