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post #1 of 16 Old 08-10-2010, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Honda FT500 Ascot Single for sale (Plain Jane sits @ the bar waiting for a drink)....

Hi Guys ,

No worries , I didn't make a mistake .... I posted my bike where it belongs ...in th CLASSIFIEDS section . Just wanted to bring attention that it's there waiting for someone who appreciates it to get noticed ...... Kinda like the plain Jane girl who sits at the bar ...waiting for you to buy her a drink . You question whether you should ......but you don't realise she may be a treat for you hidden there ...so don't pass her up ...give her a try !!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-10-2010, 06:05 PM
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it kills me im in az........

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How cool, I just saw an FT500 coming out of DC on I-395 the other day! I owned a VT500 Ascot from 1983-1991 and I could easily climb her up to 120mph! ...sure loved that thing but she was stolen Thanksgiving of 1991!

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How cool, I just saw an FT500 coming out of DC on I-395 the other day! I owned a VT500 Ascot from 1983-1991 and I could easily climb her up to 120mph! ...sure loved that thing but she was stolen Thanksgiving of 1991!
Come on............it was good, but 120mph good?

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120.....about that....... Had VT-500 as well.

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120.....about that....... Had VT-500 as well.
120 indicated is what in real mph? After all, we all know speedos lie like a rug, and yet people are still able and willing to throw figures out like their lives depended on them. I gave that stuff up with my my old 750F Honda. That was so long ago that I can barely see through all the dust on my memory!

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Here is an interesting project for you Ascot lovers. I had a Transalp, which had a bumped up version of the Ascot motor. It was a heavy bike, but it had it's bright side of uniqueness. I used to call it the White Whale.




Ascot revival:


http://webpages.charter.net/jrandall/vt500/vt500.htm

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I had one and loved it. Made me happy to ride. No expectations. Just get on and ride

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I remember people stealing each others side panels because there were so few to be found.......

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Re : FT500 Ascot...

Hey Dudes !

Yeah , now you are talking about VT500 Ascots ....An FT500 barely pulls off 90 mph !! I think my SR500 Yamaha was faster than my FT500 . As for the sidecovers....yeah mine are definitely worth stealing ...along with my near mint fuel tank which has never seen the pavement ! Hell , the decals have never seen a scratch ! Yeah baby !

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An FT500 barely pulls off 90 mph
My XR600 with airplane gearing can pull off 90 with a tailwind.

Big difference between the vt and the ft though........

That'll work........
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post #12 of 16 Old 08-18-2013, 04:28 PM
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I am about to aquire an '83 Ascot ft500. Low miles, should be fun! Any tips, recommendations? I want to modify it slightly. Better, more open exhaust pipe, get rid of the stupid and ugly decals (I"m a designer, know a thing or two). Maybe something for more power. Want to lose the side plates (plastic body crap under the tank). And replace the square lights and instruments with proper round ones. Appreciate feedback. Am not interested in keeping it Stock. Boring.

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"gravedig" ...

Too hip for me. Means what exactly? In English...

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Means you brought a thread back from the dead.

It's worthwhile if the thread has a lot of relevance and useful information. In this case it doesn't really, since most folks posted familiarity with the VT500, not the FT. Better off to start a new thread.

The reason gravedigs are often annoying is that people read them thinking they are a current/active topic and sometimes even reply.

By the way, RMB is gravedig king. You should have seen the tear he was on a few years back. All good, informative or entertaining bumps though.

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Too hip for me. Means what exactly? In English...
Check the dates on the posts you replied to. Almost three years between the previous post and yours. It happens. I actually enjoyed reading this thread as I'd missed it the first go round.

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