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First off, hello everyone! I'm Jeff. I live in Hotlanta, and I'm kind of a die hard Honda man.:knucks:

After researching bikes in my price range for what felt like 1/2 a year or so I arrived at a gen 4 VFR750. This was about 3 years ago, and ever since I've been stripping fairings off here and there and doing little customizations. Basically the VFR comes the closest of any bike I've owned or ridden to being exactly what I want. Ive made it more raw than stock, but I still feel like it needs to be a bit more raw to balance out the ultra refined character it comes with from the factory.

So.....as it sits now mechanically the thing is a gem. Its been well taken care of since I bought it and almost everything has been gone through and fixed if needed. Most people dont strip down a bike as pretty as mine but my goal is to make every modification reversible in case i ever sell it which I hope I dont. Ive kept all my original plastics sofar and all brackets etc. It is currently sitting in need of a rear tire and front wheel bearings. No biggie, but now is my chance to customize more while I gather funds. It has the front plastics off now and thats where ive stopped.....one look under the factory gauge bezel and I about pooped myself. Im very mechanical, but Im not an electrician so most of my questions will be about wiring etc for the front clusters.

Ill attach a couple pics.......Best case scenario i would love to find a gauge cluster/lights combo if they have one out there.....so i can just wire everything up as one big pod, but I'd love suggestions! Im no garage welder but i can drill holes and im good mechanically, I just dont have the resources to go welding crazy fabrications, I want to keep it simple!




Nice to meet you all and may god have mercy on my soul.:robssmilie:
 

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welcom in mate ,good intro and awesom pics.GL with tha wiring ,it gets easier over tha years;) .
 

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Are you just running it with the pipe straight out of the catalytic converter?..
These bikes don't have a cat. But yes, I was for awhile......now I'm running a shorty carbon fiber exhaust. The straight pipe sounded like a race bike but it was too damn loud every day...lol
 

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Straight pipe ftw haha
Lol. It looked amazing and sounded angry as hell:robssmilie: But honestly it was a bit raspy and I think it made the bike run a tad lean.

I've made crazy crazy progress today...Im already picking out headlights!

I took a few pics along the way so maybe I can do a writeup. So far I havent altered anything stock. Thats my goal, to alter the look and fab some stuff while not actually cutting too much into the stock stuff. 10 hours into the bike today.....my brain hurts.
 

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Lol. It looked amazing and sounded angry as hell:robssmilie: But honestly it was a bit raspy and I think it made the bike run a tad lean.

I've made crazy crazy progress today...Im already picking out headlights!

I took a few pics along the way so maybe I can do a writeup. So far I havent altered anything stock. Thats my goal, to alter the look and fab some stuff while not actually cutting too much into the stock stuff. 10 hours into the bike today.....my brain hurts.
Pics or it didn't happen

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Pics or it didn't happen

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I have them, but Im anal so I will have to load them all up in photoshop/paint and label what i did...so its a proper post. Thats gonna take some time...lol. So for now I'll say that ive fabricated and mounted 2 side mounts for the front bank spark plug coil packs......a hybrid mount in the front for the oil cooler grille and a wire tie spot for the massive amount of stock harnesses i have to tie. I've got 2 black shock boots that i cut down the center for wire wrap on the sides.....and I'm formulating ideas for an aircraft aluminum wrap panel for the front under the Matte Black Dominator lights I plan to put on the front. It will basically be an aluminum wire burrito/wind and weather deflector to save those harnesses.

I will say this is a lot of work....not to be taken lightly..lol
 

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I have them, but Im anal so I will have to load them all up in photoshop/paint and label what i did...so its a proper post. Thats gonna take some time...lol. So for now I'll say that ive fabricated and mounted 2 side mounts for the front bank spark plug coil packs......a hybrid mount in the front for the oil cooler grille and a wire tie spot for the massive amount of stock harnesses i have to tie. I've got 2 black shock boots that i cut down the center for wire wrap on the sides.....and I'm formulating ideas for an aircraft aluminum wrap panel for the front under the Matte Black Dominator lights I plan to put on the front. It will basically be an aluminum wire burrito/wind and weather deflector to save those harnesses.

I will say this is a lot of work....not to be taken lightly..lol

http://www.customfighters.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67522

There ya go!:robssmilie:
 
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