Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Northern Ontario Canada
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StrayCat's SP1 ressurection
Hi Guy's thought I'd start a thread as I prepare to start a mild restoration of my 2000 Sp1 (#27).
I got the bike in January. PO had only had it for a short time (few months) and the bike had been low sided by the Original Owner.
Now its in my collection and it will get refreshed. It runs well but is cosmetically challenged after the low side, its got a coolant leak from somewhere near the thermostat and the PO informed me that when he rode it (only once) he found that it tended to understeer especially in right hand turns.
PO had also already purchased a new magnesium clutch cover, decals and other things. Bike came with the majority of the original parts as well (Rear fender, pipes, levers, Seat, windshield etc)
here is the treatment plan :
-Strip to the frame (may or may not take the engine out - we will see) for deep cleaning
-New Steering Head bearings
-Rebuild front forks with new bushings, O - rings and seals (will check them for strangeness too)
-New Tires & repair to front rim scuff. (ensure its not warped either)
-New Brake Pads & Calliper service
-New Wiring harness & connectors, the original owner did some major chopping of the harness for a tidy tail and LED lights
-Repair and Repaint the damaged panels and Decals
-All new Genuine Honda OEM fasteners and screws
-New Rear Shock (maybe with 5mm shim added)
-New bar grips and bar end weights
-Fix the coolant leak - may require a new hose or two
-Replace the right side radiator (crushed fins)
-Replace right side mirror
-Install all the original parts, which came with it (Pipes, Rear Fender, levers, seat, signal lights, windshield etc)
-All fluids (oil, coolant, brake fluid) and filter changes
-Check valve clearances and make adjustments as needed
So far all the new parts have arrived and I have started to repair the bodywork. As luck would have it the lower fairing was mainly decal damage and after removing the decals the actual damage to the plastics is very minimal. The main damage was the upper fairing, there was a couple of cracks 4" and 2" which I repaired with plastic welding and Plastex before some surface filler. Tail section has a scuff and a crack (plastex repair) and will need paint as well.
I won't get a big start on it for a few weeks Im just wrapping up my Ducati 748 refresh first.
2003 Kawi Z1000
2000 Firestorm VTR1000
2000 Ducati 748
1989 Hawk GT647
1985 VF1000R (x2)
Last edited by Straycat; 02-05-2020 at 07:11 AM.