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Old 08-01-2011, 06:09 PM   #31
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As an old T500 owner I have to say that looks awesome!!!
Very impressive
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:19 AM   #32
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Beautiful work! Very clean!

Just curious, are there any plans to clean up a couple very very minor details like the old handlebar mounts?



Or, since I know almost nothing about cafe racers, is this considered to be the right look?

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The top triple has been polished up a bit since that pic was taken, but short of having a new triple machined there isn't much I can do with it. The company that made my expansion chambers and rearsets say they have a new top triple in development, so perhaps that's something I can look at in the future.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:31 AM   #33
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I pulled the old bars and risers off the Vmax, and had 12mm holes left behind.
I rekn they're the perfect size for 2 small guages, about 1" diam, fed thru underneath and held in with.....something?
On the V-wobble I'm planning a high-pressure remote guage for the airtank, and possibly a NO2 pressure.

On the cafe I think a small oil pressure and cylinder head temp or something would look cool.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:54 AM   #34
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I pulled the old bars and risers off the Vmax, and had 12mm holes left behind.
I rekn they're the perfect size for 2 small guages, about 1" diam, fed thru underneath and held in with.....something?
On the V-wobble I'm planning a high-pressure remote guage for the airtank, and possibly a NO2 pressure.

On the cafe I think a small oil pressure and cylinder head temp or something would look cool.
I have seen that done before on other bikes and it does work well. You can also put idiot lights in those holes. However, I've already got all the gauges and lights I need in my Acewell.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:36 PM   #35
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That top clamp is aluminum isnt it? Grind/machine those mounts off. Have a welder fill it in. Grind smooth. Polish it up.

Yea it would take a bit of time grinding and re-filling but it could be done. Ive seen it before.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:58 PM   #36
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:08 PM   #37
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Leave the top clamp and simply continue to ride the piss out of it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:44 PM   #38
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You know, I look at it more than a few minutes, and I'm of the opinion you should keep the top clamp. There is a warmth to that metal. It wouldn't be there if you changed it. You look at that clamp and the bike reminds you what it was before your customizing. I'd keep it...but then again, I've been accused of being romantic.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:10 PM   #39
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Leave the top clamp and simply continue to ride the piss out of it.
That's my plan. Certainly there are things that could be done with it, but the triple is pretty far down on my list of things I'd change or want to improve.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:05 AM   #40
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The top triple has been polished up a bit since that pic was taken, but short of having a new triple machined there isn't much I can do with it. The company that made my expansion chambers and rearsets say they have a new top triple in development, so perhaps that's something I can look at in the future.
I was actually thinking of something simple and reversable. I like the basic shape, so was thinking some dome plugs.



Or black, or another color. Just to finish it off.

You can often find them at your hardware store.

VERY minor detail. But, as you know, the details make the project.

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #41
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Nice build! I like the way it looks - very lean and long. Seems other cafe's that I have looked at are shorter in length. That Duc red looks good on it - makes it fast, even when it's parked.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #42
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When I happened across this thread I was like... " neat!! a T500 just like mine! "

after I got through with it I was contemplating whether or not to even mention I also own one...

That bike is an absolute thing of beauty.
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #43
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can you get me some info on the Electronic ignition?

anything to make life easier and although my points seem to be working fine... I sure would like to ditch them in the future.

I noticed you are running the stock carbs... Ive had some real issues getting mine to be reliable. Any idea if anyone makes a flatslide conversion?
Mine has hung up wide ope 2-3 times and lets just say its a real eye opener...
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:08 AM   #44
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Unsafe but cool looking

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I was actually thinking of something simple and reversable. I like the basic shape, so was thinking some dome plugs.

Or black, or another color. Just to finish it off.

You can often find them at your hardware store.

VERY minor detail. But, as you know, the details make the project.

Jim

How about inserts threaded for 2 spare plugs?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #45
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can you get me some info on the Electronic ignition?

anything to make life easier and although my points seem to be working fine... I sure would like to ditch them in the future.

I noticed you are running the stock carbs... Ive had some real issues getting mine to be reliable. Any idea if anyone makes a flatslide conversion?
Mine has hung up wide ope 2-3 times and lets just say its a real eye opener...
Ignition info here:

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/syste...1/7261inst.php
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