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About andy1100

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    Club Racer
  • Birthday 06/27/1965

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  • Location
    Surrey, BC CANADA
  • In My Garage:
    2009 Harley Ultra Classic Electra Glide
    1983 Honda VF750F
  1. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Update: This project is on hold for now. Hopefully i can get back to it in few month. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  2. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Ha..ha...That's an illusion of the 6 foot photo Thanks for the advice for tire install, didn't think about that aspect
  3. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    June 04, 2016 Today had a very productive day, managed to install new rear tire, that took a while. Got the tire on, but just could not get the bead to sit properly. Took the wheel to Harley dealership, they spent 1/2 hr with no result. Had to call my Russian friend for advice, the secret - dish soap and lots of it. Got the tire on myself in about 10 min. Put the rear wheel in and assembled rear brake caliper using pieces of 2 calipers that I had. Changed seals and all o-rings in the front forks and replaced the fluid, and started front end assembly. Things are moving on, it starts to look like a bike.
  4. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    June 02, 2016 Finally got around to assemble the rear shock Showa MB2-003. Filled it up with Lucas Syntetic forck oil weight 10. Put a new seal in. Nothing spectacular pretty straight forward. The shock worked fine so i didn't have to do a complete rebuild with extreme disassembly. https://youtu.be/Y2G30a1z3UE
  5. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    All right , as promised first 2 videos: https://youtu.be/EeZJ9tbA0k8 https://youtu.be/EeZJ9tbA0k8
  6. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Ha..ha... NO...but when camping I hate riding to the nearest store drunk. This way i load up with beer and relax :)
  7. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    May 18, 2016 Trailer rebuild is done. All i have left is to make brakets to position the fenders and i can go back to vf750. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  8. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    May 17, 2016 2 weeks has passed since last post, no progress on this project. Been busy rebuilding my pull behind motorcycle trailer that I've built 2 years ago, on the way back from Sturgis in 2014 got hit by a piece of the brake drum laying in the middle of the road, trailer axle got bent badly. Had to stop for the night to find a shop to fix the axle. The repair held OK to get home, but wheels are not running true. I got a new axle on sale and bigger wheels, went from 4.80/4-8 to 5.3- 12, made a swivel hitch adapter - I did feel the hitch binding on sharp turns. Also moved the axle 6" forward and extended the drawbar , all in in effort to reduce tongue weight. Finally received a big order of seals from US vendor and picked up a bag of metric o-rings from local vendor (fraction of the cost if bought from Honda dealer even on-line). Also received some rebuild kits for brake and clutch cylinders. Back to work .... I might start videotaping the workfor the Youtube, have a channel there, I was looking for details on the rear brake master cylinder and could not find anything decent. I'll place the links when done.
  9. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Yes, it looks somewhat complicated, I e-mailed Pete cause I had some questions, he told me he's done about 15 of them.
  10. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    All my brakes a gummed up and corroded, the PO took the bike apart and it sat since 2003 in boxes. Thanks for the offer, I just received the seal for the shock, so I'm gonna reassemble it and see if it works OK. Im trying to keep all original. Found a vapour blasting company locally. Thanks for the tip.
  11. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/shock-rebuild-showa-air-over.381537/ Here's the link. The fella's name is Pete. E-mail him if you have any questions.
  12. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Yes, the engine doesn't look bad. Theres some corrosion on exposed aluminum and minor paint damage on the clutch cover. Ill have to address these issues. My guess is need to buy top end gasket set and clean clutch cylinder. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  13. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    Yes. Pulled off top covers today. The cams look ok dont see any scoring. Will try to mic them without pulling camshafts off. Pics tomorrow... Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  14. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    May 03, 2016 The forum is up and running again...Thanks. Haven't made a lot of progress since last week. 1. Pulled out the seal from rear shock, used a bearing race as a tool. Found a very good write-up on another forum on complete shock disassembly, but i think ill stop at just replacing the seal and changing fluid. 2. Disassembled front brake calipers, rear brake caliper and rear brake master cylinder. 2. Placed an order for seals 3. Got another rear brake caliper of eBay, its in a better shape. Still needs a complete overhaul. 4. Finally received bearings and seals kits from Amazon, these are 5 kits available from All Balls Racing. Replaced bearings and seals in front and rear wheels and steering neck. 5. Reassembled front and rear wheels. 6. Pulled out the engine for inspection. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk
  15. 1983 Vf750F Resurrection

    I looked closer at the rear shock today, pulled the boot off. No signs of oil leak. As per manual, it says to remove the seal in order to replace the fluid. I don't have the special tools (yet) to remove/install retaining ring. Also after pressing the seal out (down) manual says to keep the shock in this position for 10 min to let the fluid drain and then flip it to prevent draining the rest of fluid. Is there a way to drain/replace all fluid without taking the seal out? Meanwhile ill start making the tool. Also took apart rear brake caliper. Brake fluid turned into paste, looks like grease...The brake housing is in rough shape, looks like someone used a hammer on it. To push the pistons out i used a grease gun, removed the tip and removed the banjo fitting bolt on the caliper. Lucky me....the thread on the grease gun is same as the caliper bolt. Few squirts of the grease gun and the pistons are out. Tomorrow will run all parts thru parts washer. Sent from my LG-D852 using Tapatalk

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