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    Truro Nova Scotia Canada
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    1975CB400F racer, 1977 CB750,1983 XL250, 1973 CB350F,
    1989 CB1 400, 1974 XL100, 1990 VFR750

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  1. In all the years I have been into bikes it still blows me away when a truly perfect old bike shows up out of the garage or shed That bike looks perfect in ever way, is it in good running order after all these years sitting? After many years in looking I found one here in very good shape but I have needed to go through it from one end to the other to make it 100% ready for the road Take a little time to check the electrical wiring relating to the Voltage Regulator, they are known to overload and melt down, good idea to check all your main electrical connectors and make sure they are clean with no corrosion. Last year I saw a very good ( was ) 1993 VFR750 for sale but I would not buy it as the regulator had shorted out and melted the wiring and side panels right off the bike Great find
  2. If anyone is interested in the location of an after market voltage regulator on a 3rd gen I thought I would give you my idea's and end result After making a block of wood roughly the same size as the regulator I am installing ( FH020AA ) I found it would not fit 100% in the original location. In the end I made up a new mounting plate and moved it back behind the rear brake fluid reserve. It fits well here, does not hit the side panel and the seat does not get in the way, in addition I think it will get better air flow here as there is an air space on the back side of the plate. I am also hoping the 1/4" plate will act as a large heat sink and draw any heat away from the unit Once I get everything finished up I will update the fit/issues if anyone is interested
  3. very nice indeed, it is not too often I see a 1990 VFR750 without the rear fender being cut off I see it also has the rear signal lights as where here in Canada you have brake lights. I first rode one of these in 1990 at a Honda demo day, I never lost the interest in them since As you can see I am in the middle of getting mine back on the road New coolant and thermostat and hoses New upgraded regulator and stator wiring New brake and clutch fluids All the brakes have been rebuilt New steering head bearings Forks checked over and new oil Carbs in the process of being rebuilt etc etc
  4. What an interesting rebuild, 15 years ago I was working on my vintage race bike and learned as I went. I have found more tips on working on the VFR's in this read than in years of doing it myself. At the start of the article you mention using Berryman's when rebuilding the carbs. Do you find it a good product and will not harm the carbs?. When I was rebuilding carbs years ago I got some carb soaker, and while it really cleaned the carbs it also eat the little nylon slides in the carb body, not good. It has been a long time since I have redone a set of carbs and sure don't want to mess up the carbs on my 1990 VFR750
  5. I received the new FHO20AA today and while it is close to fitting in the original location it will not due to the original mounting stubs Before I resort to grinding off the stubs does anyone have a picture or two of their mounting point? It looks like the main issue is that the body side panel's shape hits the regulator
  6. I have a new FH020AA on the way and I was hoping someone out there has installed one of these on a 3Rd Gen and can tell me where the best mounting location is as well as any tips/ticks for the install If someone has a picture or two of the install that would be great Thanks
  7. Well guys I am into my 1990 VFR750 wiring/charging system ( dump as a post with wiring/voltage ) I was having a hard time getting the bike to fire up after sitting for a few days ( not sure if the fuel pump is 100% or the float valves in the carbs are leaking by ) anyway when I was trying to get her to pick up the fuel the starter would only engage for a cycle of two and then disengage After looking around I found the starter relay wires were cooked so I fixed that and at the same time checked and cleaned all the grounds I could find So I finally got her to fire up ( starter would still only engage for a cycle of two and then disengage ) after all this I started to check voltage readings Battery sitting 13.6 volts Battery after short engine crank drops to 12.6 volts Bike running at 1200rpm 14.6 volts Bike running at 5000rpm 14.1 volts Do these numbers sound like they are in the ball park? At 5000rpm I would have thought the voltage would be steady or rise a little, not drop I should add the bike has a cheap aftermarket ( Tour Max ) voltage regulator, and the bike has roughly 10,000 miles on it
  8. I am not sure why you can not view the pictures, I too can not see them, I do not know if it is a website issue or on this end. In any case I am looking for a good quality source ( and reasonable priced ) carb parts, such as o rings, bowl gaskets, jets etc in addition I wanted to find a good quality source for the Carb manifolds that mount the carbs to the heads
  9. I am not sure why you can not view the pictures, I too can not see them, I do not know if it is a website issue or on this end. In any case I am looking for a good quality source ( and reasonable priced ) carb parts, such as o rings, bowl gaskets, jets etc in addition I wanted to find a good quality source for the Carb manifolds that mount the carbs to the heads
  10. So What are the thoughts on sourcing Carb parts ( gaskets,intake manifolds etc ) for the 3rd Gen VFR's Are the aftermarket kits I see on Ebay good quality or does a person have to use the original Honda parts I have done some checking here in the frozen north and I can tell you that you guys are a lot better off then we are for Honda pricing I just found on the webb that All Balls are selling a carb kit for the 1990-1993 VFR750, has anyone used it yet, the dealers up here do not even have a listing for it, figures If anyone is interested she is finally coming together, after two years of sitting around I hope to have her back on the road this spring In stead of riding it as soon as I bought it I convinced myself that I had to check and replace all brake parts/ fluids, tires etc, due to the fact that where I bought it ( New Brunswick Canada ) there is no safety inspection needed to ride on the street, when I found this out I was floored to say the least. In any case since it was a low miles bike ( 9000 miles)( 15,000km ) I had to have it Thanks
  11. Looks like I am in the process of purchasing the Carb manifolds and carb kits for a 1990 VFR750 I was looking for feed back as to where the best quality for the price parts are Is it Ebay?, Honda?, etc, If it is aftermarket who makes a good kit? In addition does anyone have a link to a good set of instructions or Video they have seen on cleaning the carbs on a 3rdGen? If anyone is interested this is how she looks so far Thanks
  12. Very nice piece, I really like the gray wheels with the yellow body work I have a 91 here needing paint and it has power coated gray wheels with candy red power coated calipers After I finish my 90 I think your bike has me convinced the 91 is going to be either yellow or RC30 colors
  13. Do you know the code of Honda motorcycle plastics and what car bumper plastics code is?
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