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VF500F2 Aka MBD Incubation Period At Least 52 Years

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If all goes as planned, the cavalry will arrive to save the day.

In the mean time, 10 euros worth of Holts Gun Gum tape and paste filled the gap.

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Yes that is my creme brulee torch doubling up to warm the muffler :-)

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yuk.

I am on it !!!

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IMAG2548.jpgFor the record.... The oem rear shock holds 350cc of oil.

Will put fresh oil in and either sell or keep it

 

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Leon, you cannot give those shocks away. I have 4 of them.

BTW, i did not send you a bin storage cabinet, but re used the box. One of many

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No worries on the boxes, good thing you did not use 9MM ammo boxes..... imagine Dutch customs having kittens when they spot those.... :goofy:

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For the record.... The oem rear shock holds 350cc of oil.

Will put fresh oil in and either sell or keep it

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So the oil does come out of the air tube? :wacko:

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Yes is does, but getting fresh oil in is a bit more work.

My shop manual has a procedure but it requires a press to compress the shock.

Am riding now, eating ice cream in fact.

:-)

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The Tubes.................

Near the rear brake pedal, 3 tubes hang down, one of which is capped

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(sorry for the crappy pic)

what is this? some overflow from the airbox?

Should I take the cap of to let out some crap?

Oh yeah, The Tubes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP8nGNbk7oQ

Nina Hagen liked it a lot...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWzPcDtZZZo

:musik20::beer:

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The thin black is battery breather, the one whit a black cap is engine breather/waste pipe, and yes you can, as should let the water/oil mix out of there, just yurn the blug whit a canister below. The other big go to the coolant system.

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Inspecting the fuel tap, I realised that fitting the vacuum hose to the little fuel drain is not clever....

It also found that the repair kit "fits vf500f2" will not.

It is way smaller..IMAG2597-640x362.jpg

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The new smaller diaphram is very flat whereas the oem one is is a "hat" shape. No holes or tears.

So is this one eol or is this normal?

According to the manual, there should be a small siff/filter inside but it is not there. There was a tiny bit of crap inside the cap that is screwed on at the bottom.

Worth getting one or adding an inline fuel filter?IMAG2588-640x362.jpg

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The petcock is the achilles heel on this bike. There us a bix box headed your way with a rebuildable one in it.

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On 9/3/2015 at 7:21 AM, keny said:

the one whit a black cap is engine breather/waste pipe, and yes you can, as should let the water/oil mix out of there, just yurn the blug whit a canister below.

Got some 15cc of what had the consistency of ketjap manis, but did not smell like it :-)IMAG2598-640x362.jpg

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On 9/3/2015 at 11:46 AM, timmythecop said:

The petcock is the achilles heel on this bike. There us a bix box headed your way with a rebuildable one in it.

Cheers Timmay!

Can we all keep our fingers crossed that Dutch Customs will not go berserk on import duties??? :-)

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Got some 15cc of what had the consistency of ketjap manis, but did not smell like it :-)

About half the amount I had in mine....but same stuff

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Hope this is of some help with the petcock - the '86 is different (larger) than the '84/'85, here in the US, so not sure these will work for you. Good luck!

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Super! good to see that part #2 in your pics is "hat" shaped, just like mine.

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Reasons to be cheerful........part 1IMAG2601.jpgIMAG2602.jpg

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They will clean up nicelypost-8974-0-06175500-1441293862.jpgIMAG2600.jpg

No customs bill attached!

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Thats nice :fing02:

Redslut will be mad........ :laugh:

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For the exaust, I think cocacola will be your friend to make them look nice, as too mutch polishing will make the black crome less black...

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Submerge them in it?

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Naah, mix the Coke with bourbon, consume as needed until your eyesight fails and the old pipes look like new!

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Submerge them in it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OdX42NjWQ

Just test first on inside.......have not tried in for real, but heard it works!

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Use fosforic acid for removing rust. Works better. The working part in coke is strongly diluted fosforic acid. The stuff is sold in Holland as Rustyco.

http://www.rustyco.nl/

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The pH (acidity) of Coca-Cola is about the same as white vinegar or citric acid in lemon juice ~2.2 - 2.4... as VFRBert said it is dilute phosphoric acid. Acid reverses (technically, it's called reduction) the oxidation of the metal that results in "rust". Use something made for the task of rust removal like he suggests or try the vinegar... you won't have the sugar, caramel, flavorings, etc. to deal with like you would with Coke.

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Naah, mix the Coke with bourbon, consume as needed until your eyesight fails and the old pipes look like new!

Lol!!!! Funniest I've heard all day!!!

Naah, mix the Coke with bourbon, consume as needed until your eyesight fails and the old pipes look like new!

Lol!!!! Funniest I've heard all day!!!

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Hahahahahaha you drank so much Crown Royal that you started to double post!!!

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