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Author Topic: '71 T500  (Read 2355 times)

Offline JSJamboree

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Re: '71 T500
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2017, 15:30:10 »
If I remember right it was $165

I sent Bill two GT750 cranks and told him to make me one nice one.  Two more bearings later I got a really nice crank.  They are great guys to deal with, once I get my T500 project on the table i'll send the crank to him for that too.

Offline oldrookie

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Re: '71 T500
« Reply #41 on: Jun 01, 2017, 19:54:39 »
Took the oil lines off to test the check valves. Three of four are fine, but the fourth line drained very quickly.

So, I know a lot of folks are running the Kawi version since Suzuki has them listed as NA.

Do I need to replace all four if I go that route, or do they work correctly together?

Offline oldrookie

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Re: '71 T500
« Reply #42 on: Jun 05, 2017, 13:59:26 »
Found directions for how to take the check valve off and service it. Did so and it is currently undergoing leakdown testing as I write (sounds fancy, actually all I did was prime it and hang it upside down to see if it holds oil like it is supposed to do.)

Used a .177 caliber cleaning brush to hone the barrel of the check valve to make sure the spring wasn't hanging up on any crud on the inside.

Just to give me another option, I ordered the Kawasaki version of the part and should have it on Friday. So far, so good.

Also ordered a rubber dam (which I had previously thought unobtanium) that is to be installed in the engine case to allow it to hold 1400cc's of oil in the transmission housing area. In the early bikes, like mine, the capacity was 1200cc's and there issues with gears four and five wearing prematurely due to oil escaping away from the transmission area. So, assuming the bike runs okay on initial setup, I'll be ready to do a more complete tear down in the fall/winter.

Offline oldrookie

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Re: '71 T500
« Reply #43 on: Jun 27, 2017, 19:10:38 »
Not exactly flying along with this bike. Carbs are cleaned, but now electrical issues are catching up.

Going to become familiar with continuity testing and old connector cleaning for a few weeks to see if I can find a probable ground issue.