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twerth

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84 VT500 Resurection
« on: October 18, 2016, 03:09:52 PM »
I've had my VT500 for a few months, but neglected to start a build thread. I'm getting close to the finish line, so I'd better get with it.

I bought my bike in running condition, but in need of a lot of help. The paint was bad, it leaked oil, tires were shot and it had a dozen other minor issues. I've taken care of most of the problems, and this weekend I finally got a chance to spray a new coat of paint. Before and after pics below. The pictures make it look a lot better than it actually did. It was rattle can over the factory finish and had no shine at all. I'll post more shots once I get it back together.

I wasn't going to mess with the exhaust, but now that it looks like a racer, I may need to do some surgery. BTW, the luggage rack, top box and windshield won't be going back on. If anyone is interested, leave a PM with an offer and I'd be happy to let them go.
1984 Honda VT500FT
2006 Ducati ST3s
2000 Yamaha WR400

J6G1Z

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2016, 05:33:59 PM »
That's a real good looking color scheme!

J.

twerth

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 10:25:28 AM »
Thanks! I was actually intending to use a darker blue, but the final product is a bit paler than the chip. I think it looks ok anyway.

I'll post more pictures once I get it all together. Hoping to have it back on the road this weekend.
1984 Honda VT500FT
2006 Ducati ST3s
2000 Yamaha WR400

twerth

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 06:12:58 AM »
I got it back together last night and rode it to work today. More pics below. I'll try to get some shots out in the sunlight after work today. All in all, I think it looks pretty good. Let me know what you think.
1984 Honda VT500FT
2006 Ducati ST3s
2000 Yamaha WR400

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2016, 08:07:35 AM »
Very nice!

Reminiscent of the Honda race bike color scheme.

J.

twerth

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2016, 09:29:47 AM »
Very nice!

Reminiscent of the Honda race bike color scheme.

J.

Yes, that was the idea. I'm glad you recognized it.
1984 Honda VT500FT
2006 Ducati ST3s
2000 Yamaha WR400

twerth

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Re: 84 VT500 Resurection
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2016, 06:21:57 AM »
Better pics
1984 Honda VT500FT
2006 Ducati ST3s
2000 Yamaha WR400