Question about 1986 Honda VF 1000 R
Just bought as VF1000F 1985 model...seller said starts ok...but once the engine is hot....cant restart it until it has cooled. The starter motor is OK 1st time...then after engine hot...on restart...starter just turns...as if no power in the battery or faulty/weak starter motor...after the engine has cooled it starts normally again...?? Regarding the armature, I think this is working OK since the voltage on the battery is 14.35Vdc once the bike is running...it is charging..!!! SO...I just need the price of brushes then...which I will keep as a spare set...!!! Finally...I have been told that this bike does not have a conventional starter with "Bendix" type push out gear that engages...but a starter CLUTCH as well as the main clutch...do you have any spares for the starter clutch...? Cheers @
Hi, Persto_belik and the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ignition coil.
2. Faulty spark plug cables.
3. Faulty temperature sensor.
4. HISS light not going off.
5. Faulty starter motor.
6. Valves adjusted too tight.
7. Spark plug gap too wide.
8. Fuel has vapor lock.
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Posted on Feb 02, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Jan 01, 2009
It all seems to be leading to fuel starvation. Have you checked the tank breather is not blocked which can be a small hole in the petrol cap or a tube from under the tank. It could also be a blocked fuel filter. There should be two. One inside the fuel tank under the petcock, another before the fuel pump. Here is the workshop manual where you can find all info you will ever need for this bike.
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Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Pull out on the lever and push it toward the front of the bike, hard if necessary. Rock the bike while pushing. If the bike comes out of gear it should start. The bike will not start while the lever is up.
Probably need to replace the switch behind the lever. Don't test it, just replace it.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
Take the starter button off and put a 12 volt tester on one of the 4 leads that are wired into the button. Test each- If you find a hot line, take a small piece of wire and jump the current over to the other parrallel button. I worked on my bike for two weeks before I discovered this problem. Another problem was that the headlight would not come on. The starter would not crank at all. I took a screw driver and raised the brass leads on the switch so they would make contact and put the switch back together, and it worked. Good luck.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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