My garage now houses a 1987 Honda CBR600F Hurricane. I purchased it from my cousin's boyfriend who bought it last year as a first bike and project. Having no tools, no time and no place to keep it, he finally gave in and sold it to me for what he paid. I figured, it's cheap, has potential and already lives in my garage, so why not!
It's had a hard life, passed from owner to owner, subjected to abuse and neglect. There isn't a single piece of plastic on her and all the lighting is gone or broken. Thankfully, the wiring harness appears to be intact. It needs a good once over, including a valve check (thankfully, they are screw/nut adjusters). I have no timeline for having her on the road, as this is definitely a back burner project.
I see some ratty potential!
The radiator and oil cooler will need some new mounts fabbed up
since there will be no subframe used.
Getting ideas on fabing a mount.
Future home of an oval LED tail/brake light and some blinkers.
For gauges, I'll probably go with an Acewell all-in-one unit and make a box for the power outlets and other various warning lights. Another option is the Vapor from TrailTech but I like the aesthetics of the Acewell. I learned my lesson on the XJ, if I use an LED backed gauge, the backlight feed is going on a dimmer so I'm not blind at night.
It feels damn good to have a bike again, even if it's a long term project.