other bike - VT500

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grumpyintheshed
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other bike - VT500

Post by grumpyintheshed » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:11 pm

as requested :)

Before... just bought it
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After... flat tracked it

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about a month ago... decided to sort the overheating issue out (turned out to be a head gasket) and got carried away

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and currently going back together :)

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Re: other bike - VT500

Post by bikerbaker » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:29 pm

Nice one - thanks!

Have fond memories of an old colleague who bought one of the last Ascot models in 1987 and commuted into London on it until his retirement. He loved the journey to and fro and planned to keep it forever.

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Re: other bike - VT500

Post by dmw1950 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Do you have to do all that work to replace a head gasket?

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Re: other bike - VT500

Post by grumpyintheshed » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:52 pm

dmw1950 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:26 pm
Do you have to do all that work to replace a head gasket?
:D It had been stood for a year or two and when I pulled the motor out I noticed a small hole in the lower rail of the frame and made the mistake of poking it with a screwdriver, then the more I looked, the more I poked, the more I found :cry: so seeing as it had to be welded up...

so repaired and powder coated, now giving everything a good scrub before it goes back on, changing a few bits and pieces like the pegs in the process and hopefully back on the road before summer runs out.

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