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Feb 1st 2016, 04:08 AM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
Valve tick & float pin?

Hey I have two separate issues I had questions about. First I have a SUPER loud valve tick, when I bought the bike it was super quiet but has grown louder ever since and I'm growing concerned I was wonder what I should expect cost wise to have it worked on.

Second I have this brass pin sticking out of my carb housing connected to the idle and it will freely go in and out and causes my bike to run rich I'm not sure if I need to replace my housing or the pin. I will attach a picture of the pin.
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Feb 1st 2016, 06:05 AM   #2
 Wrench's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  West Richland, WA

That looks like a Honda VF???, Magna maybe? If so, the entire choke mechanism is disconnected or missing. It should be interconnected to all 4 carbs.
Feb 1st 2016, 06:21 AM   #3
 SilvieFox's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
like red said that pin is your choke (opens a fuel buster passage way) make sure iut is pushed in oncce the bike is warmed up
Feb 1st 2016, 07:06 AM   #4
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
Its a 1983 Honda Magna VF750C. Wrench do you have an image I could see by chance that shows me the mechanism youre describing?
Feb 1st 2016, 07:25 AM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
if I had to estimate seeing as the console was changed before I got it I would say around 50,000. I just did a full oil change. I was half low when I got it.
Feb 1st 2016, 08:32 AM   #6
 Parilla125's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

My Interceptor 500 had a valve stem end snap off, which was a problem some of the V4's had. Like has been said, find out what is making the noise before going further. Valves are a stinker to adjust on these as they are set so deep in the head.
Feb 1st 2016, 10:40 AM   #7
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
Thanks for the information guys. I really appreciate it. Ill let you all know how it works out.
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Feb 1st 2016, 12:29 PM   #8
 Red Label Moto's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
1980's Honda V4 motorcycle? What? You say you're not afraid of carburetors?

Yoda voice... "You will be. You will."
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Feb 1st 2016, 12:55 PM   #9
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
I am going to have to wait and take my bike into a shop to get the adjustment done, that way i know its done correctly. (Im just getting started with mechanics in general at the age of 22) So itll be a few months before i get her up and running again as i dont ahve $350 floating around. thanks for the info guys.

Kalo2202
Everett, Wa
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Feb 1st 2016, 01:27 PM   #10
 Red Label Moto's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
op - kalo this may be tough to hear. Sorry!

Think long/real hard about spending any sort of meaningful dough on this bike. In all likelihood whoever looks at it is going recommend it needs this that and the other thing. All of them expensive.

This could be the type of experience you look back on in 2045 or whenever and recall how, as a young lad, you dropped your life savings in a vain effort to keep a 2-wheeled 80's relic afloat. A learning experience so to speak. A real education as they say. A legit life lesson... the hard way!

Most of us here did not have the interwebz to refer to. To warn us of impending doom. We just flailed around wildly. Or bought new Ninja 600R models for $3k out the door with sales tax.

In other words, you can, right now today, at this very moment in time... you can have the expensive lesson without actually spending the dosh.
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Feb 1st 2016, 04:18 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Blaine, WA

  2012 Yamaha FJR1300
As RedKat mentioned, those Honda V's had oiling issues with the heads. There are a few fixes for that one of which you should employ before bothering to have the valves adjusted if you plan to keep the bike very long. If you don't fix the oiling issues you will most likely lose the head at some point and then you're talking much bigger bucks.
If you have a reasonable amount of mechanical know-how, adjusting valves is not that hard. I very highly recommend a Honda Service Manual (Not Clymers or Haynes, the real thing).
You'll probably be better off spending your money on the manual and doing it your self. Steelers want and arm and a leg to work on old bikes and most simply aren't worth it unless you can do the work yourself.
My two cents...
Feb 1st 2016, 05:25 PM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

If you have a reasonable amount of mechanical know-how, adjusting valves is not that hard
If you have never done a set of these I challenge you to go do his so you can come back and say "I had no idea". They are ugly. And time consuming. I called about having mine done back in the 80's when I had mine just for grins and they were DOUBLE what most valve adjustments were.

Edited by Parilla125 on Feb 1st 2016 at 05:27 PM
Feb 1st 2016, 05:59 PM   #13
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
I didn't. I talked to OCD motorcycle in Arlington, Everett power sports recommended them. I really would like to apprentice at a shop or just with someone who knows what their doing, for free of course
Feb 1st 2016, 06:00 PM   #14
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
If you have a reasonable amount of mechanical know-how, adjusting valves is not that hard
If you have never done a set of these I challenge you to go do his so you can come back and say "I had no idea". They are ugly. And time consuming. I called about having mine done back in the 80's when I had mine just for grins and they were DOUBLE what most valve adjustments were.
I just want to make sure it's done correctly, I'm riding to Idaho this summer.
Feb 1st 2016, 06:36 PM   #15
 
  Jan 2016
  Everett

  1983 Honda Magna VF750C
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Label Moto
op - kalo this may be tough to hear. Sorry!

Think long/real hard about spending any sort of meaningful dough on this bike. In all likelihood whoever looks at it is going recommend it needs this that and the other thing. All of them expensive.

This could be the type of experience you look back on in 2045 or whenever and recall how, as a young lad, you dropped your life savings in a vain effort to keep a 2-wheeled 80's relic afloat. A learning experience so to speak. A real education as they say. A legit life lesson... the hard way!

Most of us here did not have the interwebz to refer to. To warn us of impending doom. We just flailed around wildly. Or bought new Ninja 600R models for $3k out the door with sales tax.

In other words, you can, right now today, at this very moment in time... you can have the expensive lesson without actually spending the dosh.
I plan on keeping this baby as long as it'll run for me. I'm currently 22 and I'd love to teach my kids how to ride this one. I think you're right, I need to try it myself and learn everything I can. I'm a bit stubborn so once I'm decided I'm decided. I really appreciate the time you spent with your answer.
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