That pitted cylinder looks scary, will look better with a Hone.
I went to town on the cooling holes, bigger is better, engine seems to...
I used to "fish" for Pickerel,,..
I was inpatient in my youth.
But, I would replace that Front Tire.
Any Tread that channels water to the center (hydro-planning) is asking for trouble.
I did a full set of cams/followers a few years ago.
Was pricey, but was a more permanent fix.
The cams don't have air pockets in'em, they...
Why not Spin-Test a "bead'd" wheel?
Run it up thru the gears while on the Center Stand, should be smooth up to 150kph.
Owning one of these Bikes is also a Total Loss of Money, but gotta spend it somehow,,..
A Big End problem is more of a Knocking than a Ticking.
I've used the Cam Clamp thingy, but it seem'd to be more a hassle than useful.
Cheap Is, as Cheap Does,,..
This era/series of motors had multiple issues.
The Cams were too soft and had "inclusions"/defects, it wore down way...
"Takes a Licking, Keeps on Ticking??,,.."
If your Cam Followers are like the rest, they are Chrome Coated.
Once the Chrome wears through, the...
I've had something similar, hard to figure out.
Was most fumes after its parked when Hot AND tank almost Empty.
Borrow'd buddies Gas...
With the Brake Lever fully relax'd, the lines are open,,.. any Air Bubbles would eventually float all the way up into the Reservoir, or Top of the...
Whistler/Blackcomb is a Stunning place to Ski.
But you'd better have brought your Platinum Card.
One Day Adult ticket is $155
This is the Funnest Part of a Restoration,,..
Like taking Brand New parts off the shelf and building a new bike from scratch, so rewarding.
I haven't work'd on any 'Rs, but on my 'Fs I support the motor and build the bike around it. Yes, motor is Over 200lbs.
Easy Frame fit with 2...
Yup, we would have maintain'd our Hearing (got a loss at high end, over all loss, and some Tinnitus).
I used to ride with no hearing protection,...
Cell Phone charging in Tank Bag, with 2000 selected MP3 tunes, play in Random Mode.
Bluetooth to SENA 10C.
Plug in Custom Molded Ear Speakers;...
Either that, or we suffer from the same Affliction;
I don't think there is a Cure,,..
VF1000Fe / 84 VF1000Fe / 90's Touring / Nevada HWY 50
The Steel Shifter wears a Groove into the Aluminum FootPeg Stay;
It gets real sloppy.
I'm considering machining the area and putting in a...
Great Job,,.. now to get it MOT'd and take it out, Scare yourself.
Just got mine running;
Saw you had a Lathe in the background.
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