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colosseumrat

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2014, 04:55:19 AM »
Hey cool I'm going to the rusty swap meet aswell   :)

Than let's meet up! :D

Whata

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2014, 12:24:21 PM »
Yes sure thing  :)

I'll be coming on my black V-twin Ascot and a friend of mine on a Yamaha XS360, who has a pretty thick black beard for his age (if he doesn't shave it  ;) ).. for recognition

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2014, 07:47:33 AM »
Well I haven't replied in quite some time but I've still got my ascot.

I'll try to work on it this week again, unfortunately the work will be limited to getting it running again since it wont start.
I suspect a faulty cdi wire or something like that. Ill get my multi meter out and find out tomorrow.

I plan to change my steering stem bearings to conical ones and to do a valve clearance check aswell, maybe also do the airfilter mod and change the jetting.
Hopefully ill get it running by the end of the week.
When I have some more time (and money) I want to start work on the spoked wheels, I have want to buy new brake discs and calipers for this so it will have to wait a bit.

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2014, 08:38:43 AM »
Hang in there. Those long term projects are often forgotten. Just keep plugging along at your own pace & post up any progress that you make. Build posts are very motivational.

Make sure you perform that jetting change. Nothing gives you a better bang for your money than replacing those two jets. Might as well pick up a 16 tooth countershaft sprocket to take advantage of the newly released power after re-jetting.

Good luck
J.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2014, 02:53:05 AM »
I completely support J's comment - hang in there kansloos. My project started in December - supposed to be finished by May - unlikely to complete before October now. And I have the luxury of an overcrowded garage! Sometimes it seems that every time you get one thing working again it throws up a fault in another.
Worst thing is that this is all for the wife - and she wants her new bike ;D

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2014, 01:07:10 PM »
Although my work is taking up most of my time, it does have it's benefits.
I have a buck or two to spend on my ascot!
I already had the xs650 spoked wheel which I am planning to install, but I didn't have any nice brakes yet...

Tada:


These are dual yamaha fzr1000 320mm brakediscs that fit the hub perfectly.
I've also ordered a set of nice ducati multistrada brembo brake calipers to complete the setup.
Now I just have to find time to install all my goodies...

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2014, 01:14:55 PM »
Very nice!!!

That will look sweet on the front.

J.

Luke

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2014, 01:25:34 PM »
x2! That looks sweet!
1984 VT500FT - WIP

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2014, 04:10:37 AM »
indeed 2 discs :D

coupled to these calipers:

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2014, 06:06:18 AM »
Ooowie!!! Those are sexy!

Now you need one of these: http://www.brembo.com/en/bike/Racing/Racing/Pages/Master-Cylinders.aspx  LOL!
Actually I used the front master from a Ducati Monster on my FT/CBR hybrid. It has the "coffin" style of box shaped fluid reservoir & even has a mirror mount in the correct location with the correct size/thread for the Ascot mirrors.

You will definitely stop just fine with just one of those disk brake assemblies on the front. The dual disk is just icing on the cake.

J.

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2014, 07:04:46 AM »
Hahaha i'm sticking with the spare cbr900rr master cylinder that I have. although the radial brembo one is a sure bit of bike p*rn.

One disc would defenitely be powerfull enough but I like the looks of the double disc :)

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2014, 09:11:27 AM »
Dual disks look more balanced.

J.

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2014, 06:07:48 AM »
just a quick mock-up of the discs and calipers on the front wheel.




me likey!

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2014, 06:24:01 AM »
Those Brembo calipers are pure sex!

If they are as an impressive improvement as one of their master cylinders, you will be very happy every time you use them.


J.

AndreLindholm

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2015, 07:59:40 AM »
Those wheels will look great on the bike! Have you mounted them yet?

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2015, 06:37:52 PM »
That's some real beauty.... keep your chin up, take your time .... can't rush perfection.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2015, 02:32:04 PM »
Is the CX500 tank a direct fit? I purchased a CB750 Super Sport tank last summer, but the tunnel is a slightly different shape and narrower. It will take a bit of work to get it on there.

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2015, 09:41:20 AM »
haven't been online for a while and haven't done anything to the bike unfortunately.
I've been to busy with work and I don't have a garage to work in. (I'm really done with working on the street so I think I'll have to start looking for one)

Regarding your questions:
@J6G1Z: I have a fireblade master cilinder and lever so will fit that with the ducati brakes... she will probably stop on a dime than.

@AndreLindholm: No I haven't gotten round to fitting the wheels yet. If I start with the fitting 'll  defenitily post every progress here.

@WTF304: thanks. Really want to take more time to work on the bike though, there is rushing and there is no progress....

@Slyphon: the tank is not a direct fit. The tunnel of the cx tank is way wider than the ascots. This is an easy fix by replacing the rubber pieces that hold the tank with wider ones or something like that.

thanks for posting guys.
Helps me to remember that I should start working on the bike again.

regards,
Paul

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2015, 11:47:31 AM »
You've got time and money in it, it would be nice to enjoy thE fruits of your labor. Should be a real head turner when she's all done.

Just keep picking at it

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2015, 06:31:22 AM »
thanks guys,

The replies on this topic made me realise I had to work on the bike again.
Got the fireblade forks out of the bike to see if I could fit the spoked wheel and bigger brakes.

I had to get new bearings for the wheel and fabricate some new spacers.
Right now the wheel is perfectly centered between the fork legs. However the brake faces on the hub seem not to be completely centered.
Any thoughts on this?

well, time for pictures I guess  ;D

the wheel centered with the new spacers

nicely centered

with disks in the forks

lookin good

regards Paul

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2015, 02:56:54 PM »
WOW, that's cool as hell!

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #46 on: April 16, 2015, 04:47:05 AM »
just bought a set of cb700sc rear shocks as was recommended in the ' race bike' thread.


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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2015, 07:40:54 PM »
Looks like you're bike is going to have a nice balance of old and new styling. That setup looks real good, what forks are those ?  .... i had thoughts about finding a nighthawk front end to use for dual disc brakes, the forks are the same diameter and the front wheel is the same style .... forgot what year it was the one i was looking at.

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #48 on: April 17, 2015, 01:13:57 AM »
Thanks,

The front forks are from a CBR900RR Fireblade from 1996. So they are more than capable of keeping the little ascot on the road.

regards Paul

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2015, 10:17:49 AM »
Bought a new headlight today.. its biiiiig!!!!  8)