And so the closed season begins


#1

Pete is way out in front as usual,but seeing his pics have given me a gee up to start on a build of my own

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Fresh from the oven 30 mins at 180degrees
Mrs Bif can’t bake like this


#2

I am intrigued bif, vtr1000 calipers, what coating are you using on them, it certainly looks crisp ?


#3

I’ve been using this XHT graphite paint
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As prep is the key to a good finish,I had the calipers vapour blasted then 3 coats of this paint.It is applied to bare metal and once dried baked off in the oven for a rock hard finish.
I have used this on my R calipers too and the finish is lasting well.
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Regards Bif


#4

So now all the stainless parts have arrived it’s on with assembly
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I’m using an all balls overhaul kit along with new pistons and lashings of
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Which makes fitting the pistons a breeze
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Bolt the two halves together then in with some HH EBC pads and voila
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The forks for this bike are ready too fitted with valve emulators and preload adjusters on the top,can’t wait for the frame to come back so I can start hanging bits onto it.
Regards Bif


#5

looking good bif.


#6

Top notch mate, looking extremely tasty…


#7

You are some time ahead. I just made an investigations what parts fit into my VFR and started ordering. Some parts already arrived:

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What would you suggest: painting or powdercoating for calipers and fork?


#8

I would go with powder coating on the forks but stick with paint on the calipers,powder coat is a lot thicker than paint and can cause issues with clearance on sliding parts also lifts off if in contact with brake fluid.
Just my personal findings Faxe.
Regards Bif