Hi to all!
Was on here many years back around 2008 while located in Perth WA. Had an 85 model 1000f then…and now just got hold of a 87 model. And now I recall a few less desirable traits of what a belligerent V4 is like.
Anyway…I write firstly to enquire if there are any other VF1000f (not interceptor) owners reasonably local to chepstow? I’ll explain below…
This current VF will not run on pots 1 and 3, it has but briefly and tries now and then but fails with occasional backfiring thru pipes. Ive had carbs off, cleaned and reset, had new plugs, checked spark, multimetered the pulse generator (hot), coils and checked charge system. Ive looked for bare/dodgy looking wiring but all tells me they’re good although the rev counter has started doing strange things. The battery is new. It therefore points to the CDI unit but I’m not convinced. The other one I had was in an awful state, cosmetically and mechanucally with a blown No1 big end. I rebuilt that motor and had a similarly frustrating time tryinh to get that going. It did in the end but I was never sure what it was that gave me so much grief. I know they can be a reet royal bstard on the electrical front so hence my apprehension.
So, fellow VFers…does anyone live around the Bristol/chepstow/glos/cheltenham/worcester areas who would be willing to let me try their CDI unit? Travel is not an issue as I need to get the better of this one!!