Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

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DaveB
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Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by DaveB » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:42 pm

Hi all. A few years ago i owned a VF 1000, it was a really nice riding bike and great to do long runs on. It got sold long ago but another one has come up for sale close by and has me interested.
Im thinking about buying it and riding it as is this summer and modifying it over winter. The big question is, has anybody seen one chopped or better chopped one themselves?

Google isn't coming up with much.

Thanks for any input.
Cheers.

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:33 am

Chopit'nrideit... Prof

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Bearcx » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:32 pm

D'oh.!! Beat me to it.

Had a VF750F, one of those red/white/blue things with the Gold wheels. very smooth to ride....... 8)
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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by DaveB » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:22 pm

Great link! Thanks Prof.

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Prof » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:48 pm

Quite a bit of time went into that VF... main problem is the surround tube frame under the tank. I have another VF750 that I plan to chop, but will replace the surround frame with a single heavy walled rectangular backbone.
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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Deano100 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:31 pm

Hi guys,
I'm new to the forum and I'm after some advice on chopping a VF750f, I have the bike stripped down to frame, engine, forks and wheels, my plan is to cut the bum off it and hardtail it and as with the Orange VF chop show just about everywhere drag the forks through so giving the front some height. On of the biggest head scratcher for me is what wiring can I do away with? Where to hide the fuel pump etc
So if anyone's got any ideas they would be gratefully received
Cheers
Deano

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Prof » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:27 pm

We did away with the fuel pump. I'll try and find the wiring diagram I did up for the VF750. I am flat out atm so remind me if I haven't done it in the next week.
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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Deano100 » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:49 pm

Cheers Prof,
How did you manage to do away with the fuel pump? What air filters did you end up using and did the carbs need re-jetting?
Sorry for the bombardment of questions but I don't know of anyone else who's chopped one.
Many thanks
Deano

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Deano100 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:19 am

Hi Prof,
Did you have any joy with the wiring diagram?
Cheers
Deano

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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Prof » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:50 pm

Have hunted high and low and seem to have misplaced it. Am chasing up Ben for his copy. Keep reminding me.
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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Prof » Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:38 pm

Ben has lost his wiring diagramme as well. Have you sorted one out yet? I can work another one out for you, but it would not be for a few weeks.

If you have an existing wiring loom, the easiest way is to cut off the covering and then remove the wires you do not need. eg if you are not going to run indicators, remove all that wire. Set up your switches (usually best under seat to save long runs and keep the bars clean) and then take one circuit at a time and rerun the wires shortening and rejoining them as you go.

There is more info on the "wiring your chopper' thread...
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Re: Has anybody chopped a VF Honda?

Post by Rayman » Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:26 pm

If I was doing a Vf chopper Id probably start with the magna or sabre rather than the interceptor -

If you dont know what I mean -
this is the magna in my shed

http://www.rae-san.com/marks-vf750c/

http://v4hondabbs.com/index.php?topic=63028.0

Rayman
currently working on
modded cx500 - untertail exhaust + lots of changes
VF750f - restoring a basket case very nearly there
vf750S - just needs the paintwork done and some tyres

gathering parts for - moto guzzi bellagio lookalike
version based on cx500

others
cm250

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