Grandapa’s VF500 project

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  1. Vf500Mako

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    So with being said i finally took off the carbs from this baby after i change all i mean ALL OF THE NASTY GEL STUFF ON the fluids. I must say it felt soo good to learn to fix her [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    So next is wait for all the kit to comes replace the boots and cross my fingers.. note ( the problem before I decided to open the carbs was it would start but would di in instant) since i tried to avoid not touching the carbs I realized i need to learn it my self if ever i am going to ride her) so if there any suggestions pls feel free team thank you till next tim

    Next the seat brand new cover

    P.s where do i get a lower belly cowl?

    Thanks for reading


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    Ebay is about the only reliable source for parts for these. CMSNL in the Netherlands has some new parts but expect to pay top dollar.
     
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    Thanks Jeremy well i guess im about to break that piggy bank lol. Promise grandpa that i will bring it to forest lawn to show him.. thanks



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    So, it was your late Grandfathers bike?
    Then perhaps it's something special, at least to you.
    Do a good job, it will be special. Enjoy the ride when you are done. :)
     
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    Hi, you mentioned Forest Lawn... Are you in the Los Angeles area?
     
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    Yess joel hehe we neighbors in in glendale and eagle rock


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    I'm a new owner of an '85 VF500, live in West Adams... Lets stay in touch, am sure we'll have some knowledge to share
     
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    Yeah man most definitely!!


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    [​IMG]

    The reason i wanna make her alive!! Thanks grandpa


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    How did you go about removing the fuel petcock?
     
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    You gottah twist it lightly and it will open. I know i was having trouble of that but you really gottah be patience


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    Okay boys update for Delilah b4 and after [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Wow! Looking good. Didja get her running?
     
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    Yess lee she running and she sound soo pretty!! i took her to my friends house for the first time [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Keep that bike!
     
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    I know if it had been passed down to me by someone close, it would be worth more to me than anyone else.
     
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    Yeah thats why i did all my best to come up with funds so i said good bye to my 55 lg smart tv and ps4 pls my coin collection smh

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    You can get a better TV and Playstation later, but can't replace the bike. Sounds like a good choice. ;)
     
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