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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *New Video*  (Read 176917 times)

Offline Titan performance

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #10 on: Nov 27, 2010, 13:08:46 »
Hello from the UK johnu....allways keen to see what's going on in the T500 cafe section.

We specialise in converting these bikes into cafe racers, but we are clearly not in your league !! This sounds like a real ambitious build....particularly altering the angle of rake....though there is no doubt it needs doing !

It's a great shame there is not the level of enthusiasm in the UK that you guys have.....

Take a look at our T500 thread....."Titan 500 reborn".

Good luck with it, we will be keeping an interested eye on your progress.

Titan Performance.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #11 on: Nov 27, 2010, 23:42:57 »
Hello from the UK johnu....allways keen to see what's going on in the T500 cafe section.

We specialise in converting these bikes into cafe racers, but we are clearly not in your league !! This sounds like a real ambitious build....particularly altering the angle of rake....though there is no doubt it needs doing !

It's a great shame there is not the level of enthusiasm in the UK that you guys have.....

Take a look at our T500 thread....."Titan 500 reborn".

Good luck with it, we will be keeping an interested eye on your progress.

Titan Performance.


I  was actually born and lived in the Uk until 1991 when I came to Socal and met my wife here, been here ever since.  I will be basing my tank on a pic I saw on your web photo page...hope you don't mind.  I like your products but I like to build my own stuff as much as possible, biggest downside to this approach is that it will take so long to complete.  I like the satisfaction of looking at things that I have built myself though and I want to hopefully pass on some of my skills to my son who is helping me with the project.
I plan to change the rake angle from 29degrees to around 26.
Thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #12 on: Nov 28, 2010, 01:17:49 »
Great to see another Smoker here. T/GT500 are great bikes and make enough power to keep you smiling. A few years ago I had the good luck to have a low mileage RZ350 and and equally pristine low miles VFR750 Interceptor. When it came  time to let one go, it was the VFR that went to a new home.  The RZ I still have.  

2 strokes are addictive.  


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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #13 on: Nov 28, 2010, 08:04:55 »
Hi johnu......we have no problem with you using an idea from our website....that's what it's there for !

Which tank is it that has taken your eye? I may be able to give you some more info on it.....

regards Titan.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #14 on: Nov 28, 2010, 20:22:28 »
Hi johnu......we have no problem with you using an idea from our website....that's what it's there for !

Which tank is it that has taken your eye? I may be able to give you some more info on it.....

regards Titan.

This is the tank I may model mine on.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #15 on: Nov 29, 2010, 05:03:30 »
Right....that is a fibre glass TR500 tank which we bought in from a guy over here, who specialises in fibre glass race parts. We actually boughy 2 from him, as, although we intend to make our own alli tanks in the very near future....we are not ready yet, so had to buy these. I realise it's a replica...but it's a shade too long and narrow for my personal taste. However, if you would like some more pictures, let me know.

All the best

Paul.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #16 on: Nov 29, 2010, 10:52:51 »
I also thought it was to long but I like the width.  I f you have a pic looking down on the top of the tank that would be great.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #17 on: Nov 29, 2010, 10:54:37 »
This is the tank I may model mine on.

Hi Johnu the tank pictured you like is made from a mould taken off of my tank pictured here on one of my TR500 replicas if you need any detail pics of the original or the glass one, drop me a mail at TR500.SUZUKI@btinternet.com, if you change your mind about making I can supply with either a well in the base as per TR or flat for a unmodified road frame.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #18 on: Nov 30, 2010, 21:05:57 »
Ok guys, a little bit of progress but not too much.  At least I have some pics though, there are some of the swingarm before surgery and some during (removing 30mm from the width) take no notice of the sharpie lines that was an earlier thought.  Also a couple of the bike semi naked.
« Last Edit: Nov 30, 2010, 21:07:29 by johnu »

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #19 on: Dec 06, 2010, 14:10:22 »
Well I finally got the swingarm welded back together.  It's now 30mm narrower.  Time to start on the frame mods.  Waiting for Kawi 636 forks to arrive which I  bought on ebay.