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J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #100 on: November 06, 2017, 06:20:49 PM »
I was fixated on the size of the headlight & the spotless "Shop".

Didn't even notice the bars were missing.  :-[

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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2018, 04:52:28 AM »
Got rid of all the paint on the tank


I don't know for sure what color I'm going to paint the tank. I might keep it without paint. Maybe some pinstriping.
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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #102 on: January 02, 2018, 06:35:12 AM »
Pinstripe & clear coat.

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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2018, 11:00:13 AM »
Its been some weeks but I've been primarily busy with the wiring loom. That did pay off though as all the lights work, the starter system works and I have a strong spark!




Next step is to get the chain alignment correct. I took some of the rear wheel parts to my friendly neighborhood metal worker and had him turn a couple of mil from the sprocket holder and mil of some more from the brake caliper bracket. Should be in line now!

The new rear brake looks pretty nice on the underside of the swingarm.
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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #104 on: April 22, 2018, 11:18:44 AM »
Quite some time ago that I've posted something but I'm still working on it!
I've painted the edge of the tank and the part of the tank where the saddle used to rest upon.

I've moved house again which means the bike is not in my living room anymore but in my own little storage/workspace on the ground floor
I've ordered a lot of stuff: new tires (to be fitted), chain and sprockets, material for the brake caliper spacers and much more small bits.
Also refurbished the exhaust

Unfortunately it turns out the exhaust studs are too short while I thought I ordered the longer ones. Have to try and source some new ones of the correct size.
The bike itself now looks like this



The to do list is getting shorter and shorter!!

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #105 on: April 22, 2018, 06:10:35 PM »
Congratulations on more work-space.

Bike is looking cool!  8)

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #106 on: April 22, 2018, 07:19:08 PM »
Is it just my computer, or have your pictures disappeared?  :-\

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #107 on: April 23, 2018, 02:59:32 AM »
Pictures still there for me.  :)

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #108 on: April 23, 2018, 12:00:48 PM »
@J6G1Z. Somehow the links to all my old pictures don't work anymore. I haven't found out what went wrong but hope to get em back up soon.

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #109 on: April 24, 2018, 08:02:12 AM »
The picture host changed all their links for some reason. So after going through all my posts and changing all links the pictures work again

J6G1Z

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2018, 08:29:03 AM »
The picture host changed all their links for some reason. So after going through all my posts and changing all links the pictures work again

Oh good!

You have some great progress pictures.

Is the forum picture feature difficult to use or need some type of modification?

Thanks
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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #111 on: April 25, 2018, 12:42:02 AM »
I also have a topic on a Dutch motorcycle forum. I usually copy the posts I make there and translate them. On that forum I can't upload pictures very easily so that's why I have to link to external image hosting website anyway. Therefore I've never used the picture feature here.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #112 on: May 19, 2018, 02:33:41 PM »
The bike is looking fine,can't wait to see it finished. Nice wheels, I remember the old Akront and Borrani valence wall rims from the 60"s and 70's, very nostalgic.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #113 on: June 06, 2018, 11:02:53 AM »
 ;D epic!

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2018, 02:09:06 AM »
Your burn victim is likely to be done before this one though Donny.
When finished we should definitely do an ascot custom ride ;)

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #115 on: July 04, 2018, 01:49:45 AM »
Clearcoated the tank and headlight yesterday.
Used two component rattle can clear coat which worked out very nice.



I've also made the chain to length and filled the engine with oil (still have a small leak from the left engine cover that I can't get rid off)
Almost ready to start for the first time!

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #116 on: July 04, 2018, 11:15:27 AM »
Have been watching your build for over a year and must say it is one of the nicest builds I have seen of a FT ,I really like the wire wheel conversion and was hoping to do the same to my FT. Maybe over this next winter I will get to it as soon as I figure what wheels I am going to use . I will be keeping the stock front end which I have upgraded with Race Tech fork springs that work xclnt.I am sure you are glad to be almost on the road after so much work. Good luck on your very nice ride 

kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #117 on: July 06, 2018, 05:44:04 AM »
@triguyracer

Thanks! really appreciate that. It has been quite the adventure and with limited budget, tooling time and space available is has not been a fast project at all.
Really happy with how it is turning out though.

Had a mayor breakthrough today.
The first start since the rebuild!!
This engine has not run in probably 4 years.
First start:
https://youtu.be/7k1QLKwnchw
Walkaround while running:
https://youtu.be/5Uk_HOUV0mE
Still some issues though. I have the feeling the carburator overflows into the engine, I've drastically changed the angle of the engine and carb. The overall setup also does not seem to be OK. Not suprising me since the carb, top-end etcetera all have been re-assembled.

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #118 on: July 06, 2018, 06:34:47 AM »
IT'S ALIVE !!!

I don't recall if you changed the carb jetting. May need to richen it up some.


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kansloos161

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Re: Dutch FT project
« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2018, 07:03:02 AM »
I indeed changed the jetting.

Looks like there was not enough gas in the tank (only added a little bit of fresh fuel after the clear coating), when I changed the fuel petcock to reserve she ran quite a bit better:
https://youtu.be/M04rX-Lbeyw