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VF500F2 Aka MBD Incubation Period At Least 52 Years

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Nip out for lunch.... :goofy:

 

4 celcius, so dress up warm..

 

 

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Gotta say, you have a shocking diet 😁

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Diet?

Work hard, gotta eat...

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Them AKRONT's polish up well

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50's braking...

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Gasket kits for 65 year old engines?

 

No problemo!! :beer:

 

 

 

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Winter hibernation with some chemicals inside to block condensation... Ins'Allah 

 

Clean

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Place

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Zip

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Had a hard time removing the generator. Double checked the parts fiche for any hidden from plain view bolts. But no, it had to be 6,5 decades of corrosion...

 

So had to go McGyver....

 

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Ah! Now I see....

 

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And I knew that one day, that 10mm pipe would come in handy

 

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And yet again, another Honda V4 is offered to me.   Engine seems farked (waterpump at least) but an ok 1986 engine is included....

 

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Not having spare dry storage space atm, so she will spend the winter outside under tarp.. 

 

Hmmmmmmmmmm 

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Piston in spare/donor engine seized solid at TDC.  So I created a shallow pool with penetrating oil. Keep that topped up for a while...

 

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On 12/5/2019 at 7:32 AM, Dutchy said:

And yet again, another Honda V4 is offered to me.   Engine seems farked (waterpump at least) but an ok 1986 engine is included....

 

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Not having spare dry storage space atm, so she will spend the winter outside under tarp.. 

 

Hmmmmmmmmmm 

How much? Looks decent. Do they have lock up garages in the  Netherlands? You need one.

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Asking 400

 

 

Lock ups are scarce in my town; and if they do come up for sale you asre talking tens of thousands....

Renting a -commercial- lockup will be hundreds per month....  and not local...

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EUR400 sounds like a very fair price for a bike with a spare engine in that condition, assuming the tank and plastics are good.

 

V4 Hondas seem to be forgotten bikes when it comes to the classic bike market. I had the opportunity to read two UK bike mags on a ferry the other day, both dealing with old bikes (Classic motorcycle mechanics and practical sports bikes I think). Full of inline fours from the 70s and 80s, mainly SOHC Hondas and Z900 type Kwaks. Not a V4 of any description to be seen. Backing the wrong horse if you expect to flip it and make a shed load of money. (However you have the whole of Europe to sell to so I expect that makes a difference).

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For now I focus my spare time on 50's front end technology....

 

 

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But also nipping out for a spin where possible...

 

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And some TLC too.....

 

Washing of any road salt remnants and setting proper slacjs

 

 

 

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Rothko revisited.......

 

Well over 3 years ago I visited Dvinsk/Daugavpils as part of my "Ace of Spades" tour. Destination the Rothko centre as my wife loves his work. Saw my 1st Rothko there, sat there for a while just discovering the piece on display. 

 

A larger piece is on exhibition atm and the museum offered the possibility the be "alone with Rothko" for an hour prior to regular opening hours. The room all to yourself, I brought some of my favourite tunes as well..

 

 

With redslut R.I.P. it seemed fitting to take the SP vs train&bus, despite the light drizzle and low temps...

 

 

Rotho produces captivating images no?

 

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And.........   if the opportunity arrises..............  a windmill picture is called for!

 

 

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