Attempted VF1000F2 resurrection

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  1. Waylander

    Waylander New Member

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    Looking at that link, it’s going to have to be a couple of elbows and a pump with straight necks,

    But I do like trying to fix stuff, so one of these two knackered ones will be coming to bits, and have it’s insides replaced with the guts out of a straight pipe one I bought for $14 off the bay of fleas


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    Went to Kempton park auto jumble for motorcycles

    Nothing of real interest except a set of fully cleaned VF1000F carbs for £80

    Didn’t buy them as I have two sets


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    Did you just visit the show or also put a bike in the display.
     
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    It’s not any kind of show, just crate and crates of rusty parts for old British bikes, I
    won’t bother going again

    Something my brother and I have chatted about doing for years, now he’s got terminal cancer, we are doing lots of these odd things


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    Sorry to hear of your bother's diagnosis. Nothing like the brevity of life being thrown in your face to force you to get your prioities in order. You are a good man to prove to him that he is valued and I'm sure that you will not regret the time and effort given to do so.
     
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    If you go with the solid state fuel pump, get one with a "positive shut-off valve".
     
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    I have found a non working VF1000 pump on the bay of fleas

    Just needed the broken points wire fixing, and it’s working and not leaking

    Going for a test ride today, if it don’t rain


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    I have been whizzing about on it for a bit, not too far from home incase it packs up again

    But I have noticed a lot of clutch noise, a sort of chattering that goes away when I pull the lever in

    Could someone possibly provide some insight if it’s possible to shut it up


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    Sounds like me when I go the 500 running. Only rode as far as I felt like pushing the bike back LOL.

    I am sure someone here knows the cure to your malady.
     
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    Noisy clutch basket would be my guess.
     
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    Yep guessed as much but what’s the fix, is it worth doing or just let it rattle


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    well for the sake of a gasket - have a look. It won't make it worse !!
     
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    I would say you need to sync the carbs....
     
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    Done that little fun job, but they have been apart a few times so they might be out of whack again after a settling down period

    It floods and smokes a lot on choke so they are probably blocked up again


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    My VTR1000F had a noisy clutch at idle, so I whipped it out for a look-see. The only thing I found was the clutch damper springs were surprisingly slack and probably the source of the noise. The rest of the clutch (plates and basket) were mint (76000km) so I buttoned it all up and put my mind at rest.

    This is what the clutch sounded like when I had it out

     
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    Being an F2 Bol, taking the dam fairing off again, I always seem to break a bit


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