Hi All, greetings from the UK. Long time reader, first time writer. Currently deep in reviving a Honda VF400F that has been off the road since 1998. My dad purchased the bike new in 1983 and it was used regularly up until it was taken off the road. I have a lot of memories of the bike as a kid, mum holding me as pillion while my dad slowly rides to the end of the drive before work etc, cleaning it with my dad, so there is a bit of an attachment. Since then it has sat in his garage and shed, at one point around 2005 we began stripping the bike to start a restoration with a view to sell it but that project got put on hold. I picked the bike up from him on new years eve and transported back to mine. After about six weeks i had done the following: Flushed the coolant and replaced Drained the oil and replaced, new oil filter Stripped and rebuilt the carbs Temporary fuel supply (tank needs sorting before i can use it) New spark plugs After a little hesitation, the bike came to life, albeit only running on three cylinders. I am now in the realms of valve lapping due to poor compression on cylinder 1, and as a result will require head gaskets (i don't suppose anyone knows a source for these, in talks with a few suppliers). Hopefully i will have semi-regular updates for you guys if anyone is interested, i will attach some pictures when i have sorted out somewhere to host them.