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Old 08-13-2011, 09:15 AM   #46
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Excellent job Wingspan. Love the fact you used a Titan 500. Well deserved trophy, and an inspiration to all.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #47
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When I saw the cut rear end I thought, well I don't need to tell you. As you say, this isn't an arguement thread.
This is an OGLE thread. Your Titan should feel like a super model walking naked up the street. Okay, that's a bit over the top.

Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

I'm inspired.
I've got an RD400 in a gazillion pieces, none in any good condition. I'm working through my other bikes and they are all approaching the 'enough' point, but the RD will get the cafe bike treatment. I will commit to the full job. There are enough restorations around to justify something different.
I love the audio tracks on the videos.

And now to send the link to everyone I know that is interested in bikes.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #48
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We need wheelie pics coming out of a hard turn!

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #49
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I just wanted to say I think the finished bike is beautiful! I'm hoping to build a 2-stroke cafe bike in the next few years, but not sure what I want to use as a base.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:03 PM   #50
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I was doing some minor work on my XS yesterday and I used the aluminium fly screen wire technique in the back of a plastic cover on the instrument panel.
Worked great! I thought the soldering iron would melt the plastic almost immediately, but it warmed up nice and slowly and then I just pressed the wire in as I went.

So, thank you not just for the inspiration!
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #51
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Glad to hear the technique worked for you. I can't take credit for it though, I was shown by a guy I used to ride with who had a business fixing damaged sportbike fairings.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:15 AM   #52
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Cool2

I had a red Gt500 in high school, got plenty of tickets.

You did a fine job!
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:00 PM   #53
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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...
Check the slide pin, that's typically where it gets hung up. You might be able to correct this on the existing carb by reseating the pin and making sure your slide doesn't lift above the pin's location.
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:50 PM   #54
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Nice job there Wingspan
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Old 08-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #55
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Great Thread, very inspirational! The start-up sound byte sent shivers down my back. I owned a new Kaw Mach III in 1972 and like any 18 year, I did more than my share of drag racing. One day I picked on the wrong guy on a GT500. I found out later he was a local dealer wrench and had a ton of $ in his motor. He spanked my Mach III so bad I left it in the garage for a week. With the right mods, the GT500 will run very hard. I found out the hard way. Great job, enjoy the ride!

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Old 01-05-2014, 04:06 AM   #56
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Can't see the pics

Hey there,

Anyone have a guess why I can't see the pictures attached to this thread? I have all my web-browsing settings enabled, I believe. I'm thinking about purchasing a 71' T500 and would like to break the whole thing down to install new seals and a kick-start, so I'd like the guidance.

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:17 AM   #57
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Hey there,

Anyone have a guess why I can't see the pictures attached to this thread? I have all my web-browsing settings enabled, I believe.
It's likely that the pics were pulled from the OP's hosting site. Pics aren't hosted on this forum's server.
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #58
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its a shame the photos are not working on this thread as it seems a good build
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #59
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Damn, my fears confirmed. Thanks for the responses!
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