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Hello all. I'm new to the site, and don't know much about these bikes yet, so I can't offer much info to anyone regarding VFRs. I have however, owned and/or restored twenty-five or so motorcycles of various makes, and have restored many foreign and domestic automobiles, so I'm not a stranger to mechanical problems and solutions, and will try to help if I read any questions I can answer. Thanks to anyone in advance for help with my problems and questions. I'm working on getting a 1985 VF1000R back on the road after getting it from the original owner several months ago. The bike sat for over 20 years before I got it. I've gotten it running, and the engine sounds beautiful (as they do), but still have a lot to do before it's road-worthy. For one thing, the water pump leaks - not too much for short rides, but I wouldn't take a road trip like it is. I can't find any listings anywhere for replacement pumps or rebuild kits. Can anyone help me out with some sources for this? The other thing is the clutch hydraulics. I've rebuilt lots of clutch and brake hydraulic systems through the years, but have never had one give me so much trouble bleeding. I used to have a pressure-bleeding set-up it disappeared somewhere along the way, so I haven't tried that yet. This system seems so simple though, I wouldn't expect to need that. I just can't get this thing to pump up any pressure though. There must be something stupid I'm missing. Can anyone offer some tips? Thanks again to anyone that may help. Phillip