New owner/ bad motor

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  1. Yotadj

    Yotadj New Member

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    Hey my name is DJ finally got a first gen 84 vf500f. Been wanting one for years.
    I'm based out of Everett area but commute Arlington to Redmond.

    So the vf500 I bought ended up having a blown motor block is cracked piston and head toast from a dropped valve.
    Once I find a motor I hope to be riding but so far no luck in my search even went to Canada and that was no luck.
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Welcome aboard!!

    Did you purchase the bike knowing the motor was shot or was it discovered post purchase??
     
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    Something like 5 or 6 of them on ebay as of a day or two ago.
     
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    Bought it not knowing motor was destroyed. Ya I checked eBay but most won't ship or they say for parts only. I end to Canada to buy the one off of cl well u can't bring motors back to usa that arnt in a car or bike with a title.
    I have wanted posts everywhere I can think of even have my bike for sale since I can't find a motor don't want to sell it but it's just sitting in my shop.
     
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    That royally sucks dude ... what's the cost to rebuild it? Might have to be an option to consider.
     
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    Hope you told the bloke you got it from what a maggot he was for not disclosing the motor was toast. Hope you didn't pay much for it. What is the body like,if good, part it out and get some of your money back
     
  8. Yotadj

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    the guy blew me off acting like he didnt know. the fairrings are good and tires aswell. might as well try and stuff a v45 in there
     
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    Problem is once you start that path you end up like a cat chasing its tail
     
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    i heard its like 10mm wider and possibly carb sit higher. i do have acces to mig tig tube bender notcher chop saw and mills at my shop so might be able to create something idk put the 45 jets in the 500 carbs
     
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    No one in the nw has a motor to sell?
     
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    Sorry, Bunky, but if you had enough good sense to ask about VF500s here before you bought we could have told you to watch for bad motors and how to detect them easily before you made a bad mistake. If you knew more about the problems common to VF500s engines we could have saved you money and frustration. Unless you can hear it run sweetly, don't even consider any 500 purchase unless it's a parts-only buy.
     
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    And this is the reason you won't find anybody selling a motor
     
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    Ah well shiz thanks for the info.
     
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