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The V-Twin Years: Stock To Lightly Modified / Re: krtt styled ascot build
« Last post by veetee500 on August 05, 2020, 09:46:56 am »
Bit more KR styled front hub
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Tech Section / Re: FT500 rear brake master woes
« Last post by Lefty on August 03, 2020, 05:38:20 pm »
Thanks for the replies, guys.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: Dutch FT project
« Last post by FT500R on August 03, 2020, 04:39:39 am »
Turns out the valve clearance was way off.
I set it with the engine on the bench but apparently I've set it incorrectly.
Re-adjusted it yesterday and the bike runs really good now!

Was also able to properly adjust the decompression now and there is zero kick back.
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Welcome / Re: Bonjour de France
« Last post by murdo on August 01, 2020, 02:50:28 am »
Welcome Marc, quite a list of bikes. Any pictures of them?
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by hellblom on July 31, 2020, 01:47:50 pm »
It would be awesome if you could send me the manual! I think you can send DMs through this site?

I will have a look at the links you attached, thanks again.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by J6G1Z on July 30, 2020, 10:24:34 pm »
Thanks. I didn't even think about using the original one. Your solution is more clever.

EDIT: The bracket/strap that I made, required shocks with smaller diameter springs.
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The Thumper Years: Modified To Full Customs / Re: FT500 Vintage racer
« Last post by FT500R on July 30, 2020, 03:23:38 am »
Another question: can you send me the link to the overhaul kit for the CBR front forks (dust seals, oil seals, bushings, everything) that you bought? Are you planning on doing the service yourself? If so, please share how it went, I am a bit hesitant on doing service on forks myself. It seems tricky...

I got them from a dutch webshop.
http://www.japparts.nl/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_86_93_183&products_id=16849
http://www.japparts.nl/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_86_93_183&products_id=17699

I have rebuilt some forks before. It is not that hard just follow a haynes manual and you will be alright. I have a CBR haynes manual I can send you if you like.
The adaptations as stated in the above files will be new for me too so I'll have to find out how that works myself.
When I get to that I'll take some pictures and share them here.

I ended up doing this.
I saw that on your original post on the swap, a lot cleaner than my solution! But mine was very easy with the parts I had lying around. Might change it up eventually but I am happy with how it is right now. Does the job ;)
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Tech Section / Re: FT500 rear brake master woes
« Last post by patrino on July 29, 2020, 07:43:00 pm »
confirming 2007 Kawi EX250 (see here):  http://www.ascot500.com/index.php/topic,819.0.html
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Tech Section / Re: FT500 rear brake master woes
« Last post by J6G1Z on July 29, 2020, 07:14:10 pm »
Brembo has one that is real close. I don't know the part number any longer though. It is probably listed on this site somewhere.
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Tech Section / Re: FT500 rear brake master woes
« Last post by patrino on July 29, 2020, 07:08:46 pm »
I'll take a tour through my old emails to confirm, but I'm 99% I wound up using a late-2000 / early 2010s Kawasaki 250 Ninja master cylinder on mine.  Four holes in a plate of 1/4" aluminum and I was good to go.
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