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Classified Ads / Re: For Sale: 1984 Honda Ascot VT500FT
« Last post by Bucko on May 21, 2018, 02:48:48 PM »
 :) Me.
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Classified Ads / Re: For Sale: 1984 Honda Ascot VT500FT
« Last post by rp123 on May 21, 2018, 02:17:10 PM »
The picture or you? :)
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Classified Ads / Re: For Sale: 1984 Honda Ascot VT500FT
« Last post by Bucko on May 21, 2018, 01:07:41 PM »
Wish I was a little closer.
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Classified Ads / For Sale: 1984 Honda Ascot VT500FT
« Last post by rp123 on May 21, 2018, 12:29:09 PM »
Hi All,

Up for sale my 1984 Honda Ascot VT500FT, 12,600 miles, really low miles for a 1984 model year. New battery last summer and fresh oil and filter change. Tires are also good. I have a clean title in hand.  The bike is lowered approximately an inch front and rear (shorter rear shocks and modified spacers in the front forks).  Have the original parts to restore to stock height and original headlight.  The bike is located in Boise, ID.  I'm asking for $1700.  The bike runs like a stock Ascot (cold blooded).  Attach are some lovely pictures of the Ascot.
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Tech Section / Re: How To Modify Side Case For Oil Cooler...
« Last post by J6G1Z on May 21, 2018, 06:07:34 AM »
I've heard of that being done also. Have not seen any examples though.

J.
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Tech Section / Re: How To Modify Side Case For Oil Cooler...
« Last post by smcohio on May 21, 2018, 04:09:51 AM »
Hey J.
I have heard of people plumbing the return line into the valve cover to help with the poor delivery to the head that the bike has. Have you talked to anyone that has actually do e this?
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Tech Section / Re: Oil in air box?
« Last post by smcohio on May 21, 2018, 03:17:20 AM »
Could also happen if the bike has ever been dropped. I have a similar story when I first tore down my bike. My wife was standing across from me while I was pulling out the air box and as I ripped the hoses out there was a small amount of oil in the breather collection box which flung clear up the front of her. Not a way to impress the wife lol.
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Tech Section / Re: Mikuni carb swap
« Last post by smcohio on May 21, 2018, 02:37:00 AM »
After a little research on what carbs mikuni offers I feel that the best one would be a tm38-85. It's a flat slide 38mm body with a 62mm inlet and 47mm outlet. Has anyone ran this carb?
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Tech Section / Re: Performance Exhaust Research
« Last post by J6G1Z on May 20, 2018, 08:25:44 PM »
...I wish that my father in law was in this forum because he has a great conversation about the science of a reverse megaphone....

Please feel free to invite him over if he has an interest.

Thanks
J.
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Tech Section / Re: Performance Exhaust Research
« Last post by smcohio on May 20, 2018, 04:20:32 PM »


I do agree that the hrc pipe is a little too open of a design for a road pipe that needs to utilize the full rpm range.  As stated in the link that you attached about reverse megaphones they are designed to increase velocity at the exit of the pipe which is a great thing to have at that point. I wish that my father in law was  in this forum because he has a great conversation about the science of a reverse megaphone. If you are ever on advrider i recommend having a conversation with markk53, be prepared because one question will turn into a 3 day conversation haha. As dynachuck was saying about torque cones you need to keep the back pressure and heat contained to a certain point in the pipe to maintain your low end torque range and then after that speed it back up on the exit with a reverse megaphone design. And lastly the final pipe will be mandrel bent so very little weld sections.
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