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Proudy202

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Hi! First bike!
« on: August 01, 2022, 11:09:31 am »
Hi, I'm about to pickup an '84 VT500 with 42k miles and has been sat inside for 20years got it for $500

This will be my first bike and the plan is to refresh it over winter to then ride next year.
I'm buying it from a work colleague and he's going to confirm it runs this weekend. Assuming the engine runs my plan will be to bareframe refurb it, replacing everything short of taking the motor apart.

New wheel and stem bearings, fork seals/rebuild, brake caliper and master rebuild, carb rebuild etc

Im mechanically minded and have worked on my own cars for the last 15years so pretty comfortable with doing all the work.

Anything specific to look out for and recommendations on where to source parts? Googe brings up plenty of options but I want to make sure I'm getting good quality rather than cheaply made that I'll need to replace sooner rather than later....a source for genuine Honda parts would be good if they still support these old bikes?

Thanks and look forward to using this forum to help me out along the way.