Hi there people, After being without a motorcycle for 5 years because of kids etc etc, I suddenly felt an instant urge to get one here the other day. So, short story even shorter, I got to browsing the local classifieds. My requirements was a low price, reliable, over 30 years old (because of low insurance), comfortable, and nice looks. My goal was to find a bike with low purchase cost, and low insurance, so that I wouldn't have any bad conscience for not having time to use it that much. Worst case it can just sit and not loose any value or cost me anything for years. I hope this will be a real keeper for a long time. So, when I found this nice pearl white 1986 VFR750F, at a very reasonable price, I didn't waste any time, and last Friday I picked it up from about an hour from where I live. So this will be my thread where I post photos, and keep a log of maintenance etc etc. Hopefully someone else will enjoy it other than me too I have already started taking it apart, I never can resist doing that, mostly just to clean and fix broken parts. Changed the oil and filter. Need to find a new plastic glass for the instruments because of a crack (anyone have a spare??). Other that that everything seems to work very well, so it was just mostly regular cleaning of parts and components. All very good, until.... I removed the exhaust silencer, and in the process I had to hammer a bit on the joints to get it loose from old rust. I don't know if it happened then, or if it was already done, but anyway, I ended up with (at least) one of the exhaust manifold bolts without its head. And the space around that m"#%&....I see no chance to get the remaining part of the bolt out, and a new one in, without doing some serious wrenching. What is my best option here? My guess is that I will have to lower the whole engine to get to that space...So - if anyone has some ideas here, please chime in, I would be grateful for any advice. Some photos, first from pickup friday January 4th in Vestfossen, Norway: Safely back in my storage garage: Partly stripped down for cleaning and stuff: The broken header bolt, the rear one far to the right: Broken instrument glass. Anyone with a spare without cracks?