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J6G1Z

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Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« on: April 12, 2014, 08:23:37 AM »
It is a bit early to cut loose any of the details, mostly because they have yet to be finalized, but there are a couple of new products that will be made available soon if all goes well.

It's "shocking" that any new developments & after-market products would be produced for our VT Ascots at this time, but when there is enough of a demand, usually someone will step up to fill the void.

I will provide as much information as soon as possible whenever I receive an update.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 02:50:01 AM »
any updates?  ;D

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2014, 06:23:01 AM »
any updates?  ;D

Not yet. The prototypes are being developed & tested. That's about all that I know about so far. I don't think I'm supposed to let the cat out of the bag yet. It won't be a huge performance enhancing part. More of a modern upgraded replacement part.

Thanks for the interest.
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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 07:56:04 PM »
What a tease, is it a CDI box?

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2014, 08:53:31 PM »
Someone is making replacement coils?


Choke cables would be sweet too....
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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 06:38:14 AM »
Sorry guys, but I'm not at liberty to say at this time.


You think there is a demand for VT Ascot choke cables? Maybe someone should approach one of the cable suppliers with the idea. Does anyone know if it is the same cable that the Shadow uses, or is the Shadows cables longer? There is more of a demand for Shadow parts then there are for Ascot parts, simply due to the larger number of Shadows out there. It's nice to manufacture a part that will work for both bikes.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 08:54:22 PM »
Could it be a new carb set-up?  :)

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 07:33:27 AM »
Could it be a new carb set-up?  :)

No. Nothing that exotic. I would like to find a pair of carbs that are a size larger. Someone once mentioned the carbs from a Honda Trans Alp. Not many of those bikes around though.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 09:37:45 PM »
Plenty of Transalps and Deauvilles etc here in the UK.

May work nice with a pod filter on the air  snorkel.

What about Hawk carbs in the USA?

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2014, 04:14:50 AM »
Seems to be a joke this tread !  ;D

Why so much mystery?  8)

If it is possible to redo certain parts, we shall be every takers !
My forum will also be interested! (+ 3200 members!)

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I would like to find a pair of carbs that are a size larger. Someone once mentioned the carbs from a Honda Trans Alp. Not many of those bikes around though.

Rather than to transmit false information, ask me !
I had and know most of these machines.
The carbs of the transalp does not go. Wider, higher. (For the height, we can remove the airbox, but for the width, pipes do not fall aligned. )
Nevertheless they are 34mm but bodies are more cumbersome !
On the other hand, we can re - bore VT5 carbs to 34mm ! (needs to modify cylinders pipes intakes too !)
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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 06:08:09 AM »
When the part is out of the testing stage & if it makes it into production, you all will find out. I just don't want to say, hey check this out & then it doesn't come to fruition for some reason.


Thanks for the info on the Trans-Alp carbs. I was starting to look at them on eBay. There happens to be a couple of machine shops in town that offer carb boring. I'll have to check them out.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2014, 12:53:07 PM »
Ok. Thanks for your answer.
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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2014, 02:12:01 PM »
in for waiting for brewing to be done  ;)

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2014, 03:00:21 PM »
lol ... it's a slow drip ;)

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2014, 02:28:24 AM »
so... any news on the Something Exciting is Brewing? It has been a few months

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2014, 05:11:43 AM »
Well... I still haven't received a green light on releasing any news yet. Sorry for the long wait. :-[ :-X

I'll send an e-mail & check on the progress.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2015, 01:22:45 PM »
Greetings all!

Rick's Motorsport Electrics will be adding new Ignition Coils for the VT500 series of bikes by tomorrow.
http://ricksmotorsportelectrics.com
The part # is: 23-101

The pricing will be available at that time also.

I'll update this post as soon as I receive more info. These are a simple bolt on installation direct replacement for the original coils.

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Re: Hey VT500 Fans... Something Exciting Is A Brewing....
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2015, 02:43:46 PM »
Here's a few pics of the new Coil.

Pricing is $89.95 each.