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Tech Section / Re: front brake master cylinder
« Last post by J6G1Z on February 02, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
I used a master cylinder from a Ducati Monster for my FT500 Ascot with a dual disk brake CBR600 front-end.
http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=16.msg50#msg50
The original Ascot mirror fit perfect.

Don't know how well it might work with a single disk.

J.
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Tech Section / Re: front brake master cylinder
« Last post by J6G1Z on February 02, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
For the FT Ascot, or the VT Ascot?

Here is one option for the single cylinder FT500 Ascot: https://www.randakks.com/honda-ft500-ascot-single.html

J.
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Tech Section / Honda engine paint color
« Last post by AwL on February 02, 2018, 03:07:51 PM »
Was trying to determine a good paint for the engine and compared a few rattle cans i had around.
Gloss was too glossy, satin too flat.   For what it's worth, the closest i found to original was the Duplicolor engine paint DE1634 "low gloss black".  Looks like it would be good for frame and side cases too.    Al
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Tech Section / front brake master cylinder
« Last post by AwL on February 02, 2018, 03:00:03 PM »
Hi - looking for source of front brake master cylinder that has the correct 10m bolt hole for mirror.
Many on ebay with brake line banjo bolt facing forward like the stock one but they all seem to have 8m bolt hole for mirror.
Others with banjo bolt pointed parallel to handlebar seem to have correct mirror bolt hole but are larger bore 16mm - don't think that would make a difference?. 
Any experience with these units?  Mine is beyond rebuild.  (sorry for double posting - inadvertently put it second generation tech section.) 
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Wheels
« Last post by J6G1Z on January 31, 2018, 06:54:26 AM »
The All Balls bearings web-site link is posted here somewhere. It is very helpful. Try to locate a complete front end assembly from the hand controls down to the wheel. Trying to locate & piece together a front end usually takes a while & becomes expensive. Keep it in the Honda family if you can.

Good luck
J.

EDIT: Here it is: http://ascot500.com/index.php?topic=151.0
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Wheels
« Last post by triguyracer on January 31, 2018, 06:34:25 AM »
Thanks for the info ,I have read in  the posts about doing the cbr swap,I am thinking very serous about making the swap you mentioned was hoping to go with the stock sizes but am feed up with changing  tires on the stock rims when I want to try a diff tire,changed many a RD400 wheel, though not in quite a while  though, the Ascot wheels seem just particuly hard to change tires on and boy have I changed a lot of tires in my time,I will figure out something as I like my Ascot a lot and use it almost daily weather permiting even though I own several other bikes .Got new rubber and will see how well they work with the tires I have mounted.Have been watching the Dutch guys project on the site and like how he has used a cbr1000 front end if I remember right using a yam xs 650 front wheel,it looks xclnt in his post.I will keep looking on the All Ball website as they have a conversion chart for bearings and front end conversions its well worth looking at  if you have not looked at it before, there are a lot of conversions you are able to make to front ends and wheels with just a bearing swap for the most part , I was amazed at how many conversions are possible with just a change of triple trees and bearings that look to be just a bolt on,Check out there web site if you have not it is the best site I have run across for doing a front end swap   
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Wheels
« Last post by J6G1Z on January 30, 2018, 05:26:08 PM »
Have you ever changed the tires on Yamaha RD400 mag wheels?  :o

The only wheels that I know of that are a fairly easy swap, are the early CBR600 Hurricane wheels. They are 17" though.

Good luck
J.
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Wheels
« Last post by triguyracer on January 30, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
Any one out there who has done a wheel swap to your ft, just got finished changing tires and have to say after changing 100s my be even a thousand in all my times working for dealerships and independents for almost 50 years I have got to say ft ascot wheels are the absolute worst wheels I have ever changed tires on or worked on, almost no drop center on them.After putting tires on for the second time I am done with using the stock wheels if possible without making a major expense, any suggestions on wheels that are a easy swap and not a fortune,Yam xs 650 wheels are nice but have got harder to find,if you have made a swap using a stock dia wheel size to others please comment .I would like to know, after the second time changing tires onto the stock rims I am feed up with the junk ones Honda used
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Classified Ads / Re: for sale 2 honda ascot's
« Last post by J6G1Z on January 29, 2018, 07:35:06 PM »
Sorry, You know the first thing  to go when you get older lol   Bikes are located in Gallatin, Missouri.    Thanks for the heads up!!!

Thought it was the second thing....   ;)

Thanks
J.
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Classified Ads / Re: for sale 2 honda ascot's
« Last post by jmtracin on January 29, 2018, 06:09:11 PM »
Sorry, You know the first thing  to go when you get older lol   Bikes are located in Gallatin, Missouri.    Thanks for the heads up!!!
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