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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *New Video*  (Read 188585 times)

Offline perattzi

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #20 on: Dec 06, 2010, 14:52:40 »
looks good, did you use some sort of jig to hold it all in place while welding?

Offline johnu

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #21 on: Dec 06, 2010, 16:25:34 »
Yes, it was all clamped down to a 1" thick plate.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #22 on: Dec 16, 2010, 17:29:55 »
Finally some progress!  I got the frame bracing in at last.  Next up, cut out the old swingarm pivot mounts and fab and install new for the FZR arm.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #23 on: Dec 17, 2010, 20:49:20 »
Well I'm moving along now, I have prepared the frame for the new swingarm pivot/engine mount brackets.  I'll be glad to get the back end done so that I can remove the engine and get that stripped and rebuilt.

Offline zooke581

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #24 on: Dec 17, 2010, 21:10:34 »
That is looking good.  Look forward to how you are going to go about your mounts.  What kind of porting are you going to do to the motor, if any?

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #25 on: Dec 17, 2010, 21:21:44 »
Thanks.  I would like to get the motor up around 60hp.  I was going to have a go at porting it myself but I doubt if I'll have the time.  I really haven't looked into whats available or what's possible from these motors yet.  I guess it depends on what you're willing to pay!  I don't really intend to spend a fortune on the motor.  I do plan on building my own pipes though.  I really don't like the 70's style (three or four cones with a chunk of 3 1/2" tube in the middle) expansion chambers that much.

Offline zooke581

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #26 on: Dec 17, 2010, 23:17:24 »
If you decide to send it out for porting let me know.  I do that type of work.  But tractability is a must for street riding.  You don't really want a peaky motor for the street with the stock gearbox.  With a peaky motor first gear is so short it becomes pretty much worthless.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #27 on: Dec 17, 2010, 23:20:20 »
If you decide to send it out for porting let me know.  I do that type of work.  But tractability is a must for street riding.  You don't really want a peaky motor for the street with the stock gearbox.  With a peaky motor first gear is so short it becomes pretty much worthless.

It will maybe see 500 street miles a year... at most.  Trackdays are what it will be used for mostly.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #28 on: Dec 18, 2010, 01:38:18 »
Johnu, I'd send the barrels and heads to Zookie. he's stateside and really knows those motors.

Offline TR500

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #29 on: Dec 18, 2010, 11:03:14 »
Hey Johnu, I second what richard said (teazer) eric really is a good engine man, and it would cost you far too much to send to me in the uk.