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Actually the primary intent of this forum is for the exchange of technical information. Not to document the terms & conditions of a sale.

Classified ads are welcome. Make contact & negotiate on your own time. If you want to be snippy about it, your post will disappear.

J.
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Yeah kind of odd, maybe other people are interested and would like to see the answers before messaging...
So are you still interested John?
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Classified Ads / Re: For Sale - 1984 Honda Ascot VT500 - Needs a little work - Near Fort Wayne, IN
« Last post by John Ollestad on January 18, 2018, 03:13:25 PM »
Seriously? Were we tying up too much bandwidth? Sorry, I thought we were in the proper area to post questions and get answers about something for sale. It won't happen again.
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Hey guys, Please take it to PM & exchange phone numbers.

Thanks
J.
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Honestly I'm not really sure, like I said I really don't know much about engines other then the basics. My father told me that without the baffle in the muffler it could cause problems due to a lack of compression. Sometimes when i would ride it hard on the highway it would stall when i would come to a stop.
You can hear both cylinders firing since one is muffled and the other is not.
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Classified Ads / Re: For Sale - 1984 Honda Ascot VT500 - Needs a little work - Near Fort Wayne, IN
« Last post by John Ollestad on January 17, 2018, 06:03:17 PM »
That's just how I tell if all cylinders are firing. I fire the bike up, let it idle and then see if both exhaust pipes start to get hot. I've caught a few plugged jets that way.

In your post you said maybe it needs a baffle to fix itself. Fix what?  Is this a bad exhaust gasket causing problems? What is the engine doing thats abnormal?
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It's not leaking any oil or coolant. It might have a micro leak of gas around the gas cutoff, just enough to make it look a bit wet and dirty.
Not sure what you mean by exhaust not warming up properly?
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General Technical / Re: A Simple Plastic Welding Technique....
« Last post by GilbertBar on January 17, 2018, 10:23:22 AM »
Twerth, good point about removing the paint. That's what I always do as well. I wish you took some pics too, would have been nice to see exactly how it looked it.
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Welcome / THIS SITE IS SEEKING A NEW OWNER
« Last post by J6G1Z on January 16, 2018, 12:56:01 PM »
I'm looking for someone who is interested & capable of taking over this site.

It has been a lot of fun, but I'm not up to speed on maintaining a forum any longer. I'd rather be out riding somewhere.  8)

If interested, please send me a PM & we can discuss it further.

Thank you
J.
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Some advise?
« Last post by John Ollestad on January 16, 2018, 10:32:31 AM »
I've got a bad feeling the worst thing I'm going to have a problem with is location. I'm afraid the for sale ad will read "VT500 ascot. In good shape. Runs well, looks nice. First $1200." And then it'll read "call nu-3454-344 Port kilumunda, Brazil"

And I'll be wondering how in the he** I'm going to be able to afford shipping on that.

If a buyer can't find one close enough to just travel and get, the shipping charges can rip your wallet up.

I'm like you, I don't care for spray bomb flat black, but I can get into matte black or even black chrome.
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