Hello everyone... Since I have a whole month of boring afternoon shift to cover, I thought I would start a build thread of my VFR400 NC30 race bike. When I bought it, I was told it was never registered and was imported straight onto the race track. So technically speaking it was already race ready...however with any cheap purchase, there were some/many technicalities and issues. Here is how it looked like when I got it home after giving away $2800 for it. Didn't looked the best, but at the time, I couldn't find anything cheaper to play with . Fairings were in pretty bad shape with the top fairing missing a whole section, paints fading and cracked bits and pieces. I could have repaired the top half, but I got lazy so just bought a new one. However that was the least of my worries since there were known mechanical issues with the bike. Mainly issues with starting the bike up (still on going now) and also a missing third gear...which I knew was going to cost me a fair bit. Since I am not that mechanically minded around the motorcycle...I seeked professional help from a mechanic. I stripped the fairings off the bike and towed it to the workshop. He had a look at the bike and told me what was wrong and told me the price before he went ahead and did it. I bit the bullet and paid the price of about $1400 to get everything major fixed. This included third gear replacement, stator thing fixed, new regulator because that was burnt out, fork made stiffer, some new wiring and some other bits and pieces. During the time the bike was getting fixed, I was working on the fairings. I removed most of the old paint using paint stripper and sanded the rest back until the undercoat could be seen. Smoothed out any rouch areas and filled in some of the cracks. The tail was completed first since it was the easiest. When the bike got back from the workshop, I trial fitted the newly acquired top fairing...after some minor adjustment it looked like this. It fit well, but that was without the belly pan. Tried fitting the belly pan only to realize that the holes didn't match up at all...they were out by about half an inch :?. So I ended up drilling new holes into the belly pan join...and this is how it came out. Was a bit of a fiddle, but got there eventually. Everything lined up well enough and it was ready for some more sanding, primer and final coat. This by all means wasn't a professional job since it was done with limited amount of money...and a backyard job. I reckon it came out pretty good with the use of spray cans .