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First Generation Ascots => The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs => Topic started by: dunaway on August 10, 2017, 09:40:12 PM

Title: Ascot flattracker
Post by: dunaway on August 10, 2017, 09:40:12 PM
Hi ,new to the forum. I have a ft 500 I'm building into a flat tracker. I have removed the starter, can I run this bike with no battery? If so what needs to be done? Also are the sprockets the same as the XR and XL models?  Thanks,any input is appreciated.

Title: Re: Ascot flattracker
Post by: kansloos161 on August 11, 2017, 02:03:32 AM
Hi Dave,

Welcome to the Ft500 message board.

The electrical system of the FT is quite complex. To be honest I don't know if you can run it without a battery.
Regarding your question on sprockets.
The FT originally has a 530 chain. You can use sprockets of the XR/XL models but these are 520.
This means you have to install a spacer at your front sprocket since the 520 chain is about 1/8th" narrower and the whole 520 setup is supposedly about 6lbs lighter.

We always like pictures so do share some of your bike.