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Trying To Revive A 1993 Vfr 750, Incomplete... And Flooded!

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Hi guys,

 

I hope you are all fine during those troubled days.

Some update and also some questions. 

 

I noticed a small oil leak on top of the clutch cover. Seems like there's a cut-in the top crankcase so the pulse generator can get out of the case. It's leaking there. The plastic housing that fits in this cut is not available on its own, you can only get the whole pulse generator... So I will order a new gasket for the clutch cover and will clean and use some crankcase sealant. I will change oil and filter at the same time.

 

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Then I have some fairing questions for you guys.

 

I found some decent parts for the left part of the bike. 

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There are a few broken tab but I feel confident Plastifix will handle it. 

 

I went to look at the bike to evaluate which bolts and screws I might be missing and here is what I found:

 

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Don't ask me why but it feels like the coil holder seems like it's not in the right place. I am writing this and I feel like the answer is in front of me. The holder bolt should go through the left hole that we can clearly see on the last picture, is that correct?

 

I hope this is an easy fix since this bolt is holding the engine and I remember well putting the engine in the frame is not an easy task. I am pretty sure I have the same problem on the other side of the bike 😞

 

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Stay safe.

 

 

 

 

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Additional photos of the holders. The marks tell me my assumption is correct and I mounted them incorrectly. Can anyone confirm?

 

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5 hours ago, bdouvill said:

 

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I'm pretty sure those bolts are wrong. I think the ones you want look like these:

 

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I can spot one of them in your last picture, above. Just by the oil filler cap. Others may have to verify that. Good luck. Always good to have extra fairing bits when you can find them. You'll be able to fix those up just fine. 🙂

 

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@Gebruiker thanks for the notice. I knew that I had missing bolts and/or incorrect ones. I originally took some pictures of the bike to count how many I need to order from Honda. Then I noticed the wrong placement of the coil holders. 

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10 hours ago, bdouvill said:

I need to order from Honda

The bolts I've tried to get from Honda are fabulously expensive. Like as much as $10 for one bolt. So you may want to consider other sources for either new or used. They're out there...

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On eBay, some bike breakers, like my local breaker, sell used bolts in bags.
 

The good thing about my local breaker is he keeps them separated by brand. Anytime I go there, I sit down with his Honda buckets and sort through, looking for common bolts my bike takes. He’s roughly $5USD per pound. Can’t beat that!

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I used to buy the "bags of bolts" from UK breakers on eBay, but had to stop when I ran out of room to store kilos of old bolts...

 

Yes, definitely the bolts are in the wrong holes on the coil brackets.  The middle hole is huge!  Not sure how you even managed it!

 

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Ciao,

 

JZH

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Thanks for the picture @JZH

Sure when you realize it, seems obvious I used the wrong holes. Just remember when you put it on, you're in the middle of mounting the engine in the frame which I did twice already and is not fun at all... I clearly remember now you have to put one specific bolt first (front right side) and I guess the frame twists itself for the rest to go. Otherwise, this crazy b... never goes in... There's something like 2-3mm between the hole in the frame and the engine mounting point.

I hope I can remove the holders one by one and put them back without issue. Will probably put a jack under the engine to support part of its weight.

I ordered some of the missing bolts from CMS. I know that's crazy expensive (look at the price of the fasteners for the side panels).

So far, I only have experience with Japanese bikes (all 3 of mine come from Japan, only missing a Yamaha and will have one of each 4 brands). What I can say is that if you buy a bike in spare parts, will cost you probably around 100k€... This is insane 🤥

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Hi,

 

Performed my first oil change after 1800 km and 18 months. Usually, I do an oil change at least once a year or at 5 to 6000 km max. 

At the same time, I mounted the fairing on the left side. I relocated the coil holders without issue (I jacked the engine just in case).  I also rebuilt the broken tab on the lower left fairing with Plastifix (damn that works well) but I forgot to take a picture. 

 

Now I have a mixed condition fairing parts with top heavily damaged, bottom damaged but ok and side panel in excellent condition... I have a bad condition right side panel (with missing air duct) but no lower part. I struggle to find it on Ebay (in Europe). But I'll find it (or I'll try to order a replica from LineaMoto in Italy). I also have a (broken) red V fairing but I need to mount the right side before repairing (and mounting) it.

 

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Now I see that the combination of color is not original by not bad (I mean the silver rear is matching the silver bottom of the front fairing).

 

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Cheers.

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Thanks for updating. I'm having fun following your progress. If you need inspiration, our bikes can someday look like this guy's

 

 

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