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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Another Dutch FT500 Project
« Last post by colosseumrat on September 16, 2019, 04:33:57 pm »
posting a larger size. went a bit cheap on the bite :)
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Another Dutch FT500 Project
« Last post by colosseumrat on September 16, 2019, 04:28:51 pm »
Hi There,

I've finally got my little project to a condition that can be shown for comments and most importantly, that can be driven :)
as internal customisations: The Electric wiring is completely re-done and replaced for the most by an M-Unit and obvious rejetting required, give the K&N air filter and the open exhaust (this might be replaced by a SuperTrap).

the frame has been shortened and braced under the seat (donor is a Ducati Scrambler from the '70).
the Tank is from a CB350.
currently is mounting a Daytona Velona speedo, but probably will be replaced. or removed all together.
I've pulled the forks of about 1cm to improved the handling, but I'll be replacing these with VF500F or CBR600 (95/98) forks.

there are some heavier works that I plan to do, but will wait for the winter for these.

so, I'm open to your comments guys :)
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The V-Twin Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Last post March 11
« Last post by J6G1Z on September 16, 2019, 01:28:08 pm »
Yep!

Doesn't look like there is much going on with Ascots lately. The last few I have seen/heard about, was new owners who were oblivious/un-caring about the Ascot heritage & just wanted to chop them up. Sad!
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The V-Twin Years: Modified To Full Customs / Last post March 11
« Last post by Bucko on September 13, 2019, 11:08:26 pm »
Last post March 11.  Wow, pretty slow summer
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: CDI upgrades
« Last post by hellblom on August 27, 2019, 10:46:51 am »
Thanks, that is how I am reasoning as well. Head on over to the Yahoo group page, there's an interesting discussion going on around this subject over there.
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: CDI upgrades
« Last post by triguyracer on August 27, 2019, 08:15:16 am »
I replaced mine with the one from Ricks 6 or 7 months ago and it has worked just fine ,I have mine set at the lower rpm redline as I am not using the bike as a high performance bike. My stock one worked fine but being as old as it was I just replaced it for good measure 
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / CDI upgrades
« Last post by hellblom on August 26, 2019, 01:12:51 pm »
Hi,

do anyone here know of an improved CDI except the one made by Rick's Motorsport Electrics https://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com/Hot-Shot-Honda-CDI-Box-15_102 ? I am asking since that one gets crazy expensive with shipping and customs to Europe. On Ebay I have found other brands, Arrowhead and SGR which seem to have the jumpers on it to provide the higher redline setting.

Any experiences from the good people here?
Regards
Olle

(also posted this on the Yahoo group)
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Tech Section / Re: Ft500 spoked wheel swap
« Last post by hellblom on August 23, 2019, 01:30:17 pm »
Hi

how did the swap work out for you?

Olle
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Classified Ads / WTB - Mikuni VM carb
« Last post by patrino on August 22, 2019, 04:01:50 pm »
Looking to buy a VM-series Mikuni for my 1982 FT500.  It's a streetbike, so smaller (~34-36mm) bore size preferred.

Please let me know if anyone has got one they're willing to get rid of!

Thanks, Patrick
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Cool Rides & Adventures... / Re: Weekend ride
« Last post by murdo on August 18, 2019, 01:36:03 am »
Went for a 200Km ride today with my son and his new (to him) 2017 SWM 440 Turismo. Great day, empty roads and a bit of bonding.
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