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Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,389
Posted By redprimo
Tthe reason tanks dent so easily is because they...

Tthe reason tanks dent so easily is because they usually have a 300 lb motorcycle attached to them. By themselves tanks are remarkable robust, not counting paint or chrome.

The tank I shipped was...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,389
Posted By redprimo
A couple of weeks ago I shipped a steel gas tank...

A couple of weeks ago I shipped a steel gas tank from California to Georgia for $25. I slapped a sheet of bubble wrap on each side and wrapped a strip of card board around lengthwise and wrapped the...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By redprimo
I got a Kabuto kamui a couple of months ago and...

I got a Kabuto kamui a couple of months ago and really like it. It does have an integrated sun visor which is not a feature i was interested or wanted but have found that i really like it. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
The last step to adding in the oil cooler is...

The last step to adding in the oil cooler is plumbing in a line to pick up the oil and take it up to the cooler. I have a copy of the installation instructions for the White Brothers oil cooler kit...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
I'm not overly of fond of the Wiesco pistons but...

I'm not overly of fond of the Wiesco pistons but I can't find anything else. I have read some stuff online about building Ascot ft500 race bikes and there seems to have been 541cc and 591cc kits for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
I've read where a lot of prior have the same...

I've read where a lot of prior have the same opinion about Weisco pistons needing more clearance than what they spec for the xl500. Your post is the first I've seen that gives hard numbers to a more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By redprimo
RTV is a bit of a catch all label. There are...

RTV is a bit of a catch all label. There are silicone, poly urethane, and poly sulfide, based RTV's. Most of what gets called RTV and is sold in hardware or automotive stores is silicone based and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
So my Idea to keep the clutch cable from chafing...

So my Idea to keep the clutch cable from chafing on the headlight bracket is to make a sort of cable guide. The first step was to find some tubing with the correct size id then cut a short length...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By redprimo
We have the 185 version of that welder where I...

We have the 185 version of that welder where I teach and the air cooled torch is fine for most stuff but it will be what ultimately limits you, not the machines duty cycle. On several occasions when...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,257
Posted By redprimo
There's always the craigslist solution- Ran when...

There's always the craigslist solution- Ran when parked.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By redprimo
Oh, I know that game, ask me why I have two...

Oh, I know that game, ask me why I have two multi-meters and two feeler gauges, and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By redprimo
What's the diameter of the piston, the wrist pin...

What's the diameter of the piston, the wrist pin and the distance from the wrist pin to the top of the piston?
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
Still plugging away on the oil cooler mod. Since...

Still plugging away on the oil cooler mod. Since there was no way to add the oil cooler and keep the steering lock I figured I might as go all the way and modify the steering stop bracket to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,291
Posted By redprimo
I have a Clymer manual which is still available...

I have a Clymer manual which is still available new for about $40. It covers all the bikes using both 500 engine designs as well a the 600 and 650 engines. Just make sure you are following the...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By redprimo
I'm not a big fan of Ryobi tools but a while ago...

I'm not a big fan of Ryobi tools but a while ago I needed a new heat gun and there were not many choices locally. I think I paid closer to $50 than what that have our priced for here.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
I just dug out the box to double check and I was...

I just dug out the box to double check and I was wrong the clearance is supposed to .002" which still sounds a bit tight to me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
because I ride mostly on the street and do spend...

because I ride mostly on the street and do spend some time idling at stop lights I decided to add an oil cooler. I've received some comments from guys about riding one of these bikes back in the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
second top end rebuild

So I got the engine out and tore the top end off to find exactly what I expected, a seized piston. There were no deep scratches so I honed the cylinder and by the time I was happy with it the...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,829
Posted By redprimo
I needed a torque adapter to reach the front and...

I needed a torque adapter to reach the front and rear center bolts on old Honda xl head.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,350
Posted By redprimo
Iv'e spent a lot of time the last few weeks...

Iv'e spent a lot of time the last few weeks researching all the stuff I need for plumbing an oil cooler and making the lines. here is one of the suppliers I found: ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By redprimo
Ive used all balls loose to roller stearing head...

Ive used all balls loose to roller stearing head conversion kits on a coupler of bikes with great results. In my current bike I also used their wheel bearings on the front and rear. The rear is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By redprimo
honda cylinder stud removal help/questions

I made a really stupid mistake, mixed up the nm column with ftlb column in my manual and snapped off one of the short cylinder studs on my 1980 xl500. I've also over torqued the four long studs by...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By redprimo
Good to see so many using gloves and respirators....

Good to see so many using gloves and respirators. The one piece of safety gear that often gets overlooked though is hearing protection. We all use something at the shooting range and while using a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,954
Posted By redprimo
Place a penny between two teeth on one of the...

Place a penny between two teeth on one of the gears and slowly turn the clutch until the penny wedges against the other gear and locks it and allows you to remove the nut securing the clutch.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,954
Posted By redprimo
What does the rocker shaft look like?

What does the rocker shaft look like?
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,643
Posted By redprimo
I did silver hammertone powder coating on my 1980...

I did silver hammertone powder coating on my 1980 xl500 and I'm very happy with how it turned out. A bit different from all the other bikes out there. Your going to a lot of effort to make your bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By redprimo
Have you thought of using an atc 125m engine....

Have you thought of using an atc 125m engine. There were two versions and the earlier is a124cc horizontal with the dual range and an electric starter.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,406
Posted By redprimo
I don't live where there is snow and I have no...

I don't live where there is snow and I have no desire to own a snow bike but I'd enjoy seeing some pics and knowing a bit about them.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By redprimo
I'm not an electrician, and I don't play one on...

I'm not an electrician, and I don't play one on TV , but I don't like the looks of what you are proposing. Most of the systems I see run the headlight off a dedicated AC leg directly from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,877,447
Posted By redprimo
Here is the thread I have about restoring the...

Here is the thread I have about restoring the bike. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834942

Ill be adding the oil cooler mod to that thread along with fabricating a Baja Comander...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
So those last pictures were taken last October ...

So those last pictures were taken last October shortly after finishing the bike. I had a blast riding it every chance I got. I racked up 1,200 miles and then on January 21 I seized the engine. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
I had really wanted to do my own seat cover not,...

I had really wanted to do my own seat cover not, because it's something I know how to do, but quite the opposite. Let's just stick to the short version and say that didn't happen and that the guy...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
Well that last mod gave me a working headlight...

Well that last mod gave me a working headlight for a hot second. I swapped in a 35/25 bulb for the 25/25 and that worked until I hit the throttle. I stopped by a local shop and picked up a 12v...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
With no cover over the foam I decided to do a few...

With no cover over the foam I decided to do a few shake down rides. First a short 30 mile rode it like I stole it ride followed by a oil change to take care of the initial ring seating. checked...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,877,447
Posted By redprimo
Nah my cooler is brand new never been used, I'm...

Nah my cooler is brand new never been used, I'm putting an xr400 oil cooler on my 1980 xl500s which never came with one. With the headlight and all the wiring plus the speedo cable and horn the area...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9,026
Views: 1,877,447
Posted By redprimo
Has anyone ever TIG welded an oil cooler from an...

Has anyone ever TIG welded an oil cooler from an xr400?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,504
Posted By redprimo
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,427
Posted By redprimo
If you want eggs like that at a restaurant order...

If you want eggs like that at a restaurant order them broasted, it's an old school way of cooking and not every one knows it but those that do like customers that know about it
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By redprimo
Unless your mechanic has modified the upper...

Unless your mechanic has modified the upper lever, which would he would have only done of he was a hack and didn't understand how it works, then the upper mechanism is in working order if the engine...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By redprimo
The decompression cable on your bike is actuated...

The decompression cable on your bike is actuated automatically by the kick starter. The cable attaches to a lever near where the clutch cable attaches. Inside the let cover that lever is engaged by...
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