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Author Topic: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)  (Read 1302 times)

Offline scott s

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #20 on: Aug 28, 2017, 18:53:26 »
 Got the fairing and bodywork back from the painter. He buffed out the original paint and color matched the fairing. Looks really nice, I think.
 The petcock is leaking behind the selector lever, but only when in ON or RES, not on OFF. It's a riveted type and I don't know if they're rebuildable or not. Also, while the bike ran great on the IV bottle, I think the slow jet in the rear carb is now plugged. Doesn't want to run on that cylinder at idle and there's a big surge of power when I get above the pilot jet circuit. Guess I'll be tearing this thing back down to remove/rebuild/replace the petcock and clean the carbs one more time.....GRRR!







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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #21 on: Aug 28, 2017, 21:57:59 »
Very nice!  I'd be proud to own it and ride it.
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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #22 on: Aug 29, 2017, 00:14:02 »
Yeah man, that thing is way to cool. Props for making a v twin ascot awesome

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Offline pidjones

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #23 on: Aug 29, 2017, 08:02:02 »
GoldWing riveted petcocks are rebuildable. Looks like Ascots are too: http://chuck.kichline.com/ascot/petcock/default.htm  I rebuilt one for my GL1000 and it seems fine now.

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #24 on: Aug 29, 2017, 08:16:05 »
Great Job, she looks amazing, better than the day it left the showroom I'd bet.
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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #25 on: Aug 29, 2017, 12:10:01 »
GoldWing riveted petcocks are rebuildable. Looks like Ascots are too: http://chuck.kichline.com/ascot/petcock/default.htm  I rebuilt one for my GL1000 and it seems fine now.

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 Seems that a few of the Ascot guys are using replacement petcocks. Super cheap, but you lose the vacuum operation. I have no problem with that.
 I'm going to replace the petcock, clean/flush the tank one more time and try running some Seafoam through the carbs. Might get lucky on the rear carb and that's way easier then pulling the carbs again.

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #26 on: Sep 05, 2017, 19:23:46 »