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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by hellblom on September 06, 2018, 07:47:57 am »
Yep, that worked. It was like I said, the groove for the lock-bolt was not smooth around the edge and got the axle stuck.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by kansloos161 on September 05, 2018, 05:37:12 am »
Hahaha definitely. Seat is at a leather shop to get upholstered now. Will be done in a week or 2~3
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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by murdo on September 04, 2018, 10:48:06 pm »
With the fork out it should slip off the axel, then you can get it out of the sleeve.
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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by hellblom on September 04, 2018, 11:05:02 am »
I will remove the fork so I can work properly. It is stuck on the right leg and I think the groove in the axle which is made for the lock-bolt is the reason it is getting stuck.

Will let you know how it works out.
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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by murdo on September 03, 2018, 02:22:37 pm »
I would guess that the axel is stuck into the spacer sleeve between the bearings. Will need to be tapped out with a hammer and punch/metal drift rod through the left leg.
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Tech Section / Re: Front wheel removal
« Last post by hellblom on September 03, 2018, 01:34:29 pm »
Hi,

were you able to get it out? I have the exact same problem right now.

Thanks.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by J6G1Z on September 03, 2018, 07:31:31 am »
Good job!  8)

Seat looks a bit hard though.  :D


J.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by kansloos161 on September 03, 2018, 12:23:22 am »
I've been able to work on the bike again over the past few weeks.

With the engine now running the next prio was the brakes.
Made some brackets out of aluminium myself. Not super pretty and not super accurate but it gets the job done.


This meant that I could actually ride the bike for the first time after the complete rebuild!
She handles like a moped, so light but also so loud haha.


I'll be joining the destinguished gentlemans ride on the 30th of September in my home town so I'm making sure to get the to-do list as short as possible for that ride.
She already looks quite good though
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Classified Ads / FT500 cylinder head
« Last post by wiguzziman on September 02, 2018, 07:50:01 am »
I'm looking for an 82/83 FT500 Ascot head.  A bare head (no valves, springs, ect.) is fine.  Just need one with good cam journals.  Was also wondering if the early (79-80-81) XL500 head will work on the FT500?  Checked e-Bay and there's not much our there right now.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.   wiguzziman
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Tech Section / Re: Signal lights VT 500
« Last post by tgill on August 31, 2018, 12:21:49 pm »
Thank you, Bucko
The Napa NF 550 flasher fixed the problem nicely. 
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