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02-09-2013 11:57 AM
johnyisthedevil lol see above post.

just a little steel round stock, some gussets a little weld here and there and viola. just a simple bracket that attaches to the pinch bolts on the lower tripple.
01-21-2013 08:57 AM
mpadgett88 WOW! amazing. how did you attach that light?
01-21-2013 04:53 AM
johnyisthedevil I went round and round in my head about doing a V-Rod light. and the idea still turns me on a bit. I just decided it wouldn't fit the feel I was going for. as far as mounting brackets go... it is just a standard off road style light with a single post on the bottom. all I did was make up a simple gusseted bracket that mounts onto the lower triple.
01-16-2013 10:53 PM
VFR This sorta reminds me of a hawkgt on roids. I have 3 vfrs right now, 1 94 i'm restoring, 1 93 parts bike, and another naked 94 that's been out back in the shed for a few years.

I like the single round up front, might do that with my naked one, but probably go with something a little smaller, maybe even a vrod rep light.

I couldnt tell from the pics, but how did you mount it? Doesnt look like the light you picked out has side mounts like most mc headlights. You make a bracket and mount it from the bottom to the existing front stay holes?

Good work my friend! Definitely some motivation to get my old bike out of the shed...
12-04-2012 01:33 AM
chizzie Sounds good, can't wait! Also sent ya a PM.
12-03-2012 01:36 AM
johnyisthedevil haven't had any spare time to work on it for a while. still trying to source some parts. winter is here though so I should have some time to dedicate to it soon.
11-29-2012 05:52 AM
chizzie Any updates? Can't wait to see this thing finished!
07-08-2012 11:39 PM
johnyisthedevil Thanks Stunna, you know I just cant get into the style of the maggots. They kinda remind me of the huge fart can ricer exhaust you see on every honda civic. It will be GP Inspired though. Unfortunately I have had neither the spare time or cash in the last couple of months to do any work on the damn thing. I do have some pretty cool sh!t planned for it as soon as I have some spare time.
07-08-2012 01:17 AM
RC51Stunna Amazing project! The tailsection work is superb!

You might do something like a tyga maggot can for your custom exhaust system.. ?

04-04-2012 10:37 PM
johnyisthedevil been keeping my eye out for a header, in good shape for a few years. Never seem to pop up round here though. there are a couple on the market that you can buy new, but the design is, quite frankly, retarded. I'd like to find the two brothers left exit, but as the old saying goes... Custom doesn't come out of a box. so more than likely I will just fab up something when I stop spending money on the RC51 lol.
04-03-2012 09:47 AM
Newera Sweet idea. I have a 1990 VFR I've had since it was 3 years old.
Maybe someday I'll do the same sort of thing with mine.... your's is food for thought.

If I were you I'd look at making a high level under seat exhaust.
You can sometimes also pick up stainless headers used which will look nicer.

I picked up a set of stainless ones last night on UK Ebay for 57.00 GBP as my originals are getting a bit scabby!
03-26-2012 01:48 PM
johnyisthedevil No worries, that's what this section is all about. Sharing, discussing and turning ideas into reality.
03-26-2012 08:46 AM
TLRSKUNK I can understand that completely. Just figured I would ask.
03-25-2012 02:53 PM
johnyisthedevil a couple of reasons Honda typically uses high quality stainless, and I'd like the fit and finish of the bike to appear like it rolled off of the showroom floor. A regular hex bolt and washer just doesn't look as good as the fairing bolt above and a bolt with the proper shoulder and rubber isolator will also help to keep things from cracking. do it nice or do it twice, you know.
03-25-2012 07:08 AM
TLRSKUNK Why are you so concerned about using stock Honda bolts? Just wondering since it is a custom bike I can't see the reason to stay true with bolt types.
03-24-2012 06:03 PM
johnyisthedevil working on some deals to get exhaust parts, in the mean time I spent some time doing little things. cleaning 18 years of grease,chain lube and road shit off of it. Since I'm trying to only use factory Honda bolts as much as possible I took the time to polish them up and make them nice and shiny. I also cut a blank for the undertail. I also buffed the tank. shined up pretty good for as old as it is.
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03-16-2012 01:15 AM
johnyisthedevil hey thanks man. hope to have some updates shortly.
03-15-2012 04:31 PM
onespeedpaul well done sir! nice and clean, best cafe VFR i've ever seen.

love the tail, looks like a 'radical ducati' piece but even better since you made it yourself!
03-15-2012 02:58 AM
johnyisthedevil this!

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is not going on this bike. I just spent a wad of cash buying, refreshing and re-springing it for my RC51. so that is why there has been no progress lately. but boy is it worth the stall in the build.
03-06-2012 04:33 PM
Originally Posted by johnyisthedevil View Post
ok, I'll try to be civil again.

there are plenty of layers of glass on there. 6 in most places. it's all west system 105 epoxy resin. this thing is ultra strong and quite flexible. I made it so that it could be a structural piece and really doesn't need the subframe. but then I would have no place to mount the battery, electronics and rear reservoir.

as far as carbon goes there may be some in the future of this project, there may not be. I'm not revealing plans until there are pictures to show.
my point was you could have used 2-3 layers of carbon and saved considerable weight and gained much strength, glass is for corvettes J/K

Stand by what i said, looks good and clever and keep the progress coming

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