Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

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Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by blazemaker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:33 am

Just picked this up this weekend 1984 Honda XL500R for $1,000. Starts right up. Missing kick stand and the lighting is not working. But in very good shape. Game plan is I will be taking the body from the pilot and then the nose from the series. But would love a electric start. But doesn’t look like it is possible to do on the 80’s models of the honda’s.
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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by Guido » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:08 pm

Hey,

so it´s absolutly not impossible to get the bike done with an E-starter but it is very time consumeing and you also have to invest more money as you probably would like lol.
Also the Pilot bike original was done with an E-starter as they used an FT-500 (Ascot) engine on the pilot bike that has the E-start. Both engines (XL500r & FT-500 Ascot) are allmoost identical but if you realy like to go that route than you also have change the complete cable harness from the XL500r to the FT-500 (Ascot) one.
I have 2 complete XH500r that are already changend complete with overworked FT-500 (Ascot) engines and they both are working absolutly perfect. One of these 2 bikes was also tuned up to allmoost 100 PS (original 34 PS) and that will be the one I will use for my Pilot bike replica.

Greetings Guido

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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by blazemaker » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:59 pm

Did find a 82 FT-500 for sale. Would that work?


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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by JON1482 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:59 pm

That's what I used on mine. But they had to be modified by the bike shop to fit the Honda. I dont know exactly what they did.
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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by Guido » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 am

Hello again,

so yes if you find a nice FT-500 (Ascot) you devenetly could use that BUT as I said it´s realy a lot of work you have to do as it would not be enough to change only the engine.

On the wheels links you posted yes you could use them only you need to recolor them in a nice gold BUT as live is hard if you would like to go the absolutly accurate way than these are not the 100% accurate wheels to tell you the truth as the dimensions they used for the Show were a litle bit different.

But also as John said you devenetly could use them as about 99% of peoples would not know the difference that is only for some of us nerds to see.

Greetings Guido
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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by Guido » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:46 am

Oh I totaly forgot the best way to get a lot of Infos would be if you would read the build up treads from Seth, John and me. There you will devenetly find a lot of Infos also if moost of the Pictures were already gone or not to see on this shity Photobucket. BUT the Goal would be to read what we all wrote there as all Infos about the wheels, brakes and lot of other parts are there.

Greetings Guido

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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by Guido » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:37 am

BTW only just a question to you if you would be interrested in some of the correct Hardware you need to built up the bike than let me know. I have collected so many parts in the last 4-5 years that I would be able to built up about 5 bikes lol. Some of these parts are super rare and realy hard to get and it would make your buid up much easyer. But I also have to say directly some of these items are not on the cheap side of life but I´m also sure you know that.

Greetings Guido

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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by blazemaker » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:22 pm

I’m a prop maker. Nothing I do is easy. That’s why I took on this project. Love a Challenge. Did read all of your threads. Love the info. I will be ripping everything off he frame to clean it up and paint it any ways. So swapping motors and wiring harness won’t be too much more work. Use to working on bikes.
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Re: Blaze Maker Hybrid Replica Bike

Post by blazemaker » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:24 pm

Guido what parts do you have? That you are willing to sell?
Guido wrote:BTW only just a question to you if you would be interrested in some of the correct Hardware you need to built up the bike than let me know. I have collected so many parts in the last 4-5 years that I would be able to built up about 5 bikes lol. Some of these parts are super rare and realy hard to get and it would make your buid up much easyer. But I also have to say directly some of these items are not on the cheap side of life but I´m also sure you know that.

Greetings Guido

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