My name is Chris and I thought i would post an introduction as a new member of the Forum!
I spend 9 monts of the year working in the South of France and the rest with my Family in the Phillippines.
3 months ago I bought my first VF1000 as a non running project for this winter. 7 years ago I did a similar project with a 1982 Yamaha Xj900. However after using it for touring and exploring Europe and putting more than 183,000 kms on her I decided she needed a rest, hence the purchase of the VF!
At the time of purchase it was a non runner, no electrics even, so a dead 'un! I paid next to nothing for it, but I ,aint completely nuts ( well not yet!!) as I have known the bike for quite a while. Basically the previous owner had a low speed off on the right side and stored it for 5 years as a result. It is essentially a hybrid of an SC19 engine and Chassis with earlier bodywork.
To keep it breif and to the point I will detail works done so far;
Damage repaired from the off, new battery, LED indicators and relay, new fuel pump and reuseable filter, Fuel tank washed out, new fuel lines, carbs cleaned and rebuilt with new slide membranes and a Stage one Dynajet kit, choke slides recalibrated and carbs synched, starter motor rebuilt with new bearings and brushes, Cams checked and valve clearances set, new oil and filter, K & N air filter, new brake pads, brake and cluth fluid changed. Phew!!
Now starts on the button, runs really well and sounds awesome!!
Next on the list is a repaint in original colours and change the orance rims to gold.
My goal is to have a nice looking bike that runs well!!