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The original Haynes Repair Manual - Based on a complete stripdown and rebuild of a vehicle

Honda Motorcycle VT500FT Ascot (1983 - 1986)

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This Honda motorcycle manual is 272 pages.

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CHAPTER ONE / GENERAL INFORMATION
Manual organization / Service hints / Torque specifications / Safety first / Special tips / Expendable supplies / Serial numbers / Tune-up and troubleshooting tools

CHAPTER TWO / TROUBLESHOOTING
Operating requirements / Emergency troubleshooting / Engine starting / Engine performance / Engine noises / Excesive vibration / Front suspension and steering / Brake problems

CHAPTER THREE / LUBRICATION, MAINTENANCE AND TUNE-UP
Routine checks / Pre-checks / Service intervals / Tires and wheels / Crankcase breather hose (U.S. models only) / Evaporation emission control (1984 California models only) / Battery / Periodic lubrication / Engine oil and filter change / Final drive oil change / Fork oil change / Control cable lubrication / Periodic maintenance / Air filter cleaning replacement / Fuel strainer cleaning / Steering head adjustment / Tune-up / Valve clearance adjustment / Specifications

CHAPTER FOUR / ENGINE
Engine principles / Servicing engine in frame / Engine removal/installation / Cylinder head cover and camshaft / Cylinder heads / Valves and valve components / Rocker arm assemblies / Cylinder / Piston, piston pin and piston rings / Oil pump drive sprockets and drive chain / Oil pump / Oil pressure relief valve / Primary drive gear / Crankcase and crankshaft / Connecting rods / Output gear case / Alternator rotor starter clutch assembly and gears / Break-in procedure / Specifications

CHAPTER FIVE / CLUTCH AND TRANSMISSION
Clutch operation / Clutch / Clutch cable / External shift mechanism / Transmission / Internal shift mechanism / Specifications

CHAPTER SIX / FUEL AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS
Carburetor operation / Carburetor service / Carburetor adjustments / Throttle cable replacement / Choke cable replacement / Fuel shutoff valve / Fuel tank / Crankcase breather system (U.S. only) / Evaporative emission control system (1984 California models only) / Exhaust system / Specifications

CHAPTER SEVEN / ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Charging system / Alternator / Voltage regulator/rectifier / Ignition system / Spark unit / Ignition coil / Pulse generator / Starting system / Starter / Starter solenoid / Clutch diode / Lighting system / Switches / Electrical components / Specifications

CHAPTER EIGHT / COOLING SYSTEM
Cooling system check / Radiator / Cooling fan / Thermostat / Water pump / Coolant pipes / Hoses / Specifications

CHAPTER NINE / FRONT SUSPENSION AND STEERING
Front wheel / Front hub / Wheel balance / Tire changing / Tire repairs / Handlebar / Steering head and stem / Steering head bearing races / Front fork / Specifications

CHAPTER TEN / REAR SUSPENSION AND FINAL DRIVE
Rear wheel / Rear hub / Final drive unit and drive shaft / Universal joint / Swing arm / Shock absorbers / Specifications

CHAPTER ELEVEN / BRAKES
Front disc brakes / Front master cylinder / Front brake pad replacement / Front caliper / Front brake hose replacement / Front brake disc / Bleeding the system / Rear drum brake / Rear brake pedal / Specifications

CHAPTER TWELVE / FRAME
Kickstand (sidestand) / Centerstand / Footpegs / Seat / Rear fender / Frame / Specifications

SUPPLEMENT / ADDITIONAL UK INFORMATION
Exhaust system / Front wheel / Front brake pad replacement / Front caliper / Specifications

INDEX

WIRING DIAGRAMS

Models covered:
1983 1984 1985 1986 HONDA VT500C SHADOW
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 HONDA VT500E Euro Sport
1983 1984 HONDA VT500FT ASCOT

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