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VF500F2 Aka MBD Incubation Period At Least 52 Years

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Lucky purple heather!!!!

 

 

Due to the warm weather and unexpected heavy rains, the heather decided to come out to bloom en masse.  So I set out for another spin (some 200kms) on the 37 yr old....

 

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Dutchy loves birds, bees and flowers.....

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Next thing I swear I can hear Billy Joel in my head with Goodnight Saigon??  Huh??? :huh:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ah!!!   My tax dollars @play!!!

 

 

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And hot damn, them jets fly really low!!!!

 

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Filled up at what used to be Gadaffi's money maker....

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(note that since this place is in the centre of our bible belt, this unmanned petrol station is CLOSED on sundays....:goofy:)

 

 

 

 

Lastly, no Dutchy report w/o a windmill eh? :tongue:

 

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Fitted the dent free tank, checked the cams on the rear bank while I was at it. Surface of the lobes looking good :fing02:

 

The chrome pipe in th coolant system was painted over (to hide corrosion?), so I fitted a better looking one...

 

 

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Swapped covers

 

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You have done a good job. It's now a nice bike. I had a brand new one exactly the same in 1985. I remember riding it and thinking it was so futuristic.

 

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Lazy PO...

 

Instead of refurbing, paint over roughly...

 

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Build in 1644, she stretched a bit over the years???

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Dutchy said:

Build in 1644, she stretched a bit over the years???

 

Has it been retired from service, or are the "sails" stowed until needed?  I've read that a few are still in service, but many are now museums.

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This one is retired methink for production purposes, but it is still operated by volunteers to keep it functional.

 

But the one in our town (IJsselstein) for instance is in full use, producing flour etc. 

There is a covenant in place that if you want to open up a restaurant, bakery or any business that uses flour, in our town, you will use this local produce. Thus ensuring there is ample work!

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If you can, go for the low hanging fruit :tongue:

 

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But try to prevent things going pear-shaped eh? :goofy:

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11 minutes ago, Dutchy said:

If you can, go for the low hanging fruit :tongue:

 

 

 

Duchy, I don't think you can do a pair valve mod that way!  

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I love bikes, with and without motor...

 

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On 8/30/2019 at 8:52 AM, Dutchy said:

Build in 1644, she stretched a bit over the years???

 

 

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Holy Socks Dutchy! That thing is almost as old as you are. What is now the USA was an English colony. New Netherland was established in North America around that time.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the VF400F is SOLD!!!! :tour:

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Time to flog the spares :tour:

 

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400 does fit 500 :fing02:

 

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Had to get creative.... 😂😎

 

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On 9/2/2019 at 5:43 PM, Dutchy said:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand the VF400F is SOLD!!!! :tour:

So the romance ended short, so hopefully the VF500 is not to mad about the VF400 affair and still serve you well :tongue:

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7 hours ago, keny said:

 so hopefully the VF500 is not to mad about the VF400 affair and still serve you well :tongue:

 

She gladly wears the 400's skirt.. :goofy:

 

 

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"VF crossdressing"

 

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So why are you persisting with that mongrel? I thought you had a rack and topbox for the VF500 anyway? Drilling a hole in the rear fairing isn't an acceptable fitting solution IMO. Although maybe its more robust that way.

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My grandma, what skinny tires you have!

 

"All the better to .....?"

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On 9/11/2019 at 9:02 AM, jeremyr62 said:

So why are you persisting with that mongrel? I thought you had a rack and topbox for the VF500 anyway? Drilling a hole in the rear fairing isn't an acceptable fitting solution IMO. Although maybe its more robust that way.

 

 

 

Not paying attention are we? :goofy:

 

 

Puma got rid of the 400 upstart, confiscated her clothes. Trying them on for size, prior to a complete respray (Hawaiian Blue Metallic?).

The rear/top box rack doesnot require drilling any panels.

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6 hours ago, MaxSwell said:

My grandma, what skinny tires you have!

 

"All the better to .....?"

 

The VF500's rear is the same width as the RC51's front....

 

 

I like 'm skinny.... :goofy:

 

 

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