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by jwkurtenbach
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB Rear shock adjuster cable, other bits.
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

I am also looking for the rear shock adjuster cable. If anyone has one, please contact me.

Thanks,

Jim
by jwkurtenbach
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Right front rotor loose...
Replies: 2
Views: 938

My bike was making a scary noise when I bought it. I replaced the front wheel bearings only to discover the noise still existed. It seemed worse at lower speeds. Also, my front brakes just didn't have a firm feel. It turns out that the sliders that the calipers ride on had some corrosion and were st...
by jwkurtenbach
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Gas Tank Decal
Replies: 1
Views: 736

I'm considering repainting.

I have reproductions of most decals, but am missing the gas tank "wing".

Anyone know of sources for this?

Thanks,

Jim
by jwkurtenbach
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: The Public Bar
Topic: Re- It took a while, Bad news!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Jamie Keep in mind that he is planning a complete rebuild. If a drastic action might save a total rebuild, why not go for it? Without starting a Motor Oil War, Motorcycle oil has more zinc and other antiwear additives. Car oils recently have added a lot more anti-friction additives. These more slipp...
by jwkurtenbach
Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: The Public Bar
Topic: Re- It took a while, Bad news!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Depending on how long this bike has sat, It might be the rings that are stuck in the grooves of the pistons. Also, the valve seats might not be seating that great. I would try a high detergent car motor oil 0w-30w and put a 1000 miles on it or so and test again using high detergent premium fuel. Don...
by jwkurtenbach
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Barnett Clutch Friction Plates
Replies: 0
Views: 1471

I accidentally ordered two sets of clutch plates for my 1985 VF1000r. They are going to charge me 20% for restocking. If someone needs a set they are 10.95 each for the 9 ($98.55). I'll even ship them for free! They also fit the following bikes... email me at: jwkurtenbach at bigfoot dot com Thanks,...
by jwkurtenbach
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: AMA Hall of Fame
Replies: 0
Views: 3156

Our beloved bike has been inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame! corrected link sep2011 http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/asp/classics/bike.asp?id=23 Take a look at it and other proud examples of motorcycles. http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/classics/index.asp I'd like to visit someday, they ar...
by jwkurtenbach
Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: 1985 VF1000F parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

I'm looking for the adjuster cable for the rear shock.

Thanks,

Jim

You can contact me at the following address.

jwkurtenbach at bigfoot dot com
by jwkurtenbach
Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch replacement - How to
Replies: 0
Views: 1646

My clutch is slipping when the revs hit about 8000 rpm. I looked up the replacement instructions and they refer to a special tool to remove the main nut the retains the spring and pressure plate. Other places have indicated that it is a standard metric nut. Does anyone know what it is? Also, I norma...
by jwkurtenbach
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Will 1985 VF1000R Top Cowl Fit a 1986?
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Probably,

I think the only difference is the dual headlight. If not, I have a friend that would give you a choice of body parts for this item!

Buy it! It is too rare to pass up.

Jim
by jwkurtenbach
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:20 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any known issues with 1986 VF1000R?
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Welcome to the Group. The weak spots in this bike (IMHO) are the weight of this bike compared to the frame and suspension. It does not handle anything like a CBR/GSXR/YZF. As a newbie, be very careful at slow speeds. It is heavy!! Until you get it home and do a proper inspection and maintenance, avo...
by jwkurtenbach
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sprocket Size
Replies: 0
Views: 1558

I was checking for an oil leak and had the sprocket cover off. To my surprise, I counted a 16 tooth sprocket on my 1985 VF1000r. I get great acceleration, but not great fuel economy. Mostly in the 35-37 mpg range. Should I change it to a 17 or even 18 tooth sprocket? If so, where did you get yours? ...
by jwkurtenbach
Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headshake cured!
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

For what it is worth, I was chasing some headshake in my vf1000r. I checked the balance on the tires. Loosened and retorqued the front end. What did it was to tighten the triple-tree head bearings. Here are the Steps: 1. Place rear workstand to support bike. 2. Gently support front of bike by puttin...
by jwkurtenbach
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:19 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: 1985 Parts bike
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

I need:

The cable/knob assembly to adjust the rear shock is missing. It would be really nice to have! Also, can someone tell which setting you use (Out, Middle, In) that works best?

Also, the nifty tool box is gone on the right side.
by jwkurtenbach
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB Rear shock adjuster cable, other bits.
Replies: 6
Views: 2229

Jamie and All, Thanks for the comments, but the stock shock still seems ok. I might try and change the fluid in it. I like the idea of using a modern sportbike unit with a heavier spring though... I like to keep the bike as original as possible. Thanks, Jim P. S. I might try an modify and adapt the ...
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