New to me ‘83

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    I just picked up this all original (I believe) 1983 VF750F. Only 2,600 miles! One owner. In wonderful condition but sat for quite a while. I hope to get this bike going for the summer. Wish me luck![​IMG][​IMG]


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    Have one just like it, had it since 83. Mine sat for a long time too. Two major problems to look for; rust in the tank and gunk in the carbs. I replaced all the rubber parts, including replacing an almost new set of tires that were hard with age. Good luck with it.
     
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    Thanks for the advice! Yeah the tank has a bit of rust in it but it looks like surface rust. I plan on replacing a lot of the rubber. Carbs definitely need to be gone through.


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    Welcome Galtmech10c!!
    Good find.
    Hard to believe it has just under 2,700 miles, when you say it has "sat for quite a while", you aren't just whistling dixie.
     
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    Yeah I couldn’t believe it either with the mileage. But researching it with the previous owner it’s true. Crazy. I definitely am going to correct the rust inside the tank before anything. Same with the carbs.


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    Nice find. Welcome to the club
     
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    Thanks everyone for the welcomes. I know I will be posting pictures of the cleanup and progress as I go along.


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    Welcome. Pretty cool find!!
     
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    Nice, looks very original to me.....WELCOME
     
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    Looking at the picture of my new bike, the exhaust looks a little different to me than pictures of stock. The upward swing at the muffler doesn’t really seem hat pronounced. And the muffler doesn’t have that shine that I have seen in pictures. Any thoughts? I know it’s a cruddy picture.


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    I think you're right... it's a cruddy picture.
     
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    They could be some flat black Supertrapp slip-ons. But we might as well be debating the face on Mars with that resolution.

    Front tire is original, that's for sure.
     
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    Yeah. I apologize for the crap picture. I will be picking it up Sunday and I’ll get some good photos then.


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    Its hard to tell with the 1" of dust on it. Welcome here and enjoy that sweet VF750. And bring back the '80's.
     
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    Tomorrow is the day! I pick up the ‘83 tomorrow. Pictures to come.


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    You will discover that we all love pictures on here... so get the battery charged in the camera - need before & after pics lol
     
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    Yea pics or it didn't happen.... :Smile:
     
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    Check the first post of this thread
     
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    Got the bike home after freeing up the calipers. I saw the upper radiator has a crack in it at the fill port. I got the carbs out but the vent and fuel tubes are cracked. So a few things to fix for sure. Does anybody have a good source for the tubes?


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