1984 Honda 500 VT Ascot. 5,140 original miles. Excellent condition.
The VT 500 Ascots are water cooled 500cc V Twin with 50 H/P. 6 speed transmission with 6th gear an over drive for easy highway riding. 3valves per cylinder and 2 spark plugs per cylinder. Shaft drive to the rear wheel so no messy chain adjustments or cleaning. Front disc brake with air adjustable forks and rear drum for excellent braking. Tires were replaced in 2019 and have maybe 1,500 miles on them. The Ascot was well ahead of its time in 1984, and today, rides and performs as if new. New battery2023, fresh oil and filter, brake fluid flushed. Carburetors were removed, rebuilt with new kits, and ultrasonically cleaned. Final drive oil changed. Valves have been recently checked and adjusted. Forks were resealed and new oil last season. The paint, chrome, body parts and rubber are in excellent condition.
The motor starts easily and runs smooth through all rpm ranges. The transmission is typically Honda smooooth. The Ascot has a lower seat height and light weight that fits smaller in stature riders well. I have restored many 70's 80's Honda's but at 74 years old I have decided to let this one go for someone else to collect or enjoy. Ready to ride with reprint of factory manual and many years of free Honda experience I can provide. Hard to impossible to find one at this milage and condition. A "new show room condition" 1984 VT Ascot sold on a recent national auction for $9000.
Reasonable offers will be considered. I do not need help selling.
VT Ascot 500