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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by murdo on January 26, 2021, 07:02:51 pm »
Very nice.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by hellblom on January 26, 2021, 08:01:49 am »
Cozy shed you got!
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on January 25, 2021, 07:51:22 am »
Completely moved now and very happen with my new little shed.
I thought I would have a lot less room but actually I am able to fit both FTs inside where before I could only fit 1.

Now both bikes are inside I can start freshing up the engine of the race FT.

I started draining the oil and there was a lot of sludge in there, even though I renewed the oil 2 months ago and the bike didn't run in between. I think some rain water leaked in the breather while the bike was outside.

Half an hour later I had the engine out.
Next step is to cover all openings and power wash the engine. When it is clean I'll probably whip up a small engine stand to have the engine more stable and upright.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on December 29, 2020, 04:37:04 pm »
Unfortunately no garage. A small shed that is too small to really work on the bike in, but at least I will have power and a place of my own. I do have enough space to build a carport or maybe even a garage but I would have to check with the municipality if that is allowed (strict rules on that here). It will be a big step forward from my current situation anyway.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by hellblom on December 29, 2020, 02:46:41 pm »
Thanks! I hope you move to a place with a garage :)
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on December 24, 2020, 04:06:08 am »
Seat mod to fit the frame
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on December 24, 2020, 03:23:52 am »
Pipes spot welded in. Each pipe at exactly 36 inches to begin with.
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on December 22, 2020, 11:28:08 pm »
18" spoked front on
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Stock Jet Size
« Last post by Bucko on December 22, 2020, 05:23:26 pm »
I ended doing a complete carb rebuild.  Here's some of the interesting things I found:

    Wrong size main jet in both carbs and in the wrong order - larger one is supposed to be in the rear cylinder
    Wrong size Pilot jet in both carbs - they're supposed to be the same size - they weren't, and the front one was the larger than the rear one
    The slot head on both pilot jets were completely stripped off.  Had to use vice grips to remove them.
    One of the idle mixture screws broken off and not removable (I ended up using a different set of carb bodies)
    Tiny fuel filters on top of the float bowl fuel valves both missing
    Enrichener circuit (choke - sort of) plug slack measurement supposed to be 11mm, measured 23mm.
    There are only 4-O rings in the carb assembly - none were present
    The little spring loaded tit on one of the float needles (that presses against the float tang) was seized.
    One of the carb-to-airbox boots was on upside down
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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: Stock Jet Size
« Last post by veetee500 on December 21, 2020, 08:43:08 pm »
Carb with throttle cable hook up - 125 main , 38 pilot
2nd carb - 120 main, 38 pilot
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