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In the Shed / Re: gascap lock broken, alternative for vf1000
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:04:57 am »
Hi trabbart..

The vf750f and the cbx750fe used the same fuel filler cap as the vf1000...  There is one tatty cbx750fe cap on eBay at the moment.. you can also get an aftermarket one from Japan/ China brand new for about £15, it doesn't look exactly the same but may do untill an original turns up..

Forum Picture Gallery / Re: My VF1000FF
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:11:19 pm »
Hi Andy.
Yes.. there's normally a good turn out at squires on the Thursday classic evenings.. I tend to drop in a few times over the summer..
We have in the past had a sort of pre season vf1000 get together there.. not sure if that' will happen this year as the Scotland trip is quite early..

Forum Picture Gallery / Re: My VF1000FF
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:34:58 am »
Hi Andy,
That's a cracking looking vf,  I'm sure it will fetch you many hours of enjoyment,  I noticed from your other
 Post your from the Morley area,  it's a small world, I'm from just down the M1 in Barnsley , do  you ever get over to squires ?

Hi Greg,
The paper washers are standard and should be on both discs.... Although I couldn't sware to it I've always believed they were to do with heat expansion of the disc under braking.

Events and Meets / Re: Scottish trip
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:57:29 am »
Yep.. those dates are good for me.. can't wait.

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:48:53 pm »
ok bif,
the wall of death.... then find a brew lol

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 10, 2017, 08:36:48 pm »
hi all,
myself and philjo will be getting to the show for about 9.00ish, marmite is manning the cx500 stand so will be otherwise engaged till around mid morning/ lunch time,
bif, gary, have you any plans,

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:11:08 pm »
yep, saturday is good for me..

VF1000 / Re: puzzled
« on: October 01, 2017, 07:09:09 pm »
Bloody hell windy.... you don't have much luck.

Events and Meets / stafford show oct 2017
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:03:40 pm »
anyone going to the stafford show 14th/15th october,

VF1000 / Re: puzzled
« on: September 30, 2017, 07:50:02 pm »
hi windy,

a few things to check would be the oil lock piece at the bottom of the right hand fork leg, its a bit unclear in the manual which way up it goes, narrowest end should face upwards, if you get this in the wrong way around your right hand fork will bottom out before the end of the fork travel...

 also, i wouldnt be tempted to go with too heavy fork oil if your re-using the old springs, heavy oil will slow the recovery/rebound of the spring making it compact down over a series of bumps.

failing that, new springs may be the order of the day, the standard springs on the vf are too soft for even my 13 stone weight, from my own personel experience i would stay clear of progressive springs, i recently bought a set of wilbers which turned out to be way too soft, i would go with either sonic springs or racetech linear springs, both firms have easy to use online spring rate calculators.

hope this helps windy

In the Shed / Re: Breather tank filling with oil
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:51:16 pm »
hi gary,
i think the missing oil baffle plate in the rocker cover will have contributed to a certain amount of oil in the breather tank,
It's quite possible for the rings to be stuck in, i had a similar situation this year when i recommisioned the boldor engine that had been unused for a number of years, on initial starting with the old oil in the bike ran perfect with no smoke and good compression, when i changed the oil for new the engine started smoking, but still had good compression... because of the good compression readings i decided to inspect the valve stem oil seals,on  removing the exhaust and looking up the exhaust ports i could clearly see oil running down the valve stems, so out with the engine, heads off and new stem seals in, engine back in, start up, still smoking.... downer.
So after sulking for a few days i decided to remove the engine and split it, when the pistons came out the oil scraper rings were stuck in, full set of new rings fitted and the engine now runs clean ALTHOUGH it still uses a little oil..
In hind sight i think i was getting a false compression reading because the scraper ring was allowing oil past which was then sealing the rings..
If i was you i would try running the bike now you have oil baffle plate fitted and see what happens before you start thinking about pulling the engine to pieces..   

Events and Meets / Re: hulme end 2017
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:03:33 pm »
Ahhh. I had forgot about the top box incident.. glad you managed to make it all the way home without it trying to jump off its rack :).. I think yourself and marmite had got the refastening well under control before I got there... its the only bikers meet up I've been on where one of the members just happened to have a cordless drill on them :o

Events and Meets / Re: hulme end 2017
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:35:38 am »
Hi Bart. .
Ive not been to Spain on the bike before so it's going to be a bit of a learning curve for me..... think its going to be a whole heap of fun on the vf..

Events and Meets / Re: hulme end 2017
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:15:23 pm »
hi fred,
nice to hear from you, hope your wifes health improves... yes i thought martin looked rather dapper, especialy since it was his 86th birthday the week before, i do think we will make it across the channel into france one day.
next year we have the scottish trip to look forward to in may, and also plans are being made for a ride into spain with martin in june, and hulme end again in august and hopefully a few other meet ups/ride outs as well.


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