Attempted VF1000F2 resurrection

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    If it's not just the adjustment lever on top of the shock (as in penetrating oil doesn't help), then you're likely hosed. Those shocks are ticking time bombs, and you can't access the damping circuits for service/cleaning. Every single one of my stock 1000 shocks failed in some way. No damping (pogo stick). Locked in a compressed state. Won't compress. Adjustment frozen.
     
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    oh thats not good news, a Hagon shock is nearly 50% of the value of the bike, they dont sell for much

    ok so a little careful squirting of GT85, and some gentle levering about to see if it will free up, the shock appears to be working and I have another one if I need it on the parts bike,

    but it looks a royal pain to remove,

    I dont even know if its got any air in it, as I dont have a hand pump to re pressurise it, I have never checked
     
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    I know money doesn't grow on trees, but suspension is more than just the value of the bike. Suspension is always the best money spent on a motorcycle. The stock shocks are great... door stops.
     
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    I don’t disagree with you at all, but it’s only insured for 1000 miles a year, and I ride like a hamstrung donkey,

    I really would not get the full benefit of a expensive shocker,
    But I would like one, and it comes well down the toy pecking list

    Have the other toys in front first


    VF1000F2F, in bits
     
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    Managed to acquire another tank, two damaged indicator mounts for the fairing, a undamaged fuse box lid and a nice pair of genuine chrome mirrors

    Hopefully the tank is in better physical condition than mine, and it’s not very rusty as far as I can see, but it will need painting, might see if I can do another nice rattle can job


    VF1000F2F, in bits
     
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    Someone wanted to know how to change the fuel cap barrel lock

    You need to carefully remove the black or chrome skin off the whole cap, it can be done
    Once off the barrel comes out the top and you can then change the tumblers so you can have the same key for all the locks


    VF1000F2F, in bits
     
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    More plastic welding, got a pair of indicator mounts for the front they have inserts that go in the fairing

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    They had no welded in threads they were all snapped of, the right hand one had a hole in it where the nutter with a big wrench ripped the mount right off


    VF1000F2F, in bits
     
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