Menu toggle

968 Garage Buddy

Author
Waylander
Guest of the Club
  • Total Posts : 1927
  • Joined: 2014/10/21 20:39:12
  • Status: offline
Waylander Guest of the Club
2020/06/26 23:16:25 (permalink)

968 Garage Buddy

Today I collected my next project,

A 1986 Honda VF1000F2 Bol D’or

I bought this from the spares and repairs section on eBay, not running right, 

It has not been serviced since 2003 and only done 3000 miles in the last 17 years, it’s frame number puts it 100 from the end of the one year run of this particular bike, the frame and engine number match all the original documents 

I have checked how many left, and this is one of only 9 machines not on sorn, and there is only 18 sorn, so it’s a pretty rare machine

The tech specs say that it’s a 118 BHP and weights in at 245KG, that makes it about 450BHP per tonne
Does the standing 1/4 mile in 11.05 seconds @ 128mph, 0-60 in about 4.0 seconds
Cruising at 80-90 mph it will do 40+ mpg, it needs a lot of tlc but I hope to have it on the road by the end of Sept
 
just hope the two of them get along, and I don’t have to many translation issues, Japanese to German and vice versa 

Wish me luck

Pics to follow

1992 Cobalt Blue 968 Coupe
1986 VF1000F2 Silver

3 Replies

Waylander
Guest of the Club
  • Total Posts : 1927
  • Joined: 2014/10/21 20:39:12
  • Status: offline
Waylander Guest of the Club
Re: 968 Garage Buddy 2020/06/29 20:24:07 (permalink)


1992 Cobalt Blue 968 Coupe
1986 VF1000F2 Silver
njtuk1
PCGB Member
  • Total Posts : 5
  • Joined: 2017/06/21 10:30:45
  • Status: offline
njtuk1 PCGB Member
Re: 968 Garage Buddy 2020/06/30 23:38:12 (permalink)
Nice match and good luck. Suspect you might need it.🤔
 
I had a black 968 Sport in the early 90’s which briefly had a VF750F as a garage buddy. Japanese and German sports engineering was the perfect symbiosis.  


Regrettably both came to grief through no fault of their own. 
 
 
924Srr27l
Guest of the Club
  • Total Posts : 1337
  • Joined: 2016/08/18 11:20:00
  • Status: offline
924Srr27l Guest of the Club
Re: 968 Garage Buddy 2020/07/01 12:40:27 (permalink)
Waylander
Today I collected my next project,
A 1986 Honda VF1000F2 Bol D’or
I bought this from the spares and repairs section on eBay, not running right, 
It has not been serviced since 2003 and only done 3000 miles in the last 17 years, it’s frame number puts it 100 from the end of the one year run of this particular bike, the frame and engine number match all the original documents 
I have checked how many left, and this is one of only 9 machines not on sorn, and there is only 18 sorn, so it’s a pretty rare machine
The tech specs say that it’s a 118 BHP and weights in at 245KG, that makes it about 450BHP per tonne
Does the standing 1/4 mile in 11.05 seconds @ 128mph, 0-60 in about 4.0 seconds
Cruising at 80-90 mph it will do 40+ mpg, it needs a lot of tlc but I hope to have it on the road by the end of Sept
 
just hope the two of them get along, and I don’t have to many translation issues, Japanese to German and vice versa 
Wish me luck
Pics to follow



Blimey you brave with this BIG bird, 245kg dry weight + Fluids/  fuel etc.. (270kg) + Rider  (350-380?kg) you'll be looking just over 300bhp / ton if the old girl is still making 116hp?
but the sheer girth and weight of these 80's bikes that were common at they time takes some riding, to think that a modern 1000cc with 214bhp is (70kg lighter)
 
I've got a similar project but not so old, a 2001 Vtwin Suzy 650 that's sat for so log the fuel tank has rusted away and left holes in it!
 
Only 64bhp but light @ 165kg
 
R
 
 

Attached Image(s)


www.924srr27l.co.uk
Jump to:

Posts made and opinions expressed are those of the individual forum members

Use of the Forum is subject to the Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the Club, who shall have no liability in respect of them or the accuracy of the content. The Club assumes no responsibility for any effects arising from errors or omissions.

Porsche Club Great Britain gives no warranties, guarantees or assurances and makes no representations or recommendations regarding any goods or services advertised on this site. It is the responsibility of visitors to satisfy themselves that goods and/or services supplied by any advertiser are bona fide and in no instance can the Porsche Club Great Britain be held responsible.

When responding to advertisements please ensure that you satisfy yourself of any applicable call charges on numbers not prefixed by usual "landline" STD Codes. Information can be obtained from the operator or the white pages. Before giving out ANY information regarding cars, or any other items for sale, please satisfy yourself that any potential purchaser is bona fide.

Directors of the Board of Porsche Club GB, Club Office Staff, Register Secretaries and Regional Organisers are often requested by Club members to provide information on matters connected with their cars and other matters referred to in the Club Rules. Such information, advice and assistance provided by such persons is given in good faith and is based on the personal experience and knowledge of the individual concerned.

Neither Porsche Club GB, nor any of the aforementioned, shall be under any liability in respect of any such information, advice or assistance given to members. Members are advised to consult qualified specialists for information, advice and assistance on matters connected with their cars at all times.

© 2020 APG vNext Commercial Version 4.6