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Author Topic: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor  (Read 17388 times)

Offline Hurco550

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1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« on: Sep 18, 2016, 14:46:20 »
This bike may be a bit new for this forum, and a bit out of the "cafe racer" group of bikes, but I figured I'd chronicle the project here anyhow. I have known about this bike and kinda half way been after buying it for a few years now. It was sitting in the garage of a co worker for years, being stored for a friend if his along side a crusty gt750. I kept asking about them and finally this past weekend I made a deal with the owner, and bought the pair and brought them home. The interceptor was last ran going on a decade ago, and I'm pretty sure it was laid down at some point, being as there was a box of extra plastics and turn signals with some rash on them, though I'm guessing it was a low speed crash, as the damaged pieces aren't severely damaged.

Planning on just fixing it up as a rider, not a show bike, but making it presentable. The clutch master is full of jelly. Replace brake pads, tires, tune up carb rebuild, all the normal stuff.

Here she was, where she sat for around 8 years. Lonely and dirty, but yearning to get in the wind again


Brought her home and washed the first layer of crud off



If I push, I may have it close enough to take to barber, but we shall see.
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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #1 on: Sep 18, 2016, 14:50:43 »
Looks pretty damn clean under all the dust. Dig the 80s superbike look.


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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #2 on: Sep 18, 2016, 15:23:54 »
Nice bike, best of the VFs.

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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 2016, 16:29:08 »
Congrats on the score! I love these bikes.


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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2016, 18:23:38 »
You know I'm following along.  AND not being impatient at all.  I'll be down with my helmet next week.   :D
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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2016, 20:05:23 »
That thing is gorgeous!  Looking forward to seeing it at Barber.  No pressure......

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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #6 on: Sep 18, 2016, 22:01:33 »
That is sweet.  Nice colors and looks shiny from here.  All it needs is an F2 front end and you are golden.

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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2016, 22:30:48 »
Looks good.


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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #8 on: Sep 18, 2016, 22:38:40 »
Thanks guys, not a perfect bike, probably a 20/20 bike, meaning it looks perfect from 20 ft away going 20 miles an hour lol

On another note, I think this is the bike Honda designed thinking that these carbs would keep their service centers busy four decades. What a pain to get out!
"If you just picked up a drug habbit instead of a kawasaki triple at least you could get high while you waste money"
~ bradj
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
2006 Suzuki DR650 Adventure monowheel trailer build: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75033.0
1976 BMW R90/6 farkilitious: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=74349.msg882477#msg882477
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
« Reply #9 on: Sep 18, 2016, 22:51:49 »
Lots of good things can be said about the Honda V4s... working on 'em ain't one of them.
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