Last week I got my Fireblade from 1993 bought in Germany and transported to Denmark.
The bike has always been my childhood dream, but the timing for a project has never been there before now.
I am 38 years old, and have to boys at 3 and 7, and because of the age they are now, I can finally get the time to work on my childhood dream. No more diapers, no more they cant sleep in the evening and no more helping them on the loop - Freedom = Fireblade
I am thinking ill make this thread so I can keep track off my process, and show you guys how its going, and also ask for help.
This is the bike now:
And this is how it shall end up:
So my checklist so far is:
Paint all the fairings, and they are original and in good shape
Paint tank and front fender
New original blinkers
The muffler is the original where the black paint has been stripped, it need to be painted again
All the parts that can be polished are going to be polished
Clutch cover ect. has to be painted, anyone now the name af that color? (looks like gunmetal og antrazit)
Bottom of the forks need to be painted
New rear seat in purple
Service that need to be done:
New oil and filter
Drain and flush cooling system and new fluid
All cables need to be lubed
New oil and seals in forks
Carburators get an overhaul and calibrated
Valve clearence is being cheked
New bearings on the wheels and in the steering
Speedometer opened up and cleaned
New batteri (don't now what type yet)
So the list is long, but I have Haynes and the officiel repair manual for the bike, so I can't wait.
Winter is coming - in this case its a good thing.
If I miss something please let me know.
Have a good one.
Copenhagen / Denmark