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News: UPDATE - As it's been quiet lately I've added a new board for non-T140, non-Triumph discussions. I'm currently restoring - or just restored - BSA, Ariel, Matchless, Sunbeam and a T150. I'm also  currently building my first combination on an M21 which should be interesting. Please share away, would be good to see more posts here.

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« on: October 25, 2018, 01:27:18 PM »

Ok...

Time to own up...

Stop laughing....


I'm trying to get a VF750F back up and running...  Embarrassed  after 'inheriting' it from my brother after he owed me some cash.





The bike was stored in a barn and was covered in pidgeon shite... It was an Jap import with KPH clocks which I've now changed for Mph. A lot of the bike has had a rough painting job, black all over the engine and the red which looks like a rattle can job. (comes off with petrol).

So far it has had new fork stanchions (OEM, bargain at 130 for the pair), forks seals etc. With the fork legs & brake callipers stripped, they have now been bead blasted and repainted 2-pack satin black. (Need a couple of new pistons to stick the callipers back on).

The corroded rear grabrails and indicator mounts have been stripped & painted in satin black.

Its now sat at the back of my garage looking sad for itself as I figure out whether its worth carrying on with it.



If anyone has any parts I'd be grateful if you'd let me know... that's if anyone will own up to having one of course!

Phil

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bernie
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »

I'd say carry on! Apart from the camshaft issues those bikes were pretty cutting edge in their day.
Of course, if you do decide to abandon the project then there's always room in my workshop for one more project....  Wink

How is parts availability? David Silver is the only source that I've used for older Honda parts before.

Cheers,
Bernie
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'81 Triumph T140ES
'49 BSA M21
'62 Norton Dommie 99
'56 Ariel Square 4
Projects:
'69 T150 Trident
'54 Matchless G80C
'54 R.E. Meteor
'56 Sunbeam S8
'57 M21
'67 C15
Some bantams
Brundall, UK
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 09:41:18 AM »

Parts are not to bad to come by Bernie TBH...

The panels & tank are sound apart from the paint finish and it only has light corrosion on the alloy in a few places.

And the camshafts are fine!  Cheesy Grin Cheesy.

I love the sound of the V4's.... just that like my Bonnie's engine, I haven't actually head this one yet!

Phil
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