Hi from the Scottish Borders, I am a new member from the UK (Scotland) and have just bought myself a spiffy 1994 VFR750! (will attempt to post the obligatory photo below). I'm quite excited about it really, such a beautiful bike. I had just sold my blackbird and my winter commuting bike, a rusty old CB500, so the rebel 500 (my current commuting bike) and my pretty CB500s (that I love like a mother loves her first born) were all alone in the shed. I saw a VFR advertised kind of locally and went to see it on a whim. It was pretty good cosmetically and the guy I bought it from had a bunch of classic bikes all impeccably maintained, so although I wasn't technically in the market for a new bike I knew straight away I was buying it. Rode it 50 or so miles home and it rides beautifully except that the clutch slips a bit at 7.5k. Second ride on it was a 300 mile loop around where I live and I found that there is a horrid grinding sound at 4.5k whilst letting the clutch lever out on pulling away. If I pull away below this, at say 4 or 3k, no problems. My hope is that it's the clutch plates and I haven't bought a shiny bike with serous mechanical issues. Going to drain the oil (which is like new) and pull the clutch plates out of it for a look, though I've never done that before so will probably be scanning through these forums for all the info I can find! Anyway, sorry for the essay, here's where I try to post a picture! p.s. Anyone know what the sticker of the hand is?