Easy to work on
After looking at the parts blow-ups in the shop manual and a how-to guide on the Yahoo FT500 owners group, I was a tad nervous seeing all those tiny odd shaped parts before digging into the starter solenoid for preventative maintenance last night. I took my own sweet time, and and it was actually pretty easy. The next time I need to do this will be a breeze. The starter definitely works much more smoothly now, but I noted the bendix was looking very worn and am planning to replace it as soon as I can find one.
This bike is growing on me. It is proving to be easy to work on, and from what little I've ridden it, I like it.
I don't do it slow and I don't do it fast, I do it HALF-FAST!
-1982 Honda FT500 Ascot