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    Shenandoah Valley
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    1991 VFR 750

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  1. I know a few people were wondering about replacement pumps for our Gen 3 bikes and had actually asked me for a link to where I found the one I used. Basically after reading and from my own experience, it is often best to source parts for our Japanese bikes from Japan instead of China when available. I mean if you pay $10 for a fuel pump, well you should probably not expect it to last that long. I'm not saying that just because a pump from Japan costs 10 times as much it is guaranteed to be better, but there is probably a reason it does. With that said I went with a K & L pum
  2. Echoing scottbot and jefferson, I hope things go well for you in 2021. Your bike(s) will be there for you when you are ready, meanwhile good to hear from you and thanks again for the windscreen 😎
  3. Thanks Gebruiker. Good to hear from you. I plan to have the bike totally legal with a state safety inspection before too long so that my wife does not frown at me when I say I want to go for a ride.....I actually have 5 bikes with expired stickers....what a pain in the backside. Can't wait to get the VFR out to really stretch it's legs, compare it to my ZRX1100, etc. Hope to be posting some scenic mountain riding pics early this Summer!
  4. Agreed, getting the fan out is a bit of a trick itself on this bike.
  5. Removing the fan (3 bolts and 2 electrical connections) can help a lot towards accessing the front spark plugs. Also, besides unbolting the radiator at the bottom, loosening the bolt on the top (same side) will help the radiator to be pushed forward out of the way. Using the factory spark plug socket and a box end wrench is also highly recommended.....not sure how you would get to the fronts without it.
  6. First, @moroseduck, thanks for the kind words. And if you are able to change spark plugs and hoses you are doing good. You don't need a lot of tools to work on a quality bike such as your Honda, eventually if you can gather up a good metric socket and wrench set, two torque wrenches of different ranges, some feeler gauges and a multimeter you can troubleshoot and fix most things on a VFR. Not many specialty tools are needed unless you get into rebuilding engines and transmissions. So good luck and post up any questions, I'm sure someone here will answer. NEXT - my 91 model VFR i
  7. Great looking bike, thanks for sharing. Regarding removing the air box lid, doing that would *greatly* increase the amount of air coming to the carburetors so to keep the air/fuel ratio correct you would also have to increase the amount of fuel coming in by installing larger jets and/or changing the needle settings. But, there is a limit to what any engine needs as far as air and fuel, without things like larger intake runners, camshafts, exhaust, you can overwhelm the engine. Plus, if you removed the air box lid I’m not sure how you would secure the filter. Overall what others have
  8. That would be good. I was wondering if the red lenses are US spec and the amber ones Euro? I have seen pics of both. I wouldn't mine a set of the amber ones.
  9. Spring is approaching and a mans (and woman's) thoughts turn to motorcycles. I was able to get some parts I have been needing and now I have hope that I will be able to ride the VFR for the first time soon. Here are some quick but exciting for me updates. First off, some of you may remember this: Not that attractive and half-ass functional, my plan was to tape it up properly and make do. Well @RC1237V saw that and was like I can help this person, so without my asking RC1237V offered to send me an airbox lid that did NOT have 15 holes drilled
  10. For me as well as losing the clutter, removing the PAIR system eliminates a possible source for vacuum leaks which will definitely cause issues with tuning and engine performance.
  11. Funny, mine came right out. With the help of a pair of side cutters 😉.
  12. You’re right, thanks for talking me into it. I just ordered a tank sealer kit. No reason to not do it right. I’m going to go ahead with my second treatment with vinegar, but this time after flushing and drying the tank I will coat the inside.
  13. I have thought about it and was planning to go this route if necessary. The vinegar did a great job of dissolving the rust so I am thinking I won’t have to.
  14. I'm going to give my gas tank another vinegar treatment this weekend because using my bore scope I have discovered some rust on the ceiling of the tank that did not get soaked when I filled the tank. When filled sitting upright, you can't actually completely fill it and touch all parts of the inside of the tank because the filler neck is lower than the ceiling of the tank. I will be cleaning out the layer of preservative oil currently in the tank and adding 2-3 gallons of vinegar and this time turning the tank over so that the top of the inside of tank gets covered with
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