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by MarkF
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: The Public Bar
Topic: Lack of activity!!
Replies: 31
Views: 9726

I tried to access the forum a few months ago and got a message that said the site could not be found(or something to that effect) so I assumed it had shut down. Just thought I would try again today just in case.
It's hard to keep coming back when there is not too much going on. :(
by MarkF
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 86 VF1000R Seat Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Remove the rear tail light surround (4 screws). Remove the 2 front lower seat cowel screws (large chrome ones). Remove the 2 long nuts under the seat. Lift off seat upwards and backwards. Done. Easy peasy. :D
by MarkF
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Periodical Replacement Parts???????
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Thanks for the reply peckafransson. It's been very quiet around here lately I was about to give up. :(
I was hoping that was the case but the way it reads sounds like 10.000 km or 3 races. 10,000 km sounds like a lot of race km's.
Any idea what sort of normal life can be expected out of an engine?
by MarkF
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: O Ring chain
Replies: 0
Views: 1744

I am due for a chain replacement and was thinking of upgrading to an O ring chain.
Are there any clearance problems with using an O ring chain?
Thanks all.
by MarkF
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Rear Seat cowling What the seat mounts on
Replies: 3
Views: 1503

Hi Max. It's gotten very expensive to get anything posted out of the U.S. these days, but U.S.$430 sounds way over the top. I recently bought a pair of engine cases for a B.S.A. and that cost me U.S.$180. I believe USPS has dropped sea freight so the only option is by air. Your seat cowel would not ...
by MarkF
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Periodical Replacement Parts???????
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Yeah, What gives with this. The manual lists periodical replacement parts as, for example, piston's, rings, transmission bearings, valves etc, needing replacement every 10,000 km. This does seem kind of excessive. Anyone who can enlighten me on this requirement.
Thanks in advance.
by MarkF
Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Thanks Jamie. I was hoping you would say its something really simple and you can fix it by doing this.
I will keep asking around and see what I can come up with
by MarkF
Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:10 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Clutch Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 973

I have been having a few problems with my clutch. Ever since I bought the bike I have found that after leaving the bike overnight that by the morning the clutch would not release. If I tried to to start the bike it would clunk and stall when I put it in gear. I got into the habit of putting it in ge...
by MarkF
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any known issues with 1986 VF1000R?
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Thanks lepto.
Looks good.
I should have known running one of these things wasn't going to be as simple as just filling up the fuel tank and away I go!
It's amazing what you learn after you've bought something and start doing some serious research.
by MarkF
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any known issues with 1986 VF1000R?
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Sheesh! It seems to have more issues than my old BSA A65!
I suppose most of these issues can be overcome with modern technology?
What is involved in curing the top end prob?
Thanks for any advise.
by MarkF
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Center Stand?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Bugger.
I take it though that without the 4 into 1's a centerstand would fit?
by MarkF
Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: The Public Bar
Topic: New Vf1000R Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Thanks Jamie.
by MarkF
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Any known issues with 1986 VF1000R?
Replies: 9
Views: 3241

Care to elaborate Jamie?
What about the '85's.
Do the R's have the top end oiling problems that the F's seem to have?
Thanks mate.
by MarkF
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Center Stand?
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Does anyone know whether a VF1000F center stand will fit an 85 VF1000R?
Its a real pain not having a center stand and I can get one of a 1000F.
Any fitting issues? Prone to scraping?
My bike has 4 into 1's but I think a stand may clear.

Thanks for any help.
by MarkF
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: The Public Bar
Topic: New Vf1000R Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

I have just bought an 85 VF1000R. Probably paid too much but around here they are quite a rare beast. So what the heck. It caught my eye while I was looking for a new jacket. Sitting there on the showroom floor just waiting for me to take it home. Tell you what talk about an awesome motor. 4 into 1'...
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