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Title: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 18, 2016, 14:46:20
This bike may be a bit new for this forum, and a bit out of the "cafe racer" group of bikes, but I figured I'd chronicle the project here anyhow. I have known about this bike and kinda half way been after buying it for a few years now. It was sitting in the garage of a co worker for years, being stored for a friend if his along side a crusty gt750. I kept asking about them and finally this past weekend I made a deal with the owner, and bought the pair and brought them home. The interceptor was last ran going on a decade ago, and I'm pretty sure it was laid down at some point, being as there was a box of extra plastics and turn signals with some rash on them, though I'm guessing it was a low speed crash, as the damaged pieces aren't severely damaged.

Planning on just fixing it up as a rider, not a show bike, but making it presentable. The clutch master is full of jelly. Replace brake pads, tires, tune up carb rebuild, all the normal stuff.

Here she was, where she sat for around 8 years. Lonely and dirty, but yearning to get in the wind again
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Brought her home and washed the first layer of crud off
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If I push, I may have it close enough to take to barber, but we shall see.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Sep 18, 2016, 14:50:43
Looks pretty damn clean under all the dust. Dig the 80s superbike look.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: julian.allard66 on Sep 18, 2016, 15:23:54
Nice bike, best of the VFs.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Deviant1 on Sep 18, 2016, 16:29:08
Congrats on the score! I love these bikes.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 18, 2016, 18:23:38
You know I'm following along.  AND not being impatient at all.  I'll be down with my helmet next week.   :D
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Flugtechnik on Sep 18, 2016, 20:05:23
That thing is gorgeous!  Looking forward to seeing it at Barber.  No pressure......
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: teazer on Sep 18, 2016, 22:01:33
That is sweet.  Nice colors and looks shiny from here.  All it needs is an F2 front end and you are golden.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Ply318ci on Sep 18, 2016, 22:30:48
Looks good.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 18, 2016, 22:38:40
Thanks guys, not a perfect bike, probably a 20/20 bike, meaning it looks perfect from 20 ft away going 20 miles an hour lol

On another note, I think this is the bike Honda designed thinking that these carbs would keep their service centers busy four decades. What a pain to get out!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 18, 2016, 22:51:49
Lots of good things can be said about the Honda V4s... working on 'em ain't one of them.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: B541Niner on Sep 19, 2016, 07:51:06
Always dug these bikes.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 19, 2016, 10:00:04
Rad.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 19, 2016, 10:30:00
Nice.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 19, 2016, 10:36:40
Have you taken it completely apart yet?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 19, 2016, 10:46:30
Nope. Gave up on the carbs last night. Going to try again today, and even dig a bit deeper into doing a valve adjustment while it is this far apart.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 19, 2016, 14:39:10
Gotta love the internet. Free download of the 325 page service manual =)

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 19, 2016, 14:50:09
Your school budget must be killing it.  I wonder if someone went into meltdown waiting for your print job to finish.  HAHA.  When I was teaching at Temple, we had a couple of faculty that would print their chapters out on the department copier so their students wouldn't have to buy the books.  It suuuuuucked getting behind them just to copy an invoice.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 19, 2016, 14:54:59
Your school budget must be killing it.  I wonder if someone went into meltdown waiting for your print job to finish.  HAHA.  When I was teaching at Temple, we had a couple of faculty that would print their chapters out on the department copier so their students wouldn't have to buy the books.  It suuuuuucked getting behind them just to copy an invoice.
Haha that did happen actually. New guy too. I actually went around to everyone in the department that uses that printer (except the new guy) and asked if it would be a problem haha felt bad, but he got over it lol he wasn't actually having a meltdown. And I pay the school for copies when it's something big like this. 5 cents a page, so is still cheaper and less wait than getting one from feebay.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 19, 2016, 20:11:06
Finally got these things loose. Big thanks to checkered past cycles own Ted Tackett for web support.

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Then I found this. Wish I knew the story on how this happened...
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 19, 2016, 20:24:15
Like I've always said, once you go liter bike there is no going back.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Sep 20, 2016, 15:32:12
<---- Jealous as Fuck!
I had a VF1000R a while back and have been keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced replacement.
I have the F as a 'second choice' in that search, but even they are getting hard to find in good shape/reasonable price.   
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 20, 2016, 15:35:52
I would have much rather had the r, but this one I just kinda happened upon. I wasn't even looking, but I couldn't pass it up. I personally have never seen one on the road
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 20, 2016, 15:47:33
<---- Jealous as Fuck!
I had a VF1000R a while back and have been keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced replacement.
I have the F as a 'second choice' in that search, but even they are getting hard to find in good shape/reasonable price.
I bet you could buy it for little more than a few #sadhandies.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 20, 2016, 22:17:16
Another evening of fiddling with these carbs. Got them stripped down. At least as far as they are coming apart. They were pretty well laqoured up.
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Genius me broke one of the fuel rails taking them father apart than I should have, only to find that replacements are not available.
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Once again the old south bend 9 saves the day.
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Soaking the bank in pinesol. Gonna try to get them back together tomorrow before I start losing little pieces
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Here's the inside view of the jb weld fix. Still not sure how this happened in the first place...
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Sep 20, 2016, 23:03:27
Oh yeah, someone was trying way too hard to pull those crabs.

I use that same pinesol/sander setup for cleaning carbs, works great. Though the crystallization after rinsing always bothers me a bit, but I think that's the result of hard water on clean aluminum.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 21, 2016, 01:11:32
Yeah these carbs had a bad time at some point in their life!

Anyhow, couldn't sleep, so I finished cleaning and put the carbs back together. Gonna tear into the valve adjustment tomorrow

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: semmins on Sep 21, 2016, 11:59:41
Oh yeah, someone was trying way too hard to pull those crabs.

I use that same pinesol/sander setup for cleaning carbs, works great. Though the crystallization after rinsing always bothers me a bit, but I think that's the result of hard water on clean aluminum.


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Have you tried using de-ionised water?  Worked for me.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Sep 21, 2016, 13:35:20

   

Have you tried using de-ionised water?  Worked for me.

I'll give that a shot next time I have some filthy carbs to clean. Thanks for the tip. I knew someone had a trick for it.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 21, 2016, 14:02:47
Distilled from the grocery or drug store is good too, like what you use to flush a radiator etc. 0 minerals to clog up stuff.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 21, 2016, 21:36:37
We've got a runner. After coaxing the carbs back in with a multitude of un orthodox and barbaric methods, hooked up a battery, water bottle full of boom juice and away she went. Needs some carb adjustment, still. But got it warm enough for an oil change. Still gotta flush the hydro clutch and brakes, change pads and flush out the tank, but shouldn't be a big deal. May make barber yet!

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 21, 2016, 21:40:05
YOU da man!  I'll be down w/ my brain bucket.   ;D   8)

Sounds like there wasn't a CDI problem after all, huh? 
 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Sep 21, 2016, 23:12:27
Vids or it didn't happen!


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 22, 2016, 07:23:48
VROOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 07:31:04
YOU da man!  I'll be down w/ my brain bucket.   ;D   8)

Sounds like there wasn't a CDI problem after all, huh? 

Thankfully not. All seemed as it should be. I do have to try to track some parts down at b&b Saturday, wanna ride along?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 07:47:32
Vids or it didn't happen!


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https://youtu.be/lNwyU2bgUJM
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 08:47:08
Sometimes the CDI will start the bike and let it rev to 4K or so but it won't go higher, hope that isn't your issue, did it rev ok? I can't watch the vid at work to know, no speakers.  Nice work with the dowel and 4x2 LOL.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 09:23:10
Sometimes the CDI will start the bike and let it rev to 4K or so but it won't go higher, hope that isn't your issue, did it rev ok? I can't watch the vid at work to know, no speakers.  Nice work with the dowel and 4x2 LOL.

hmmm I didn't pay that close of attention to the tach, but im pretty sure that it made it over the 4k mark a couple times. ill check it out next time I fire it up.

Also, that helped get them close, but to seat them clear back in I literally crawled up on the rack and bounced up and down till they popped in.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 09:38:04
Ha, that sounds about right on those bloody v4 carbs, I have only worked on a newer version of that motor and did not need to touch the carbs thank God. it would have sucked
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 09:49:45
Ha, that sounds about right on those bloody v4 carbs, I have only worked on a newer version of that motor and did not need to touch the carbs thank God. it would have sucked

these would have been fine if they didn't gel up for 8 years from sitting haha
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 09:57:25
Yep, you really want to use Stabil for short storage or full drain for long storage on these suckers
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 09:58:29
I usually but aircraft gasoline too for winter storage. It's expensive, but it doesn't gel
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 10:19:45
No ethanol in it, we can buy supreme here without so I use that in the last tank of the season with Stabil.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 10:24:02
We can't buy anything non ethanol at the pump in Ohio, at least around here. It's frustrating
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 10:26:43
I Hear you, they are moving that way here too and it's not good. Ethanol is the devil for all your motorized things, even cars don't do well with it, but bikes, sleds, wheelers, weedeaters, mowers all hate it so my jerry can gas is all supreme, which nothing needs but it has no ethanol and so can sit without going bad.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 22, 2016, 10:30:49
I Hear you, they are moving that way here too and it's not good. Ethanol is the devil for all your motorized things, even cars don't do well with it, but bikes, sleds, wheelers, weedeaters, mowers all hate it so my jerry can gas is all supreme, which nothing needs but it has no ethanol and so can sit without going bad.

I buy True Fuel for my weed whacker. Its expensive, but its ethanol free and pre mix. worth the price. always starts right up the next spring no problem
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 22, 2016, 10:38:14
Ha, yep, I mixed like a 4 gallon jug when I bought my weedeater before they put ethanol in the gas, it lasted 15 years before I ran out and had to mix another, the oil had stabilizer in it and the weedeater starts every spring. I have changed the sparkplug once in it for the 20 years I have had it, and I just bought a new string head for it this year. I gets used about once a week for an hour and a half and took that long to burn that much gas. Best $49.99 I ever spent for that little bugger.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 23, 2016, 00:33:57
Got the rear and one of the front calipers rebuilt and new pads in.
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And the last one of these I've found for sale on the internet is on its way.
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 25, 2016, 23:34:11
Got some work done this weekend. Brakes flushed out, only to find that the master cylinder sight glass was leaky.
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Gonna give this a shot.
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Working on de rusting the tank.
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Boat plugs help allot in this process. So do quarters and o rings.
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First flush with soapy water.
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Blew the fuse that is not easy to find, so I wired up an in line spade type fuse.
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Found a tank at the salvage yard that has the parts I need also. Woohoo
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And, picked up a battery. Every place I checked had them for well over $100. Found a place that had them on sale for $20... Double woohoo.
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Had some issues with it not running off idle. Replaced the fuel filter and boom, this happened.

https://youtu.be/-24CJqsUy08

Flushing the tank, finish up the brakes, and hopefully test ride later this week.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 26, 2016, 00:22:15
Awww yissss.  How much that rust remover run?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 26, 2016, 00:25:24
Awww yissss.  How much that rust remover run?
Around $20 a gallon. I had two gallons already from the gt250 project though that I filtered and re used
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 26, 2016, 00:27:07
It's re branded metal rescue far as I can tell. Bought it at Menards. The msds is the metal rescue msds. Not even switched to say Sunnyside, literally the metal rescue one ha
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 26, 2016, 09:51:18
Nice progress. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 26, 2016, 09:54:48
Nice fix on the master, I had one shit the bed on my ride home from Mid-O one year, every time I hit the brakes a mist of brake fluid would cover my gloves. Had just enough left when I got home to stop the bike.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 26, 2016, 10:24:37
Nice fix on the master, I had one shit the bed on my ride home from Mid-O one year, every time I hit the brakes a mist of brake fluid would cover my gloves. Had just enough left when I got home to stop the bike.
Yeah, not to worried about setting through them, just getting them sealed. Just bummed that when it was weaping out and I didn't notice it, it wasn't nice to my paint
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Sep 26, 2016, 10:43:44
Yep, messed my paint to on that trip.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 26, 2016, 10:57:05
Obviously, the PO used the wrong paint.  Drat
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Sep 26, 2016, 12:15:16
Nice work on the Bike man, one of these days we'll all chip in to get you a better camera...   ;)

Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 26, 2016, 12:48:19
Nice work on the Bike man, one of these days we'll all chip in to get you a better camera...   ;)

ha its my cell phone camera. bad pix are usually a mix of me being shakey and the lense having something smeared on it
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Sep 27, 2016, 15:34:04
Is she gonna make it to Barber?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 27, 2016, 15:41:58
Is she gonna make it to Barber?

im really hoping so... may be on the road this evening. Im having an issue now with the title... ill explain later, but it has to do with an ex wife and is turning into a headache...
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Sep 27, 2016, 15:55:11
I hope so too. Can't wait to drool on her :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 27, 2016, 16:00:33
I hope so too. Can't wait to drool on her :P

as long as it doesn't get pee'd on hahahaha
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Sep 27, 2016, 16:09:32
Nah, that's what Kelly's bike is for :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 27, 2016, 20:27:30
Yay!  Mine gets a pass this year. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Flugtechnik on Sep 27, 2016, 20:38:18
Yay!  Mine gets a pass this year.

Don't count on it.

Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 27, 2016, 23:04:09
Finally, brakes/ clutch rebuilt and bled. That was quite a job really.
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 29, 2016, 12:03:18
Well got the tank de-rusted and flushed, plumbed back up and fired it up. Was sell having a fuel starvation issue, and I think it was the fuel pump. In the "box o parts" that came with the bike was a fuel pump out of a magna 1100 as far as I can figure. Got up early and bolted it on, seemed to do the trick. If the weather holds, possible test ride tonight!
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 29, 2016, 12:10:21
Stupid work getting in the way of progress.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: rusche on Sep 29, 2016, 12:18:16
Yessss I'm so glad you saved it. One of the best sounding engines, evar

http://www.v4market.com/ Has lots of good shit too. Mostly V65 Magna/Sabre, but some ceptor shit too
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 29, 2016, 13:03:39
Well got the tank de-rusted and flushed, plumbed back up and fired it up. Was sell having a fuel starvation issue, and I think it was the fuel pump. In the "box o parts" that came with the bike was a fuel pump out of a magna 1100 as far as I can figure. Got up early and bolted it on, seemed to do the trick. If the weather holds, possible test ride tonight! 

Well, some "old fart" stopped by to see him and this bike last night so between the rain and that old guy bending his ear he didn't get out to make a test ride.  It's looking and sounding good, though.  Yeah, the pictures make it look slightly better than it is up close and in person, but it's an extremely good, solid survivor that, frankly, lucked out.  Levi rescued it just in time and is bringing it back to life and a future of being used and maintained.  Many others may have acquired it and got it running again, but sooner or later, without the care and attention it's getting now it would soon be sitting and eventually become a candidate for being parted out.  Great job!     
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 29, 2016, 15:19:52
Yessss I'm so glad you saved it. One of the best sounding engines, evar

http://www.v4market.com/ Has lots of good shit too. Mostly V65 Magna/Sabre, but some ceptor shit too

yeah, I have you to blame on this haha (not that im complaining) but that craigslist gem of the week post you made nudged me to pursue making this purchase ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Sep 29, 2016, 21:30:48
Maiden voyage complete. Till I lost the rear brakes.
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Sep 29, 2016, 21:53:13
Maiden voyage complete. Till I lost the rear brakes.

Woo hoo!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Sep 30, 2016, 07:11:51
Just Flinstone stop it.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Sep 30, 2016, 07:35:44
No need for rear brake when you have two on the front. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Oct 02, 2016, 16:14:37
Many moons ago, a friend of mine made the comment...
"I don't need brakes! That's what parked cars are for!!"
Sadly, with the exception of obvious exaggeration, that exactly how he rode :o
I wonder what ever happened to him...
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 03, 2016, 14:29:05
brakes worked to well I suppose. froze/seized up the fronts on a test ride the other day and about lost er to the ditch (see signature below, id be a hypocrite if that had happened). anyways, got it back home and started working on the front brakes again only to see a big check in the front tire that I hadn't noticed before, so sadly, the interceptor wont be making it to barber this year. Did get the title from the p.o.'s ex wife, so that's a good thing.

More to come after barber hopefully.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Oct 03, 2016, 21:32:21
............... Did get the title from the p.o.'s ex wife, so that's a good thing.



That must have been the scary part.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 10, 2016, 12:54:13
back from barber and hoping to get this sorted. Got a set of stainless brake and clutch cables on their way and hopefully ordering a tire this afternoon.

I would like to ride it some this fall (even though I scraped ice off the windshield this morning) and then dig a little deeper this winter into valve adjustment/ rear shock mod and replacement/ fork seals ect..
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 16, 2016, 19:30:07
Had to go out of town for a wedding this weekend, but came home to some goodies for the vf.

Stainless braided brake/clutch lines.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161016/e59bce26791076c07bf8a459120d4840.jpg)

Bridgestone battleaxe bt45 for the front
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161016/4353642459111b3b8546deb5c10f06df.jpg)

And motorcyclesuperstore had tank bags to cheap to pass up (plus it bumped me over $100 on the order so I got free shipping)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161016/397477505abffc65b1ba982951ca86d9.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Oct 16, 2016, 20:33:26
Were you able to order the stainless lines for that model bike or did you order by length?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 16, 2016, 20:55:24
Were you able to order the stainless lines for that model bike or did you order by length?
Bought them as a model specific kit.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Oct 25, 2016, 16:58:22
Done yet?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Oct 25, 2016, 17:24:57
Done yet?

Ha, I wish. The Monday after barber I got put on mandatory 13's. I roll out at 7:45 in the morning and get back home at 9:15 or so at night and ive been out of town every weekend since as well. I have a bunch of parts to put on, just no time to do it. I did fire it up one night when I got home last week, and it spewed massive amounts of fuel out somewhere between the fuel pump and the carbs, so ill have to get that sorted haha. Ill get it done, and it may be at Meltdown this spring, and if I still own it, it will be at barber next year. If you cook red beans and rice again I may just let you ride it ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: interceptor on Oct 26, 2016, 21:03:47
Ah, I just found this.  Your doing a really good job on this bike.  Keep at it!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: teazer on Oct 27, 2016, 00:41:23
Were you able to order the stainless lines for that model bike or did you order by length?

APEX will make them any length you want with whatever end fitting you want.  I have bought a few sets from them for different bikes and they were all custom and well priced. And they are quick.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Oct 27, 2016, 18:37:16
If you cook red beans and rice again I may just let you ride it ;)
Deal!! :P

I know what you mean though. I got back from Barber and fell into Bathroom Remodel Hell. I've barely been in the shop at all.
But hey, if you decide to sell her, give me a Heads Up ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Dec 13, 2016, 15:36:40
nothing major, but as far as the state of Ohio is concerned, I officially own this bike. The only bummer is the guy I bought is off of, his ex wife (who's name the title was still in) put an odometer discrepancy on it, because she didn't know what the actual mileage was. Once they are on there they are on there for good. grrrrr  Its a real shame because its a relatively low mile bike with under 22k on the ticker..
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161213/c43cdf50a4e85d949e1d292f2e64d14b.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Dec 13, 2016, 20:03:33
Excellent news!  You'd better mount up those knobbies and go around the block!  (You could go riding here, you won't need knobbies and it was in the 70s the last two days.   ;D )
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Feb 21, 2017, 18:38:35
Are ya riding yet?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 21, 2017, 18:40:26
Are ya riding yet?
I wish lol I've been mildly distracted. Only 3 more weeks of 13 hour days, then I'll be back on it ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Feb 21, 2017, 18:51:11
I wish lol I've been mildly distracted. Only 3 more weeks of 13 hour days, then I'll be back on it ;) 

13 hour days?  Well what are you doing w/ the other 11 hours??   ;D  (Just gotta stir the pot, bro.)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 22, 2017, 16:13:15
13 hour days?  Well what are you doing w/ the other 11 hours??   ;D  (Just gotta stir the pot, bro.)

haha once these are done, ill only be working from 4p.m. to 9p.m.

gotta make hay when there is hay to be made
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Feb 22, 2017, 17:34:08
"aha once these are done, ill only be working from 4p.m. to 9p.m."

those are beer hours   wth ????
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 25, 2017, 20:57:30
Got a little work done tonight. Got the rear shock pulled and am working on a swap with a cbrf4i shock. From what I've read, the stock shock was the major downfall to these early vf's from the factory (besides the ones with the soft cams). I keep realizing why I tend to like the older, simpler bikes. These things are like cars on two wheels. Everything is packed in close with no clearance.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170226/79ae47e713d4c1291b027c55adf153e9.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170226/19dfd725ca7b72cf7a9685d4964fc2ea.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170226/287463c75a3e6c5c4d0407d7f1984cbf.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Feb 26, 2017, 12:36:09
i put a xvs 1100 yam shock in mine i just cut the lower clevis off the honda mono shock and welded it on to the yamaha one and it bolts on

you can find details on the cx forum its the same shock setup the gl650 uses
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 26, 2017, 14:06:08
i put a xvs 1100 yam shock in mine i just cut the lower clevis off the honda mono shock and welded it on to the yamaha one and it bolts on

you can find details on the cx forum its the same shock setup the gl650 uses
That was on a 1000cc interceptor?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Feb 26, 2017, 17:38:23
yup
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Feb 26, 2017, 17:44:40
you have to cut the bottom rod to get the clevis and to lengthen the xvs shock a bitthen tig weld the stub to the xvs shock

you will need some washers or a pair od spacers at the top as the xvs shock is a bit narrower

there may be better shocks to use now adays but back when i did the 8 or 9 years ago there were nit as many choices
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 26, 2017, 22:10:29
I think I'm gonna try to give this vn800 shock a try.

I cut down the top spacers from the original shock to center and sleeve the new shock.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/44a1a36af3136d93c803417b986dfd26.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/8580169ca3328fd33cc3bcf773b742c5.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/d87f9f98e8d66efbbc937d2fdbdf92a5.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/65a2e1dc11cb714198414fd13100830b.jpg)

Cut the clevis tube from the original shock down, then made a spacer to bring it out to the right length.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/287b3488a2eca3f92bc39f182cc7d020.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/c19cd7793a800580b7ba46519d641e2c.jpg)

Bored a hole to center it on the vn shock boss
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/c5c93edc0d2c1254d2d0bd0340fd7376.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170227/7fcd02bc460c3f5315bb05ca1b7b78fe.jpg)

Gonna glue it all together tomorrow. Probably going to leave the original shock ears on to weld to. It may look hackish, but hey I'm a hack and it will give me extra meat to weld to, and no-one will see it anyhow.

Funny how a 1937 south bend lathe still works getting a Honda interceptor back on the road.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Feb 27, 2017, 07:38:22
clamp some needle nose vice grips loosely on the shock rod to act as a heat sink and glue away
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Feb 28, 2017, 23:01:57
Shock extension welded up and mounted in the bike. Once I get the other odds and ends finished up and I get er out on the road we'll see how the shock performs :)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170301/baeb8fe6648609201b7e6b7d92cc1d8f.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170301/8b6200edc6e3a13d5886928dfa3d99a4.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Feb 28, 2017, 23:31:50
Looking great!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Feb 28, 2017, 23:57:56
Tremendous work there Maestro!

Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Mar 01, 2017, 00:10:54
Nice work man. You guys keep adding more reasons for me to want a lathe.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 01, 2017, 08:42:11
Nice work man. You guys keep adding more reasons for me to want a lathe.

I sure cant think of a reason NOT to own a lathe hahaha
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Mar 01, 2017, 21:08:44
Are you gonna have my bike ready by Barber? 😛
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 01, 2017, 21:21:49
Are you gonna have my bike ready by Barber? 😛
Lol hopefully before that!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Mar 02, 2017, 15:55:06
Okeedokee ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 03, 2017, 10:53:48
Okeedokee ;)

got spring break coming up, then a trip to Kentucky ;).. hopefully its done by then
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Mar 04, 2017, 15:01:44
(https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder328/500x/63895328.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Mar 04, 2017, 18:06:07
redbird you get that bike running right yet ?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Mar 06, 2017, 17:33:57
Almost :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Mar 06, 2017, 19:04:30
good weathers coming 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 16, 2017, 16:21:29
Work finally slowed down and I was able to spend a little time in the shop. Got the new stainless brake lines installed as well as the new master cylinders. Still trying to chase down an air bubble. The brake lever is still weak and you can pull it down to the grip, even though no bubbles are coming from the bleeder.. Oh well, more for tomorrow.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170316/79ca5a6ddee057a421581b89756d6205.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170316/858ffadd5bdef5770c84ff1c3e450a98.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170316/1b83fe70c4662d7d8bc7a1804b4df8f2.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170316/fda7a84e747d0982d776df16a52d096b.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Mar 16, 2017, 17:42:59
Did you try tapping up and down the line with the butt end of a screwdriver? Usually helps to work the bubbles up toward the master and makes bleeding go faster.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Mar 16, 2017, 19:30:42
I've tried a few things to get it to work.  One, to get it to feed all the way to the caliper (if it isn't pouring out when you squeeze) is to remove the bleeder and plug the hole with your finger.  Pull the handle for suction, then let go and repeat.  If it's dual disc, I do it at the splitter.  You can also take a syringe and try feeding some fluid into the caliper end.  If it's just the air, you can take a zip tie and tighten the lever down to the throttle and let it sit overnight.  I had to do that 750f that way to get it to finally work.  I got the fluid clean to the splitter, then I got it clean to one side, then clean to the other.  It took a while.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Mar 17, 2017, 09:37:46
I did the syringe trick on the GL when I put the stainless lines on and it worked great forced fluid and air all the way up to the master clean, I had to pull back and force up a few times to get rid of bubbles. One thing though put the top lose on the master as as soon as the lines are full to the top it will spray fluid straight up in the air and rain the shit all over you and the bike and the bench.....ask me how I know. I was just glad I had the cover right there to throw on and that the paint wasn't done yet.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Mar 17, 2017, 09:40:49
a vacula is such a good tool for this
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Mar 17, 2017, 09:51:09
A vacula would not work on the 750f.  I don't know why, but it wouldn't work.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 17, 2017, 12:03:51
Yeah I used a vacula in the first place. I actually figured out my problem though... I think.. Not air, but probably the fact that I bought a 14mm master when I should have bought a 16mm.. Oh well, new one on the way
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 19, 2017, 23:08:09
No major updates, but I did finally rebuilt the clutch slave cylinder. It was pretty cruddy.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/9840396cd0472d95ed18ff69408ab167.jpg)

New seals and re assembled
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/911f60d478715037812e302d4d307261.jpg)

Also, with forks are apart awaiting New seals

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/1e55461d8f93a9fd9b7ad2370c8a2127.jpg)

Snap ring surface was a bit unsavory... Lots of old goop and crusty rust.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/acd797d9a758b0377897834133772e04.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Mar 20, 2017, 09:27:25
Nothing like a pan full of brown water.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Mar 20, 2017, 09:43:34
Creeping closer and closer.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: cxman on Mar 20, 2017, 09:43:35
brown STINKY water
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 20, 2017, 21:54:22
Nothing like a pan full of brown water.

brown STINKY water
It never ceases to amaze me how rank old fork oil can smell ha
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: john83 on Mar 20, 2017, 22:45:39
Somehow I just now noticed this thread. I reckon I'll follow along.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Mar 20, 2017, 22:48:15
Somehow I just now noticed this thread. I reckon I'll follow along.
I thought something was missing. Must've been you
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 03, 2017, 15:25:57
Finally got around to doing the fork seals. Thought it should be an easy job, but man it fought me getting the bushing pressed back in.

My old lathe has again become an invaluable asset to the shop. Made a set of seal drivers
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/8d06f23ed07cb63a4471a1783ce79dcf.jpg)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/4680e05de49c4efd08743eb80540d2c7.jpg)

The 34 year old seals and wipers were a little worse for wear.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/79c922364db898bcd779a0fb3ce0d7b7.jpg)

Fresh and ready to go with new, non smelly goo oil.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170403/e930fe5e551c0d096abc6ffe3d929571.jpg)

Rebuilt an extra rear master cylinder as well. Gotta go to work now, but hopefully I'll get it back on later tonight. Dropping my front wheel off for a fresh tire in a bit. Hope to be getting really close to riding this week
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Apr 04, 2017, 09:41:00
Hope to be getting really close to riding this week 

SWEET!!!!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 04, 2017, 17:45:06
Getting there. Just picked up my freshly mounted tire before work.  Installed the rebuilt rear master. Works like a charm. I need to find some slip ons too, this this sounds way meaner without the cans lol
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170404/f69494f0e5be4f44a6f1a90672586a77.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Apr 05, 2017, 14:50:13
Once you start riding that thing the rest of the stable will just rot


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 05, 2017, 15:08:54
Well got the wheel sorted and mounted
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/0532689a724b57f78ec43019ed2c92ce.jpg)

Finished up the last little odds and ends (or so I thought) and took er out for a spin. Lost the front brakes for a so far unknown reason. And my rear shock is so soft that it bottoms out as soon as I sit on it. So back up on the rack she goes...
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/2e3339d8830bd9c055e6d093fdea529c.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 05, 2017, 15:09:22
Once you start riding that thing the rest of the stable will just rot


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That's about how it is right now lol
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: advCo on Apr 05, 2017, 16:06:12
But at least it looks good  ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 05, 2017, 17:34:08
i put a xvs 1100 yam shock in mine i just cut the lower clevis off the honda mono shock and welded it on to the yamaha one and it bolts on

you can find details on the cx forum its the same shock setup the gl650 uses

just bought a vstar 1100 shock on ebay. sure hope its not as suishy as the vn800 one on there now lol
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 05, 2017, 19:59:39
just bought a vstar 1100 shock on ebay. sure hope its not as suishy as the vn800 one on there now lol

Wilburs makes a really nice shock for your bike.  Spendy but sweet.  https://goo.gl/9RtXnE   and http://wilbersamerica.com

I was looking at them for my yzf project. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 05, 2017, 20:14:10
Wilburs makes a really nice shock for your bike.  Spendy but sweet.  https://goo.gl/9RtXnE   and http://wilbersamerica.com

I was looking at them for my yzf project.

Jamie daughtry makes a conversion for to use a cbrf4i shock, and it is well spoken of. I may end up going that route if this v star one doesn't work out, but they are kinda spendy even for his conversion (around $450 iirc). Im sure its well worth it, I just don't have the scratch and the trip to Kentucky is coming before ill have the monies available...
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: clem on Apr 05, 2017, 22:59:58
This is coming along nicely. Had a pic of one of these on my bedroom wall back in the eighties.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: MMVEC on Apr 06, 2017, 00:20:00
This bike may be a bit new for this forum, and a bit out of the "cafe racer" group of bikes, but I figured I'd chronicle the project here anyhow. I have known about this bike and kinda half way been after buying it for a few years now. It was sitting in the garage of a co worker for years, being stored for a friend if his along side a crusty gt750. I kept asking about them and finally this past weekend I made a deal with the owner, and bought the pair and brought them home. The interceptor was last ran going on a decade ago, and I'm pretty sure it was laid down at some point, being as there was a box of extra plastics and turn signals with some rash on them, though I'm guessing it was a low speed crash, as the damaged pieces aren't severely damaged.

Planning on just fixing it up as a rider, not a show bike, but making it presentable. The clutch master is full of jelly. Replace brake pads, tires, tune up carb rebuild, all the normal stuff.

Here she was, where she sat for around 8 years. Lonely and dirty, but yearning to get in the wind again
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/26cb9aa44d894b69ba588f00c36dbd7c.jpg)

Brought her home and washed the first layer of crud off
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/26dd3f5808dcd9299465939536a29f4a.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/510996823ecd1fc6682a8f4a00e3f9e0.jpg)

If I push, I may have it close enough to take to barber, but we shall see.
Nice bike!!!!!


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 10, 2017, 16:55:14
Well, took cxmans advice and bought a used vstar1100 shock and it works much better than the vn800 shock.

 after extending the ears(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/867682380c49a594b8a540a7c6bbb484.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/2408e5ae0685c77b493b214fe50de069.jpg)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 10, 2017, 16:56:42
Did a little more break work and rebuilt the front master again. Took it for a test drive and she did much better. Front disks are badly warped, so I'm waiting for a new set in the mail. Much more successful trip around the block this time though.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/54d2fb87a040bf2087c6e0db507f4f31.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Maritime on Apr 10, 2017, 16:58:28
nice!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Apr 11, 2017, 15:31:40
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170410/54d2fb87a040bf2087c6e0db507f4f31.jpg)

Sexiness.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 11, 2017, 17:57:09
Excellent.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 14, 2017, 23:20:42
Got the new rotors in from Hong Kong today. Couldn't believe it. I ordered them on evening if the the 10th, and they were here early this afternoon. China was the only place I could find non $400 nos rotors (still set me back $125). Got them mounted up and took er for a whirl. The brakes feel great now. 3rd times a charm eh Cory..


The bike was running a bit rich, and I couldn't seem to get it leaned out with adjusting the pilots... Until a buddy pointed out that they are fuel screws instead of air screws... Half a turn in from factory specs seem to be a good place to be. Probably going to ride it a bit more tomorrow. All seems to be good at this point.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170415/beb7c94dc824e02cdea6851a359443b9.jpg)

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: clem on Apr 15, 2017, 00:22:54
Hong Kong??? You remember this guy?

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 15, 2017, 00:23:57
Hong Kong??? You remember this guy?

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Nope sure don't ha

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: clem on Apr 15, 2017, 00:37:21
Hong Kong Phooey my man....a legend.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 15, 2017, 00:38:26
Hong Kong Phooey my man....a legend.

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Ha, I just googled it. Must have been a little before my time

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: canyoncarver on Apr 15, 2017, 01:16:26
Ha, I just googled it. Must have been a little before my time

Kids...   Here's a good recap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAA0ApV6TsQ
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Apr 15, 2017, 08:00:22
^Yiiiiiiisssssssssssss
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: clem on Apr 15, 2017, 09:40:21
Thanks for the lesson there Kelley. Superhero in a robe.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 15, 2017, 22:51:39
Well, I put in close to 100 miles today. She ran pretty well all things considered. I'm having some idle issues, but some people that know way more than I do think it could have alot to do with the carbs needing synced. I did bench sync them, but I don't have any gauges. May have to wait till the thaw at this point. Also, I need to pull the front sprocket cover to chase down an oil leak. Guessing it's probably the counter shaft seal. Just little stuff at this point (I think)

It's turning out to be a riot of a little, well er big, bike to ride. It definitely has a pretty strong and wide power band. No real peak, just a strong pull all the way from 2,500 to 10,000.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 15, 2017, 23:26:19
Such a rad bike.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: ridesolo on Apr 16, 2017, 10:03:26
Again:

Woo Hoo!!!!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Apr 16, 2017, 10:17:01
Brakes stop you Breaks just slow you down.

Have a fun season on her man... Be safe


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 18, 2017, 14:33:52
I decided to track down the oil leak. Turns out it was the clutch push rod seal. Should be an easy enough fix right. HA . The seal had to be pushed out the back side, which means you have to pull this thing half apart, pull the water pump and a bunch of other garb. The counter shaft seal looked to be in good nick, but it's getting a fresh one anyways since it's apart. I would have just left it if it wasn't dripping directly on the exhaust lol
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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: interceptor on Apr 19, 2017, 12:44:35
Dude, why is this in the 'Other Projects' section? 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 19, 2017, 12:51:45
Dude, why is this in the 'Other Projects' section?
Ha, honestly I don't know. I don't remember putting it there.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 24, 2017, 16:51:30
well, I managed to demolish my new countershaft seals when pressing them in. Oh well, I learned from it and new ones are on their way...
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: interceptor on Apr 24, 2017, 22:31:16
At least you have a good attitude towards it.  Hammers and wrenchs would be flying at my house ::)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: clem on Apr 24, 2017, 22:58:55
I've been on a roll here myself too. I can't get right boss.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Apr 24, 2017, 23:00:26
Ah well, in the words of Chris Stapleton, "I've got nobody to blame but me"

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Apr 26, 2017, 18:03:09
I've been on a roll here myself too. I can't get right boss.
Oh man Myself.
I think I'll need to make a sacrifice to Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration this Friday.
I hope a six pack does the trick, otherwise I may have to dance naked around a pile of spare parts :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Apr 26, 2017, 18:43:04
I hope a six pack does the trick, otherwise I may have to dance naked around a pile of spare parts :P
Oh please God, let the the six pack work. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 09, 2017, 23:35:02
Well the interceptor went to its new home today. A guy at mid Ohio bought it in the 11th hour for a fair price for both of us.

The guy that bought the interceptor was about 5' 8" tall and all of 135lbs. He asked to take a test ride, so I made him put cash in hand. Glad I did, cuz he laid it down on the test ride. (slow speed crash,  little rash on the fairing and broken turn signal) Later found out that he had only ever ridden a bike once to the end of his street and back. 1000cc muscle bike may not have been his best choice for a first bike. Wish him well, and he was still super pumped to get the bike.

It was fun to own it, but right now it feels good to say I USED to own it lol



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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: trek97 on Jul 10, 2017, 00:25:22
Super crazy to buy that as a first bike.  Im sure it wont take him long to learn to respect the power.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2017, 10:43:34
What happened to the Magna?  LOL
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 10, 2017, 11:59:29
What happened to the Magna?  LOL
That's the bike he rode to the end of his street once lol

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2017, 12:03:14
He and my student need to get together.  They can learn to ride bicycles and motorcycles then wreck mailboxes together. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 10, 2017, 16:03:21
He and my student need to get together.  They can learn to ride bicycles and motorcycles then wreck mailboxes together.
Crash bros 4 life

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: eyhonda on Jul 10, 2017, 23:18:07
It was pretty cool to see you represent the forum at the VMD swap meet and to have met someone in person from the DTT!   Cool that you sold the big Interceptor!  I would have considered it if it was a 750.  That liter bike is too big for me.  Yeah crazy that guy bought it as a first bike!   Hope he respects the power and learns throttle control quick.    I'll see you next year!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Jul 11, 2017, 00:16:36
Thanks for giving me a "first refusal" on this baby Levi. I wish my situation was different and I could've picked her up from ya.
Glad to see you were happy with the sale, I hope the new owner appreciates her as much as you did ;)
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 11, 2017, 13:57:48
It was pretty cool to see you represent the forum at the VMD swap meet and to have met someone in person from the DTT!   Cool that you sold the big Interceptor!  I would have considered it if it was a 750.  That liter bike is too big for me.  Yeah crazy that guy bought it as a first bike!   Hope he respects the power and learns throttle control quick.    I'll see you next year!
Thanks man, and it was great to meet you and your son as well. It anyways is good to put a face with a name man. I'll definitely see you next year. It's always a highlight of my summer!

Thanks for giving me a "first refusal" on this baby Levi. I wish my situation was different and I could've picked her up from ya.
Glad to see you were happy with the sale, I hope the new owner appreciates her as much as you did ;)

No worries man! And it can still be yours.... guy threw it up for sale the same day he bought it ha I think the whisky throttle low side crash on the test ride scared him a little bit,  rightly so. .


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Redbird on Jul 12, 2017, 10:28:08
No worries man! And it can still be yours....
*facepalm*
Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 24, 2017, 08:00:27
I never got a chance to ride one of the old 1k interceptors, is it really that much to handle??? My first bike was a cbr600rr brand new in 2003, I never had an issue except a tip over sitting in a parking lot waiting for my friends...


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 24, 2017, 11:10:19
I never got a chance to ride one of the old 1k interceptors, is it really that much to handle??? My first bike was a cbr600rr brand new in 2003, I never had an issue except a tip over sitting in a parking lot waiting for my friends...


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It was an impressive amount of power imho for a mid 80's bike. Granted that if he wasn't a fresh rider, he would have been fine. That, and they are heavy and awkward at slow speeds. Slow speed, full lock turn and whiskey throttle = low side. Story world be the same on any 120hp bike in those conditions I'd think

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 25, 2017, 09:17:06
It was an impressive amount of power imho for a mid 80's bike. Granted that if he wasn't a fresh rider, he would have been fine. That, and they are heavy and awkward at slow speeds. Slow speed, full lock turn and whiskey throttle = low side. Story world be the same on any 120hp bike in those conditions I'd think

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Gotcha... Yeah probably, I love those v4's... such a great motor... like I said I've never ridden the 1k but I have a 2000 vfr800 and I freakin love that bike, brakes aren't the best but it really is comfortable on the highway and is decent in the twistys, pulls like hell on the straights for basically a stock bike with exhaust and a power commander.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: Hurco550 on Jul 25, 2017, 15:27:48
Gotcha... Yeah probably, I love those v4's... such a great motor... like I said I've never ridden the 1k but I have a 2000 vfr800 and I freakin love that bike, brakes aren't the best but it really is comfortable on the highway and is decent in the twistys, pulls like hell on the straights for basically a stock bike with exhaust and a power commander.


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I was Impressed with this 1000. Unless you want to hate your life, don't ever buy one with carb issues. They are the biggest pain in the rear. Otherwise, it was a fun bike. Most fun in the wide open straight aways too.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda vf1000f interceptor
Post by: dakine_surf on Jul 25, 2017, 16:46:00
I was Impressed with this 1000. Unless you want to hate your life, don't ever buy one with carb issues. They are the biggest pain in the rear. Otherwise, it was a fun bike. Most fun in the wide open straight aways too.

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Yeah I know that all to well with the Yamaha YICS systems, at one point I had 3 xj750r's those were a bitch as well, had to make my own tool to sync the carbs, it was a huge pain but the results were worth it, those yammy 750's sang.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/9e4f1b8b179f352972c3f77fdd69ae47.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/d11852d6f99b2e8bba52c55f08e4b35a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/a691bdf86e9be4bb11481ecd3ac65d57.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170725/dd882fce036a10c82b132ef0ecd47f71.jpg)


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