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Stolen 10th July 2011 -2:30am
 Honda VTR Firestorm
Honda VTR1000 F (Firestorm)
1997, 105 BHP
Stolen Recovered (then stolen again -grrr... if I catch you!, 

Vincent No1 bar shortened 6", new chrome/leather grips
New levers, note the 4" risers those have replaced the usual  "clip ons"
This rased the front end 2"

Making the the brackets for the Carbon fibre can... 2 mm stainless
shaped and curved to fit the pipe. Hand made and not a bad job either. I would have shown photo's but hit my thumb badly when shaping them. You can't see them in the photo's, but they were shaped to fit the can, and bolter to it. The old holes the other owner had mad, I filled with adeldite (carbon fibre sans do not get hot I found)

Polished by hand while still in the frame

Hand Polished forks ... Well as I had to take them out when I changed the headstock bearings

Polished fitted (new fork seals same time the head stock bearings were replaced.
Spent  60.00 quid for 3 sets brake pads

and the seat, made from an old nylon water butt as a base
four layers of foam cut from an old bedroll as padding
and leather from my old pair of jeans, cost me nowt (nothing) that.
Progress Report
Manual - bought & read
Carbs removed/cleaned and fitted.
Flasher unit bought 
Rear & front indicators wired in 
Now have them working.
Rear light wired in correctly
Brake lights wired and tested (front & rear).
Horn re wired in and working
At least the main beam and dip were fitted correctly.
So was most of the important bits.
Exhaust brackets made
Holes in the exhaust can filled
Re sprayed (at home)
 MOT passed and taxed
 T cutting in paintwork 10hrs 
Swinging arm polishing 9hrs 
I still want to replace lights front and rear,
It doesn't look much different than before looking by the photos.
If you seen it yourself before, you'd notice the difference
It passed it MoT and I used it for a year or two
Version 3 24-01-2017
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The 2011 respray
Engine No SC35E2001838
Frame No JH2SC36 A3VM001250
plate was P 740LVP
 Total written off after being stolen.... Fireblade CBR900RRN bought to replace it