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  1. Allyance

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    The drills you want are called "Easy Outs", requires drilling stud, then using easy out with left hand thread, as you tighten easy out, it will loosen stud or broken bolt, hopefully. If that doesn't work, then you need to drill out bolt completely and use heli-coils to provide new threads. Suggest you find someone who has experience with both these methods. I would use a penetrating fluid first, like Liquid Wrench, let soak for awhile.
     
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    Letting it soak before you try to remove might be key. I was recently doing some work on my car, and every day for a week ahead of time I doused the rusty nuts with WD40. They probably hadn't been touched in 27 years. I have no doubt this made removal easier.

    Can you tack a nut onto whats left of those threads, and then just try to back it out?
     
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    WHOO HOOO....
    GOT THEM OUT.
    PUT THE MOTOR back in.
    Wish me luck!
     
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    excellent job buddy have a beer on me








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    Got the pipes all done. New O-rings and all that. Put the radiator on, filled it. Got all the wires routed and connected. Just needed to add gas.
    Added gas and found I have a leaky petcock.
    So I just dropped the fuel line into the gas can and let it run till I found that the rear hose to the thermostat needs to be replaced.
    [​IMG]

    Still I feel like the ISSUES are gonna bleed my pockets dry!
     
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    Yes, it can be mentally fatiguing but stick with it when your done, your gona have a killer machine! Those water pipes I never had to mess with, but have had my share of leaky petcocks/fuel gauges. They do sell an O-ring seperately for this unit, or you can replace the entire set-up which costs around $75.00 my cost. I switched over the petcock/fuel gauge on my bike and thought every thing was ace, rode the bike a few hundred miles and discovered when I filled it up all the way at the gas station there was a major leak. I pumped the petrol and paid, came oot to the bike to see a large puddle under it! I was close to home so I just jetted there fast.

    Turned oot that I massacered the O-ring for the fuel gauge, the sending unit had some very sharp edges that cut the O-ring like a razor, I guess they don't design these things with the intention of having people remove/replace/service them. I used tape around the gauge with another new O-ring and it was a happy ending.

    If that petcock leaks from the unit itself, you have to pop for a new one, as they are riveted together. Cheers and good luck
     
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    Im taking a chance on a used one on ebay.
    I just want to take it for a ride!
     
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    ***UPDATE***
    Fuel petcock arrived today.
    Just need to replace the hose on the thermostat next.
     
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    Ok... progress!
    Ebay I love you.
    I found an engine from a 93. Hope it fits.
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    New Continental tires.
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    looks like my work schedule is pretty much booked!
     
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    Good luck and keep the pictures coming. :mech:
     
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    I was bored...
    so I grabbed a few zip ties and took off my rear tire.
    He he
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    And Montoya has reviewed the work done... and he is not amused
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    So here is a pic of my biggest issue.
    Busted gone.
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    And Montoya says, this one smells OK.
    [​IMG]
     
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    You got some serious stud problems, and your not in the equestrian business either. Seriously though, you may have to get your money back on that purchase, the head looks very derflected and even in if you could extract that busted stud, your still gona be way oot with the new one.
     
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    Thats the issue I had with the engine the bike came with. It ran ok. But the oil was flowing and the exhaust leak was really bugging the hell out of me.
    I found an engine out of a 93 on ebay for cheep and it was local and saved on shipping.
    My ferret said it smells ok!
    My son and I swapped out the engines. I should have it all ready to run soon.
     
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    So an update.
    I stuffed it into the van and drove it down to Baltimore in January. Took a job down there. Had a few nice days to ride in the winter. Western New York is nasty in the winter.

    [​IMG]

    I learned a bunch about what its like to live with a 3rd gen VFR!
    #1. Voltage regulator... a 25 year old unit must be tossed in the trash and replaced with something MUCH NEWER! Twice i was left on the side of the road.
    this is TRASH!!!
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    #2. The back roads in Elkridge, MD are a lot more fun with a v4 honda under you.
    workin on the chicken strips!

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    I had to come back home two weeks ago and had to leave Lefty behind. But i have plans to be back in MD in 3 more weeks and ride it back home to NY.
     
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    That r/r above lasted me twenty years before getting stuck at night after coming back from a vacation. It was a painless break-d0wn as I phoned someone that picked me up and stuck the bike in the back of his pick-up truck. I have one of these units and am happy with it. http://roadstercycle.com/index.htm

    btw my starter solenoid got melted in the 80,000 miles of life, may be on its second or third Honda stator. You can use a cbr1000 06 variety but have to cut off the connector and either solder on spades or wire it directly. Good luck and thanks for sharing those photos. \\ Cheers
     
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    I still have the other engine with a stator I will remove and save for the next meltdown!
     
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    Bite your tongue! I have to tip my hat to you getting that bike going like you did, you had some major obstacles to clear. My 93 was a complete rolling bike with body work etc but was in need of major hours/labour/parts read money. I lived with my 91 since 1995 so I know these bikes well. The bike was ridden pretty much all over the tri-state area of NJ/NY/Ct. When I moved down to South FL, I trailored the bike behind my car and did the trip in 19.5 hours.

    You chose wisely, what can I say, I am beyond a little biased though. The 91 gets ridden about once or twice a month and gets a yearly oil change. It rides as well or better than the 93 bike that has 18,000 miles. The 93 goes to work twice a week about 120 miles or so, and gets oil swapped at 2000 miles.

    Thanks for sharing those snow/dog pictures too, I do not miss the snow mind you :smow: Used to wear the sides of my tyres out up in Bear Mountain on my Interceptor. Cheers and happy/safe riding.
     
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