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In the Shed / gascap lock broken, alternative for vf1000
« on: February 07, 2018, 07:54:51 am »
i have had to drill the lock out, it was getting harder and harder to get it open with the key untill it didnt go at all.
i wonder wat the alternative would be,
i cant find a gas cap for a decent price. vf1000 parts aren't easy to find local or expensive.
does anybody have the part number or knows wat other honda used the same gas cap.
most of them sell all the locks together witch make it more expensive, a gas cap without a key lock would be fine to.
aftermarket part mabye ??
i have another one, sits on a spare tank, but unfortunatly i have no key for that one,  unknown history also. any solution for that?

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Forum Picture Gallery / Re: vf1000f red/white
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:35:28 am »
as i read all the above info , i have to redo this procedure,
i didnt take out the bolts or the thermostate, i just kept the hose running and also did the engine running when flushing. after winter i will check fluid color and redo the flushing.
water pump sounds a little wistling at lower rpm :(
can this pump be serviced??
the engine cleaning is something i never did before. all i can say is that it took out some nasty stuff . the oil with the engine flush that came out was the blackest i have ever seen on any vehicle . did it some good ? i dont know, did it some bad? i dont know.  i did it to prevent sticking rings and oil consuming. maby this helped, maby not?
the bike does not use oil like i have with my fzr1000 .

i have 5 different bikes and the vf1000f is the one i love the most for city riding. it has enough power to pull a wheelie and torque is everywhere.
the best upgrade i did for handling where new tires, at first with the old tires i was disapointed, it felt like the rear was  bending in corners and lost feeling and grip. ,,,,,it was just ,,,old tires :)

another little problem is a sticking starter button, starter didnt disengage once and smoke came out the starter when i noticed it.  i think that did some damaging to the starter who does not have a lot of power . but the bike starts very easy so i keep my spare starter until the old one fails completely. i will put a new starter button in the cockpit and overrun the old one to prevent the starter from sticking/running with the engine @ high rpm. nothing wrong wit the starter system, its just the button who is sticking , have to push and pull it back. checking /lube it didnt help.
otherwise a great great bike. i will keep it in good shape and use it . unfortunately parts are almost imposible to find.

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VF1000 / Re: Where to start!
« 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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In the Shed / Re: mirrors bending
« on: October 14, 2017, 12:33:52 pm »
found them new on ebay,  ;D

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In the Shed / mirrors bending
« 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?

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In the Shed / Re: So I found out where the water was coming from
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:58:12 pm »
wow, and i thought mine looked bad on the outside .

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Forum Picture Gallery / Re: vf1000f red/white
« on: August 31, 2017, 05:51:33 pm »
today i have done some tlc,,it was needed hard,, unless, the bike runs great, i first put the oil @ level t be sure it is getting oil,,it needed 1liter oil to get it top level !!!!
it runs great, cooling works but a little high when stuck in traffic. shifs perfect, not one missing gear.

then, when running a few blocks like i am trying to win  i used 300ml enginecleaner with the oil,
then i removed the coollingfluid (the old fluid was brown like varnish )
i used a hose untill clear water came out, it was clean!!!!
i also put frech water and 300ml radiator cleaner in the radiator,

i have been riding for 20 min kept it @ high rpm's decelerating a lot and accelerating a lot.
then i removed the cleaner mix out of the cooling system, ,

look wat came out,,, remember the hose water + radiator cleaner was cristal clear !





i rinced again with fresh water until it came out clean, , used A LOT of water.
filled up the system with a 50% mix for the future
give it a quick run around the block to get it hot again and everything was nice, didnt go that far as the first time,

then i removed the oil,, never seen oil as black as this ,,remember the cleaner i used . its hard to see but it was black like hell.





i also removed the oil filter ,,look how rusty, it must be 10 years old i guess.





i didnd find any metal flakes or anything strange, and the bike was runnnig really great. but as you can see the previous owner didnt take good care of it.
my guess is that he bought it in 2012 and runned it with a new tire and fresh oil and never did anything else. the good thing is he only used it for maby 3 to 5000 miles  as i can see at his tire. he also didnt take any corners. tire is flat in the middle.

next is forks, and brakes,, brakes are a little to spongy . i am going to order steel brakelines,
engine sounds like new, not one ticking valve or rattling clutch, the odo seems to be telling the truth,

 

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worked a little bit wit igmur and i can post litle pictures now instead of the huge ones i tryed before,
















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Forum Picture Gallery / vf1000f red/white
« on: August 28, 2017, 07:17:38 pm »
just picked up today, bought for only 650  :o ;D ,,,wich is a steal anyway. 8)
idles verry quit with no rattle at all, starts up easy , all original locks, just needs to install original blinkers and front reflectors witch are included  ;D ;D, spare tank and cowls included to make it completely mat black , but i keep it as stock as possible with a slight personal touch.
i replaced the 750 seat with a 1100 seat with new red cover.
tomorrow i will try a testrun on the street when i have done some first tlc.
maby it will needs more than an oil change to get it reliable, but its a runner that is for sure.
i definitly need an other aftermarket exhaust dampner , this one is completely empty and sounds awfull loud and hollow.  i am not going back to a 4 in 2 , that might be to expencive for now. 
need to know what can will fit?? any advise on that would be great.

like to see bigger pics? look at the link  http://trabbart.imgur.com/all/










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Forum Picture Gallery / Re: How do you post pictures
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:54:30 pm »
shame on photobucket, they destroyed this  and al my other forum posts on other fora, , and many many thousands of other bloggers and people who share their technical knowledge illustrated with pictures, , they ask 400$ to let us share  pictures.  i will try an other solution,
i have been posting and reading  more than 15 years all over the internet to the shovelhead forum, to fzr forum , xs forum, v8 buick forum, gardening forum,  etc etc etc  all lost.
i hope someone find a solution to repair the links but i am afraid only photobucket can do this. the bastards.
they really destroyed a huge database .
imagine that you tube blocked all the video's and asks money to watch them, its the same crime

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shame on photobucket, they destroyed this  and al my other forum posts on other fora, , and many many thousands of other bloggers and people who share their technical knowledge illustrated with pictures, , they ask 400$ to let us share  pictures.  i will try an other solution,
i have been posting and reading  more than 15 years all over the internet to the shovelhead forum, to fzr forum , xs forum, v8 buick forum etc etc etc  all lost.
i hope someone find a solution to repair the links but i am afraid only photobucket can do this. the bastards.

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hello guys, new here, greetings from belgium,
these are the bikes i curently have ,
i have to go pickup the vf1000f  by the end of the month,  i bought it for only 650 euro  :P. it should be in good shape. 51.0000 km on the odo,  all original parts are still with the bike in a box exept the exhaust. there is an extra tank with it and all the cowls , all matt black. i might sell these parts because i like the stock colors .
my other bikes are all in perfect riding condition, 
i keep them near stock,  ;D   

see album
http://imgur.com/a/guOuY

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