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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.

Yeah kind of odd, maybe other people are interested and would like to see the answers before messaging...
So are you still interested John?
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.
Hey guys, Please take it to PM & exchange phone numbers.

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.
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?
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?
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.
« 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
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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