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More than I would have guessed. A fitting home for it. 

I assume Ijzer is steel?

(waits for the pulp fiction link again).

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OEM indicator holders were destroyed so I had to get McGyver.

OEM blinkers sag like granny tits, so use these...

 

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VF400's indicator no worky properly, so splashed few euros on her.

 

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About ready to reactivate the tag and start paying road tax and insurance. 

 

 

Took the VF for a spin to pick up the relay

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Dutchy said:

About ready to reactivate the tag and start paying road tax and insurance. 

Will you keep all three? I have three bikes but wish I had two, and I have two sheds and a garage. Moving them around is a PITA. I am probably going to mothball my VF500 and hope values skyrocket in the next 5 years (fat chance). 

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The VF400F will find another owner this year methink...    It came on my path unexpectedly. What I really want is a RC30/45 or NC30/35......

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4 hours ago, jeremyr62 said:

Will you keep all three? I have three bikes but wish I had two, and I have two sheds and a garage. Moving them around is a PITA. I am probably going to mothball my VF500 and hope values skyrocket in the next 5 years (fat chance). 

U forgot the nae chance......

 

Italians seems to love them, judging by the asking prices on autoscout24.......

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22 hours ago, Dutchy said:

VF400's indicator no worky properly, so splashed few euros on her.

 

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About ready to reactivate the tag and start paying road tax and insurance. 

 

 

Took the VF for a spin to pick up the relay

 

 

 

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This art reminds me of the cover for Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell"...

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"The V10 amigos..." 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Dutchy said:

"The V10 amigos..." 

 

 

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That is quite a quiver of machines. You obviously have great taste in mc's. But we've known that all along.

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If you split a Goldwing in 3...

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Met some Old Skool racers at MotoGP in Austria....

 

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Scorcher of a day

 

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:43 AM, Dutchy said:

"The V10 amigos..." 

 

That's great, it means I still own a V4!

 

5 hours ago, Dutchy said:

Met some Old Skool racers at MotoGP in Austria....

 

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Loris and Randy, very cool, both looking good. I have to figure out how to get to Assen in the next few years. As great as Mugello?

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Discovered why tge front caliper piston(s) are dragging...

 

New seals ordered :fing02:

 

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Don’t use sharp tools in the calliper. Brass Wire wheel in a Dremel &/or a piece of scotch bright pad worked round with an Allen key of the right size with no sharp edges ! I have the same job to do on one of my bikes, might start tomorrow.

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3 hours ago, jeremyr62 said:

Those pistons look shot beyond repair to me. 

 

Well, the guys as the bike shop ran them past a buffing wheel and declared them "OK".

I will pull the one from my spare caliper too and pick "the bestest 2".

 

They also advised me to use a picking tool (carefully) to make sure I get the corrosion out from the edges. I can use them picks later to play dentist methink :goofy:

They also advised to put the caliper in an ultrasonic bath. Which I donot own so I'll skip that :tongue:

Rebuilding calipers is a first for me, so I'm enjoying popping my cherry here as much as possible.

 

 

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Light drizzle, but any ride is better than no ride :beer:

 

 

 

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All the lights work

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Fitted the Japan-spec cockpit, hence the tacho going to max 180KM/H and the dail number turning from white to red at 80. Which is the maximum speed in Japan.

This dash has an extra light that turns BRIGHT red when the tacho goes over 90....

 

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Got her up to 170KMH on the motorway and left it at that for now (drizzle)

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Good to have a stash of spares......   the "ring" that was on the bike was grotty/oxidised...

 

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46 minutes ago, douglasthecook said:

clean it up, and powder coat it...

A next owner may do so....  I've put her up for sale :fing02:

 

 

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Well good luck with the sale. Hopefully some Italian goddess will turn up asking for a ride....

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