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VF1000 / Re: Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:30:30 am »
Wow! Thanks, can't wait for your input.
J

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VF1000 / Airtech Streamlining replacement fairing
« on: October 07, 2017, 01:23:59 pm »
I need a new seat fairing, ref 85 VF1R

My old fairing broke at the bend and the pieces lost when I bought it and is useless, unsalvageable. What I've found on eBay are perfect and horribly expensive or broken and moderately expensive. I've not found an aftermarket alternative for this bike.

What I have found is from a vfr750.  Has anyone tried to adapt an RC24 or RC30 tail fairing from Airtech Streamlining as a replacement?
http://www.airtech-streamlining.com/hondaz/VFR7501986-88.htm

How different are the 750 vs 1000 frames in the tail area? What should I be looking for, or at, to evaluate?

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VF1000 / Re: switch gear neede for vf1000fe 1984 sc15
« on: October 07, 2017, 01:09:55 pm »
Check several posts earlier, I had the same problem.
Send me a PM.

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VF1000 / Re: puzzled
« on: September 29, 2017, 03:03:23 am »
Were they bottoming before rebuild?

This is a dumb question, but, are the spacers over the springs?

But ok, assuming they are, oil is 460ml left leg and 440ml right leg.

What is the static sag? 

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VF1000 / Re: 1985 VF1000R Right Handlebar Switch
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:31:32 pm »
Hey!

the start switch internals were hanging by its connecting wires, external to the switch housing.  I've repaired other switches by adding a discrete switch SPST - a bit more hanging out than I'd like - but it was functional and quite reliable. I don't have that option easily here without figuring out how to mount that type of switch.

I've ordered a generic switch set (from China or Taiwan or one of the 'stan's, don't know) from eBay, the price was right enough that I can afford to experiment.

one of the inmates here has PM'd me that he has one - i'll reply soon as I figure out how, lol!


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VF1000 / Re: 1985 VF1000R Right Handlebar Switch
« on: August 29, 2017, 04:21:54 pm »
Hi All, thanks for your suggestions and help.

The bike is a US version without the off/on headlight switch option.  Interestingly, the headlight wire is a jumper at the connector so the main harness will allow either switch to work. As I understand it, the headlight "always on" feature is for safety, not legal.

(and while we're talking about it, why in creation would Honda put 3ft of wire in the switches when 1.5ft is needed? With thinking like that, it's no wonder this thing is overweight!)

J

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VF1000 / 1985 VF1000R Right Handlebar Switch
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:19:38 pm »
All, your collective wisdom is appreciated here.

My right handlebar switch is FUBAR (no kidding!) and needs a replacement.  The parts fiche says the part I want is discontinued: 35130-MJ4-672

Searches through the Magna/Sabre/Interceptor parts lists, do not reveal a ready replacement so I'm coming to you, my esteemed friends, who've likely figured this out already.

Question 1:  Is there a direct replacement for the OEM right handlebar switch?
Question 2:  Failing that, is there a like switch (but it needs longer wires or different connector)?
Q 3: will the forces of Goodness, Ingenuity and Restoration Rightness prevail against the forces of Dastardly Discontinued Darkness? 

Your help is appreciated!

J

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VF1000 / Re: 1986 VF1000F Keihin VD 82A Carburetor repair kit
« on: August 25, 2017, 06:46:16 pm »
ok, I admit this is driving me crazy.

I looked in the F workshop manual and it appears both the F and R use a combination of needles and springs.  So, the new correct information is this:

Cylinders 1 & 3 (rear bank) use the thinner needles and shorter springs
Cylinders 2 & 4 (front bank) use the thicker needles and longer springs

as mentioned before, the slides are also different with the air flow holes (downstream of the needles) larger on the R model and smaller on the F model.

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VF1000 / Re: 1986 VF1000F Keihin VD 82A Carburetor repair kit
« on: August 25, 2017, 01:11:47 pm »
Slide difference

The air passages on the vacuum side of the slide (downstream of the needle) are larger on the R carbs.

The result is the slides respond slightly quicker with the ability to move more air thus evacuating the diaphragm chamber in a shorter time.

As to the original question, this won't affect any kit you get as the slides are not typically replaced.

What is important is that if you have a slide with a tear needing replacement, be sure you get the correct match or you'll have one cylinder running slightly imbalanced to the others.

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VF1000 / Re: 1986 VF1000F Keihin VD 82A Carburetor repair kit
« on: August 24, 2017, 01:03:15 pm »
updated information VF1KR vs VFR1KF

I mentioned above that I've replaced my unuseable R carbs with a set sourced from a VFR1000F.  While they mount identically, there are some differences.  Here are two that I noticed last night as I was reassembling from cleaning.  (holy cats, what a job that was! 1.5 hrs just to mount the bare bodies, springs and linkages)

1. Needle jets are different.  the R' needles have a bit more aggressive taper and are smaller diameter at wide open. Ergo, they allow more fuel at any given slide opening as compared to the F' needle.

2. The slide return springs are shorter.  That's on the order of 8-ish inches long vs. 10-ish inches.  Ergo, will start to open with a lower differential pressure across the diaphragm.

Coupled with the needle noted in #1, the R' carb specs will allow more fuel, and more fuel is my friend.

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VF1000 / Re: Key number
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:44:02 pm »
Hi all, thanks for your help.  I've found a key blank that does fit the lock and will take to my local locksmith, with switch, for him to cut a new master.  I'll sort through the other locks from there.

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VF1000 / Re: 1986 VF1000F Keihin VD 82A Carburetor repair kit
« on: August 22, 2017, 05:41:50 pm »
I'm surprised nobody has jumped on this.

I just replaced my '85 VF1000R carbs with a set from a '86 VF1000F.  the PO on my bike was a hack, had welded on the float covers and so on, they were not salvageable.  So, I had to source a second set.

I am verifying the jet sizes everywhere and so far, they're all the same.  The differences seem to be in how the float drains are sealed and how they communicate vent and fuel pipes from carb-to-carb.

Circling back around, it looks as if it's ok to use a rebuild kit from either the VF1000R or VF1000F and be ok.  Hopefully someone who's actually done this too, will be able to chime in.

t'wer me, I'd just clean them and while inside, assess what needs changing and fix that.  Jets dont' wear out, but they do clog and a pilot jet clogged is what you're describing.

Hope this helps!

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VF1000 / Re: Key number
« on: July 25, 2017, 11:23:43 pm »
Ok, I've removed the ignition switch - it needed fork seals anyway and might I add that at 28K miles, I don't think it was ever changed, ugh - and the key number is not there.

I've checked the helmet lock too, no joy.

Any other ideas?

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VF1000 / Key number
« on: July 22, 2017, 10:37:33 pm »
Hi all, new to the forum. I just picked up a 85 VF1000R in pretty rough shape but the engine and running gear are sound, cams are good.  Carbs are hosed, ugh.

But, it didn't come with a key - a title, but no key. Go figure.

Can anyone tell me where to find the key code number? I've checked the owners workshop manual with no luck and searching here didn't result in the information either.

All help is appreciated!
J

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