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Thread: VFR owners' thread, for VFRPS members and prospective members

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbimtimwim View Post
    Can I be a member?

    Or do I have to make my own club?

    welcome my son, you are still welcome even if your letters turned into scrambled eggs.

    and you have more ponys

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    Quote Originally Posted by yod View Post


    NC21 and proud of it haha.....but id rather have a 750 or 800

    got it a bit rough and have replaced rear passenger subframe to straighten it out, the radiator since it had been slightly wrapped around the frame (!!!???) and new left side fairing

    still a bit worn but goes pretty well and handles nicely (just a bit small for me is the only problem) but i've been quite impressed with it (only had it for about 3.5 months)

    is yours the one on tard me for sale?

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    there's two on tardme.. i'm looking at the shite one! hmm, 4 square wages...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidMark View Post
    is yours the one on tard me for sale?
    nah mate...not for sale (yet)

    if you mean the red one (i think its on for about $2500?), mine looks basically the same....fully repainted red but has red wheels not white
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    Quote Originally Posted by skidMark View Post
    morcs will part with his nc30 for 5 k on the dot i think
    I think he wanted that before painting it, plus since it's been personalised I wouldn't think he'd part with it so easily. And I'd like to pay a little less for an NC30 ideally, though his is especially nice
    Quote Originally Posted by gamgee View Post
    well I managed to preserve one, then sell it
    see my sig
    How much was the original bike and where did you get it from? Cause I'd love to ressurect one
    Quote Originally Posted by limbimtimwim View Post
    Can I be a member?

    Or do I have to make my own club?
    Mmm... it'll do

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    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Mo...n-97484482.htm

    Argh, all the good bikes are in Auckland and Dad won't let me get what I can't see

    Anyway, if I were to convince him to get a bike unseen (I convinced him to get a loan for me from the bank), would someone reliable with a bit of know-how on either bikes in general or NC30's specifically be able to take a look at it? Also, how much would a new regulator and head bearings cost? Is head bearings something I could do or do they have to be pressed in by a shop?

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    shopped around for my reg/rectifier and found that Red Barrons were the cheapest ($150? from memory). The rectifier has the heat sink built in to the housing.
    Head bearings are easy to do, you wont need a press, just a bit of spare time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limbimtimwim View Post
    Can I be a member?
    Most certainly!



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    I likey this thread already

    My NC30 with some stinking lawnmower parked next to it:



    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote View Post
    Anyway, if I were to convince him to get a bike unseen (I convinced him to get a loan for me from the bank), would someone reliable with a bit of know-how on either bikes in general or NC30's specifically be able to take a look at it? Also, how much would a new regulator and head bearings cost? Is head bearings something I could do or do they have to be pressed in by a shop?
    Sure thing, give me a PM if you find one you want looked at.

    I got a set of head bearings recently that cost $120 (trade) and were highly recommended by a experienced & trusted bike mechanic who did his apprenticeship on these things when they first came out. He's now given in his job but will still do casual work - I will be getting him to set up my carbs shortly as the fuelling's not right.
    Anyway, the head bearings were quite a bit of faffing about. Not as bad as the wheel bearings though. Putting the outer races and the triple tree in the fridge for a few hours helped with putting the new bearings on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamgee View Post
    yeah i thought the carbs needed to be cleaned, did it stop that little miss it had? not sure why you needed to change the fork oil seeing as it'd just been done, but did it make any difference? maybe you just needed to adjust the setup, as i'm quite light (60kg) I didn't really have the front setup too hard
    the carbs weren't very dirty. the fork oil needed changing, trust me i don't know who did it for you or if you did it yourself but it looked like it was years old and had the viscosity of water and with the steering head bearings being loose it made it unsafe to ride. The forks are setup as they are with only preload adjustment...? so there is not much to be adjusted. Goes great now though!

    For anyone else I might be willing to part with it for $3500-$4000? It isn't really too realistic for me to keep this in my current situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by more_fasterer View Post
    I likey this thread already

    My NC30 with some stinking lawnmower parked next to it:





    Sure thing, give me a PM if you find one you want looked at.

    I got a set of head bearings recently that cost $120 (trade) and were highly recommended by a experienced & trusted bike mechanic who did his apprenticeship on these things when they first came out. He's now given in his job but will still do casual work - I will be getting him to set up my carbs shortly as the fuelling's not right.
    Anyway, the head bearings were quite a bit of faffing about. Not as bad as the wheel bearings though. Putting the outer races and the triple tree in the fridge for a few hours helped with putting the new bearings on.
    You punk 2 smokers are cool

    I'll ask Dad if he's ok with someone else looking at it rather than himself. He might only accept a mechanic looking at it but might be able to get away with someone who knows the model of bike. And I've yet to see those photos of the RVF I've got word of that's within my price range

    Were these trademe ones specifically for the VFR or generic ones that were the right size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arj127 View Post
    shopped around for my reg/rectifier and found that Red Barrons were the cheapest ($150? from memory). The rectifier has the heat sink built in to the housing.
    Head bearings are easy to do, you wont need a press, just a bit of spare time.
    Ok. I'd ring around the wreckers first but I'm sure Sawyers here would be about the same as Red Baron

    So looks like that VFR needs another $500 spent on it. $4000 overall seems reasonable

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    Trade price - not trademe price. So add another $10-$30 I think. The bearings are specific to the NC30.

    And I had to swap the NC for the RGV this afternoon... I want my V4 music back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote View Post
    I think he wanted that before painting it, plus since it's been personalised I wouldn't think he'd part with it so easily. And I'd like to pay a little less for an NC30 ideally, though his is especially nice

    How much was the original bike and where did you get it from? Cause I'd love to ressurect one

    Mmm... it'll do
    5k now would be a fair price. but having thought about it, theres no way I would be able to buy another bike anywhere near as good as an nc30 for that price...
    Quote Originally Posted by NinjaNanna View Post
    Wasn't me officer, honest, it was that morcs guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Littleman View Post
    Yeah I do recall, but dismissed it as being you when I saw both wheels on the ground.
    Quote Originally Posted by R6_kid View Post
    lulz, ever ridden a TL1000R? More to the point, ever ridden with teh Morcs? Didn't fink so.

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