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My 94 CBR600 F2 mod log.

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Old 12-05-2011, 09:27 PM
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Alright, so I picked this up about a week ago, it is about to be winter here in Maine which means riding is out of the question, and also means that modifications are what I'll be working on this winter. So, here are some basic details on my motorcycle.

Bike : 1994 Honda CBR600 F2
Purchased on : Sunday, the 27th of November, 2011.
Estimated mileage : 15,xxx
Condition : mechanically good, plastics missing (mostly) and a few other damages.

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Obviously, not the prettiest bike, but that doesn't mean she won't get fixed up nice!

Planned modifications :
1. Remove gas tank, sand down, repaint.
2. Modify gauge cluster.
3. Replace front tire.
4. Replace exhaust.
5. Sand and paint wheels.
6. Purchase new handlebar grips, replace right clip on, throttle and clutch/brake levers and install.
7. Replace clutch cable.
8. Install rear turn signals and mirrors.
9. Replace all fluids, lube chain, general maintenance.
10. Build set of custom fairings.

Plus many more I'm sure!

**Mods will not be executed in this order**

In depth mod plans :

1. Remove gas tank, sand down, repaint.
Started : 2/3/12
Finished : N/A
I took the tank off last Friday and started to sand it down to bare metal. Hopefully will be able to finish the sanding in one or two more days (depending on how long it takes me to do the concaved parts). Plan right now is to spray it with primer, paint it with black, then I'm going to apply 3 or 4 layers of Plasti-dip and let it cure for a few days.

2. Modify gauge cluster.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
I have a set of gauges that I am going to take apart and mount on a custom front fairing.

3. Replace front tire.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
I'm going to replace the front tire.

4. Replace exhaust.
Started : 1/5/12
Finished : 1/5/12
I ordered a used Yoshi exhaust from a 93 600CBRF2 with 14K miles on it, slipped right onto the bike and it sounds great!

5. Sand and paint wheels.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
Sand down the wheels and paint them according to color scheme.

6. Purchase new handlebar grips, replace right clip on, throttle and clutch/brake levers and install.
Started : 12/16/11
Finished : 1/5/12
I ordered my throttle tube and grip from my local Honda dealership, installed in a few days later (somewhere around the project start date). I then got a straight clip on and a master cylinder/brake lever and installed them all today. Need to wire them up, but no big deal.

7. Replace clutch cable.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
Purchase and replace the clutch cable (current one is slightly frayed).

8. Install rear turn signals and mirrors.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
Bike currently has no rear turn signals or mirrors, need these for it to be street legal, so I am going to get some mirrors and install them, as well as rear turn signals.

9. Replace all fluids, replace? chain, general maintenance.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
Going to drain all fluids and refill, install new oil filter, clean and lube chain, oil all cables that should be, POSSIBLY get the carburetors cleaned (bike runs pretty good right now).

10. Build my own set of "stealth bomber" fairings.
Started : N/A
Finished : N/A
I am going to start building a set of stealth bomber fairings for the bike.
 

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Old 12-05-2011, 11:31 PM
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Your mod log will either become your motivator or your nemesis. ;-)

Proceed w/ vigor!
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:42 AM
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Well, I just bought a set of used original clip on handlebars off eBay. Should be coming late this week or next week most likely. Have to go to the dealership and get a throttle tube and I might just get a grip from them as well just to have it. Going to get a clutch cable too.

Should start some work next week at the latest (hopefully).
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:16 PM
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I have a set of fairings if you are interested
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:04 PM
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Message sent!
 
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:12 PM
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so out of street fighter back to original look. nice.
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:17 PM
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Looks like a fun project, I'm doing the same thing, using winter to bring my bike back to its original glory.
 
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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So, I think I am going to change my plans. I am going to attempt to make my own "plastics" for the bike out of fiberglass. I know how to make parts and such, and I'm sure I can figure out mounting brackets, it will also give me the look I want.

Has anybody tried doing something similar to this?
 
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Old 12-18-2011, 05:18 PM
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So...finished a few small tasks on the list!

1. I replaced the throttle tube and grip!
2. Wired the rear blinkers, just need to figure out how to mount them now.

Plenty more projects to tackle, but it's a good start!
 
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:09 PM
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"So, I think I am going to change my plans. I am going to attempt to make my own "plastics" for the bike out of fiberglass. I know how to make parts and such, and I'm sure I can figure out mounting brackets, it will also give me the look I want."

I just winged it with no experience in fiberglass at all. First piece I tried "tail" is heavy and should be redone but it is going to stay for now. It got cold so I was only able to do one side cover but it went a lot smoother and looks/feels much better. The cost to fab your own adds up pretty quick and takes some time but it does allow you to try and achieve "the look you want".

Maybe start with some drawings or paper cardboard mock ups so you can get some feed back on them. You can see how far I got with them in this thread:
https://cbrforum.com/forum/street-fi...-131185/page4/
 

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