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Forbes

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    QLD Australia
  • In My Garage:
    Vf750f 1983 times two

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  1. I read years ago that the factories that make catalytic converter's make more toxic waste than internal combustion engines. All the lawn mowers out there spewing un-catted fuel into atmosphere.... And catalytic converter does not function properly until it has reached operating temperature? How many trips are just to corner store, drop kids at school down the road etc. I don't think a handful of guy's looking for extra power are going to change much! Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  2. 18 years, man someone couldn't have been that busy not to ride.....oh well, great find! Fluid turning dark? Is that in the reservoir? Either rust, but casing is Ali/magnesium, so must be the rubber plunger breaking down. Does it feel tacky when you remove it? It shouldn't! Does the internal sleave feel rough enough that it will wear plunger that quickly? What about the slave cylinder on the motor? Finally, is it bled properly....clutches are not like brakes, takes a lot to get all the air out as the clutch does not offer solid resistance. Advice here is to remove slave cylinder and place a clamp over it to stop movement there. Hope you get it sorted soon. Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  3. Not sure on main and needle, even though 38 idle jet is stock as on VF750 as well, they are sometimes changed out to the 40 because it corrects an issue of slow return to idle(too lean). Return others to stock if that's your intention, but I would be leaving the 40 idle's....JMHO. Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  4. Worn value guide seals? What's the exhaust blow out like? Smokey all the time- worn rings, puff of smoke after idling a bit ie at lights but clears quickly- valve guide seals, too much oil build up in air box-worn damaged rings from build up of sump pressure... Yours looks minimal, if you can't do it yourself leave be! Set valve clearances and balance carbs, float levels are critical. There will be a thread on carb related work, time to research! Or as you've indicated, ask for help from someone close by or a dealer.... Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  5. What about this representation of a rebooted RC30? As rendered by "Kar Lee"..... Yes please Honda.....someone give him a job..... Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  6. Haha, he did....x5 but made good on the day! From what I'm hearing he's fighting the bike just to make it go forward? Pity. Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  7. Hi Don. I feel a bit stupid right now.....was sitting here and just realized cams were not what you were talking about! I have Greg Pullen's book on the Honda V4 on pg47 under links to the NR, it says Honda moved away from the classic 60 deg included angle to 38deg with the combustion chamber being much flatter than the domed hemi's.... Should have looked here first. So you were correct. [emoji37] Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  8. So eloquently put without revealing to much....I found an '85 that needs a full rebuild, haven't even looked at the motor(oops). The '86 also came with a bigger sump, so more oil! Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  9. Ok, so can't see anything in the Clymer either, they only reference marks etc. When I get to it I'm going to get my cams and rockers welded and ground. I have spoken to someone at Tighe Cams up in Yatala on the coast here, they are prepared to work on the quad cams and did extensive R&D with HRC when they were racing these bikes. About $1100.00 - $1200.00 all up. They have different profiles to choose from.... 07 32093704 Ps, reading another write up somewhere(vf750) grinding is recommended at 0.365" lift, 240deg duration, and 105deg love separation. More than this you've got valve spring issues, compression, fueling, piston clearance problems. Hope this helps? Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  10. Don't knock the projects....I felt dead inside for so long, now I'm building a bike I feel great. Projects are reason to problem solve but with a good outcome! Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  11. Very nice! Probably selling it for what he told her he paid![emoji1][emoji1][emoji1][emoji16][emoji16][emoji23][emoji23] Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  12. Hi Don, I'm on the Gold Coast...have I Clymer manual packed away(just moved), if no-one else comments before I'll dig it out tomorrow evening and have a look! Craig. Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  13. Wow

    If you haven't already seen it, follow RVFR, he's testing headers to set up a run for those interested and willing to part with "some" cash....dyno was not dramatically improved, but rideability is apparently impressive over stock! Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  14. So it's been done! That's all I need to know, saw writing on rim "do not disassemble" and stopped the thought train there, but now.....action. Thanks Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk
  15. This isn't exactly what I was talking about, but it is completely relevant. I'll keep searching. Thanks Captain, interesting build. So anything is possible if you're game....just my kind of attitude. I do have the boomerang's? Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk