Great forum, I have just aquired a '85 Vf1000f2 in very poor condition with some engine parts missing. Its had a hard life and someone has tried (and failed) to tart it up with silver spray paint, its everywhere, over spray on top of grime over everything, its actually comical! I have also got a very tidy f2 motor sitting in a frame thats minus the head stock and subframe, managed to get the guy to throw in a Dave Dodge (I think) top end oiling kit off a 750.
All I’m trying to do at the moment is get a heap of parts before i make a start. Have got a complete front end from a 2011 hayabusa (had only done 274 miles) and a complete single sided swingarm from a '01 triumph.
As you might have guessed its not going to be stock (hope thats not offending anyone). My plan is to build most of a new frame using the cut up frame I already have, the new forks are shorter and the swing arm wider at the pivot. Which is fine because its about the journey of building a one off. (it will be a LONG journey!!!)
So there is the backround, here are my questions for the guru’s.
I’m off to the states in a couple of months and on ebay there are heaps of engine parts at pretty good prices but everything is for the VF1000R and not the f2. I don’t think they got the f2 did they? I want to replace every seal, bearing, clutch plates, and gaskets etc when rebuilding engine so what fits and what doesn’t? I have managed to get the parts list for the R off this site but not for the f2 so I can’t compare numbers.
I have dreams of a supercharger, I know, I know what your thinking but for me its about an engineering challenge and having something very unique. I’m not after big horsepower, it will be a low boost arrangement, 4-8lb. So, have seen a AISEN supercharger on ebay USA and would love to know how best to go about sealing the carburators, at that low boost do i need to lower compression and all the little snags in between.
Thanks heaps guys
P.S limited computer skills have stopped me adding pics.