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 Post subject: 1985 Rothmans Honda VF500R
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:06 am 
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They never built a Rothmans VF500R...So I did it.

I took a tired old 85 VF500F Interceptor, stripped it to the frame, and built the bike that honda never did. Managed to get a set of rare Targa lower fairings too. Exhaust are harley sportster replacements from China, shorts levers from China as are the clip-ons, and turn signals ---all very decent quality actually.

The Upper fairing needed alot of cutting to clear the clip-ons, and the windshield was chopped 3". I chopped the front fender down too , to look more like the old Motogp style.

I used a decals kit from a rothmans NS400R which required some creativity to get it to work. I had the VF500R decals custom made, and got a variety of other decals to complete the look.

Solo seats are like hen's teeth, so I recovered the seat in 2 tone to create the solo seat look.


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1989 Yam FZR400
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1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
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1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Rothmans Honda VF500R
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:33 am 
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Very nice indeed mate, i bet it sounds fit on those pipes!


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Rothmans Honda VF500R
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:52 am 
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Thanks, Yes, sounds wicked, much better than the old stock megaphone pipes.

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2013 Yam YZ250F
2000 Kawi ZRX1100
1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
1986 VF500f
1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Yam RZ500


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Very nice, one of my favourite bikes after RZ's when I was in my 20's. I also liked the GPZ550 at the time, as well as most of the bikes in your collection for that matter.


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 Post subject: Re: 1985 Rothmans Honda VF500R
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Thanks RuZty.

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2013 Yam YZ250F
2000 Kawi ZRX1100
1989 Yam RZ350
1989 Yam FZR400
1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21
1987 Suzuki RG250
1986 Honda NS400R
1986 VF500f
1985 VF500f Custom Rothmans VF500R
1985 VF1000R (x4)
1986 Honda TLR200 Reflex
1985 Yam RZ500


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