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Last post by Superfly - June 17, 2024, 04:22:12 PM
Hey All!

Just stopping by to see what you guys are doing to your Visions nowadays... I miss mine badly!
This was always one of my favorite places online

TechTalk / Re: Loose Starter Clutch Bolts...
Last post by fret not - June 13, 2024, 03:28:34 PM
Just be aware the deformed "flange" of the screws needs to be relieved to remove them in the future.  Drill the center of the "mushroom" to make room so the surrounding threads can collapse onto the new hole as the screw is removed.  Remember that these screws are to be used only one time because of the necessary deformation. 
Also check the rollers and the ramps they wear on, as there is significant force involved in their function.  This force causes wear and then failure.  If you see ripples in the surfaces of the rollers or the ramps they run on it is then time to replace them before they finally fail and cause more damaage. 
TechTalk / Re: Loose Starter Clutch Bolts...
Last post by KoenigsTiger - June 12, 2024, 09:41:59 AM
Yeah, whoever used a center punch attempting to prevent them to back out, failed. One bolt did get more then one strike with a center punch, but nowhere enough. I got new longer screws and a went a bit over board with the punch an hammer. I am too embarrassed to post those pictures. :) But they are definitely not going to back out...
TechTalk / Re: Loose Starter Clutch Bolts...
Last post by fret not - June 08, 2024, 01:48:51 AM
Apparently there needs to be a bit more deformation of the end of the cap screws.  Your nice photo shows what looks to me like a mark from a center punch, so maybe there should be another one or two punch marks just like the first one.  The idea is to deform  the end of the screws so they can't easily come undone.  This takes some force and effort to make it happen, then likely need to drill out the center of the screws if you ever need to remove them.  Use these screws one time.  Replace with new ones.
Goin Ridin'... / not a Vision
Last post by VisionMeister - June 03, 2024, 02:11:50 PM
I bought a "new" 1979 BMW r65 Which is not a Vision but is still a fun Vintage ride. This shot is at the Bagby over look on Hwy 49. I've been here more times than I can count on the Vision as it was my primary ride since 1984. We took the California Riders of Vision on this road a couple of times. Known to some as the California Dragon, I think it has more turns than the tail of the Dragon. 29 mile's between Coulterville and Bear Valley.
The BMW is not as fast as the Vision and handles poorly, poor brakes. I do like the classic looks though.
Ran into an old friend from Merced, Bob Lawrence, that I first met on bikes in the 70's. Still riding almost daily at 78 years old.
Don't give up!
TechTalk / Loose Starter Clutch Bolts...
Last post by KoenigsTiger - June 03, 2024, 12:17:07 AM
Hi Everyone,

I had the bike for 20 years. 32,000km, I don't ride much. I wanted to check the bolts. Some one had peened all of them before, but clearly not peened enough. They are 12.9 grade, but no Loctite was used. Some rubbing on the gear, and the backed out bolt head. All three bolts were loose, one was rubbing...


The Swap Shop / NOS '82 tank for sale
Last post by rotordrvr - May 24, 2024, 09:02:05 PM
I have a NOS 1982 fuel tank in European metallic gray with white/black stripe in near perfect condition. Complete with side badges and used petcock with all parts needed to rebuild the petcock. I bought it in case I couldn't repair my '83 tank and now I'm willing to pass it on to someone who needs it for exactly what I paid - $600 plus shipping and insurance. Pictures on request. Contact
I also have used black lowers for an '83 in decent condition - both sides for $100 plus shipping and insurance. (I'm assuming you'd want insurance) Again, pictures upon request.
Giving you guys first shot before they go on eBay or Classic Motorcycle.
The Swap Shop / wanted parts vision
Last post by auto - May 18, 2024, 01:15:56 PM
Looking for a parts XZ550 vision. prefer Midlantic, new England or VMD in July. Probably best to respond to
The Swap Shop / 82 Vision for sale SE Pennsylv...
Last post by Benninger - May 04, 2024, 09:21:41 AM
We have A 1982 vision we're looking to sell , located in Southeast PA , bike is near mint condition with original FAIRINGS! , only 5,080 miles, always been shed and living room kept....Best offer takes it!...  send email to for pics... it's red, can't figure how to post pics on forum....
Make offer, its still covered and taking up space in the shed.
Gas tank in good condition.RUNS!!!

STILL AVAILABLE! No rust in gas tank, new carb and new battery as of May 2023.  Email me and I can send pics and video of it running.

Off Topic / Re: MotoGp 2024
Last post by Walt_M. - April 26, 2024, 10:58:29 AM
Well, COTA was certainly an eye opener. Vinales started from pole and was promptly shuffled back to 11th. Marquez led maybe a lap, claimed brake trouble and crashed out. Acosta led a couple of laps and was passed by Martin. Vinales came back and passed everyone and won the race.
Now we're at Jerez. And both the sprint and the race will be live in the US on TruTv.