VOR 450 Motard Conversion
Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:10 AM
I though I want to share my project with you all. I have decided to rebuild my current VOR 450 EN to a road legal Motard. The reason for this is that I feel so sorry for my bike in the bush and the fact that I struggle to source parts when something does go wrong. Hopefully if I stay out of the bush with the bike, It will not require parts as often......
(I will be getting another bike for the bush)
Here is my Before picture. and a picture of the Motard rims I have already aquired.
I will be report back frequently and post pictures regarding my progress.
is there any tips you guys wanna give me before I start?
Cheers for now.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 03:20 AM
Forgot to add that I am in SOUTH AFRICA and I will be stripping the bike down to all its nuts and bolts and refurbishing from the bottom up. So if there is anyone out there that is willing to assist in some spares I would be gratefull!!!!! Not a single agency,person or bike shop can assist me with these bikes. Only 11 were inported during 2004-2005. and only 4 has remained.
The photo below I will be using as "motivation". just love these bikes.....
I found this picture on the Internet, If it is your bike, Thumbs up to you!!!!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:58 PM
A Quick update on my project.
The VOR was running on Excell offroad rims. So I got a good deal on some BEHR Motard Rims. The rear rim fitted 100%, the front wheel however did not fit so good. I needed new spacers, Shaft and bearings. Now, I am an engineer by trade, so if I can make a part instead of buying one, that is what I will do…. I drew up my parts list on CAD, and sent it of to be machined. Should be receiving it back within the next day or two. (Will post pics when I get it back from machine shop)
When I get the shaft and spacers back, I will have to check for correct fitment of the caliper, as I would have to make a spacer for that as well to accommodate the larger brake disk.
When I am 100% confident about the fitment of these rims, and have done at least a couple laps at the track to get me in the mood, I will start the major stripdown. Below is a summary of what I am planning to do to the Bike.
Silver annodizing (maybe powder coat if I can get a nice shine from it)
As it is aluminuim, Just requires a thorough flat and polish.
Currently chrome, Just need a good poilish as the chrome is still in good condition, no n scratches whatsoever. I am also thinking of powder coating the outer rims black and keeping the spokes chrome. Will need to powder coat the hub black too.
I am busy designing a custom decal set for my bike, Will post pictures.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:14 PM
Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:25 AM
Not sure what parts I will be needing yet as the bike is running 100% for now. As soon as I start to rebuild, I will start replacing parts. Will definitively give you a shout then.
Got my shaft back, Fits 100%.... The big stripdown will be happening soon.
Edited by VORMOTO, 29 June 2012 - 02:29 AM.
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:59 AM
Look's like Great Walking & Pushing to Me !
Get on & Pin It ! ! !
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:43 AM
Started the stripdown, took about 5hours to completly strip it down.
I think i have to rename the Forum to "RESTORATION" as alot of the parts I removed will have to restored because i doubt if I will find suitable parts "off the shelf"
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:45 AM
- Silver frame, polished alu swingarm and polished chrome rims
- Silver frame, Black swingarm and silver rims.
- Black frame, Black swingarm and black rims with with polished chrome spokes. (maybe silver or red hubs)
Any ideas from your side? I will take a couple of days to think this thru..... Just to give you and idea of my plastics, see picture below, Not done with it, still want to add some logo`s, writing etc.....
But this will be my colour scheme (red, White & black). I want to stay with the original VOR colours.
Saw a picture of a VOR once with decals like this, So I decided to draw my own instead of searching worldwide for it. if anybody wants the outlines to do their own designwork, Please feel free to ask for it, I will gladly provide it to you for fokol.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:53 AM
Not sure on frame color--black with brushed finish on the swing arm would look good. Anyway be sure to spend extra time flushing out the oil tank if you do have it blasted and coated. Even if you cap everything you'd be surprised as to what finds its way in.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:53 AM
Edited by VORMOTO, 24 July 2012 - 11:56 AM.
Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:57 AM
Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:11 AM
They had plans on producing a new model in 2007,but
VORs got discontinued in 2005 when they closed shop. Such a pity......