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    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?
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    Nice looking bike ….the clutch issue could be where the oil was changed to full synthetic from Dino oil …
     
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    Welcome to the Madhouse Balth.:Welcome:

    For a 28 year old VFR that certainly looks like it was someone's pride and joy. As you will soon discover red VFR are the fastest :potstirrer1:.

    Hopefully you can resolve the clutch issue and can soon get out and enjoy some of those fabulous empty roads in the borders area.

    Kudos for providing a photo with your first post.

    Have fun - ATGATT

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    Thanks for the welcome. Got new clutch plates and springs today but hadn't considered it could be the oil. I'll change that first just in case! It is certainly fast, even if not the fastest.
     
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    Thanks, most helpful. Especially as it's definitely the clutch! The friction plates are practically flat and the basket is quite groovy. Pic for reference.
     

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    Most parts available from Fowlers or your, not very local, Honda dealership.

    For obsolete parts try David Silver, John Oldfield or CMSNL.
     
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