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VF1000 / Re: Radiator/streetfighter
« Last post by Captain 80s on October 17, 2017, 07:59:51 pm »
The main rad is too small IMO.  Look into a VF700/750F lower radiator perhaps to supplement.
VF1000 / Re: Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« Last post by Captain 80s on October 17, 2017, 07:58:36 pm »
Not even close.  Not even worth a picture.  The 1000R tank is so long and rear cowl is fairly short because of it.  When I first held it up it looked very promising, but after removing the starter solenoid, reg/rect and rear taillight it became very apparent.  The VFR tail is just too long and it is too narrow in the "waist".  Major modifications required, might as well start from scratch. 

I'm gonna remove the 1000R seat from the tail section and play around with a couple more options I might have handy.

Google "VF1000R mutant" for some other ideas.  Page 1 has at 3 different approaches in the first 20 images.

VF1000 / Re: Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« Last post by Jays100 on October 15, 2017, 02:30:30 am »
Wow! Thanks, can't wait for your input.
In the Shed / Type of plastic on the fairings
« Last post by Roblin31 on October 14, 2017, 11:40:05 pm »
Hi guys. I have looked all over my VF1000F fairings (both sets) to try and find the indicator for the type of plastic they are made of in prep for some welding but can't find any signs. Can anyone tell me the type of plastic they are so I can order the correct welding rods?
VF1000 / Radiator/streetfighter
« Last post by KevinBel on October 14, 2017, 03:13:40 pm »
Hello everyone,
So after 2 years of riding it stock, I decided to make a streetfighting of my VF1000F. So I remove all the front ferings, to attack the first problem, radiator.
My first instinct was to relocalize, since it's already a warm bike and the sensor and cap are there, but these just no place for it.

-So, is anyone as ride long enough with just the main radiator? is the bike really risk to over heat?

-As for the hose it's self, they are so old, I have difficulties to get the right diameter, I can read 32mm on some 34 on others, what's the correct size?

-As for the sensor, of what I understand, most people have already bypassed that to have the fan running none-stop?

-any other suggestion of parts I can remove, I have already removed the gas pump,, running on gravity as fine.

Thank you
In the Shed / Re: mirrors bending
« Last post by trabbart on October 14, 2017, 12:33:52 pm »
found them new on ebay,  ;D
In the Shed / mirrors bending
« Last post by trabbart on October 13, 2017, 06:09:16 pm »
when i ride fast the mirrors sphere hinge keeps bending in the wind.
every time i go above 100 i have to adjust the mirrors,
is there something i can do?
Owners Lounge / Re: How many VF's do the Forum members own ?
« Last post by Captain 80s on October 11, 2017, 07:43:19 pm »
Two VF500F - one street (86), one race (86 with 84 engine and carbs - sucked a valve on the 86 motor).  Another in project stage (85).
Plus 2 more complete parts bikes and 2 more disassembled.

1984 VF750F.  One more in project stage.  Plus a complete 83 VF750F and 2 more disassembled.

1984 VF1000F

1985 VF1000R
Two 1986 VF1000R

(And 4 1986 VFRs)
VF750 / Re: VF750 Shaft
« Last post by Marmite on October 11, 2017, 02:42:47 pm »
Thanks Biff, that's a more constructive response. The guy who asked me the question is going to be at Stafford so I / we can tell him and see if he's gone ahead away.
Hope to see you at the weekend.

Events and Meets / Re: stafford show oct 2017
« Last post by garyb on October 11, 2017, 07:05:23 am »
Should be there about 9, meeting up with my old racing club at some time during day but no firm plans, a bacon butty and cup of tea will be first priority! May have to drive as bike acting up, only running on 3 cylinders this morning feels like petrol starvation to me, will take carbs off and clean tomorrow.  Paper filter full of crap so might have got through to carbs, thought I had cleaned tank out but obviously not! Will head towards wall of death once food is purchased.

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