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Author Topic: Teledan's XT500 project  (Read 14328 times)

Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #30 on: Jul 13, 2015, 17:02:40 »
Got the tires mounted so I put the wheels on. I set the tank and seat on to get an idea of what it will look like.  The pipe sticks out way too far so I will try to do something about that.  Still got lots to do but I am happy with the way it looks.




Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #31 on: Aug 03, 2015, 11:34:45 »
I made a tray for the electrical components to go under the seat on Saturday.  I need to figure out how to mount it now and make sure everything can fit inside.





Close up of the welds.  Not perfect but better than I thought it would turn out :)


Offline 45exmayor

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #32 on: Aug 03, 2015, 15:06:40 »
Consider mounting the rectifier /regulator on the underside of the tray.  It gives it much better cooling and keep the heat away from the rest of the electrical parts. I mounted it with grommets I cut in half to isolate it from some vibration.
« Last Edit: Aug 03, 2015, 15:11:07 by 45exmayor »
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66379.
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Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #33 on: Aug 03, 2015, 16:01:44 »
Thanks, I was actually thinking about doing just that. 

Online Bootsey

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #34 on: Aug 12, 2015, 23:01:04 »
Will be following along, the bike is shaping up nicely!

Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #35 on: Aug 14, 2015, 17:04:27 »
Got the tray tacked in place and made a bracket for the seat to be riveted onto:



Here is what it looks like from the side:



I took 45exmayor's advice and mounted the regulator underneath.  I think that will be much better.

Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #36 on: Aug 24, 2015, 13:04:02 »
Got a bit of work done lately. Installed new Swingarm bearings. Re-worked the pipe a bit, I think it looks tons better. I also cut off the rear frame hoop and will re-work it so that it comes up under the seat. I also got the wiring pretty much all done. I just need to weld on a new tab to run all the grounds to and then wire up the rear turn signals. Now I need to work on the rear brake, finish some of the welds, and then do a bit of painting. Here is the latest pic.


Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #37 on: Aug 28, 2015, 13:38:45 »
Here is the electric tray from the top:



Also got the rear brake all set up, pretty much just need to get a new shorter hose now and bleed it.



Offline teledan

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #38 on: Jun 16, 2016, 19:06:59 »
I threw some paint on the seat, not great but will work for now.  I also made a bracket for the license plate, taillight, and turn signals but that was after these pics were taken.  I got my stator re-wound and am waiting for it to get here. Once that gets here I will try and start it up.  I still need to paint a few things, install the rear brake hose, bleed the front brake, mount the exhaust, etc. Then I would like to strip it all down and paint/powdercoat the frame and other bits.  I don't want to make it too nice though or else I will be afraid to ride it :)




Offline Eleganten

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Re: Teledan's XT500 project
« Reply #39 on: Jun 16, 2016, 19:33:56 »
Looks great!


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