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Ejs3

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Where to start!
« on: November 06, 2017, 04:02:39 am »
In garage for 17 years....where do I start
1986 VF 1000R
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 03:55:06 am by Ejs3 »

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 07:45:28 am »
If you don't know -> eBay  :P




Check if gas tank has no leaks ...

Pray you stored it with empty carbs.

Turn engine manually. With gear via rear Wheel or remove alternator cover.

Fresh gas, new Batterie. Bridge fuel pump Relais to fill the carbs. Check oil Level.

Start engine. If it runs. New oil and filter

Rework all the Brakes, new tires, full service ....

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 07:52:56 am »
Just remember, loads of these bikes still get used regularly so if it was OK when it was stored up, it can be made OK again. Just be prepared to open your wallet  ;)

Ejs3

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 11:57:28 am »
So tank does not leak. I dont know if i ran it until it stalled. I know the carbs were not drained :-\. I appreciate all advise.
Thanks!   

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 06:20:37 pm »
replace cooling fluid as well, the fluid runs trough the frame and some chromed tubes, old fluid does not stop or prevent rust ,  the fluid i had taken out  was brown like coffee with milk.  did a flush 3 times, now the waterpump  makes a little wistling noise because the po didnt take care of the old fluid and kept it running with the rusty water.
i did an oil change and filter , and i have allready droven 500 miles without any problem, 
its a very nice bike to drive, lots of torque, i can make wheelies easy . feels as strong as a new bike.
also new tires where a huge difference in handling,  , from a poor steering and cornering bike into a verry precise sportbike.
i have now 5 bikes and some of them are a lot faster , some are slower, but the vf1000f is my favorite bike .   
 

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 03:38:00 pm »
86 1000r...unfortunatly not registered yet. She still needs some love. ; )

No cooling liquid through the Frame ... but coolant replacement is needed. And use anti corrosion additive.

Check also front fork springs (maybe replace seals). Mine were under Service Limit.

Remove swing arm and clean and put fresh grease on all bearings.

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2017, 04:19:18 pm »
dont forget to put air in them like i did   ::)
1984 Honda 1000cc V4 In UK
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She could be on a slow boat home soon
Watch this space............................

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Re: Where to start!
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2017, 03:53:48 am »
Thank you All! Looking forward to more good advise