Good day Guys,
I have just joined the VF1000R club by purchasing a project, the bike has been stood for probably 4 years before it was last started. I re-commissioned the engine by removing the carbs cleaning and re-fitting, lubed the cylinders, cranked the engine by hand to check it was not seized and/or had stuck valves. I then cranked the engine without starting to get oil pressure up. Compression was checked all to be a minimum of 9 bar (130 PSI) and plugs refitted.
After this the bike fired on the button, it was clear after checking the water temperature that the bike was burning oil at any RPM and not just on overun (oil stem seals). So before I pull this motor apart I just wanted an insight to what other owners have experienced with the Vf burning oil. If it is the bores/rings what are the options (I know I can get standard rings) also what are the options on mains and big end bearings which appear to of gone out of production.
Any thoughts/opinions greatly appreciated to a new Vf owner.