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Old 11-09-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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Grandson's VF750F

Pic of my grandson's recently acquired '83 VF750F. We cleaned up, tuned it up, installed a new set of tires, runs and rides great.



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Old 11-09-2012, 04:38 AM   #2
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Very nice!!! Love the older Hondas...
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:26 AM   #3
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Had a VF700F...loved that thing.

Check the rectifier...these bikes eat them. Also, you may need to check the cam oiling.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:30 AM   #4
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A real sweet bike. I'd like to have one of these myself.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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Pretty sweet ride aside from the noodle frame and funky tire sizes. We have an 85 in the garage with a CBR 600 F3 shock to replace the air shock. Still a lot of fun! That one looks clean!
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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That's a very clean looking VF.

Here are the two I bought non running and fixed up last year. Both 83s, 13 serial numbers apart:






The first one was a 9.9/10. Just about perfect. The second was a solid 7.5. I sold them both, probably should have kept the minty one.

A fun trip down memory lane, but I found out it was a rose colored glasses thing ;) Still fun bikes though.

As said above, check the cam oiling.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #7
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Landmark bikes, those.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:52 AM   #8
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That's a very clean looking VF.

Here are the two I bought non running and fixed up last year. Both 83s, 13 serial numbers apart:






The first one was a 9.9/10. Just about perfect. The second was a solid 7.5. I sold them both, probably should have kept the minty one.

A fun trip down memory lane, but I found out it was a rose colored glasses thing ;) Still fun bikes though.

As said above, check the cam oiling.
Those 16" front wheels are like big hair and leg warmers!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Those 16" front wheels are like big hair and leg warmers!
Always had the hots for those back in the day! Interceptors, I mean....

"Zero to 50 faster than you can read this
" ad campaign got my attention and was the centerpiece of my postered wall collage; couldn't tell you what else was on that 1983 apartment wall because everything else paled in comparison....

Freddie Spencer was magic on the track. I still recall the race commentator pointing out the writhing frame, noting the engine was soooo powerful out of turns, the whole chassis flexed in agony -- visible even on the non-Hi-Def programming of the day.

Epic.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #10
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I wish Honda were stirring the motorcycle world now the way they did with those bikes. Now they're largely yawners.
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