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Tech Section / Re: Fuel door seal
« Last post by hacker-pschorr on May 16, 2018, 11:29:16 AM »
Dear did I not check eBay first???

Ordered the $22 out of Texas, figured that would be here faster.  I'll report back once it arrives.
Tech Section / Re: Fuel door seal
« Last post by Bucko on May 15, 2018, 11:14:20 PM »
New caps on eBay for as little as ~ $11.  From Hong Kong - have no idea if they're any good or why they'd be making these unless they fit some bike we don't know about.  Anyway, it might be worth getting one just to cannibalize the rubber seal.
The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: 82 Ascot Street Scrambler
« Last post by Dynachuck on May 15, 2018, 09:47:29 PM »
I won't know how the sound is for a couple weeks. still have to fab a mid pipe bracket on the pipe this weekend and finish the welding. then 10 days for ceramic coating and re pack the can. I can't wait to hear it. Ill post an update.
Tech Section / Re: Fuel door seal
« Last post by hacker-pschorr on May 15, 2018, 06:31:26 AM »
I was seeing the same thing on the part drawing.  Whatever that seal is made from is rock hard on my tank.

This was a barn find, got it running 10 years ago when I found it.  5 years later the tank started leaking, parked it and moved onto other projects.  Finally got the tank wended up, sealant is curing.
Tech Section / Re: Fuel door seal
« Last post by smcohio on May 15, 2018, 02:23:37 AM »
In all the parts drawing I am seeing no list the seal as a changeable part. Looks like you will have to buy the whole fuel door assembly or get crafty with trying to make one for it.
Tech Section / Fuel door seal
« Last post by hacker-pschorr on May 14, 2018, 07:39:28 PM »
I'm restoring a VT500, getting the gas tank cleaned & sealed up I cannot lock the fuel door.  The rubber (or whatever) in the fuel door is rock hard so you cannot press it down enough to lock.

Is the only option a new fuel door for $70 or can the internals be replaced with a giant o-ring or something?
The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / My Ascot Won't Start
« Last post by alexjamesc on May 13, 2018, 08:29:31 PM »
Hey guys, just joined the forum. I got a custom built Street Tracker from a guy who got it from a shop and they messed a bunch of stuff up. I have a rocker cover from an XL500 that had a hole for a decompression assembly I had to fill and I have had many annoyances since purchasing the bike. I finally got it running relatively reliably but continued to have a hard time starting it most mornings on my way to work etc. I cleaned the solenoid but I still get that issue where it only engages once and then free spins at times. What could be the cause of this? I apologize as I am sure this has been asked many times before but to my knowledge most fixes have just been cleaning the solenoid. Thanks in advance for your replies.
General Technical / Re: Front End & Fork Swap Interchange Information...
« Last post by smcohio on May 13, 2018, 08:01:18 AM »
I would like to do a fork swap but I actually like the stock wheels. Has anyone done a swap and kept the wheels with correct spacing?
Classified Ads / Always Looking For Parts
« Last post by smcohio on May 13, 2018, 06:37:03 AM »
I'm always looking for performance ft500 parts. Let me know what you have.
The Thumper Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: tires, what do you recommend?
« Last post by smcohio on May 12, 2018, 02:43:46 PM »
When I bought the bike it had a set of Dunlop 404 tires and they ran alright for street purposes.
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