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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on Today at 08:57:37 am »
In the mean time I've reopened the cylinder head cover and installed helicoils in the holes for bolts 2 and 4. For these you need to really drill quite deep and place the helicoil rather deep. To make room for the tap you have to open up the hole a bit more on the top.
A bit of a nerve wrecking exercise but all in all it worked really well and the head cover is back on with all the bolts nicely torqued.

I've also stripped the paint from the left side engine cover now and installed the needle bearings for the pinion.
I only need to do the sump and then the engine is completely finished!

Will start to take the frame apart to get the rust of and paint it.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: 82 Ascot Street Scrambler
« Last post by ft500sd on April 18, 2021, 10:11:44 am »
Nice little sled here. Good job on this.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by ft500sd on April 18, 2021, 09:43:39 am »
Excellent thread with good blow by blow details of work done. Thanks for bringing us along.

Gus
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Revival Cycles Custom FT500 Ascot
« Last post by ft500sd on April 18, 2021, 09:32:45 am »
Nice build!
It would be nice if there were more activity on this board. Of course, I've been a member for years and haven't been active much either.

Gus
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by murdo on April 06, 2021, 06:06:37 pm »
Nice work. I used a reamer to do the bearing holes.
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Tech Section / Re: Anyone Using A Deltran/Battery Tender LI Battery?
« Last post by J6G1Z on April 06, 2021, 10:57:14 am »
I have an LI Battery Tender (charger) that I use on an Anti-Gravity battery.

Interested in the Deltran line of LI batteries. Pricing has come down since I bought the Anti-Gravity unit. The protection circuitry is what I'm interested in the most.

Thanks.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by J6G1Z on April 06, 2021, 10:51:38 am »
Keep plugging along. Good work!
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on April 06, 2021, 03:57:40 am »
I also fitted a thread insert in the sparkplug hole which finally completed the complete overhaul of the cylinder head.

After that I reinstalled the head and set the cam on the correct timing. Having the camchain tensioner compressed and held in place with a small pin really helps a lot. This gives a lot more play on the chain. I had to readjust the timing a couple of times to get it right.

When gently threading the headcover bolts back in I noticed 2 threads stripped. I did check all the threads in the head and where necessary fitted helicoils but it seems that the 2 that I did not helicoil decided that they wanted to cause me trouble. I will have to remove the headcover again to fix this as it are the 2 next to the cam that put the proper preload on the cam bearing surface.
(number 2 and 4 in the tightening sequence).

I did get some paint from the clutch cover, will have to clean it up a bit more but I like the overall look.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on April 06, 2021, 03:50:50 am »
Did some nice jobs over the Easter weekend.
First I prepped the starting system for needle bearings.
You have to grind the 2 steel bushings in half to get them out (or remove them in another way) and you have to grind away a 1 mm step in de bottom of the engine side casing.

Not a hard job but one you have to do very carefully. You do not want to overshoot and damage the surface area of the bore where the needle bearings will fit.
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Tech Section / Re: Anyone Using A Deltran/Battery Tender LI Battery?
« Last post by triguyracer on April 05, 2021, 08:22:52 pm »
I am using Bike master Lithiumion battery charger that is 12v 2amp for my battery's, I have four  lith battery's that I use the two
chargers I have on ,one on my FT but not much as I use the bike a lot, and one on a 2007 SV1000S Suzuki that right now does not get riddin much and two lith battery's that I use for a total loss system on one of my vintage race bikes, All the lith battery's that I use are Shorai type , The two bike master chargers I have used for a number of years now work good and where not that expensive   
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