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 Post subject: 1984 Sabre vf700s
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:33 am 
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Here is my newest motorcycle. Needs a (all 4) carb rebuild, and some wax. Can't wait for next weekend!

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'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

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'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:57 am 
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Looks Great!!! I'd love to get myself something like that, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:26 am 
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Looks great! One day, soon :banana:

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:30 am 
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Looks nice Matt! :beerchug:

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:48 am 
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Projects like that are fun! Can usually pick them up pretty cheap and get them running without too much of a hassle!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Silly P.O. tried to rebuild the carb's with red RTV. The kit is only $40 for all four carbs. The funny part is that he never bothered to install a fuel filter... The amount of time he wasted makes me giggle that my benefit is his loss, but of course I wouldn't say that to his face, I got to keep the price low :P .

I should ride over to his house next week and say thanks again. 50mpg will definitely help the cash-flow.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:25 pm 
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I know I'll get myself killed with those things so they aren't for me.

Looks awesome though!

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:48 am 
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Now you just need a ride called le. You could have lesabre, le, and sabre.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
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My first bike was an 85 intercepter. Same v4 engine with different tuning. Pretty neat bikes for the time.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
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I know I'll get myself killed with those things so they aren't for me.


That's what I thought at first. But I got to ride passenger once and was hooked. I started with a small bike, '86 Rebel 250, and learned how to ride over the course of 6,500 miles before getting this. It's almost as much fun as the L67.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:49 pm 
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When I was younger my dad and I would always go places on his Harley, first a 96 Softail Classic, more recently a 99 Ultra Glide. Got me hooked on motorcycles at a young age, lol. When I was 10 he bought me a brand new '01 XR100R Honda dirt-bike, and I bet I put on 500 miles without ever leaving our yard and grove, lol. This just keeps reminding me I should get his old Yamaha Enduro 400 out of the shed and running again. All it really needs is a carb cleaning, cleaning of the tank (clean and "cream" probably), and a few feet of rubber fuel line.

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Por-15 you mean. Kreem = bad because it's not immune to the gas, it will last a few years though.
And definitely install a good fuel filter. I'm going to make a rust trap/fuel filter combo for our bikes, can't find a reasonably priced filter that filters 10 microns or so.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:22 pm 
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We have a fuel tank liner kit at home. I'll use that. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:38 pm 
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Now you just need a ride called le. You could have lesabre, le, and sabre.


LOL

I was gonna say, now you have a Sabre to park next to your LeSabre...

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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Lol. They are almost the same name, almost the same color and almost the same performance.

Carb kit was delivered this morning. I can't wait! Everything else is all set for a ride.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:07 pm 
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\:D/ Hooray!

I got the carbs all cleaned out today and got to ride for a few hours. I have to post a picture of what was in the carbs. I can't believe the previous owner tried to seal it back up with RTV. I know he used a whole tube now. I was expecting to find rust, not red rtv goo. :puke:

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:55 pm 
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:eek2: this bike is fast... I throttled out at 7k rpm because too much power (10.5k red-line). It sounds amazing, it's kinda like having my own real muscle car. I'm working on getting some video's made up, and I lost my mini-SD to SD convertor so can't upload my pics "yet".

LeSabre LG3 = .02hp/lb, .042tq/lb (based on dyno fail)
Rebel (250cc) = .05hp/lb, .035tq/lb
LeSabre L67 = ~.07hp/lb, ~.083tq/lb (dyno scheduled for May to know for sure)
Sabre (698cc) = .15hp/lb, .088tq/lb ( :beerchug: )

Next weekend I'm going to setup a 'test course' so I can learn to handle the bigger bike better (swerving comes to mind). It's a lot heavier and has a higher center of gravity and a shallower rake than the Rebel, so I want to master these basic maneuvers with it before I get too complacent. I also want to make some crash bars so when I do dump it I can get out from under it without burning my ankle (again).

Funny thing: I enjoyed 65mph on the Rebel, but not as much as 50mph on the Sabre (which I still haven't broke yet).

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:25 pm 
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There's an L67 LeSabre hidden in this photo, can you find it?
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Next weekend I'm planning to remove the trunk and put the saddlebags back there.
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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre v45
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*Blows the thick layer of dust off the caked on layer of crud that now coats the frame of this bike*

OK, well, this happened...

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My '84 Sabre needed a clutch, 2nd gear, and a clutch slave cylinder rebuild. So I welded up a stand that can hold it at any angle up to vertical with the rear end removed. After fudging around with some method of pulling the trans without splitting the crank case and pulling the motor, I decided I'm not doing it that way, it's cramped and stupid. The amount of time I wasted fidgeting with cramped conditions and tight-fitting gears I could have had everything stripped apart by now. sure, it's like 10 more gaskets that I'll have to replace, but this way I get to P&P the heads and cleanup and re-do some things I don't like, like my fuel lines.

So I decided this weekend I wanted to ride again this year, two years ago the clutch went out for good, and second gear was on it's last leg. I've started a mini-project to restore the bike. In addition to the issues above, it's getting a small rust spot repaired, a dent in the tank pushed out, a dent in the frame water line repaired, new paint and a good polishing, upgrading the fuse box to use blade fuses instead of glass tube fuses, new plugs and DIY belden wires, fixing the seat leather, replacing gravity feed fuel with a universal fuel pump and regulator (hopefully fixes my fuel starvation issues), re-mounting my windscreen directly to the frame (it's on the handle bars now..), and possibly a 3D printed LED tail light with integrated turn signals and an LED headlight and some fancy ambient lights.

Yes, I know I should be working on the truck, but I'm waiting for the Waterjet at the local techshop to get fixed. I'm taking my extended weekend to get most of this done. Sounds like a lot, but I've got a lot of pent-up energy from being on launch and I don't feel like working on the truck exhaust just yet, so I should be able to bang this out in a few days.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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 Post subject: Re: 1984 Sabre vf700s
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:29 am 
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Much progress has been made. I'm waiting on a flywheel puller tool for the bike before I can finish splitting open the case. That's supposed to arrive today, and the gaskets tomorrow.

The frame has been repaired where the rust and the dent were, ended up cutting out those sections and welding in new metal. They aren't perfect but you can't really see then anyway. I stripped everything down and painted the frame, and cleaned and painted everything really. Engine, covers, faded aluminum, etc.

More importantly, I'm going to be fixing a dent in the tank and then getting the body parts and tank ready for some paint. Looking at a pearl white with a dark candy teal stripe. Just depends on how much that's going to cost me.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, and lots more! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, Getting ready for some major upgrades!
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'92 Olds Trofeo - Fair weather DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 winter DD
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

Doesn't run:
'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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