Evening NR. So back sometime around april i swapped my old bumblebee yellow CB250F Hornet for ad91on's tri colour VFR that he had been trying to sell with varying degrees of seriousness since August last year. A few people have told me this was a bad idea, the VFR is 9 years older than my Hornet, which i already considered to be fairly old, much much rarer (even though the hornet is uncommon in itself). Anyway the reason why i decided to swap these bikes is this bikes party trick, LAMS approval, which is something that this bike is not supposed to have, when it rolled off the factory floor in 1988 it would have had a power to weight ratio for lams purposes of 180kw/t. It also sounds amazing and is far more track/sports focused then my last bike, which is the kind of riding i prefer to do. The bike has a fair bit of fairing damage, a broken pillion seat, shot brakes, shot suspension and an engine that probably is not running nearly as well as it should. Even still, i ride it most days and take it for rides in the hills most weekends, and its always reliable unless you try to wake it up too early on a cold morning. So here is the plan, in order of importance: 1. Rebuild of the front calipers 2. New fork springs and hopefully maintaince to the anti-dive mechinisim which i suspect is broken judging by the amont of dive under brakes i currently experiance 3. new rear shock 4. Dyno and tune up for engine, perhaps i might try to get a ram air intake going, it has ram air ducting, but of course they are not connected to anything. 5. Depending on the results of the dyno and tune, a full rebuild may be in order in the future. 6. Repairs to damaged fairings, sand back and full respray/resticker 8. Respray of things like the engine, forks, brakes, brake disc centre hub and so on, so mechanically it looks clean and nice. 7. Random bling - new grips, levers, switch banks, carbon surround for gauges, respray of fuse cover (which is next to my top yoke and on display), tri colour takamii tron lights for the wheels. This is planned to be an extended project to tackle over the course of my LAMS period, which is the next 28 months or so assuming i dont lose my license, which is something that is inevitable on the VFR. I dont have the mechanical skills to do a lot, nor the space, so things like rebuilds of the brakes, suspension and engine tuning will be outsourced to my mechanics at motorcycle weaponry in mona vale. However im going to try to get my hands dirty whenever possible, and will do most of the random bling, painting of the engine/forks/calipers/discs as well as hopefully doing a bit of body work and the preparation for the respray myself. Im one of those people with no mechanical training but good problem solving and figuring shit out skills, so im confident to fiddle with the stuff that wont put my life in danger if my workmanship isnt up to par. Currently things that have been done: 1. Race taped the fairings with colour matched duct tape to hide the battle scars 2. oil and filter change 3. new standard levers 4. disassembly and lubrication of the throttle tube with some graphite powder 5. Xenon headlight and braided lines in race configuration On monday, the bike is going into motorcycle weaponry for its front caliper rebuilds. Hopefully the guys there can sort out the parts needed with ease, i really wanted to rebuild my calipers myself, as it does not look too complicated, but i just simply dont have anywhere to do this kind of work at home, and i feel brakes are too important for me to just give it a go. Will probably repaint the calipers and disc centres a nice 1980's gold when they come back from the mechanics, i assume you can do this with out taking the calipers apart again if your willing to be patient with your masking work. Here is a picture of the bike pre race tape application: I am just a uni student, so dont expect this thread to move very quickly due to my income, and because im not doing the work myself it wont be very instructional, but will keep it updated as we go along, considering its rareity im not expecting this to be a very easy restoration, the NC24 shares hardly any parts with other hondas, even with the NC30 made just a year later, so it should be interesting.