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Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
My seat foam was is bad shape on the top so I cut...

My seat foam was is bad shape on the top so I cut an inch off and glued on a layer of new 1" thick foam. I rounded the corners a bit and then had a custom cover made with channels sewn in the top. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By redprimo
I've seen different versions of those pins with...

I've seen different versions of those pins with some having a button you push to release the detent ball. I have yet to find a pin that size that is keyed, but it may come down to something like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By redprimo
scratch built rear rack and Aluminum top box

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq259/rcorell/honda/honda%20xl500s%20stuff/PICT0041_zpsdgbz7juz.jpg...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,050
Posted By redprimo
I have a few hundred miles on my recent oil...

I have a few hundred miles on my recent oil cooler mod that i wrote up starting in page three if this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834942.

I paid $120 for the cooler...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By redprimo
I used some 2 part automotive paint i got from...

I used some 2 part automotive paint i got from thecoatingstore.com, the paint is made by urekhem. I used their primer , color and clear on the plastic aside covers, rear fender, fiberglass front...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By redprimo
I wouldn't have issues with the motor bring made...

I wouldn't have issues with the motor bring made in China but i would still want to add Assn oil cooler. I just added one to a 35 year old bike that was designed to run with outone. The problem is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-10-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,911
Posted By redprimo
No such thing really as cf resin. You can pretty...

No such thing really as cf resin. You can pretty much use any resin with any fiber, there are a few exceptions such as the fiberglass cloth designed to be used with plaster. Most people have made...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By redprimo
Wow! Very intrigued and lots of questions. I...

Wow! Very intrigued and lots of questions. I just replaced the clutch and springs on my bike and now I'm having problems with my hand. I've got some carpal tunnel issues that are making it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By redprimo
Sorry, dupe from my phone.

Sorry, dupe from my phone.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By redprimo
One way to make a one off part is to make your...

One way to make a one off part is to make your foam and then coat it with one or two thin layers of cloth and resin. Fill and sand but don't worry too much about getting things 100% perfect. Then...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By redprimo
When you switch over to using a hand file you...

When you switch over to using a hand file you want to use an aluminum file which has teeth designed not to load up. You can get by with a standard file if you load out up with chalk first.
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By redprimo
You can clean a burr clogged with aluminum by...

You can clean a burr clogged with aluminum by briefly grinding on a piece of steel.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
I've thought about a xr650 myself, or even a...

I've thought about a xr650 myself, or even a xr600. Would be nice to build one up as a a modern sr500 or gb500 styled bike. The xr that Katie Sakoff has is sweet. The other nice thing is the are...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
I've thought about a xr650 myself, or even a...

I've thought about a xr650 myself, or even a xr600. Would be nice to build one up as a a modern sr500 or gb500 styled bike. The xr that Katie Sakoff has is sweet. The other nice thing is the are...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By redprimo
I'm I'm no electrical genius and I don't play one...

I'm I'm no electrical genius and I don't play one on TV, but it looks like that's an AC regulator. Hondas from similar vintage do the same thing. They used a rectifier to convert to DC and then...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
Builds are definitely fun but I'm also having fun...

Builds are definitely fun but I'm also having fun thinking of ways to make the bike more usable. I think next up will be a rear rack with a mounting bracket that also serves as the rear muffler...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
With all the recent xl500's being posted here I...

With all the recent xl500's being posted here I thought I might tease you guys a bit with a link to my rebuild page and a picture of my most recent mod, an oil cooler from an xr400r. It really helps...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
I believe the 82 xl500r was 12v and used the same...

I believe the 82 xl500r was 12v and used the same side cover with a 4 bolt bracket and three bolt stator mount so that stator and bracket may be what you need if the Ascot stator won't fit. My...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
Please post pics and details of this. I have a...

Please post pics and details of this. I have a complete Ascot electrical system including all the starter parts with an eye to doing this same modification in the future.

I'll add what little I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
Thanks, I never found any reference to a160mm...

Thanks, I never found any reference to a160mm twin leading shoe do you know of Honda ever made one for any of the Xl/XR models. My backing plate has a boss but it's not machined and it would be...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 693,181
Posted By redprimo
Awhile back I posted a question about a larger...

Awhile back I posted a question about a larger diameter front brake drum on a 23" wheel I bought on ebay for my 198o xl500s. I never got any responses to my post but it wasn't a big deal since the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,781
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: 4,781
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: 639
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: 7,962
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: 7,962
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: 7,962
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: 489
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: 7,962
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: 3,013
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: 2,456
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: 384
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: 384
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: 7,962
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: 4,402
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: 1,035
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: 7,962
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: 7,962
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: 7,962
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: 21,362
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.
...
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