Good morning, I joined the forum earlier this year but have been moving my collection from overseas and settling back in my house in the UK. I have a nice collection of mainly Honda’s a couple of CB1100RC’s CBX1000 Z models and more modern classics including an SP2 and SC28 Fireblade.
I have a VF1000RE in my project restoration collection which I hope to get underway next year. I did get it running after carb rebuilds. It was blowing blue smoke and possible low oil pressure as oil light came on when very hot at low idle (but no knocking or rumbling).
I just wondered what spares are still available in the OEM and second hand parts market, for example if the crank has run what are the options for second hand cranks and new bearings. I believe I can get pattern rings from cruzinimage on ebay. I can rebuild the Honda CB1100 motors and CBX motors and know all the short comings, what are the shortcomings of the VF1000R
Finally it is missing indicators and rear seat cowl, can these be sourced easily?
In the mean time I hope everyone has a great christmas break!