November 22, 2017, 07:54:21 pm

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trabbart

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vf1000f red/white
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:17:38 pm »
just picked up today, bought for only 650  :o ;D ,,,wich is a steal anyway. 8)
idles verry quit with no rattle at all, starts up easy , all original locks, just needs to install original blinkers and front reflectors witch are included  ;D ;D, spare tank and cowls included to make it completely mat black , but i keep it as stock as possible with a slight personal touch.
i replaced the 750 seat with a 1100 seat with new red cover.
tomorrow i will try a testrun on the street when i have done some first tlc.
maby it will needs more than an oil change to get it reliable, but its a runner that is for sure.
i definitly need an other aftermarket exhaust dampner , this one is completely empty and sounds awfull loud and hollow.  i am not going back to a 4 in 2 , that might be to expencive for now. 
need to know what can will fit?? any advise on that would be great.

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Re: vf1000f red/white
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 05:51:33 pm »
today i have done some tlc,,it was needed hard,, unless, the bike runs great, i first put the oil @ level t be sure it is getting oil,,it needed 1liter oil to get it top level !!!!
it runs great, cooling works but a little high when stuck in traffic. shifs perfect, not one missing gear.

then, when running a few blocks like i am trying to win  i used 300ml enginecleaner with the oil,
then i removed the coollingfluid (the old fluid was brown like varnish )
i used a hose untill clear water came out, it was clean!!!!
i also put frech water and 300ml radiator cleaner in the radiator,

i have been riding for 20 min kept it @ high rpm's decelerating a lot and accelerating a lot.
then i removed the cleaner mix out of the cooling system, ,

look wat came out,,, remember the hose water + radiator cleaner was cristal clear !





i rinced again with fresh water until it came out clean, , used A LOT of water.
filled up the system with a 50% mix for the future
give it a quick run around the block to get it hot again and everything was nice, didnt go that far as the first time,

then i removed the oil,, never seen oil as black as this ,,remember the cleaner i used . its hard to see but it was black like hell.





i also removed the oil filter ,,look how rusty, it must be 10 years old i guess.





i didnd find any metal flakes or anything strange, and the bike was runnnig really great. but as you can see the previous owner didnt take good care of it.
my guess is that he bought it in 2012 and runned it with a new tire and fresh oil and never did anything else. the good thing is he only used it for maby 3 to 5000 miles  as i can see at his tire. he also didnt take any corners. tire is flat in the middle.

next is forks, and brakes,, brakes are a little to spongy . i am going to order steel brakelines,
engine sounds like new, not one ticking valve or rattling clutch, the odo seems to be telling the truth,

 
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