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Classified Ads / WTB rear brake master cylinder - NOT a duplicate post
« Last post by patrino on September 25, 2017, 12:19:57 PM »
New forum member, picked up an FT500 last month, eager to get it on the road.

Bike did not have a rear master cylinder with it.  If you have one you're willing to sell, please let me know.  I know greenjeans is looking too.

Thanks, Patrick
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General Technical / Re: ascot vt500 with vlx600 pistons and cylinder head
« Last post by gravelordsmc on September 18, 2017, 12:28:21 PM »
Watching with enthusiasm  :)

If you're in there anyway......... It seems to me that the oil pump gears and chains, which are no longer avaible for the Ascot, are the same as those on the VLX (same arrangement, and possibly dimensions), except the VLX's gears and chain are HiVo (as opposed to the Ascot's regular roller chain).  Maybe you could see if the parts are swapable ?  If the parts are swapable, this would be a new source of parts for the Ascot.

it looks like it would work but would need slight modification
 
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General Technical / Re: ascot vt500 with vlx600 pistons and cylinder head
« Last post by gravelordsmc on September 18, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
got the pistons in and the bike seems to be running very strong the cylinder heads line up but im having problems with the valves 
so im going to a shop to see if there are any modifications i can do with this.
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Tech Section / Re: Are Broken Instrument Cluster Needles a Recurring Issue?
« Last post by RobertP on September 14, 2017, 03:21:23 PM »
Like I said, That's the Law in Australia. Australia uses metric measurements Only.
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Tech Section / Re: Are Broken Instrument Cluster Needles a Recurring Issue?
« Last post by Bucko on September 13, 2017, 01:16:13 AM »
What the legal reasoning behind having to remove the MPH markings?

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Tech Section / Re: Are Broken Instrument Cluster Needles a Recurring Issue?
« Last post by RobertP on September 12, 2017, 03:21:39 PM »
Yes, both the speedo and tach pointers broke on mine, I used the same method as Well485, Only I used a "Canadian Club" can as I needed to make mine white in color. I am in Australia and the law requires me to remove the MPH stuff leaving KPH (which is white). It works, will need recalibrating but as there are many other problems with the ageing instruments (Temp gauge replaced also), down the track I am looking at replacing with a set from a VT250R, they are round, chrome and have a white face
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Whirring speedo noise?
« Last post by Bucko on September 10, 2017, 05:40:30 PM »
Have you lubed the cable?
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Whirring speedo noise?
« Last post by scott s on September 10, 2017, 04:30:26 AM »
Whirring speedo?
 I just got my '84 on the road the other day. Only about 10 miles on it riding around the neighborhood until I get it tagged. I can hear a slight whirring from, I think, the speedo area. It's kind of hard to tell. The bike sat for 14 years or so.  Is the speedo known for having issues? Can I lube it? I know some bikes you can, others....not recommended. It's not crazy loud and only happens in a small speed window....around ~35 -40 MPH, or so? Needle moves smoothly. Anything else to check?
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Part left over after build
« Last post by jh628 on September 07, 2017, 08:47:56 AM »
Thanks for looking.  I am more and more convinced that the part must have been on my bench before I started.  I can't find anything like it in any of the exploded diagrams either.  The larger end of the part isn't very concentric to the shaft part.  It just doesn't seem to have the level of precision I have found in the rest of the engine.
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The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Part left over after build
« Last post by kansloos161 on September 07, 2017, 01:01:38 AM »
On this side you can check all the exploded views of the FT:
https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-ft500-ascot-1982-c-usa_model1070/partslist/

i did a quick check but couldn't find the part in your picture. (don't recall it from my engine rebuild either)
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