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A fresh look, with a bit of weight loss.

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This Is Gold!

How's this for a good start? Keep in mind, this engine is over 200,000 kilometers old. I started into it, over the weekend, and was going to go to town on it. Something this old SHOULD be showing signs of wear, right? It'd be in need of major work.....right? Well.....no, actually. The next time someone says to you that your VFR is getting a bit long in the tooth, keep this entry in mind. The cam lobes are literally unmarked. All of the warranty yellow marks are uncracked, and there's no real nee

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Overshooting The Runway.....

Hi all. I recently purchased a 4th gen VFR 750 FV, with all good intention to simply wash the crap off it, fix the fairing, and ride it 'till it died. It's got almost 200,000 k's on the clock, and isn't worth putting an enormous amount of time or money into, as far as i'm concerned....or was concerned, should I say. I picked the bike up cheap, with no rego, pretty crappy fairings, and a wish to have it ready to ride before summer gets here. I started off by taking off the fairings, then

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At The End......and The Start, All At Once.

Here we are, finally. A bare frame, and alot of ideas. I spent the entire day making up tooling to remove the adjustable inserts for the frame, and finally managed to extract the lump for the perimeter. I don't think there's anything more exciting than a blank canvas. And this about as blank as stuffs get. There's some cleaning up....well......LOTS of cleaning up, to do. I'm actually already looking at a way to make the battery a bit better balanced...with a capacitor setup, and a couple of 6 vo

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Houston.........everything's O.k.......

Right....... We're back on track. My apologies for not posting for such a long time. Stuff happens....Like my wife's car shi%%ing itself. Head gaskets, inlet manifold gaskets........and still no good. Broken heads. New car....DONE!!! Now back to the chase. I still can't upload photos, but keep watching this space. If I can't get it to happen, we'll have to go to YouTube, and do a video thing on there, instead. Not much to report, at this time. The bike is in a million bits, but still too togethe

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I'm Honda Something Good..... See What I Did, There.....?

Enough tomfoolery...... This is serious! I've made some discoveries, in the last few weeks. Number one....You should never undo the inlet hose to the oil cooler, and walk off. So much oil. So much mess.... Secondly....You should never EVER pretend that you're doing one thing, when you know you're going to do the complete opposite. As i've pulled the old girl down, i've been taking notes....making simple drawings....measuring stuffs. I'm sure that onlookers would be horrified to know, and see, th

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Down To The Lump.......finally!

This is what it looks like, when you get to the start of things.......Well, almost the start of things. Most of the engine will be going back into the bike. I'm still tossing up weather it's worth going too much deeper into it. Maybe a hone, and a port job, but just maybe. It DID take alot to get it to this stage, so i'll see how I feel as things progress. My first missions are to replace the steering head bearings with conical items.....but that'll only be once I decide which front end i'm goin

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My It's Hot...... 40+ C, To Be Exact.

Oh, my Lord, it's hot down here. Anyway...To the chase! It's a given that you have to seal every single part of the engine, before you attack it with bead blast. I did that, and then ground off all the cast marks, just so it'll look great, once back in the bike....Or once the bike is rebuilt around the engine, to be more precise. My thoughts, for this week, as i've been blasting in 42C (107F)??? The oil cooler has an insane amount of plumbing, to get it to where it lives. I have no idea why, to

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