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  1. #31
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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Still 2 feet of snow on the ground here in the north, and -17C this morning, it will be May before we get bikes out. We also have to get through the "thaw". where I have to travel 1k of dirt road and ooze for 3 weeks, so the bikes don't come out till thats also dried up.
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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Quote Originally Posted by Straycat View Post
    Still 2 feet of snow on the ground here in the north, and -17C this morning, it will be May before we get bikes out. We also have to get through the "thaw". where I have to travel 1k of dirt road and ooze for 3 weeks, so the bikes don't come out till thats also dried up.
    I was just being fesitious, I apologise for that

    Great job on the bike BTW.
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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    no worries, some parts of Ontario are snow-less and guys are out riding, but not up where I am.
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    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
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    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Almost done...



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    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Really nice!

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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Looks new
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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Thanks Guys !
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    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    That's just Greedy!Looking good.
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  9. #39
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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Unfortunately she has to come apart again. no 2nd gear.

    It was winter with 4ft of snow and -20 when I started this project. it ran in the shop and went through the gears ok prior to the tear down...but as soon as I got her on the road under load in July it was wratcheting in 2nd. so..... engine to come out and all be stripped. fortunately I have 2 transmissions spare here.

    the worst part is, you can get the 200lb + engine out of a rolling chassis vf1000R via a controlled fall of sorts, but not so easy getting it back in. its easier to put the frame around the engine which means stripping it to every last nut and bolt (or almost). Grrrr
    2000 ZRX1100
    2014 VFR800
    2015 FJ09
    1985 RZ500
    1989 RZ350
    1989 FZR400
    1986 NS400R
    1987 RG250 Walter Wolf
    1988 RGV250 VJ21 J
    1986 TLR200 Reflex
    1985 VF500 Rothmans Interceptor (Custom)
    1986 VF500F Interceptor
    1985 VF1000R (x2)

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    Re: VF1000R 4 into 2 - winter project

    Snit happens. I hate to go back and redo stuff but heck You do not have that much of a riding season. Best to leave tear down until is minus 20 again... I figure you have tons of bikes to ride. ;-)
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