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Old 02-04-2018, 06:04 PM
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Default Start to finish - quick snapshots

So, we synced the carbs and this bike runs perhaps even better than the first F2 I owned years ago. It's an amazing feeling to have been able to sort this bike out, looking forward to lots of good times with this bike.

A few images that will offer some insight to those looking to jump into a project involving a "vintage" bike. Don't let it scare you, it's just a process of tackling one issue at a time.

This is what the bike looked like in the pictures the previous owner provided to us, in transit, and today.... We've learned a ton along the way, and it's been a fun challenge to get this thing going. Certainly there is a track day or three this spring still.

Picture summary: Pics of bike for sale, loaded in previous owner's truck, loaded into our Honda Odyssey (this may be a great track-day vehicle, Honda hauling Honda), how it was just two days ago in the garage and now she's just about ready to hit the track.

This has been an awesome project, have learned a ton about this bike (Sold my last '91 F2 20 years ago...) and has given my son and I a good excuse to spend some quality time in the garage. Now I've got the '91 F2 (nostalgia anyone?) and he has a '98 F3 (birth year) to hit the track with, things are looking good.
 
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A great ending to your story and project , Well Done
 
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:17 AM
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Cheap mirrors:
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Quality is about the same as the stock Honda mirrors (i.e., halfway decent), but unlike my old OEM mirrors, these hold their position at high speed, whereas the old ones were having issues. And, truth be told, they do look pretty nice.

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Keeping in mind that this bike is targeted for track-only and ridden at basically sea level (Florida)
Oops..didn't see that earlier post. Carry on....
 

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:26 PM
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Decided that I could do without all of the flashy 90's colors, so off with the stickers. (my fingers and thumbs are still screaming) Upper fairings were a mess so I eliminated the headlight and used fiber glass to create a one-piece upper. Wrapped up the new chain, sprockets and slicks on the F3, grabbed a few pics.

Need to find fuel tank breather hose and drain tube for the F2, anybody know where to get them or just get some similar sized fuel lines?
 
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Out of curiosity, how did you remove the stickers? Hard?
 
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by EchoWars View Post
Out of curiosity, how did you remove the stickers? Hard?
The stickers come off easy with a heat gun and lots of patience. With a bike this old the paint wants to come off with the stickers so you have to take it slow. The adhesive is a giant pain in the butt and your finger tips. Lots and lots of GooGone, and lots and lots of scrubbing.
 
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Need to find fuel tank breather hose and drain tube for the F2, anybody know where to get them or just get some similar sized fuel lines?
The breather (small line) is OK with generic vacuum line. The overflow ought to be fuel line.

Appreciate the tips on the stickers. Need to replace a couple of 'em, and I've waffled on getting it done for weeks.
 
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Life makes progress slow on this, but we're moving forward in any case.... Sprayed the fender with a rattle-can, and we've got our track tires mounted...
 
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A bit off topic, but anyone here happen to know inside diameter and thickness of the o-rings in the F3 carbs? (fuel t-bar, overflow/air, coolant) If they're the same diameter/sizes as the F2 o-rings we can wrap up a carb rebuild on the F3.
 
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