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Second Generation Ascots => The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified => Topic started by: Donny026 on June 03, 2018, 03:51:43 am

Title: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on June 03, 2018, 03:51:43 am
Hi guys & girls,
 
A friend of mine is getting his licence, and fell in love with a '84 vt500ft. Unfortunately the owner also had an deregistered burn-victim in his shed, which gave me a very sad feeling in my tummy. We decided to make a nice deal and took the two of them home.

The deal is that i'll help my friend to tune up his fron suspension (hypepro springs, oil & seals), and I get the burnvictim with the deep hunger for TLC.

My plan is to recover it, get it registered again and to costumize it to my liking.


Ive added some pics, including my inspiration bike!
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: J6G1Z on June 03, 2018, 06:30:13 am
Welcome to the board. Looks like a good foundation to begin with. This link might be helpful if you decide to swap out the front end: http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=151.0

J.
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: kansloos161 on June 05, 2018, 01:22:38 pm
This bike takes a burn out a bit to literally ;)
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on June 06, 2018, 10:52:50 am
hi mr Kansloos161  ;D
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: murdo on June 06, 2018, 03:18:14 pm
Welcome. Good project.
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on August 26, 2018, 02:46:32 am
I took the bike to my house (it was parked 1h drive away, so that was demotivating).

By now I have electricity figures out quite far. Had some problems with the solenloid, but that's fixed now!

Now I'm ready to test for spark, and I think the carbs have to be cleaned. Also I cleaned the inside of the tank (very rusty) and I still have to put in a coating to prevent future rust.

Oh, incase you're wondering: the vt500ft perfectly fits inside a Skoda Fabia 2 Combi!
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: kansloos161 on September 19, 2018, 05:45:08 am
progress?
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:32:20 pm
Progress: the bike started, took a whole battery, but finally it ran, so that's a win!

Now I'm just ordering parts.. next step would be to spray paint the frame (I found a registered one, but it's rusty). I'm transfering the head bearing aswell.

I want to install ridiculous big off-road/Enduro tires. Does anybody know the maximum size for both front and back? Watch this link for inspiration:
https://goo.gl/images/GrRWwc

Thanks ahead!
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:33:54 pm
Tire inspiration
Title: Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
Post by: Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:34:45 pm
Lighting I ordered: