I’ve just purchased this lovely (not yet) 1985 VF1000F2. I had a VF500F2 as my first big bike 20 years ago. I plan to rebuild this old girl from the frame up (I don’t plan in stripping the motor yet), but I do plan on blasting and repainting the frame and bodywork. I’ve purchased new brake disks (MetalGear) and pads and new seals and pistons (brakes are seized).
I’m a mechanical engineer in my 40’s, so this is going to be a long term project. I’m planning on doing most of the work myself.
Next will be front suspension (I may need new stanchions or at least a rechrome) and a new shock. I’m planning on documenting the build.