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1987 CBR refresh
« on: April 18, 2020, 18:04:33 PM »
Well after having the bike half dismantled for 4 years, it is having a good going over. One of the fork seals was leaking very badly and the float bowls was leak now and then. I come across a very low mileage (13.000) silver VTR1000 just up the road from me 4 years ago, so that was the toy for a will. Made my own exhaust for it and a brought a new Pyramid belly pan and looks a treat. I than come a cross a 12,500 mileage VFR800 vtec. And as I had a VF750 for 9 years I just had to have it for the V4 sound. I did quit a lot of work on it including make my own exhaust from the cat on. I have managed to get 28 pound of the bike, and is a sweat ride. In the process of making the modification, I have made parts to sell on eBay, which sell very well. Back to the CBR750. I have not had good health for 30 years, so getting on with it was slow to say the least. Well I had an operation in late January, and now am a new man ( though I am sure it will only lass a few months). I did manage the get the fork seals done last year. But in the lass 3 weeks it has been taken down that just a rolling chassis. Rear sub frame resprayed, exhaust welded were there was a couple of pin holes, and now repainted. The hole bike has has a tooth brush clean. All the Ally foot pegs polished along with the exhaust can. Most of the plastic is not on yet and still in the loft, but I though I would upload some pictures of the bike. I was hoping to have it on the road in a few weeks, but thing are looking very bleak in the would and in the UK, and not permitted to go out riding. The only thing I need is  left hand mirror. I did buy one in 2001 one for it, but broke it the day after fitting it. smile1004mad It is the only mirror I have ever broken.
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 18:22:29 PM »
For some reason, no matter how I try, no pictures will upload, just end up with a white screen.
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 23:36:54 PM »
You've worked hard, I really want to see the results of your efforts!
I can't find any faults in the system, I'll try and get some pics on myself, to see if all works....
You did post pics enough before, any change in format, camera or something like that?

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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 14:11:10 PM »
I have a Canon sx40hs, which is a 10 meg.  I have tried another picture. Can't believe it, it has worked. I will now try some more
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 14:23:06 PM »
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2020, 14:28:45 PM »
Well, I am trying to up load, but will only do one at a time. I that modify which seams to let me upload 1 or 2 more!
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2020, 14:30:51 PM »
OK, have now got some up. I just need to get some 1.2mm Stainless Welding wire to put a few ties on the exhaust rap so that it doesn't unravel. The Stainless straps the rap come with can't be made very tight, plus not enough of them. I could of picked some up last week when at work for one day, but silly me forgot.. Once that is done, all the plastic will be fitted and more pictures uploaded. gribbin12
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2020, 16:22:54 PM »
It worked, that's what is most important.
What did you have to do to the bike? Or was it mostly cosmetics on the outside plastics?

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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2020, 18:19:57 PM »
Hi, new fork seals and float bowl seals. Oil and filter. Cleaned the chain and re-greased- and it is the original with no lost seals. Replaced the anti freeze, which was the original from new, and much to my surprise was still fine. I have just got the plastic out of the loft, and the right hand main panel could do with re-lacquering. It is the side that was always facing the sun when at work. It was in the garage at all other times.  One of the bottom tags has broken of the side panel. That's old plastic for you, though I think it got broken when it was shipped from Japan. Also were it was jammed into a container with umpteen other bikes, there is a friction hole were a foot page has rubbed in transit.  So that is now my next mission to get it all looking better, as I have the time.  I am not trying to get it perfect, as I want it to look original but to look good for a 33 years old. It is just the left hand mirror that I need to get hold of.
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2020, 21:59:49 PM »
I did a little search here in Holland, we have several good bike breakers, one has quite a lot of CBR750 parts, but no mirrors.
Did you try DavidSilverspares?

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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 22:25:23 PM »
DavidSilverspares but all there items on eBay. I am thinking of going for a set of these, as they will fit, but they don't suit the style
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Led-Turn-Signal-Mirrors-For-Suzuki-GS500F-GSXR1000-Hayabusa-SV650S-UK/283762831665
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2020, 22:29:16 PM »
Horrible smile1004nono
Wouldn't a set from a CBR1000F or VFR750 fit? Loads of those to be had!

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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2020, 13:01:03 PM »
The RC27 interval between mounting bolts is 62mm. max interval of above ebay mirros' is 2" 1/2.
So it may fit.

 I think SC21 mirror does not fit due to  the different interval of mounting bolts.

If you don't mind style, Kawasaki GPZ900R(A7 or later)'s mirror will fit. Because my RC27 had it. Please see photo #2.

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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2020, 18:49:51 PM »
DavidSilverspares but all there items on eBay. I am thinking of going for a set of these, as they will fit, but they don't suit the style
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorcycle-Led-Turn-Signal-Mirrors-For-Suzuki-GS500F-GSXR1000-Hayabusa-SV650S-UK/283762831665

Looked at them. The CBR1000 on the 87/88  year look the same but are in fact different, and there is one on eBay. the VFR around that year have closer studs, so will not fit. The stud centres needed is 60mm.
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Re: 1987 CBR refresh
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2020, 19:37:19 PM »
Hi, thanks about the GPZ900 mirrors. I can't find any that look like them on your bike. I have come across these on eBay, and they have 58mm hole centre, so could live with that. The other problem with most after market sold on eBay, is that the glass is flat not convex. The set in the link are convex.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mirrors-Pair-Gpz-900R-Kawasaki-Fairing-Left-and-Right-Black-Rectangular/362771712662?hash=item5476e10a96:g:u9YAAOSw2wZdlMYv 
« Last Edit: April 20, 2020, 19:43:06 PM by BERTYE »
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