Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Almost Done



H O N D A      X L 5 0 0 S    M O T A R D

Rear Brake sorted FINALLY



After a lot a rooting around with the previous brake-rod arrangement, I reverted back to the original cable arrangement. Just made up a new bracket to make the cable work at the drum end. And modified the brake light spring so its works! PHEW!

All thats left now is the indicator-indicator lights in the gauge cluster, which looks like an auto electrician job.....

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rear Brake Shenanigans


Long story-short. The original cable operated rear brake does not work with the Kawasaki wheel, the cable position is wrong.So I went to the wreckers and bought a brake rod, bolted it through the foot lever and used a shorter drum lever and it seems to work ok. One downside is now the kickstart lever interferes with it, so a little more cut n shut is needed!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Potentiometer wiring to DC-DC step up converter


How do I wire the potentiometer (top pic) to the DC-DC converter (lower pic) three right-hand wires labelled POT1? So I can increase the output voltage to 12 volts.....

I wired the potentiometer up to the converter exactly in the same order. Left to left etc etc. But the pot does nothing in changing the output voltage. So am guessing it is wired wrong?

Monday, May 25, 2015

6 volt to 12 volt = issues



Still having issues but getting closer to being complete...........

Sunday, January 4, 2015

XL500S exhaust WRAP


Exhaust wrap for function (stop potential burns) and its a cafe racer thang....Not the neatest job ever -  I will do it again when the engine comes out for strip and powder coat.