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BluRoad last won the day on December 31 2019

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About BluRoad

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    V4 Dreams (dot com)

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    Antioch, IL USA
  • In My Garage:
    '86 VFR750 (several), '12 Victory CCT, '15 Triumph Bonnie, Honda Ridgeline

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  1. I find myself with a clutch master with a corroded bore. Anyone have a presentable OEM replacement? Shipping to IL, 60002. Thanks, joe.nelson@ymail.com
  2. Looking for a new or used choke cable for the 1986-87 VFR700/750. OEM or aftermarket, as long as it's intact and serviceable. Shipping to IL, 60002. Thanks! joe.nelson@ymail.com
  3. +1 on Symtec, aka Heat Demons. I've used them on many bikes for many years. I install using a switched relay. If you'd like primer on how I do it, including the switch location, visit my Maintenance page, scroll down to #30 and #31. Joe in IL http://v4dreams.com/maintenance.html
  4. ...a bum stop for the passenger seat cowl (see photo), blue or black. Anyone?? joe.nelson@ymail.com
  5. I'm in search of a stock, 1986 VFR750 red/white/blue. Must be original paint, need not be in running condition, but repairable. Low miles a bonus. Joe 608-807-7829 joe.nelson@ymail.com
  6. Which man? I've had panels matched by a preeminent shop who've done a half dozen SEMA cars, "sorry, can't use those codes, we'll need to start from scratch." My paint guy has 30 years in the business and now works part time at an automotive paint suppler business, "sorry, we tried everywhere, can't use those old codes." I used ColorRite here in the States, that was an expensive fail, and then they wouldn't even respond to my tactful complaint. I'm not familiar with RS, but if they have good matches that sure would be a blessing for someone trying to match up paint for their project. Here's another factor; the age of these bikes. I've got 12 RC24/26 large side OEM fairings hanging in the shop, there's probably four different shades of white. Age, sun, whatever. It ain't easy gettin' old, you start to fade. We recently did a 1998 VFR800 which has a useable code — didn't match and had to be tweaked, twice. I'm assuming that places like RS have figured out their own formulas, just like my guy has. My point is that the original codes are often just a starting point, and it would be prudent not to assume it's as easy as reciting a "code."
  7. For 1987 U.S. market there were two colors: NH139P = Pearl Crescent White PB161 = Candy Wave Blue (paired with a grey, but don't know that code) The issue is that those codes are irrelevant today, according to my paint supplier. They don't translate into modern paints. You have to spectro-match the color and then physically tweak it to get as close a match as possible. Or, find a modern car/bike color that is close and use that code as a starting point. I've been through this a few times in recent years. Here's the code sticker location:
  8. +1 on the #40 low-speed jets: https://www.ebay.com/itm/EBC-Keihin-RD-N424-21-Slow-Jets-Pilot-Jet-Size-40/141500460272?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 ...that's your stumble. Be careful, jet prices on eBay are all over the place. 1250 RPM is a good idle speed. Petcock rebuild kits are available from ALL BALLS: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-VFR750F-1986-Fuel-Gas-Petcock-Repair-Kit-VFR-750F/382516232576?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 ...or the entire assembly from Father Honda: https://www.partsfish.com/oemparts/p/honda/16950-mb2-013/petcock-assy To see what you're facing with the carbs, you may want to reference my site: http://v4dreams.com/maintenance.html A running sync is a necessity. Joe V4 Dreams (.com)
  9. ^^^^ Your bike and shop are disturbingly clean. Beautiful VTR.
  10. Oh my. That's gorgeous! Is there a photo album somewhere? JOE V4 Dreams (.com)
  11. BluRoad

    2005 VFR800

    Cool, thanks. I've always thought the pearl white looks good on the 6th-gen. Joe V4 Dreams (.com)
  12. I love this. Hope you don't mind... I posted it on my site: http://v4dreams.com/the-shop-blog.html Cheers, Joe in IL
  13. BluRoad

    IMG 1004

    Where does one get one of these magic devices? JOE in IL
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