First time VFR owner introduction
Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:55 PM
My girlfriend and I are starting to get serious and she loves riding two-up. So, I wanted to get a sporty bike that can do huge miles, last a long time, and is both passenger and track day friendly. A couple of days after I blew up my Suzuki, I found a good deal on a one owner 1993 750. It has less than 30,000 miles and is almost mint, all original. The previous owner is coming up on his 70's and couldn't justify the high, Canadian insurance price for the little amount of miles that he still rides. I snapped it up as soon as I could. He was super reluctant and I could've sworn I saw a tear in his eye as I rode away.
Introductions aside, I said in the previous paragraph that it is "almost" mint. There is something that I am having a slight issue with. It's not a big deal, but it's not perfect. When I leave from a stop, or slip the clutch in first, the bike shutters a bit. The clutch engagement from a dead stop is not as smooth as my father's 01 800. I was wondering if anyone here had experienced this slight shutter and if anyone might have some info on what I could start checking out.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:10 PM
I'm not much of a mechanic, but when was the last time the carbs were cleaned/checked out? Other items my poorly trained brain thought of were clutch cable slack and chain tension. If you got maintenance records with the bike I'd check if and when any of those items were handled.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 02:35 PM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 03:50 PM
Check chain tightness, check chain lubrication and service limit. If you don't have the service manual I can look up the procedure for you. BTW that is a beautiful bike.
Edited by cbkenison, 05 July 2012 - 03:52 PM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:09 AM
When it was getting certified, the mechanic said that the chain was fine but would need replacement within the year. The chain adjustment is within spec, but on the loose end. I don't have a center stand or a rear stand. This makes cleaning and adjusting the rear end a bit of headache.
I only picked up the bike on Monday and haven't had time to change the oil. It looks clean and fairly fresh, but who knows. I have a jug of Motul 5100 and an OE filter ready to go.
I'm also going to change the brake and clutch fluids as soon as I can. It looks old. I'm not sure when the PO changed it last.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:36 PM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:56 PM
Dot-4 brake fluid is relatively inexspensive, & you only need a small bottle, & changing the fluid is easy to do, just need someone to squeeze the levers for you, just keep the fluids off the body work at all costs!