Hi guys, a few updates.
During an attempted short ride the other day the throttle cables jumped off of the spool. I was able to limp the bike home and discovered that the cables sheath screws were not tightened in to the bracket. I also discovered that the the cables were routed on the outside of the fork tubes, rather than the inside as shown in the manual. Finally straightened that out yesterday.
During disassembly, I discovered a few more surprises. The plastic blowby tank was just sitting in the V area with no hose connecting it to the air box. Both fittings on the bottom of the of the airbox were cut off and plugged. (I assume the other one is for the PAIR?) Also,the drain tube was routed toward the front of the engine. I removed the tank, cleaned it, rerouted the drain tube to where it belongs and I plan to re-open the hole in the airbox and size it so that a hose will fit snugly into it. I still don't see what the tank is attached to under there but with the hoses in place I don't see it going anywhere.
The flapper and all hardware is completely removed and snorkel patched up (ugly job but functional) and I assume the PAIR mod has been done also since the air port for that was plugged and I don't see any tubing under there. Haven't located the reed valves yet, but I need to make sure they are epoxied or otherwise secured and I need to track down the vacuum sources for both of these systems to insure that they are plugged.
After my fiddlings in the throttle body area, I began exploring the front harness area and got most everything unplugged. He has a makeshift circuit to run those fans spliced in and I have yet to unwrap all the tape from those splices. Hopefully nothing in the harness is critically damaged from this. Once I get that figured out, I'll begin re routing the wires properly and I'll have some pics here is I get stumped about connections etc. I'll resume work on this tomorrow afternoon.
The plastic APPEARS to be stock as it had the standard red/silver paint with black wing paint scheme. The side fairings are actually in decent shape overall, some scratches and a pipe burn on the bottom of the right one. The bracket that the bottom, rear of the right fairing attaches to is missing so the plastic contacts the pipe, so I definitely need that bracket. As of now, the burn damage is minimal and can be dremeled/touched up. The pieces that are a bit more damaged are the front and pillion. Repeated contact from the aftermarket brake and clutch levers has cracked the edges of the front fairing, and there's a lot of repair work inside the headlight area. The right headlight lower mount is not attached ...repair work broke. The pillion has a couple sizeable cracks on the top, just above the attachment screws. I'll post some pics of all this before too long. In the meantime, I just ordered a ton of Plastex and I guess we'll see how my repair skills fare LOL. Edit to add: The lower inner piece behind the front wheel is missing, will be looking for one of those. Anybody have one?
I'm SOOOOOOOOOO glad I have a Honda shop manual for this. I've had Clymer ones on my other bikes and if that's all I had here, I'd be utterly LOST with running these wires. What I think is funny is that the guy who did all this HAD THE MANUAL--the solution to the puzzle-- and still ran the harness willy-nilly! It's going to be a tedious process but I'm pretty confident that I will be able to figure most of this out.
Last edited by Half a V4; 02-10-2015 at 09:45 AM.