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Classified Ads / VT Piston Ring set and valve seals
« Last post by tgill on January 13, 2019, 05:45:40 pm »
Hello!

I have a set of std. rings and a set of valve seals for sale.  They are from Japan.  (Cruz Image)

$30.00 + $5.00 shipping for both

Thanks,
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on January 04, 2019, 01:14:04 pm »
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by triguyracer on January 04, 2019, 08:42:42 am »
All balls racing website ,go there for your custom bearings and races for front end conversions , they have a huge conversion chart
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on January 03, 2019, 02:58:47 pm »
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on January 03, 2019, 07:05:23 am »
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by Donny026 on January 03, 2019, 03:48:09 am »
Many thanks Kansloos. Pretty happy with it so far. Original plan was to make it swap between the krtt style and a scrambler style within a couple of hours with just bolt on parts. But even at 350Lbs it was way too heavy for me in the dirt so i bailed on that idea. Just going to be in the krtt style from here out. For dirt riding i picked up a Yam xt550 that i tweaked out. Here is a pic of the vt in scrambler form. Honda cr450 front end, mx ohlins rears, gt750 tank which fit great, even picked up some honeycomb from the circle track guys to shield the radiator. Fun build but no good for me :). Bit hot here now so not much time spent in the garage. Will post more pics as i progress and sometime a video, if possible, of it running when done.

Wow, I love how that looks! Did you have any problems with the rear shaft when you raised the back? How long are those ohlins? I have some 380mm suspension. Comming my way, so I'm curious.
And what about the front end cr450, was that an easy swap? I'm looking for some forks with the same length, who let me keep the original wheel, whiteout to much trouble.. 
Thanks!!
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 -83 ---> street tracker
« Last post by kansloos161 on January 02, 2019, 07:47:01 am »
Nice project you've got going there.
The stripping bolts on your camcover are a honda regular issue. I had to put new inserts in 5 of mine.
About your jet questions.
That rubber thingy needs to stay in that tube, it's standard on all euro bikes. The jet under the rubber thingy is your main jet so the one you need to replace.
I've replaced my pilot and main jet when I went for an aftermarket open filter. Still need to do some fine tuning but she runs quite alright now.
The other screw on your carb is the air mixture screw. This can help with fine tuning the carb.
Do yourself a favor and find a workshop manual a lot of the questions you have can be solved with it.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 -83 ---> street tracker
« Last post by Ampari on January 02, 2019, 12:42:49 am »
Well, it's been a while. Unfortunately not much has transpired since my last post, moved to an apartment and had no space for the bike so didn't ride it too many times during 2017 since it was stored at my parent's house. I did however fix the leaking front end with new seals and dustcovers, also tackled what I thought was the gear shifter axle leaking, turned out to be the seal for the axle that drives the sprocket. Took the old one out and realised I have to SPLIT THE DAMN CRANKCASE TO REPLACE IT because of the outer lip on the seal. Just magnificent, so that happened and ended the 2017 season.

Took a quick pic after doing the front forks, there were some homemade custom raiser pieces of pipe inside the forks under the springs, took those out while I was in there.





... aaaand here's how it looked for the whole season of 2018. I didn't really want to take the engine apart on the yard, also waited the whole summer for a gasket set. Finally last fall I got a place to actually do some car and bike stuff with a few friends, so I took the engine apart.



Did the valve seats as they were kinda crusty, needed to change the valve guide seals anyway.

Nearing the end of the teardown, I ran into a small problem with this oil passage preventing me from removing the timing chain. I do have a new one so cutting the old chain isn't a problem but installing the new one would be kinda difficult, so any advice? Checked CMSNL and it seems to be just a small pipe, so do I just pull it out?





Slightly off-topic but I'm trying to fix up the bike so I can have something fun to drive around in the summer since this blue hunk of junk will take at least a year to complete ::)

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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on January 01, 2019, 10:05:04 pm »
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on December 30, 2018, 01:14:53 pm »
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