Jim's $400.00 1986 VF500F

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  1. sixdog

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    Cool...let me know if i can help in any way.....
     
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    nice work. where are you finding engine bearings ?
     
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    Nowhere....Luckily the ones that came out of the engine were actually in great shape.

    All the same I looked and there only bits and pieces out there. No complete sets anywhere.

    My bigger issue is finding valve guides. The shop said I need (8) of them and there are only like (3) on ebay and they are all in Europe. I think I am screwed. I have another set of heads and hoping the guides on them are usable. If not then it is a waiting game.

    Does anyone have any
    12204-KE7-305 Valve guides??????????
     
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    I have used them at least 20 times... Very very good..
     
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    also the schematics are very useful for bikes with out a manual ....
     
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    Excellent! That is good to hear. I wonder if they have anything for my 1983 Honda Civic? Need to check.
     
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    Progress! Got the short block basically done. Finishing up today, got nothing else to do!

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    And very very expensive...:)
     
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    I didn’t say they were cheap...
     
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    Yes they are expensive! But at least they have the parts. I am going to have to stop tracking costs on this project. I am so far upside down it is pathetic.

    "Labor of Love" I will call it!
     
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    Unobtanium is often that way. You tend to forget such things when you're riding the finished product. Your body can always restock the lost blood cells.
     
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    And it's done....Sucks I don't have my heads back yet. This lock down sucks, but at least I am getting things done.

    Anyone have any good heads laying around LOL?

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    Most excellent!!! I always have respect for folks that never give up, overcome the pain and suffering, and make stuff happen. I hope CMSNL comes through for you on the guides. You are soooo close. A fresh set of heads will be worth the wait.
     
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