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    86 1000R X2 , 85 1000R, 84 1000F, 86 750F X2, 84 750F, 86 700FII, 86 "RC26", VF500F X2, 86 500 Race

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  1. With a way to support the bike, and get it back up after, remove the fork caps and lower the front of the bike as far as it will go. The room you have left is where a radiator needs to fit.
  2. I don't know, but according to the writing on the tank, Stephanie gives all her love.
  3. Because you were trying to act like you were praying?
  4. If you are going to try that route, be sure to bend that damaged part of the bracket back down so it doesn't interfere with the fuel sender plate and prevent it from compressing the new o-ring as much as possible. Probably bend it down a little farther than it's original position, but still allow the flange to install. Fill the tank with a good amount of fuel and set it on some newspaper over night somewhere that possible fumes would be ok. You'll know if it leaks or not. And don't try and use any sealant, it won't help.
  5. The "nut" is what came off of the stud. Judging by the interior of that tank, this may may the smaller problem. But if you could cut the stud off flush and get it to release from the bracket, you maybe be able to slide a nut under and then use the perfect length bolt to secure that corner. You also might be able to use an SAE die instead of metric and get some decent threads for an SAE nut. CAREFULLY "tighten" that one first with good Loc-Tite. Let it cure overnight and then tighten the remaining 3 good nuts / studs. There is also a good chance that with a brand new o-ring, 3 good mounts might compress and seal.
  6. How about a better shot from the side clearly showing the damage
  7. You can get some pre-formed reinforced fuel tubing in different sizes that comes in a piece with varying angles and bends. Something might be workable. Also when I just Googled "preformed fuel line" some interesting stuff came up too.
  8. Oops you're right. Got mixed up. Just confirmed here too. 90 - 97 VFR then.
  9. The 88/89 VFR shares the same width / offset as the 90 - 97 VFR and the 90 - 96 CBR1000. The 91 - 98 CBR600 is different. Same width, less offset.
  10. Hi Captain 80s, Thank you for your donation of 25.00 USD. We look forward to improving the forums with your donation. Thanks VFRDiscussion
  11. On 86/87 RC24 VFRs to use the CBR wheel with the stock forks you have to have about 5-6 mm machined off of the disc mounts.
  12. Not worth over hauling, and if its "stuck" there's nothing you can do about it. Damping circuits are internal. Either try and find a used aftermarket (Fox, Works, Ohlins, etc) and have it rebuilt or go with something new (YSS, Hagon, Wilburs, etc). I go both routes and have rebuilt Fox and Ohlins on a few bikes, but I have also put YSS on about six bikes and am very happy. Great value. biketyresuk eBay seller is the store front for the UK R&D Center for YSS, Firefox Racing. I have bought them all thru them and have had great service.
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