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Tech Section / Re: V-twin Handlebars
« Last post by J6G1Z on Today at 11:21:26 AM »
No.

J.
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Tech Section / V-twin Handlebars
« Last post by tgill on Today at 10:53:20 AM »
I have an '83 500FT that has chrome handlebars.  Is this OEM?
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Trail Tech Guages
« Last post by J6G1Z on Today at 06:59:26 AM »
It has been done before: http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=79.0

Straight forward installation. Most difficult part would be the actual mounting bracketry or dash fabrication. Be careful tightening the magnetic bolt that mounts on the brake disk. It is soft & will break easily.


J.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Trail Tech Guages
« Last post by triguyracer on July 18, 2018, 04:35:45 PM »
Has anyone out there done this conversion on there FT and if you have which Trail Tech unit did you use ? Was it a pretty straight forward conversion ? . Where any parts that where a bit of a pain ? Looking to maybe do this conversion and clean up the speedo and tack area.
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Tech Section / Re: position of timing cam (help)
« Last post by murdo on July 18, 2018, 01:48:13 AM »
Glad you got it sorted. Strange the timing marks are on the back side of the cam sprocket.
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Tech Section / Re: position of timing cam (help)
« Last post by lo7us on July 17, 2018, 07:25:35 PM »
I found the timing marks for the cam gear (Strangely they were on the BACK of the gear??) Anycase Here is a link to the photos in case someone else ever needs to find the cam position marks and of course the TDC for the piston and crank - It started right up!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Jjd3KNntyffUKBi18

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Tech Section / position of timing cam (help)
« Last post by lo7us on July 17, 2018, 01:09:40 PM »
I replaced an Ascot head gasket and during reassembly, the marks I made on the cam position rubbed off! :-\ (EEKS) Please help I need to know the orientation of the cams, I have the piston to TDC now.

Thank you!! I will post photos if anyone wants. This head needed several thread repairs on the studs.

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Tech Section / Re: Blowing a 15 amp fuse on the starter relay
« Last post by No Wants No Warrants on July 15, 2018, 07:01:24 PM »
ft
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Tech Section / Re: Blowing a 15 amp fuse on the starter relay
« Last post by J6G1Z on July 15, 2018, 06:58:29 PM »
FT or VT?

J.
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Tech Section / Blowing a 15 amp fuse on the starter relay
« Last post by No Wants No Warrants on July 15, 2018, 06:16:44 PM »
I am a new Thumper owner. I recently got hold of a bike not running, cleaned the carb and away we went (for 10 seconds). It appears that when I plug in the connector for the neutral safety switch and turn on the ignition my ignition fuse starts to smoke and melt. Then within A few seconds the relay fuse blows.  I checked continuity of switch. Seems normal readings. Itís just a switch.  I also found that I have 12 volts on the starter solenoid (the one that throws the bendix) when theignition switch is off. Battery goes dead in about 10 minutes when everything is plugged in and ignition switch is off.

Any ideas. I went through about 5 fuses to get this far.  I know, terrible troubleshooting.
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