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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *New Video*  (Read 239032 times)

Offline johnu

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #80 on: Feb 14, 2011, 19:47:43 »
Finally had some good luck with my project!  My EX650 rear wheel arrived from ebay and the axle size is 20mm which is the same as my YZF swingarm axle.  I can see I will have to machine the sprocket carrier down but at a quick glance that looks to be a cinch also.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #81 on: Feb 24, 2011, 21:12:13 »
Not much progress at the moment but I have just started to pull the engine apart.  I assume that one uses a 3 legged puller to remove electronic ignition rotor from the end of the crank (see pic)?  Most that I've dealt with have a thread inside for extraction.  My shop manual only shows the points ignition setup.
 
Decided instead of paying someone to do my machining I am going use the money to buy a used lathe so that I can do stuff as and when I need it.  Hate paying someone else to do maching.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #82 on: Feb 26, 2011, 12:26:50 »
Did a little bit of work on my final drive cover yesterday.  All engine cases will be powder coated eventually, I'm not into the polished cases look personally.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #83 on: Mar 07, 2011, 18:43:33 »
Some moderate progress.  Got the engine stripped and the cases painted (looks better in person).  Need to re-plate the crankcase bolts before re-assembling the bottom end.  Also have to get the cylinders ported before painting them (cylinders will be black and heads silver).  Still looking for a used lathe so that I can move forward with the chassis and suspension.

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My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #84 on: Mar 07, 2011, 19:06:37 »
Looks good. :)
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #85 on: Mar 08, 2011, 16:23:14 »
Thanks.  I used the same paint as you, the Duplicolor engine paint.  It really goes on nicely and looks good, I just hope it's durable.  Darn sight cheaper than powder coating which I was going to do originally.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #86 on: Mar 08, 2011, 17:01:50 »
Thanks.  I used the same paint as you, the Duplicolor engine paint.  It really goes on nicely and looks good, I just hope it's durable.

You and me both! I've already managed to put a small chip in one of my heads when I pulled it from the oven.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #87 on: Mar 08, 2011, 17:27:47 »
Side cases look killer in all black, easier than polishing too. 
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #88 on: Mar 08, 2011, 19:54:59 »
You and me both! I've already managed to put a small chip in one of my heads when I pulled it from the oven.

Well thats a bit of a bummer then!

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #89 on: Mar 09, 2011, 16:34:43 »
Side cases look killer in all black, easier than polishing too. 

Thanks, my intention is to not have any polished parts on the bike.