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BluRoad last won the day on December 31 2019

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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'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
  2. 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."
  3. 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:
  4. +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)
  5. ^^^^ Your bike and shop are disturbingly clean. Beautiful VTR.
  6. $2900 SOLD SOLD SOLD Up for sale is my pristine 1998 VFR800 Interceptor. Only 17,133 adult miles (three owners), mostly original condition in Italian Red, with a few tasteful upgrades:* Aftermarket tinted windscreen* Aftermarket brake and clutch levers* Later model mirrors (better looking)* Upgraded (brighter) headlight bulbs* LED brake/tail light bulbs* Rear fender trimmed (for looks)The maintenance is up-to-date. Just completed:* Spark plugs* Flushed hydraulics* Coolant flush* Air filter* Brake calipers cleaned, checked* Oil and filter about 1000 miles agoThis bike has a factory center stand and rear passenger seat cowl. Included are the passenger grab handles. Tires are Avon Angel GT with about 1000 miles on them. The chain and sprockets look nearly new. Also included is the special chain adjustment tool. Flaws: a small dent on the very forward area of the muffler, a small touched up area on the left side of the fuel tank (the camera couldn't pick it up). If you're looking for an excellent example of the fifth-generation VFR, this is it. This bike is ready to ride, no disappointments, no issues. Clear and clean Illinois title in my name.Walk-around and startup video: https://youtu.be/93GYjy0EArk Link to 49 hi-res photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHNGUUS My website: http://v4dreams.com/shop-blog.htmlPrice is $2900Contact Joe for more information, call, text or email.Delivery via open trailer within a reasonable distance is possible with arrangementsThanks for looking! Joe 608-807-7829 joe.nelson@ymail.com (If you're new to these bikes, here's some background on the fifth-generation: This is Honda's fifth-generation Interceptor and was a whole new bike from the previous VFR, while retaining the heart of the Interceptor, the unique V4 engine. Many owners consider this to be the best of the VFR line, retaining the signature gear-driven cams of the previous design, while excluding the later complex and unnecessary VTEC valve design. Horsepower is 108, redline is 11,800rpm and top speed just shy of 150mph. The beautiful and practical single-sided swingarm remained. Brakes are a very effective linked system.)
  7. I'm in need of some Italian Red body panels for a 1998 VFR800:* Headlight fairing* Left side (large) fairing* Passenger Seat cowlParts must be in very good to excellent condition. Shipping would be to Antioch IL, 60002Thanks,joe.nelson@ymail.com
  8. Those are gonna' look good, Gamble. I've never had to replace the valve cover gaskets, and always install the clutch/alternator gaskets dry. No issues yet.
  9. Oh my. That's gorgeous! Is there a photo album somewhere? JOE V4 Dreams (.com)
  10. BluRoad

    2005 VFR800

    Cool, thanks. I've always thought the pearl white looks good on the 6th-gen. Joe V4 Dreams (.com)
  11. 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
  12. BluRoad

    IMG 1004

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