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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by J6G1Z on October 08, 2018, 07:26:45 am »
Verify that battery is up to the task.

Many FT owners chase their tail over non-start issues due to a faulty/weak battery.

J.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by kansloos161 on October 08, 2018, 05:13:10 am »
A bit over 4 years already!  :-[
Of course the project lay dormand for quite a long time and I had to do everything without a decent workshop but still....

So far the electrical issue does not seem easy to diagnose.
When I turned on the ignition yesterday everything seemed to work as normal.
When I pushed the start button, power went out. I suspected a faulty fuse but none where bad.
Disconnected the battery.
I did a check on the starter solonoid wiring, disconnected and reconnected it.
Reconnected the battery.
Now when turning on ignition I do have power again. When pushing the starter button I only hear the solonoid clicking that I installed that turns of the lighting when starting. No other solonoids or starter motors are working.
I'm going to check that extra solonoid and see if there is power going through it or not.
Also going to bypass the ignition and I have a spare starter solonoid.
My fear is that I used too thin wiring throughout the loom...

Regards,
Paul
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
« Last post by Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:34:45 pm »
Lighting I ordered:
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
« Last post by Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:33:54 pm »
Tire inspiration
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Burned Honda Ascot vt500ft project
« Last post by Donny026 on October 07, 2018, 11:32:20 pm »
Progress: the bike started, took a whole battery, but finally it ran, so that's a win!

Now I'm just ordering parts.. next step would be to spray paint the frame (I found a registered one, but it's rusty). I'm transfering the head bearing aswell.

I want to install ridiculous big off-road/Enduro tires. Does anybody know the maximum size for both front and back? Watch this link for inspiration:
https://goo.gl/images/GrRWwc

Thanks ahead!
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by J6G1Z on October 06, 2018, 10:28:17 am »
Has it really been 4 years ?!?!?  :o

Way to keep plugging along. Bike looks great!

Hope the electrical issue is easy to diagnose.

J.

PS. I over-tightened the screws on my FT-CBR ignition switch & cracked the housing. It was very slight & I didn't notice at first. The bike would run fine & then just stall out without warning. It became progressively worse until I was able to see the crack. Replaced the ignition switch & all was well again.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by kansloos161 on October 06, 2018, 09:19:20 am »
It's done!!!

Or at least kind of.
I got the seat back from the upholstery shop, really pleased how it turned out.
So after 4 years of working on the little FT, this is how she looks now:




I got the seat back last Saturday, just in time for the Distinguished Gentlemans ride.

The ride towards the start (roughly 2 miles) went OK, but I already noticed some strange electrical behaviour (cockpit blinking on and of)
After about 500 yards into the official ride the bike stalled and didn't want to start for a good 15 minutes.

When I got it started up I went home immediately, bike seems to have some issues with either the earth leads or maybe the ignition switch.
Back to the (electrical) drawing board.
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Welcome / Re: Ownership change
« Last post by Glenn_SOHC/4 on September 20, 2018, 11:37:43 am »
As it turns out, the domain transfer wasn't seamless.  Hopefully this is resolving over the next few hours.
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Welcome / Ownership change
« Last post by Glenn_SOHC/4 on September 20, 2018, 08:59:44 am »
Hi everyone,

I posted a bit of an introduction a few weeks back, but I wanted to fill everyone in on what is happening to the Ascot 500 Forums.  John accepted my offer to provide a new home for the forums and that process is in progress. 

Over the next week or so, I will be completing the domain transfer and then moving the forums themselves to a new server.  You'll still find everything at ascot500.com, but there may be brief periods where things aren't quite working correctly.  Transferring a site takes some time to complete since internet addresses get cached for varying lengths of time.

Whenever any of this work has the potential to be disruptive, I'll announce it in advance.

Except this first change which I'm only announcing as it is in progress...  The domain transfer process is in progress.  It will complete some time over the next 5 days.  I will be checking on things to make sure nothing breaks and fixing it promptly if it does.
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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by AwL on September 19, 2018, 08:35:44 pm »
Had similar problem.  With pinch bolt removed it was still hung up in the right fork.
It seems that the axle was sticking due to galling or something on the surface of the axle in the right fork and wouldn't slide through.  Ended up losing some of the treads in the left axle.
The ones that were left didn't seem to be sufficient to torque down so screwed it in as tightly as i dared.
With pinch bolt secured there probably isn't any risk of axle pulling out but just in case i had a friend drill and tap the axle for a 1/4" bolt just to be safe.  see attached photo's. 
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