Project RVF stocker...ish

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Project RVF stocker...ish

Post by Timon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Have been looking for an RVF for a long time but didnt want to pay the extortionate prices that some people seem to think they're worth.
This bike popped up as a non runner for a good price so i took the punt the motor etc was ok and got it home into the garage.

Its pretty much original, which is what i wanted, which some nice mods- ohlins shock and some not so nice mods- heated grips, carbon bar ends and scott oiler.
The owner said its been laid up for 18 months not a huge issue but looking at the paperwork it looks more like 6 years, full tank with stabilser - yep like that, coolant drained now with lots of pink crust at all the hose joints - nope dont like that. Hope the carbs arent too bad.

Thought it would be a quick project but my to do list seems to be growing by the minute.
Is it because i'm afaid of actually getting bikes dirty, super ocd or love working on them for the sake of it? Probably a bit of all three

Dam feels good to start a new build thread :rocks:

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick i need you your guruness

pics up soon
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Re: Project RVF

Post by NGneer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:38 pm

Here we go again. ;)

(settles in and gets comfy waiting for the OCD and bike porn pics to begin) :popcorn: :worthy: :drool:

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Re: Project RVF

Post by Timon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:52 pm

Here it is in it s place in the garage
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Hmmmm need to get that painted and blended a bit better
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All the bodywork off
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Anyone want a chain oiler or heated grips
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Hmmm not sure about this
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Ah yes thats whats needed
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Balls, pressure lines at the wrong angle to fit it, and the mount needs replacing :x
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Re: Project RVF

Post by Timon » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Haha thanks Ian, plan is to not go mental with this one. Just a nice clean stocker .... ish

To do list so far:
Get ohlins shock out and serviced.
Clean bodywork and bike
Plug air box hole
Replace top rad overflow pipe (95005 500 0130M) 5x1*
Fix rear light wiring
Rebuild forks seals, bushes and uprate kit
Check valve clearances
New spark plugs (ER9EH)
Get new battery YTX7A-BS
Find battery strap
Get new bar grips
Get new bar ends (19mm bore)
Get new air filter
Get new tyres and valves
RO earth upgrade kit
New engine oil and filter
New rear brake pads
Replace rhs pillion peg mount
Check all bulbs are correct and work
Blend front fairing red paint
Repair bodywork mount
Clean up rads and hoses etc, refill, leaks?
General look over with my service check sheet

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Re: Project RVF

Post by NGneer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:15 pm

Timon wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Haha thanks Ian, plan is to not go mental with this one. Just a nice clean stocker .... ish
LOL - you have the breaking strain of a warm Kit Kat :grin:

I am not as bad as you, but even I know how quickly that "ish" can turn into "just a bit of zinc coating,...maybe a few Ti fasteners,....possibly a few carbon bits,......Hmmm a nice trick exhaust would sit well on that now,......... all I need is a set of trick Magnesium wheels" etc etc :whistle:

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Re: Project RVF

Post by marcus57 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:01 pm

NGneer wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Timon wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Haha thanks Ian, plan is to not go mental with this one. Just a nice clean stocker .... ish
LOL - you have the breaking strain of a warm Kit Kat :grin:

I am not as bad as you, but even I know how quickly that "ish" can turn into "just a bit of zinc coating,...maybe a few Ti fasteners,....possibly a few carbon bits,......Hmmm a nice trick exhaust would sit well on that now,......... all I need is a set of trick Magnesium wheels" etc etc :whistle:
That sounds very similar to my chain of thought 😂

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Re: Project RVF stocker...ish

Post by Timon » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:20 pm

Few bits have started turning up, thanks Scott.

New snorkel with no hole, now fitted.
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New pillion peg/mount
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Tired Ohlins shock out to be sent to Kais for reconditioning/service, put an nc30 shock in so it can be rolled around and start giving it an overall clean.
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Re: Project RVF stocker...ish

Post by Timon » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:43 pm

Well a nice long bank holiday weekend I got into the garage and ...
got next to nothing done because of the little person.
Did manage to get a bit more organised boxing up the bodywork etc and picked up my front paddock stand so that when the parts from Rick arrives I can get the front end out to do the fork rebuild.

Bar ends arrived, tad better than the faux carbon ones
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And I removed the bullet connectors someone had chopped into the rear light with.
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Prob not very interesting for most but I have to take the small victories of late

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Re: Project RVF stocker...ish

Post by Timon » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:20 am

Box of goodies arrived from the main man Rick, thanks again!
Battery, fork rebuild/uprate parts, earth upgrade kit, new grips, some service parts and new rear pads. Man all those little bits add up quick!

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Also had an organise and this is what i made earlier. Knew I made spares for a reason.

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The exhaust on the bike is holding up ok. I do have a freshly polished yamamoto system. Do I put that on this bike to 'fix' the standard one?

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Re: Project RVF stocker...ish

Post by Timon » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:49 am

Not much time spent on this bike as ive been away racing

Did get a few bits done though,
renthal grip guards have turned up
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Made the battery charger plug for the optimate.
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And got the rads off in preperation for the bike clean and valve clearance checks.
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I do have a small collection of parts ready for the zinc platers now....


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