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  1. General Bike Discussion
    Hello All, I've been reading through these forums for the last month as I just bought a black Ascot as my first bike. Other than finish and rust, only thing wrong with it was a finnicky starter. After I replaced one of the clutch springs it starts up every time! Now I ride it daily and am madly...
  2. General Bike Discussion
    Hey all, What's the difference between a VT500 & a VT500c? How would you know if it's an "Ascot"? My Canadian ownership for my 1984 Honda Shadow says VT5, which I assume is for a VT500. The reason I'm asking is that I'm looking for the proper oil filter, air filter and other basic engine...
  3. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys I got my ascot up to about 80% mechanically where I want it for normal operation. However I wanted to know how many of you, ascot guy in particular, have had issues with air intake at high speeds? I think she could use some more air and was thinking about a ram intake of sorts but I'd...
  4. Technical Discussion
    So in the my rebuilding of my carbs on my '84 Ascot, I need new float bowl gaskets. It's a good time finding them. So my most recent ordering attempt was with a part 16010-MAH-750, has anyone had luck with it before I go pick up and pay for another gasket to return? I found the part number off...
  5. Technical Discussion
    Just seeing what's out there for parts for this guy. I've had issues since I bought it a year ago. Looking for advice I have a manual on the way but I'm new to bikes. Had a bobbed out '80 kz440 ltd that took minimal tinkering to get road ready and this a little nicer rather do things by the book...
  6. Technical Discussion
    So I have a clymer manual on the way allegedly it will be here tomorrow, but I have a chance to get an also allegedly original ascot repair manual from a honda guy I know through facebook. He sent a few pictures and seems legit. But is it worth 70 compared to the 36 I'm getting the clymers for...
  7. Technical Discussion
    Hey guys I got this mostly mint ascot from 84 with 8,3kk on the clock. She basically doesnt wanna do anything else other than idle especially after she gets up to temp. I have a manual on the way along with the rest of my incomplete fuel/vacuum system and a new air filter. Fresh oil change not...
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