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Old 04-12-2013, 03:33 PM   #76
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One more day and it's time for the track!!
Open practice tomorrow, so I'm all loaded and ready to go.
Here are some before and after shots.

Before


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Hoping to get some action shots tomorrow. Although, the forecast is for rain/snow...
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #77
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Say hi to Joe for me . We are going to Lodi for the practice day .
Just tell him you met him you met his tire guy online !
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:27 AM   #78
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Have fun Willie!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:43 AM   #79
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Nice Job on the bike.

Good luck on the track.


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Old 04-13-2013, 08:06 AM   #80
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Nice job. Did you flip the shocks upside down or are they different ones?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #81
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Looks good Willie! I hope you took a photographer with you.
Good luck!
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #82
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Nice Job on the bike.

Good luck on the track.


Mike
Thanks!!

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Nice job. Did you flip the shocks upside down or are they different ones?
Thanks!! I caught that this morning before I left for the track. Not sure why I put them on that way anyway!! Good Eye!

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Looks good Willie! I hope you took a photographer with you.
Good luck!
Thanks!! The official track photographer was there. No one to shot any of me, but I should be able to get some Pro shots in a week or so.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #83
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Have fun Willie!
Thanks Jon! I had a Ball!!

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Say hi to Joe for me . We are going to Lodi for the practice day .
Just tell him you met him you met his tire guy online !
Passed the word to Joe. Hope your practice day went better than mine!
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #84
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I fired my mechanic today!



Got some laps in and the 500 ran pretty strong considering it's a stock motor with just a 36mm and a pipe. I had a note on the workbench reminding me to tighten everything. I didn't follow my own orders!
The swingarm nut was not tightened and came off some where on the track. The swingarm bolt eventually worked it's way out and caused the whole thing to shift... LOCKING UP THE REAR WHEEL.
This sudden stop happened in the upper ranges of 3rd gear just coming out of turn 2. I did get to put in around 10 laps. Happy with the way it runs.
Two day race weekend the 20th and 21st.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:21 PM   #85
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Oh, and I scored another TT500 today!!
A 1980 for $500... How could I turn that down?
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #86
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Seat mounting

A small question for you.

I have the same seat on my Ascot 500 tracker. Did you put any spacers or cushioning between the fiberglass seat and the frame rails?

I'm concerned about the vibrations form the motor cracking the seat, so I added a bunch of old bike tubes as a small buffer, but it is not a clean set up.

Tips and some photos would be great.

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Old 04-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #87
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A small question for you.

I have the same seat on my Ascot 500 tracker. Did you put any spacers or cushioning between the fiberglass seat and the frame rails?

I'm concerned about the vibrations form the motor cracking the seat, so I added a bunch of old bike tubes as a small buffer, but it is not a clean set up.

Tips and some photos would be great.

jake28
I did pretty much the same thing Jake. Just wrapped the frame tubes with old bicycle tubes and some small pieces of inner tube between the seatbase and mounting points. I used Nylock nuts and didn't really torque them down too tight.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:02 PM   #88
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Team TT500 x2?

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I fired my mechanic today!



Got some laps in and the 500 ran pretty strong considering it's a stock motor with just a 36mm and a pipe. I had a note on the workbench reminding me to tighten everything. I didn't follow my own orders!
The swingarm nut was not tightened and came off some where on the track. The swingarm bolt eventually worked it's way out and caused the whole thing to shift... LOCKING UP THE REAR WHEEL.
This sudden stop happened in the upper ranges of 3rd gear just coming out of turn 2. I did get to put in around 10 laps. Happy with the way it runs.
Two day race weekend the 20th and 21st.

2 TT500s? Great Work!!! Are you going to set it for flat-track too? ED
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #89
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oooppps! Righty tighty, lefty loosey... Ahh well, at least only your pride got injured Willie!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:16 PM   #90
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Oh, and I scored another TT500 today!!
A 1980 for $500... How could I turn that down?
Was that the one on ksl.com?
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