Hi All, new owner in London

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  1. Waylander

    Waylander New Member

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    Hi All,

    Just bought a 1986 silver VF1000F2 Bol D’or, it’s in desperate need of some serious TLC, last serviced in 2003, and done just under 3000 miles in the last 17 years

    it’s done 38,000 miles, I’m a bit of a car nut too, I own and tend to ramble about my other ongoing projects
    My 1992 Porsche 968, and anything else I touch

    not owned a bike since 1998,
    But I did work for bike shops as a mechanic up to 1982, Heron Suzuki, Eddie Grimstaeds and a few others, a spanner is no stranger

    looking forward to getting it sorted out before the end of this summer, I have done most of the engine done and carbs, need a new rear tyre it’s dated 2005!

    regards Martin
     
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    Welcome to VFRW Martin.

    With your background in turning a wrench, you will be right at home and a great source of information I would think.

    You should think about starting a new thread on your '86 rebuild. Take lots of photos and keep us updated as you go along (we tend to love that sort of thing).

    Do you have a photo of your new VF that you could upload as part of your introduction?
    We are also visually stimulated.
     
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    Oh sorry forgot to include a picture

    It has laser cans, don’t like them that much so there will be a set of Marving going on eventually,


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    What a grand old stager!!! I hope you can get her back to her former glory, it looks like the bodywork has survived well...
     
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    Looks Sharp, thanks for posting a photo!
     
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    And some real old pictures from our biker group 1978/9, and we are all still friends today, we regularly meet up for a beer or three
    All except Paul 2nd from left, in picture 2 sitting on a yellow FS1e, we lost him to cancer 10 years ago

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    My 1980 CB750F2D, looked just like the CB900

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    And me at the tender age of 17
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    VF1000F2 a work in progress
     
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    Great pics Waylander. The Good Old Days
     
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