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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.


Owners Lounge / Re: photo bucket problems
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:45:15 pm »
excellent work peter

In the Shed / Re: So I found out where the water was coming from
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:29:37 pm »
hi windy,

wakefield radiators did a few for me a few years ago, think they were about £120 each, i dont know if they do mail order/postage though.

Events and Meets / Re: hulme end 2017
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:30:11 pm »
sadly, the only photo i took,

Events and Meets / Re: hulme end 2017
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:53:54 pm »
well thats the 5th vf1000 hulme end meet up completed, its hard to imagine that we have done five of these now, and they just keep getting better, great roads, stunning scenery, fine company and a large portion of merry ment.

The saturday rideout started with a brisk ride through to matlock bath via the recently opened via gellier road, that road is awsome, pit stop for refreshments in matlock bath before heading to CMC motorcycles at clay cross, then back through matlock heading to bakewell and onto the Station cafe at Grindleford for lunch, and what a cracking little cafe it is, outside dinning area and larger than life portions.
From there the pace picked up a we left the slightly busy roads and headed for Bamford and the fantastic Strines road, now, i always complain about cyclists cluttering the road up, but as this road was resurfaced last year for the tour de yorkshire with smooth sticky tarmac, ill forgive them, especially as not many pleasur cyclists use it, from there we wingled our way through to holmefirth, refresments in the Old bridge pub, from there it was up and over holme moss, down through Glossop and up and over the famouse Snake Pass which was virtually traffic free, which lead to a lot of fun, down through Bamford again and up through the Winnats Pass, a cracking ride over the A623 before hitting the B roads through Calver, hassop, youlgreave, finnally ending up back at Hulme End at 7.30, ready for the 8.00 pre-booked table at the Manifold Pub.
I would just like to thank everyone who turned up, bif, john,graham, martin,phil and paul, for being as usual, great company, without you guys these weekend jaunts just wouldnt happen, hope you all enjoyed it as much as i did.


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