new project: 1992 VFR 750!

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  1. V4 Matt

    V4 Matt New Member

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    So I have been on the site for a little while and went through a couple of miniceptors, VF500's. they were fun but just a tad too tiny for me. Kind of caught the interceptor bug, and wanted another project. So a quick look online and 300 bucks later, I got my project.
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    Owner says it runs. We'll see about that, but first I'm going to be replacing the blown rec/reg he was kind of enough to tell me about right as I was about to agree on a price (he knocked a hundred off). I know, the fairings are going to be a pain to source and expensive too. But I wanted a project and I love the front end on these VFR's. Will be updating as the parts start rollling in. Cant wait to hear it rumble.
     
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    Oh my.........that is a project, seen worse look showroom though.
     
  3. V4 Matt

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    Yeah, the only thing I cant decide on is whether or not I should make it red or try a RWB theme. I like the granite color, but I hate purple on bikes, and I wouldnt be able to stand that purple VFR lettering my bike.
     
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    Have a problem getting any kind of electrical power. Battery shows 12 volts but I get nothing when I turn the switch. All the fuses are good, even the 30a one by the battery. All the grounds seem to be good. Am I missing another big fuse somewhere?
     
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    Always fun to start with a clean slate! Good luck with your bike. I've always loved the Red/White/Blue on interceptors - my wife had an RWB VF500 when I met her. Keep us posted on your build.

    Regarding your issue with the electrical system send me a PM and we can discuss.
     
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    I got ride of the purple on the mids because they were painted, uppers-mids-lowers. Tail and gas tank are original, I read somewhere that purple was the colour of royalty and it was also associated with manic depression...Love my Gen 3 bike!
     
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    Fairings from Airtech (fiberglass) and poly26 (grey fiberglass) and maybe someone over in UK. Windscreen from several places.

    Buy an aftermarket seat.

    4th gen for exhaust system.

    Now would be a good time for shock and fork upgrade.

    tech manual available here for download, needed.

    Good luck,

    Larry
     
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    Do you have a link for that manual? Did a search and the best I could find was for a 4th gen 95 year.
     
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    Found the problem with my electrical dilemmas. pulled the starter relay, found the burned out fuse. I am a moron:doh: I looked for that thing for 2 days and couldnt figure it out. I didnt realize that the fuse was down under the protective rubber dust seal and wedged in between the connector and the relay body. I changed the spare fuse out of its holder....:tongue: of course the bike started right up and idled really well. After I warmed it up, I tried riding it around for a minute and found that the engine would bog down almost immediately after releasing the clutch no matter how high I revved it. I got it up to about 6-7k and that just barely moved me. Is there an adjustment for the clutch or is it fried or what? also, I plan on changing the oil. Checked on here and there seems to be a huge variety that people swear by. So, if anyone could also chime in and let me know what the factory oil weight is, I would appreciate it greatly. thanks again.
     
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    sounds like the carbs need cleaning
     
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    got some seafoam, will try that tomorrow.
     
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    so the seafoam seems to have made a difference. The bike revs freely and nicely all the way up to redline. The wheel bearings are fried. It was always a pain to push the bike up and down the driveway, so I sprayed some wd-40 in there just to see if it would loosen up. It did, so now while I'm doing the brakes, I will send the wheels off for new bearings. That would explain why I couldnt really ride it, why it seemed to be fighting itself when I had it in gear. The brakes are prob sticking too. That will get addressed as well.
     
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    Is your bike a harley in disguise? Thought those are the only ones getting pushed around, :pound:
     
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    has anyone replaced the wheel bearings themselves or is it better to just take the wheels somewhere for that?
     
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    also, I'm having an issue with the throttle and right hand controls. They dont seem to want to clamp down all the way, no matter how I orient them around the handlebar. Are they supposed to line up a certain way so that they are able to be tightened? First pic is of the bars and how they were set up. As you can see the right hand/throttle seems to be clamped on farther out than the left controls.
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    Here it is up close...
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    and here it is when I move it inboard, I am not able to clamp the control, this binds the throttle tube and lets the control slip, not cool.
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    There's a little pin in the lower half of the controls that fits into a hole on the underside of the bar. It's difficult to see when attempting to line it up. If that isn't lined up correctly, it won't go on properly. It's a PITA to put on when the cables are snug.
     
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    I've seen a lot worse of a platform to start with. Thats a hell of a deal man!
     
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    By the way if you decide to bail on the project I'll take that rear end off your hands :smile:
     
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