Thinking about an older VFR...

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by chambersc, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. chammyman

    chammyman Been here awhile

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    what wheels are actually fitted?

    We only got the gold boomerang comstars and only the vf750f here.

    The 1000's got the same black boomerang comstars that my cbx750 has.
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  2. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    They were originally black. Not certain what they were called, if they're Comstars or what they are.
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  3. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Those are the junk Honda Cast wheels and they weigh about 20 pounds each! I have a set of them in my collection.

    On a side note I am looking at one of my dream bikes, an 86 VF1000R with 12,000 miles, all original except the seat cover. I have to see how the finances line up and if I have any room left to put it!
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  4. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    This. OMG they were heavy! :eek1

    The Gold anodised Comstars on my '82 CX500Turbo were, IMHO, the most beautiful wheels to ever grace a motorcycle, in addition to being unusually lightweight. (thank heavens, the rest of the beast sure made up for them:lol3)

    Second all time favourite looking wheels were the Honda racing style Comstars on the VF1000R, on what is to me one of the most lustworthy bikes I can ever dream of never owning:cry:cry

    The downside to loving the race-look Comstars, is that rat bastard guy in this forum that put on a single sided swing arm and assorted other modern bits on his VF1000R. Words fail as to how spectacular that work of art he made, effects me. I'm sure I break at least 9 out of the 10 Commandments everytime I see pictures of that thing.

    Best wishes to get your 1000R:clap


    Original poster, major kudos to you for your efforts and vision to get a sweet old 750F up and alive again. I briefly owned a 1983 750 Interceptor back in the day. :D
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  5. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    I'm gonna' own this bike forever. Even if I hate it. By the time I'm done throwing money at it, I'll never be able to crawl out from under it in any sort of equity so it is a permanent addition to the collection!
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  6. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    You mean this I'm sure. +1.. I get confused and think I'm looking at porn every time I see it.


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    I just took the wheels off my gen 1 and lol'd at the weight. Holy crap, who filled these tires with leadshot!!
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  7. L.B.S.

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    :rofl


    Yes indeed, that's the one:clap

    Lust, lust :freaky


    It just plucks at my heartstrings:D
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  8. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    Bought a good compression, used 17k miles motor from a wrecked bike today for the VF project. Now its time to get off my butt and get the frame to the powdercoaters so the beast can start going back into one piece!
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  9. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Excellent!:evil

    Take lotsa pics!
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  10. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    Anybody know if the headlight instrument panel bracket from the 500 is the same as the 700/750? Mine is all screwed up and I've stumbled across one on eBay for a 500 for a decent price.
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  11. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    So begins the valve adjustment, top end oiling kit, transfer of charging and starting system etc to the new motor from the old one. THat's a bad photo of the new motor. It's really not that chalky looking, Should clean up really nicely. 12k miles and good compression tests.

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    In the mean time, the mood struck me to polish some valve covers since they had to be off. A little Aircraft stripper, 400 grit paper, 800 grit paper, and then the buffer stand and they're looking pretty good already!
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  12. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    Having more time than cash to work with right now, ignition cover and valve covers got polished the last couple of work nights. (Still a little of tripoli compound to clean off of them, but they came out pretty good.)

    Think I'm going to tackle the swingarm as well.

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  13. chammyman

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    Looking good.

    All my valve covers have the peeling lacquer look. It adds character, or thats my excuse.
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  14. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    Mine did too, that's part of what inspired me to polish them out while I am waiting on funds and parts to keep moving forward.
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  15. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    [QUOTE I just took the wheels off my gen 1 and lol'd at the weight. Holy crap, who filled these tires with leadshot!![/QUOTE]

    Man, you're not kidding. I pulled my wheels this weekend and stuck them up in my attic. Holy crap! I can't believe they were able to make the swingarm so light but didn't apply some of that thinking to the wheels.

    Kind of looking into the CBR F2 wheel swap. I mean, since this project has totally spun out of control into a money pit anyway, might as well look at upgrading the wheels...
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  16. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    I'm needing to order several gaskets for this bike. I need valve cover, clutch and ignition cover, possibly oil pan. I figured it would be just as easy and cheap to order a complete gasket kit for it rather than each one piece by piece but I'm not finding total sets for this particular model. I AM finding them for 83-85 VF700C though. Are the gasket sets the same? Would it work for that I need?
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  17. chammyman

    chammyman Been here awhile

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    they should be the same, the only difference between the 7 and 750 is the stroke from what I can gather. However i wouldn't bet the farm on it... A small seal or something will no doubt differ

    I haven't been able to get the correct pads for the rear brake, none even supplied by Honda are big enough to cover the braking surface area as it should. Which is annoying.
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  18. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    So while swapping out my newly polished clutch side cover from my old motor to my "new" salvage motor, this dropped out of the engine when I pulled the side cover from the GOOD motor. Anybody have any idea what it is or where it came from? I'm looking at my manual right now and it doesnt appear its anything related to the clutch, that's just the side it was on when I pulled the cover.

    It looks to me like the hook it broken off of one end, I don't think its supposed to be hooked only on one end, but I don't know that for certain. I need a VF engine expert! Chammyman, you out there?
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  19. chambersc

    chambersc Been here awhile

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    It looks similar to the one on the shifter linkage to pawl behind the clutch assembly from looking at the book.
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  20. chammyman

    chammyman Been here awhile

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    yeah it looks like the gear linkage spring. Give me an hour or 2 and I will get a picture up.

    The engine in my sisters bike spun a bearing - I suspect anyway. The usual female story, it made a noise then seemed slower, I just full throttled it then it stopped. Changed the engien then last Sunday she was knocked off it by a car who done a hit and run!
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