Back on the road... again!


#1

After my prang last year, she’s finally sorted again, and with an entirely new charging system and AGM battery.
I got a early repro decal kit and, well, it’s not original but I like the results - Interceptor is right up there with Katana and Fireblade as the coolest names in biking, so there :slight_smile:

I’m happy with it.


#2

She looks very well Mate,I would like a look at her in the flesh.
I have family just south of the border at Dunganon,are you anywhere near?
Regards Bif


#3

Hey Bif,
thanks for that.
You’d be more than welcome.
I’m just on the western edge of Dublin, Blanchardstown direction. But if you were out for a spin I could head in your direction for a meet.

Let me know when you are about.

Cheers,
A


#4

That looks great. It’s a bit like a mash up of a FE and a FF with that paint scheme.


#5

Whoa! Nice job. Where did you get the seat cowl? I like it. What tail light does it have?


#6

The seat cowl is a custom made piece that was on it when I got it from a guy in Germania. I’ve just had it repainted as there was a bit of custom, eh… artwork there that was not to my taste.

The rear mudguard and light unit are from a 1000R with a custom aluminium plat made up to locate them. It does neaten up the back of it quite a bit.


#7

Nice. I’m just about to embark on a project myself. I have 2 complete FF’s and an R without an engine, in parts. Trying to decide whether to build the R and find an engine or put all the R parts onto one of the FF’s. Either way it’s going to be a pleasure to build.


#8

Very nice, that sounds like a good dilemma.
However, I understand that there’s some combination of R engine and F frame that doesn’t work, but I’m sure someone more knowledgeable will be along in a minute to help you there.

I took mine on a shakedown today, where I drove around in heavy traffic for a while letting the new Mitsubishi fan switch kick the fan in and out, but earlier and later than OEM. It worked a treat.

Also, after a good heat soak, the battery voltage was a health 13v + with the key off, and when ticking over with the lights and fan on was still 13.5v, which is great. I’m very happy.

I even managed to use a seal tickler on the front left fork seal that was starting to weep a bit and it’s now good.


#9

After a 100% reliable week of commuting, I did some reorganisation between bikes, and I now have a lithium ion battery in the VF.

Just less than 1kg, as opposed to more than 4 for a lead acid battery.

Higher cold cranking amps than spec battery, and a better discharge profile, but it cranks it just fine.

I’ll keep an eye on it in terms of charge levels, as it had a new stator and reg/rec, it should be good.

Nice.