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Forum: Australia 07-03-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,814
Posted By FT500
I mainly use 1/4 drive or 3/8" stuff... 1/2" is...

I mainly use 1/4 drive or 3/8" stuff... 1/2" is for the big stuff (17mm + bolts!)

I use all Snap-on and buy about $100 a month.... its amazing what you can build up over the years.

I bought a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
Yahoo Groups have a fantastic list for the FT500....

Yahoo Groups have a fantastic list for the FT500.

I have 2 of them myself in Melbourne, one being rebuilt and one on the road.

There is a manual in stock somewhere as someone bought one...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By FT500
I paid $700 for my bike + a spare lower km bike...

I paid $700 for my bike + a spare lower km bike that was missing the engine.

the main bike wasn't running, needed seat covered, tyres, indicator, coat of paint, and a few odd n sods to get it road...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By FT500
i've got an FT500, great bike... some parts are...

i've got an FT500, great bike... some parts are hard to find, but its a nice bike to ride. :evil
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 293,598
Posted By FT500
A damn fine read and great RR.... :clap ...

A damn fine read and great RR.... :clap

Also good to see you bumped in some mates at the Cape in the Klunkers :D

Steve
Forum: Australia 06-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,751
Posted By FT500
I've had one for 5 years, works well, i mainly...

I've had one for 5 years, works well, i mainly use it for cooking water, for straight drinking water i prefer my trusty sigg bottle.

I also had the tube for drinking from it when hiking, you get...
Forum: Australia 06-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,461
Posted By FT500
Most definately :evil

Most definately :evil
Forum: Australia 06-06-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,461
Posted By FT500
I bought one from them from Ebay, didn't RTFM and...

I bought one from them from Ebay, didn't RTFM and managed to bust it up pretty bad by being a hack and doing things wrong :)

they sent me a new pin (i busted) free of charge. Awesome.

I'll be...
Forum: Australia 06-02-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,644
Posted By FT500
A lot of people blame imports / retailers /...

A lot of people blame imports / retailers / distributors. the real reason Australian't get ripped off... Is the Sheer sizeo f the nation Vs Population.

the Market isn't big enough.

I recently...
Forum: Australia 05-31-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 169,607
Posted By FT500
I must get some photos of my bike :) I...

I must get some photos of my bike :)

I bought a pair of Honda FT500's last June for $700

One was engineless but low Km's

The other was riden, Lots. Both left out un the weather and not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
Mines back on the road :clap Now to get...

Mines back on the road :clap

Now to get some gaskets to fix the oil leak. Might need a new clutch
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,646
Posted By FT500
I bought a pair of FT500's last july. Finally got...

I bought a pair of FT500's last july. Finally got to ride it in December last year after doing it up until the cam broke and bent the valves.

head off, helicoil, changed cam and valves on...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,043
Posted By FT500
Personally, I'd shoot with my iPhone, unless I...

Personally, I'd shoot with my iPhone, unless I went on a Ride to be specifically a Photography ride, in which case, I may pack some flashes, the DSLR (in my case an old school 20D) some lenses and a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 293,598
Posted By FT500
http://scienceblogs.com/zooillogix/Wombat.jpg ...

http://scienceblogs.com/zooillogix/Wombat.jpg


They get big... real big....
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
Just picked up a pair of Sprockets, seals and...

Just picked up a pair of Sprockets, seals and pistons for the rear caliper, new exhaust gaskets and bolts, new head gasket. Now all I need is valves and I should be back on the road.

:evil
Forum: Australia 04-26-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,308
Posted By FT500
you can get second hand Dell Mini 9" for around...

you can get second hand Dell Mini 9" for around $200.

They are great, have a 16gb SSD. I've had mine 2 years and installed OSX on it, its pretty light and tough ish.

I also have an ipad and...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,834
Posted By FT500
I once filled in a housing of a bush on a VW...

I once filled in a housing of a bush on a VW gearbox / starter motor mount. the OD of the hole was bigger than the brass bush and we were racing that weekend, so the dodge job got us racing.

We...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 117,419
Posted By FT500
Does it have a compliance plate :evil

Does it have a compliance plate :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,033
Posted By FT500
Riding my recently restored Honda FT500 to the...

Riding my recently restored Honda FT500 to the registration office to finally get rego. On the way it just stopped. cranked over and not firing.

trailered home and stripped down to find a piece...
Forum: Australia 04-06-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19,006
Views: 2,283,281
Posted By FT500
try craig.garvin@parmalat.com.au ...

try craig.garvin@parmalat.com.au
http://media01.linkedin.com/media/p/2/000/09e/0d3/2f5ad65.jpg

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 04-05-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
Helicoil done. Kit was cheap, task was...

Helicoil done.

Kit was cheap, task was Easy. Happy Trail. Now to wait for the new Valves to get it registered and hit the road :evil

Then, I'll take some photos. Lots of Photos... Photos of...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2011, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By FT500
Too early for me Gaz... Still awaiting my Valves...

Too early for me Gaz... Still awaiting my Valves from the US then I'll be right to hit the roads for a weekend. Although, I'm probably looking a more road based trip for a few months until I get...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
Think i sourced some and they hopefully are on...

Think i sourced some and they hopefully are on their way.

Might Helicoil the rocker cover bolts whilst its appear to avoid the weepy oil problems.

I fixed the other big issue of the starter,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 430
Views: 139,205
Posted By FT500
A great way to spend the night reading up on your...

A great way to spend the night reading up on your adventure. Great read.

Thinking of putting in a date for next year in my diary...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,314
Posted By FT500
FWIW I spent 6 months rebuilding mine (I picked...

FWIW I spent 6 months rebuilding mine (I picked up a pair of them last july) one without an engine. Used all the 'bits' to make one good bike, but, the cam busted on the way to register it.

got a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,314
Posted By FT500
it looks pretty cool too :clap Steve

it looks pretty cool too :clap

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
I bent 4 valves when the cam busted. waiting on a...

I bent 4 valves when the cam busted. waiting on a new set, if anyone has some, they want to sell, I am keen as mustard to get some and hit the trails

Let me know eh? :deal
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 58,484
Posted By FT500
I've got a '82 Ascot here in Melbourne. I...

I've got a '82 Ascot here in Melbourne. I recently busted a cam, got a new one installed, trying to get the bugger going again.
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