Bringing 1985 VF1000F back to life

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  1. VF1000Fe

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    Here is the inside of the 84 Carb Plenum;
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    The short end of the venting T-Tube pokes in.

    But note the tube has a Restrictor Orifice in it.
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    or the vacuum in that area could Self-Bias the jetting.
    I may shrink that Restrictor more.

    If not then Honda vents to atmosphere.
    I guess run a hose somewhere gasoline can spill out.
    Buy not where a wind can pass over the open end, or a vacuum could still occur.

    Partzilla OnLine does not show the 85 VF1000Ff, since it was not sold in USA, so can't check PNs without going to a Dealer.

    I have a Carb Bank on Plenum on the shelf, and it has No Holes in the plenum for Venting.
    I can't place the year on that (came with 2x VF1000F basket cases, along with Quad, Dirt Bike, and Snowmobile parts mixed in).

    84 & 85 are Near Identical, with differences in Carb numbers, Glass/Blade Fuses, Paint and Headlight type, and now Carb Venting?

    Viva La Difference?
     
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    Yep we are talking about the same thing.
    Thanks for you effort in tracing the carb vent.
    I appreciate it very much.
    I think I like the option where a hose is run to where the battery vent goes. That might be the original location.
     
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    Needed a radiator but didn’t want topay $130US or more for a used one.
    I found a new aluminum rad fora 98-03 Yamaha FZ600 for $55US
    A little modification and voila
    Tank and plastics are out being painted

    Steve
     

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    IT’S ALIVE!!!!
     

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    Very nice. Expensive looking end can you have there.
     
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    Very nice
    Great end to my shift today reading your build.
    Thank you


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    Outstanding!!!!
     
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    Lock plates are missing.
     
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    Hey Squirrelman
    What are lock plates and whete do they go
    It may not have had them when I got the bike.
    If they are necessary I will have to get them

    Thanks Steve
     
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    All your comments are too kind
    Thank you
     
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    lock plates are C-shaped brassy-looking and secure the screws holding the carbs to the airbox bottom with tabs that bend over.

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    I just upgraded all my lights to LED
    hight output
    Much brighter than incandesents
    Turn signals are 1500 lumens amber
    Brake light is 850 lumens red (couldn't find a 1500 lumen)
    Upgraded the flasher to work with LED’s
    Used a standard automotive flasher from Autozone
    The polarity must be different on these hondas
    Had to swap the B-battery and E-earth wires to get it to work
    L-load remains the same

    Steve
     
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    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.
    Here's a little project,,.. The shifter pivots on the left footpeg.
    One side is the steel footpeg, the other is the Aluminum FootPegs Stay.
    Over time the steel shifter wears the Aluminum Stay.
    If you think the shifter is Sloppy now,,..
    A background project is to mill down the shifter a little and Lathe a steel washer for in there.
    Temporarily I use Molybdenum Disulfide (MolyKote- G-N assembly paste) to save the Aluminum, way better than grease.
     
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    That sounds nice
    Yes it’s saftey certified and licenced for the road
    I have been driving it to work and have been to Freedom Machines and Port Dover Friday 13th and yes i have scared myself on it
    Pulled out to pass a car and went from 80 kph to 200 kph way too quick
    Didn’t even leave 5th gear

    I’m not sure i understand what your getting to about the shifter ( it’s an age thing )

    Steve
     
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    you have any Port Dover pix you can post ??? :Canada:
     
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    9B186BC3-785C-4F54-9A24-3D8DCC6301CF.jpeg 2EC9348B-A4E7-4A6F-AA7A-3BAE0773E943.jpeg Only took a couple of pics
    One is of the main street
    The other is looking down the side street where we parked
     
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    Hey VF1000Fe

    Where did you get the 4to1 exhaust

    Steve
     
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    The Steel Shifter wears a Groove into the Aluminum FootPeg Stay;
    [​IMG]

    It gets real sloppy.
    I'm considering machining the area and putting in a Needle Bearing in there.


    So you noticed that,,.. normally a 4 into 1 means deleting the Center Stand.
    Don't know where its from.
    I bought a bundle of 2x Basket Cases of VF1000F.
    It came in the pile.
    I would prefer Stock Silencers, but don't have another set.
    I got lucky that the Center Stand could stay.
    Seems a little loud but I haven't had it out for a ride yet.
    Since its taken me 3 years to put it togather, I can't rember whats Tight or Finger Tight.
    So I need to do a Bolt Audit first,,.. probably OK, but I have Aged Memory too.
     
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    4DF032B6-D3A2-4216-A411-F9F4F73DE689.jpeg 7113ED14-147C-4359-9937-BF598FC30A9F.jpeg I’ve heard that if you feed tese thins gas and oil they will reproduce.

    Must be true
    Look
     
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    Either that, or we suffer from the same Affliction;
    [​IMG]

    I don't think there is a Cure,,..
     
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