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Author Topic: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra  (Read 6551 times)

Offline Sonreir™

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1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« on: Feb 05, 2016, 15:00:48 »
Picked this baby up last year and it's been sitting in my shop since then. Been going back and forth on what to do with it. Given that's it's a first year T500, I've settled on a full resto, as close to original as I can do.

Most of the parts are there, but I'll need to track down a side cover and some badges. The crank cases have a crack, so I'll need to get that repaired and there's a bit of surface rust, but most everything looks OK. I'm hoping most of the work just needs to be aesthetic.

Currently working on getting a lost title and clearing out a few bikes in the shop, then I'll get to work. Updates will be slow as I have a lot going on, but I at least wanted to get the thread going.
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2016, 10:59:00 by Sonreir »
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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2016, 16:52:45 »
I wondered what happened after you picked this one up.  I'm in.
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Offline HURCO550

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2016, 01:10:59 »
Done yet?
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

1984 VF1000F Interceptor:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71539.msg842137#msg842137
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
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Offline Sonreir™

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2016, 12:00:49 »
Quiet you.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:14:39 »
Done yet?

Really is dragging his feet here... Yawn...
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If I had to do it over
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Offline HURCO550

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:16:13 »
Really is dragging his feet here... Yawn...
Yep, I'm bored, we need to inject some drama in this thread.

I vote you hardtail it.
Keep er' Between The Ditches!!!

1984 VF1000F Interceptor:http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71539.msg842137#msg842137
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1973 Ironhead Hardtail: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68135.msg788081#msg788081
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
1971 Yamaha 90cc twin HS1: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70498.0
"Two strokes are the motorcycle equivalent to Thors chariot. Full of glory and memories of battles victorious" ~ von yinzer
"Are there any die hard KZ550LTD fans in existence?" ~ doc_rot

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:18:25 »
Hardtail AND a supercharger. Don't be lame Sonreir...
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

Offline Sonreir™

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:19:36 »
AAAAAAAND... done.

Thanks for the help, all.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #10 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:22:43 »
Lol
The faces of the damned
And all the butchered lambs
If I had to do it over
I just would've done it slower

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #11 on: Feb 06, 2016, 15:08:49 »
so why is the cx taking so long???????
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline Tune-A-Fish©

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #12 on: Feb 07, 2016, 10:18:05 »
Yep, I'm bored, we need to inject some drama in this thread.

I vote you hardtail it.

Drama.

Hows it ride?
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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #13 on: Feb 07, 2016, 12:58:20 »
Drama.

Hows it ride?

No idea... I was just messing around. I have a long way to go before this one is completed.
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1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

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Custom Wiring Harnesses

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Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #14 on: Feb 07, 2016, 13:01:59 »
No idea... I was just messing around. I have a long way to go before this one is completed.

That was a poke at drama... No doubt this will be a fine ride, have fun with the build.

Peace out.
"I didn't come here and I ain't leavin"  Willie Nelson

"love hard, live fast, die fun" Kacey Musgraves

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