RS Performance 50th Anniversary VFR800Fi Register

Steve Gom

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Hi folks,
Would someone mind taking a few close up pics of their 50th Anniversary petrol tank, or posting any pics they may have already please? I'd like to source some of the 'warning labels' to replace the ones removed when my tank was repainted just to keep that OE look. Can't see much on the net but I can't actually remember what the labels say.

Pic of the bike attached. I've loose fitted the painted panels to make sure the graphics and decals are added in the right place and everything matches up, before the lacquer goes on. Still need a front brake lever and a few nuts and bolts but should have everything ready to put back together once the new clocks come back having had the mileage reading corrected to match my old one. I've ordered a set of new Pilot Road 4 tyres (£209 from Busters delivered) and considering going for a re-powder coat of the rear wheel in gloss black is I can press the old wheel bearing out!

Cheers

Steve
 

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PAD

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There is no bearing in the rear wheel itself - they’re all contained in the hub/axle assembly, so you should be ok there!:)
 
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Pete/48

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Before having the powder coating done on your wheel, Just remember to mask off the back mating surface of the wheel, this is where the wheel mates up to the hub,
 
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Steve Gom

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Before having the powder coating done on your wheel, Just remember to mask off the back mating surface of the wheel, this is where the wheel mates up to the hub,
Cheers Pete. I'll ensure that's done by the powder coater. Took the same approach with my car wheels.
 

Steve Gom

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No warning labels.
These were not refitted after the repaint.
Well mine came with 3 stickers!?! A small rectangular and clear 'unleaded only' and two more squarer warnings. Sure one was to wear a helmet but no idea about the other. I ll trawl back through by photo archive but pretty sure I don't have anything close up enough to make out the text.
 

PAD

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Of course! No disc to strip off either!!
Good, innit! Not so good if you want to replace your rear disk though!:) Mind you, it would quite likely be time to strip, inspect and lubricate the whole assembly as required and maybe consider new bearings by the time the rear disc is shot, so not such a bad thing.
 

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Well mine came with 3 stickers!?! A small rectangular and clear 'unleaded only' and two more squarer warnings. Sure one was to wear a helmet but no idea about the other. I ll trawl back through by photo archive but pretty sure I don't have anything close up enough to make out the text.
Interesting.

As mine was 2nd one ordered maybe they were missed on early bikes.
 

Steve Gom

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Pad I've only done 84k so plenty of meat left on the rear disc. Just waiting for the back wheel to come back from the powder coater and all main bits sorted. Not happy with the fit of the nearside side fairing, too close to the frame so will inspect the top frame bracket and replace it if I can't get the correct panel gap.
Steve

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PAD

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Pad I've only done 84k so plenty of meat left on the rear disc.
I meant in general, Steve. I agree, the rear disc does seem to last an eternity. That said, I did replace mine last year as it took a bit of a battering when my brakes seized in the summer. As a consequence, I discovered that my rear wheel bearings were in a fairly poor state despite feeling fine, with no detectable play or roughness (60k). One to be wary of I think. :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Bill.

Pad - Whilst it all looks good I’ll get the hub checked out for peace of mind.
 
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