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Blood Sweat Tears and Grease => Projects => Cafe Racers => Topic started by: tattoo on Nov 16, 2015, 00:08:34

Title: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Nov 16, 2015, 00:08:34
Cheers from Ottawa Ontario,

A fella could spend weeks browsing though all the stuff here on this site.  What a resource. 

With my limited experience doing this sort of thing, and without spending a fortune, I'm hoping to end up with a decent looking cafe bike.  Nothing crazy, and reuse as many of the original parts as possible.  The hardest part is to teach myself patience.

Starting point:

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/in%20the%20barn3.jpg)

That was October 8.

Brought it home, transferred the ownership into my name, and BEGAN the process of washing away what 20 years of sitting in a barn does to a bike.  The frame now sits in the garage, stripped of all parts.

Lots, omg......lots of work still to do.

I'll throw the odd pic up here as I go, but I'm likely going to be learning way more than I'll ever be teaching!!


 
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: goldy on Nov 16, 2015, 08:06:12
That's a good looking machine despite the layers of crust and dust! Whats your plan?...It's a good candidate for restoration IMO, but it's your bike. I restored a '67 about 15 years ago, it was a great machine and even though it was sold about five years later, I still miss it.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Titan performance on Nov 16, 2015, 16:15:59
Good sound looking bike you have there. Nicely dry stored. You'll bring in a good few pennies selling off the stock bits you don't need. It's good to see another stroker on here among the Hondas !
Lots of clever people over on Sundial motorsports 2 stroke Suzuki forum as well.....and have a look through the gallery on my web site, and see what other people around the world have done to 500 Suzukis. www.classic2strokesuzuki.com
Keep the pictures coming, and give us an idea of what you are hoping to achieve.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Nov 16, 2015, 16:48:44
Nice T500  8) :)  I agree with you about using as many of the original parts as you can.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: strang on Nov 16, 2015, 19:43:46
Even stock those bikes are cool
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Nov 17, 2015, 10:15:52
Thanks for the kind words so far.

Plan? Well, already determined that fuel tank had been repaired previously both inside and out, and it leaks.  Got an estimate, and it's almost in "new tank" pricing territory, so will be replacing the tank with something a little longer, and a little more "cafe-ish".  Some of those fibreglass units look enticing, but I know they come with risks.   If anyone knows anyone with a roughly 24" long steel tank, let me know!!! 

No plans to upgrade/update suspension or brakes or frame...it won't necessarily be a back road/canyon thrasher, but that's OK.   That's what my other bike is for.

The big rock plan is clean it up as much as possible, new tank, solo seat (either the OEM seat reshaped (it's in amazing condition for its age) or a fibreglass unit), rearsets and clipons.  Frame will get shaved of unnecessary brackets and repainted/powdercoated, and the tank/side panels will get some (hopefully) nice lustrous paint.  Of course there will be new tires/shoes/chain/sprockets and other consumables.  Exhaust pipes have some sctratches, so they may end up getting ceramic coated to cover those up, or if that's big money, well, I guess we'll have to be on the lookout for some chambers.  Wheels will be disassembled and cleaned up, and rims perhaps powdercoated.

But I have been pleased so far with the overall condition of the major components once they all got their first initial cleaning.

For a while I wondered about restoring to original, and it likely is a great candidate for that, but I bought it to build a cafe bike, so that's what it'll be.

If I do go the fibreglass seat route, yes...hoping someone snags the seat.  Will also have handlebars (very clean) headlight ears (need some cleaning), rear fender/taillight assembly (in usable condition) and maybe some other parts that others might make use of.   Hanging on to everything for the time being though----if there ends up being a $1000 repair surprise lurking in the engine, it might just turn back into a cleaned up basic T500.

I know darn well that building something like this will require some money being spent, but there is a budget that I have to/want to  stick to, so taking things on step at a time.

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Nov 17, 2015, 12:27:34
I've had good success w/ a local powder coating company who did an excellent job doing high heat powder coating to my mufflers,I had my choice of colors too.
I also had one done standard powder coat which was even cheaper and the coating has stayed on there no problem;even sitting in traffic for extended times it didn't do anything to discolor the standard PC.They put all the PC parts in the oven here and bake them at 435 degrees and our mufflers on the bikes never get that hot.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Big Troy on Nov 18, 2015, 04:27:23
Looks good. I wish you well with your build. my 70 model is about to get the refresh it deserves so it's always good to see how others are doing their builds.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 01, 2015, 00:39:35
Not much to update.   As "exciting" as it is for me to learn how to disassemble a 70's bike, it seems silly to flood this thread with pictures of bits and pieces.

That said, the frame, with a few pieces roughed back on for non OEM tank fitment explorations
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/frame%20with%20minor%20bits%20roughed%20on%20for%20new%20tank%20fitment.jpg)

Engine on a table awaiting winter work
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/engine%20on%20table%20ready%20for%20more%20cleaning.jpg)

the OEM front fender will be shortened slightly and moved to the rear, and picked up a "previously enjoyed" fender that will be shortened and pull front fender duty.   Will likely loose the chrome and go with either paint or powdercoat on both...
pre-clean #1:
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/kz%20front%20fender%20from%20woodys.jpg)
after some diet coke and aluminum foil:
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/kz%20fender%20after%20AF%20and%20DC.jpg)

A tank has been acquired - from a '79 KZ400.  It's currently getting cleaned up inside, and then the exterior needs some attention.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed1910f23c4200000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007022310662.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed188e731cc000000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007022310173.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Other than that, I've been busy with cleaning, cleaning, and more cleaning.

 
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Dec 01, 2015, 10:37:25
00000hhHH that's one of those rare left handed kicker ones :o

JK... I'm in for this 1 8)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Hurco550 on Dec 01, 2015, 10:40:00
00000hhHH that's one of those rare left handed kicker ones :o

JK... I'm in for this 1 8)
Super rare =) lol I'm in too
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: johnu on Dec 01, 2015, 16:51:28
I have a very clean t500 tank left over from my project that I might want to sell if you decide to restore the bike.  It is black but needs painting, no rust or dents.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 03, 2015, 15:45:35
good to know----thanks!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: TranceMachineVienna on Dec 03, 2015, 15:48:40
Ooooh my.i'm in sir!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 08, 2015, 21:01:47
Continuing to poke away.   Wanted to go with one of those snazzy fibreglass "cafe" tanks to replace the leaky T500 tank, but holy do they ever eat up budget in a hurry!  So, I had snagged a late 70's KZ400 tank locally for "next to nothing" and started to imagine how it might attach/look.    It needed a gas cap (found at a local bike salvage yard), and a petcock, needed to be cleaned inside, and some dents and dings outside needed some attention. 

Apple cider vinegar and bb's worked great to clean up the inside, and I've been working through the dent filling process.   In the meantime, I've been scouring images of seats.   The tank's top edge drops towards the back, so my minds' eye was not seeing a seat with that tall of a hump.   I've been wavering back and forth too on "all fabric" versus a FG seat/pad, and I think I've settled on "all fabric" (eg, leather, vinyl, whatever....).

On the weekend, I stumbled on a certain Laverda built by Wrenchmonkees----(have to credit them!!!) and its seat made my heart go boom.

My photo editing skills rank slightly lower than my dent in tank fixing skills, but if it pleases the court, this is where I'm hoping to go with my little T500:

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/imagine%20the%20side%20cover%20there.png)


 
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: jimmer on Dec 08, 2015, 21:40:18
I rather like it.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Erskine on Dec 09, 2015, 07:24:47
http://www.jl-exhausts.com/suzuki-tr500-petrol-tank-429-p.asp

Nice :)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: goldy on Dec 09, 2015, 07:58:23
Pretty good profile..should be nice!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 12, 2015, 15:07:37
Thanks all.

Must holler a shout out to the local Kawasaki dealer here in town - the parts guy (an all around great guy) had helped me identify the Kawasaki tank that I had bought, and knew that I was then shopping for a cap and fuel tap.  I had called the other day to order some rubber tank mounts, and he said "get your butt over here - there's a box outside with about 20 fuel taps (amongst other bits) in it, all free for the taking".    I now have a handful of fuel taps to work with.   

Tank dent repairs are coming along nicely, so started tinkering with some way to mount the tank.   It's not pretty, but the front mount is solid--combination of some new KZ400 tank rubber bobbins, a pair of brackets, and some hardware.  The whole rig becomes one solid bracket that attaches to the coil mounting plate and rolls up over the center rail of the frame.   The icing on the cake is that there's a huge amount of space under the tank  - I'm pretty sure I'll be able to stuff all the electrics in under there. 

Now need to build up something for the rear - there's a nice factory cross member between the frame rails right where the tank's rear will mount.  Thanks Suzuki!!   I'll post up some pics when it's all test fitted.

Once that's done, and I can start mapping out that seat that I want to have made.



Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 15, 2015, 16:16:37
Won't win any beauty contests, but here's some pics of my Kawasaki tank on a Suzuki 101 "creativity"(?).

Front tank mount - bottom bracket held in place by front coil mounting bolt, then reshaped to give me something to run a pair of bolts through to hold rubber tank mount bobbins.   Each bolt also runs through one end of a bracket that hoops over the top frame rail, then runs into one single long nut that holds the whole thing taut.   It's solid, but everything will still get a touch of loctite upon final assembly.   The "bottoms bits" of the top bracket below the bolts (in the pic) have since been shaved off.

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/fron%20tank%20mount%20no%20bobbin.jpg)

The rear mount is no less "sexy".... ???

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/rear%20tank%20mount%20with%20tank.jpg)
Simple and effective.   Rig attached directly to the original tank rear mount bolt hole.

With the tank on the mounts:
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/Dec%2015%20profile%20with%20tank%20on%20mounts.jpg)   

And with that in place, a seat pan was templated and cut out. 
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/Seat%20pan%201.jpg)
This will be a all fabric covered seat, as per a "mock up" picture earlier in this thread.   

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 18, 2015, 22:08:59
If you're all not bored yet....     And if you are, for Pete's sake tell me!!!

Tank dent repair is coming along nicely
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/kz%20tank%20top%20after%20umpteen%20coats.jpg)
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/kz%20tank%20after%20umpteen%20coats2.jpg)
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/kz%20tank%20after%20umpteen%20coats3.jpg)

Rear shocks - one after a little elbow grease
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/pre%20and%20post%20degreaser%20and%20wire%20brush.jpg)

Front rim with tire removed. 
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/front%20rim%20assembly%20pre%20tear%20down.jpg)
I had snapped up a bunch of pictures before pulling the spokes---kinda to show how fuzzy some were with dirt/grime/rust....only to realize that the sd card was not in the camera.  D'oh!

In the meantime, front hub and accompanying uncleanliness.
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/front%20hub%20pre%20cleaning2.jpg)

Then went at the spokes and nipples with degreaser and a wire brush.   Look a lot better than they did before!
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/front%20nipples%20after%20degrease%20and%20wire%20brush.jpg)
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/front%20spokes%20after%20degrease%20and%20wire%20brush.jpg)

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Dec 24, 2015, 10:14:25
.....then repeated the process on the rear wheel.

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/the%20worst%20of%20the%20rear%20spokes.jpg)

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/can%20alomost%20count%20the%20miles%20on%20the%20rear%20hub.jpg)

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/rear%20wheel%20spokes%20pre%20cleaning.jpg)

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/rear%20spokes%20degreased%20and%20wirebrushed.jpg)
Not shiny enough yet to hang as decorations on the Christmas tree, but maybe next year!


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Jan 08, 2016, 20:20:10
Work is progressing on the seat and tank.    Visited my upholstery buddy and worked out materials etc.   Will drop off the pan sometime in January.

And the tank now wears primer.

(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/tank%20right%20side%20primed.jpg)
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/tank%20primed%20from%20rear.jpg)

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jan 09, 2016, 01:34:46
That tank looks nice.  As long as you are going to paint the fenders then why not pick up some fiberglass ones, that rear fender looks too nice to cut up.  Fast From the Past sells fork braces, a good thing for these spindly forks.

This is a cool project, suscribed.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Jan 25, 2016, 14:33:24
That tank looks nice.  As long as you are going to paint the fenders then why not pick up some fiberglass ones, that rear fender looks too nice to cut up.  Fast From the Past sells fork braces, a good thing for these spindly forks.

This is a cool project, suscribed.

I had picked up a used front fender off a Kawasaki....thinking that it would become the front, and the oem front would become the rear.   But you know.....you're absolutely right.  I will keep the OEM front and rear fenders intact....maybe clean them up a bit and offer them up.   

That Kawasaki front is long enough actually to serve both front and rear.   It perhaps does look decent in photos, but there's hundreds of little scratches in the chrome, so it needs some tlc to make it look better.   It went to get sandblasted last week (along with the frame/swingarm and rims).   

In the meantime though, a conversation on Suzuki2stokes.com led me to www.anythinggoes74.com for my oil tank.
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/oil%20tank%20pic.jpg)

And....figured it was time to attack those hubs in earnest.
(http://i990.photobucket.com/albums/af22/marsepjan/hub%20pieces%20after%20some%20polishing%202_1.jpg)


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Jan 25, 2016, 20:43:37
Them hubs and backing plates are looking Good !  8)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Jan 25, 2016, 22:44:57
Them hubs and backing plates are looking Good !  8)

+1
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Jan 30, 2016, 23:53:55
more shiny things....

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df11b3127cceeb683252fe0100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160131035219721.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df11b3127cceeb683ab2fee500000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160131035219861.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df11b3127cceeb6982acdeeb00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160131035219992.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df11b3127cceeb69dbc49e3700000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160131035220137.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/)

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Feb 10, 2016, 12:22:49
Yes, I know....

Dozens and dozens of you have been at this point before, and nothing in this post is going to be so world-changing that your hands are blown away from keyboards, but just bask briefly with me and savour the moment when old things become almost new looking again....

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dc31b3127cceeb013d639a3100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160210154842390.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

 :)

 
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Feb 10, 2016, 13:34:03
With even original spokes tattoo? looking good  8)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: yorkie350 on Feb 10, 2016, 16:11:18
Your spot -on there tattoo those wheels are looking ace  8)  following all the way  ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Feb 10, 2016, 16:45:10
thanks lads!    yes, original spokes....they were solid, and they cleaned up well enough for me!!

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Feb 10, 2016, 20:02:48
Nice work!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Mar 02, 2016, 11:11:04
coupla more pics....

Got the wheels trued - they're now ready for rubber.

Cleaned up and rebuilt carbs have come back from a pal's shop
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd20b3127cceebd67519e67300000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160302025954575.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

And the KZ400 front fender I picked up got sandblasted and then chopped into what will be a short rear hugger and the starting point for a shorter front.   Had to fill in the old mounting holes, then attempt to smooth out the top surface.  I think I'm there.   The pic shows where I think I'll be cutting it off, but want to line it up on the forks/wheel before committing.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd20b3127cceebd7167c86f300000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160302025951702.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Also re-contoured the original front fender brace/bracket.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd20b3127cceebd78ccb860900000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160302025955865.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

yeehaw!


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Mar 02, 2016, 14:10:08
They made a nice fender brace,looks good to control fork-flex.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Mar 23, 2016, 18:08:36
Wow-----pushed to page 4 after 3 quiet weeks!!   Great to see so much activity here.

Well, where are we?

With my cleaned up and rebuilt carbs having come back from a great pal who's been invaluable to this newbie build attempt so far, I so badly wanted to get the engine back in the frame and hooked up and started.   If you recall, I dove right into dismantling without really knowing if th engine will even start (classic newbie mistake #1).

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd34b3127cceebcaff030dd800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160316011627511.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

This also allowed me to hook up and test that KZ400 fuel tank that I had acquired and worked on.   

Spark was intermittent, so we replaced old points/condensers with new ones that I have bought, which sorted that out.
Compression as per our thumbometers seemed good, and gas was flowing.   On the 4th or fifth kick she started up.
After 5 or 6 starts, the left cylinder was running strong, and the right was coming along (with no air filters, and timing not perfectly set yet...).   Content, we tore the engine back out of the frame.

That KZ tank though decided to start leaking.   Sourced a Caswell sealer kit, and voila.   Sorted.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd34b3127cceebcb43d8ac2100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160316011630980.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Prior to removing the forks/steering head again though I took the opportunity to finalize where that KZ400 front fender would be cut, and got the grinder out.   Drilled 4 new mounting holes and test fitted.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd34b3127cceebcba5c02d7a00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160316011630426.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

The frame was partially detabbed (side cover mounts, steering head lock tab - I won't bother with worrying about locking the handlebars when I park it--).   I still may remove the centrestand lift handle from the frame (need to sleep on that a bit) and once the seat is delivered and test mounted I'll cut the rear rails down.   Put a couple of coats of primer on the frame and swingarm.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfaae3587ef00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202653948.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfac4a1067e00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202654407.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Test fitted the oil tank that I had made up for the bike.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfb618b66d200000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202656917.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfbfe3fa78100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202659700.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
Need to brace that bracket a little bit as the tank shakes around a bit a la Harley.....

And then got some miscellaneous bits ready for some DIY painting (went with a satin black).
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfaef3c466e00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202658444.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd02b3127cceebfa6158c77d00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160323202659687.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Will look into how difficult/daunting it is to apply some clearcoat and then do some sanding/polishing on the fenders and oil tank (at least)....might work up the nerve.  I know it's the right thing to do.  I think....

I am game too to painting the frame myself (thinking a semigloss black to match rims and contrast a little to the satin black on the misc bits..    The gas tank though I will entrust to someone more experienced and will provide the pop of colour.

Thanks for reading...
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Mar 31, 2016, 00:34:32
Couple of little tasks tackled this week.   Spent some time getting the OEM speedometer cleaned up.   There were some wear grooves around the top edge (from a cable probably?), and I figured that it should be painted in the same colour as the fenders, oil tank, etc.

Before:
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd11b3127cceebe92b8d07a200000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160331032201714.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd11b3127cceebe8604fe6a100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160331032201553.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

The gouges are just below the 140 MPH point.  Filled in the gouges with some kwik-weld (I know....back yard hackery perhaps.....but hey...), sanded it all down, and shook up the rattle can.

After:
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd11b3127cceebe8654c270800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160331032201813.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd11b3127cceebe9ea20c6c700000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160331032201986.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Because the speedo will be mounted at more of a vertical angle than stock, I also wanted to do something about the bottom that would be somewhat more visible.   It's not perfect, but built up a plate that bolts on to the existing mounting studs.   
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6dd11b3127cceebe9f6ad477400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160331032202097.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

These studs will eventually also run through two aluminum brackets (in process) that will hang from below the top triple to hold the speedo in place.   Have decided to not run a tach, nor any dash lights.

Trying to make the little details matter!!!


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Mar 31, 2016, 01:15:16
Good that you're using the stock speedo,nice repair.  8)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Mar 31, 2016, 16:40:41
Good that you're using the stock speedo,nice repair.  8)

+1
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 01:08:50
Nudged (in a way) by something GrandPaul said in the BOTM thread....more, regular pix of a build.   OK...I'll bite. 

Bit of a quiet week...impatiently waiting for my finished seat to arrive from the guy who's building it for me----I want to "follow up" with him so badly!!   Once I get it, I can finalize the frame rear rails cuts and get the frame painted up and start reassembling!

To keep myself busy though---I snagged another headlight.   Nothing wrong with the original, just started thinking I wanted something a little smaller---as I'm hoping to locate it lower on the forks, and also want to mount the speedo  a little lower, so thinking a smaller light would help all this.

This is off a....wait for it....a Honda "Titan"....technically a Honda GC150.   Not road legal in Canada, but make excellent student bikes for the organization with whom I'm an riding instructor.   Kinda cool too that it's going on a Suzuki 'Titan', no?   It's about 1" smaller in overall diameter, and the lens is flatter, so it even appears smaller.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da23b3127cceeb9053c1aa6b00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160402234803496.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Its housing is made of plastic too...so that shaves 1.03659483725 lbs of weight!!!  ;D

Anyway, broke it apart, got it ready for paint, and will do it up in the same colour as the fenders, speedo, etc.

Also hoisted the engine into the driveway on Friday afternoon and went at it with some SuperClean and some scrub brushes.   If I end up having to open the engine, it will get further cleaning, but until then, I still wanted to make it look a little more presentable.

When the bike came home:
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da24b3127cceeb9f96e4c16f00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160406034141697.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Engine out of frame, and likely after some cleaning (can't recall):
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da24b3127cceeb9f0889c14d00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160406034215289.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

In its current state:
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da24b3127cceeb9fc82040b400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160406033658816.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Onwards/upwards!

Have also started selling off the OEM bits that I won't be using--the seat, left side cover, footpegs and handlebars have all sold.  Still have fenders, headlight, signal lights, taillight, chainguard, airbox/carb intoake boots/battery box, and a few other misc bits to go.

Still gotta get:    new sprockets, new rear drum shoes, paint onto the tank, some sort of taillight (small, round unit...) some smaller signal lights, a little LithiumIon battery, tires, .......but it's starting to feel like it's coming together!!







Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 01:13:24
oh ya - .forgot to add that we also got around to changing the fork oil and seals last week too---so the forks will get one last clean/polish and they're ready to be reinstalled.

can't sleep.....


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 06, 2016, 07:40:17
I'm on board.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Apr 06, 2016, 08:28:50
good work  8)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 13:08:22
I'm on board.


 :D
Noticed the "400f" link in your signature....wow.....what a find!!   Glad that we "connected" here as I too just put a deposit on a '75.  Will tear into it in a year or two.   

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: farmer92 on Apr 06, 2016, 13:17:22
http://classicmotorcycles.about.com/od/designersandentrepreneurs/fl/Honda-CB400F-to-CB800-V8.htm

Make it an v8 ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Apr 06, 2016, 13:29:12
I miss my 400F.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 14:04:25
a v8.....anything is possible eh?

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 06, 2016, 14:14:47
Tattoo, where in Canada are you located?
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 15:28:33
In the beautiful nation's capital, Ottawa!!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 06, 2016, 15:36:54
Damn!  I'm in Vancouver.  I am working on a GT500 and I would have liked to come see yours in person.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 06, 2016, 16:43:27
A GT500...nice.    With my limited knowledge of the history of these Suzuki's, the GT5's added some nice evolution.    The GT550's in my humble opinion (and it's just that----an opinion!!) are not as attractive visually.  However...they being a triple adds a level of interest!

Is there a build thread up here on that one?

And ya...it would take a few tanks of gas to get here, but anytime you might be in the area....drop me a line.   



Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 06, 2016, 19:52:02
The GT500 has slightly better forks with a 70's style disk brake (not very good).  Some of the GT500's have more conservative porting and are slower.  Other that that, I think they are pretty much the same bike other than paint and some trim.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 06, 2016, 20:04:34
These bikes were successful racers, with little modification from stock.  They were fast for a 500 back in the day and they Kawi came out with the H1 and everything changed.  Instead of trying to compete with the Kawi and also with the new Suzuki 550 (which was slower than the 500) they made the Titan slower didn't develop the bike any further.  Back in the day I had a 72 and it was a bit faster than my buddies on the 72 and up CB750's.  I later put chambers, 34mm carbs, flat bars, better tires and shocks on it and it handled the corners fairly well.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 11, 2016, 22:58:21
I got my seat!!!!!

Bolted the tank onto the frame, and bolted the seat in.   

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da30b3127cceeb83b7b0eb7700000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160412013704527.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Marked where to cut the rear frame rails with my high tech cut-mark-locator-a-trons
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da30b3127cceeb82227b0a1200000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160412011953693.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da30b3127cceeb82704a0a0a00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160412011953904.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

After the rough cuts
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And after finishing up the cuts to smooth them over.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da30b3127cceeb8362792a7c00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160412011954527.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

With the seat and tank set up on the frame, got around also to setting the line on the rear of the tankside where there'll be a paint color change....to line up with the the height of the seat's seating area.

Will now try to find some sort of way to plug those frame rail ends (they're a shade under 7/8" inside diameter) and get that frame painted up.

The collection of the satin black bits.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da30b3127cceeb8305326a9c00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160412015032090.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)





Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 12, 2016, 11:21:35
Nice tank!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 14, 2016, 15:11:54
In rebuild mode!!!      ;D

Frame painted....semi gloss black appliance epoxy.  Tough as nails they say!

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da35b3127cceeb899953d17d00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160414162423434.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Couple of sleepless nights wondering if the frame coulda/shoulda been any other colour but "overused cliche, poorman rattlecan, black", but just kept coming back to it.   So black it is.

Then a little later that evening, some bits bolted back on.   

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da35b3127cceeb889122707400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160414162423960.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Original shocks cleaned up a bit and reused.


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: yorkie350 on Apr 14, 2016, 16:20:12
Gotta love rebuild mode mate  ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 14, 2016, 21:03:50
Gotta love rebuild mode mate  ;)


you ain't kidding!!!

AND.....the weather and schedules finally lined up today to bring the daily rider home from its winter storage!!

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6df07b3127cceeb61a53d446800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160126145123956.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/)

796 monster with monster1100EVO exhaust

It's been a good week!!!

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: jimmer on Apr 14, 2016, 21:16:30
Overall a fantastic day then! I did the same as you thinking about something other than black for frame paint. I almost went with a metallic silver, decided to go with good old PJ1 gloss black epoxy frame paint. Now the fun begins for you! Keep up the good work.👍
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 15, 2016, 23:00:54
Hey thanks Jimmer!

I was poking around on some of your pics/posts----what rear sprocket did you end up finding for the T500?  Need to find something for mine without turning the world upside down.   I'm told a 70's-80's RM250 front will work on the T500 so that should be fairly easy/inexpensive to find.    I have no real interest in modding the gearing all that much....maybe -1 in front, maybe +2ish in the back if I find something that suits.

I think once more bits are bolted on the black will be less "in my face"....with the front end back on it's already starting to take a back "seat".

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da34b3127cceeb8b278508e800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160416011710784.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da34b3127cceeb8a8fc128b400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160416011710945.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 15, 2016, 23:29:26
When I put one tooth less on the counter-sprocket and flat bars on my old T500, I could get an indicated 120 mph when I tucked in.  Regardless of how accurate the speedometer was, I got about 10 more mph than  before.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: jimmer on Apr 16, 2016, 09:22:08
DR200 rear sprocket (520 chain)will fit T/GT. Some (JT) come with both 8mm holes and 10mm. Other brands may only come with the 8mm holes rectified with 10 minutes of drilling out to the 10mm. For the rear I did use a PBI brand DR200 rear sprocket. They are reasonably priced, fast,and make any size you want. JT makes super nice sprockets in limited sizes and you can get them cheap on Amazon.com. Front 520 JT sprocket is JTF431, fits PE250 and a whole list of others. Check out there online catalog, it lists dimensions and lots of good info.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: jimmer on Apr 16, 2016, 09:24:37
http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/model/6328 http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/sprocket/JTF431 http://www.jtsprockets.com/catalogue/sprocket/JTR811m http://www.shop.pbisprockets.com/category.sc;jsessionid=0C7814667B5F10EE2D8BCEBD34AB1098.m1plqscsfapp06?categoryId=10
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Apr 16, 2016, 09:26:25
Nice ratio chart pdf... Thanks!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 19, 2016, 23:02:35
Thanks for the sprocket info...will chase something down.

Couple more little tasks done over the last few days.   Got the front and rear fenders on.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb2437f8f1300000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015156557.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb3ddd2afbd00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015156702.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Got some new shoes for the back, so got that cleaned up, installed, and it's ready to go back on.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb368df6e4200000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015155092.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb335552e7e00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015156053.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

And got the K70's installed.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb2b5d30ef400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015255890.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da38b3127cceebb2bc3f4e8400000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160420015255657.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 21, 2016, 23:19:49
My youngest daughter....getting creative with the camera....

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 :D
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Apr 21, 2016, 23:22:45
Your wheels look great and the front really shows off that pretty front brake.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 28, 2016, 23:06:48
Sprockets from JT in and installed, which allowed the back wheel to go on.   

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da09b3127cceebac9e480efc00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160429004826610.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da09b3127cceebac1ebc0e4800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160429004826930.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Plan is for the engine to back into the frame tomorrow.

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Apr 28, 2016, 23:24:33
Yeah 'Plan' !   :)  ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: MattCB750OT on Apr 28, 2016, 23:45:41
Ottawa! I'm near Bank and Heron.

Keep up the good work, build is coming along!
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 29, 2016, 12:10:48
Thanks Matt.  The world is indeed a small place.  I'm out in West Carleton.    Closer to the Lanark area country roads!!!!    :D

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Apr 30, 2016, 01:19:19
Busy day.

Engine was re-installed into the frame.   

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da08b3127cceebafefde36aa00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160430041243103.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da08b3127cceebaf9ec5f72100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160430041242973.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Nothing crazy here....no new modified mounts, alterations, customizations...just an engine bolted back into the frame that it came out of.   

Clipons, levers, switchgear and grips all on, speedometer mounted in place.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da08b3127cceebae5e71d7b900000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160430041243260.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

Left switchgear wiring rewrapped and secured, and routed into the frame where it will connect to the main harness.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da08b3127cceebae25e6978b00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160430041243427.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6da08b3127cceebae96e9d74500000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160430041243568.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

And I couldn't resist---rolled the chassis into the driveway and sat the tank and seat on ...  I'm likin' it!!!

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on May 07, 2016, 22:51:29
Busy start to May.   Hopefully this effort will fall into the "progress" category.

Been staring at the wiring harness.   There's a ton of space under the fuel tank - and I'm 99% sure that everything will fit under there.  Do I cut up the harness and takes excess lengths out of the wire runs?  Or do I see if I can make the original harness fit/run there?

Decided to attempt option 2.   Cut away all the original sheathing...it was hard and brittle, and that would not allow for much rerouting/reshaping.   Picked up some various sizes of generic wire wrap, and hunkered down.

Installed the horn on its original bracket, but put it inside/behind the frame down tubes.  Not as visible.  Neat.
Installed the voltage regulator on a bracket hanging off one of the coil's rear mounting bolt.  It floats between the frames two top rails and the vertical backbone rail, behind the coils.  Mounted the rectifier and signal relay on top of the vertical backbone rail.  There's still room for the 4cell battery behind all that.

Lots of trial and error and temporary zipties later, and the newly sheathed harness all packs in under the tank, with connectors where they need to be.  Had to make up a small handful of short connecting wires, but it all grounds, and have power everywhere that I need it.

This pic was taken with still some tucking in to do.   When I look at it, I do see a rat's nest, and if it gives me issues, I'll tear it all apart and try again.  But it all fits and nothing appears to be under any stress.
(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6db25b3127cceec5cbb2704ea00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160504133337574.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6db25b3127cceec5d151a24cc00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120160504133337345.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

I still need to run a couple of wires down to where the rear brake switch needs to go, and some wiring out to the tail light/rear signals, but should be able to make that inconspicuous too.

This all got me to this point....tank sat on it's mounts, and seat in its position, and functioning wiring harness nicely hidden.

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Put the carbs back on, and the exhaust.   

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 :D
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on May 07, 2016, 23:48:35
Lookin'  8) Good. That would really 'pop' if you took a pic or two in the sunlight  ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Milpool on May 08, 2016, 17:37:20
Looks super clean and tidy! All the extra time you're putting into things like the wire tuck are really paying off.
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on May 09, 2016, 12:50:40
So let the sun shine......

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And ya....couple of little things I see in that last pic.   One of the clipon clamps wasn't tightened down, so it had swung inwards and downwards, and ya...that front fender.   Learning from mistakes....line up and mount the fender to the bracket AFTER the tire is on.     ::)

Will have to spring for another fender to sort it out....down the road.



Pay no attention to the masking tape on the tank in the second pic...that's a reference line for the imminent conversation with the painter.


Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on May 09, 2016, 12:55:58
Yeah  ;D How long before you turn the key ?
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on May 12, 2016, 12:31:04
Feels like turning the key is getting closer and closer at this point.

Starting to mock up some rearset brackets to get them sorted, and the tank has gone to be painted.   Got some air filters coming, and still need to pick up a battery, a chain, and a few additional bits and pieces.

Heading to Robbinsville NC on the 20th for a week of riding their wonderful roads, so prepping for that has started now to take priority.

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Jun 15, 2016, 15:08:05
oops....clicked the "reply" button and got the "this topic has not been posted in for at least 30 days"...

Couple more pics.   Got the tank painted, Uni filters installed, and tail light installed and connected.

Ordered a tiny battery today that will fit in under the rear of the tank.

Still need to install the chain, sprocket cover etc, build up some basic brackets and install rearsets, run a line from the oil tank to the oil pump, and run the fuel lines to the carbs.

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Starting to look like a finished bike!

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Jun 15, 2016, 17:55:35
Yeah,looking good  :)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Aug 16, 2016, 17:33:08
ooooohhh I think we're getting so close......!!!!

Awaiting a shifter spline rosette to arrive from Largo FLA to finish up the left side rearset, and then it should be ready for a spin around the block!!

Initiated the conversation with my insurance broker today too, so starting tho think about getting it all legal an all.

woohoo!

Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Aug 16, 2016, 17:36:40
Yeah !  :)
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!!!
Post by: tattoo on Sep 26, 2016, 18:31:52
wow----that 30 day old topic warning again!!

The T500 resto-mod-cafe bike is on the road.   Been out on now three times for short little romps.   There are a handful of little niggles that I'll have to sort out, but aren't there always?

Going through my stash of photos, I'm noticing that I took fewer of these last steps.

But to share a few here:

Rigged an oil line from the custom tank to the oil pump.  Scavenged the fitting off the original line, and connected it to the new line.
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I've been so fortunate throughout this project with some local pals here helping with advice, skills, and parts.  I was scrounging through the local online classified ads one day and stumbled on a guy selling some chains/sprockets.  One chain appeared to be very new, so I sent a reply, and within moments realized I knew this guy!!   He insisted that he simply give me the chain.  Beer and pizza next time is obviously on me!!   Got the chain on:
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...which then allowed the front sprocket cover to be put on...
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Attention then turned to sorting out the rearsets/linkages I had bought from DCC.   The right side unit came together fairly quickly
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The left (shifter) side....well that's a different story.
The bike's PO had dealt with the shifter shaft splines being stripped, by welding the oem shift lever on.   That was grinded off many months ago, and I was always on the lookout for a replacement shifter shaft.   Still haven't found one.   The decision to plow onwards was taken knowing that this might end up being a brick wall someday.
After sending back the first shifter arm I got from DCC (it was too long and had way too much offset), the second DCC unit came in.
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Really nice little piece, but it too needed to be modified a little to make it work.   It had to be shortened, and thinned out a bit to buy some clearance between it and the engine case, and between it (and the resulting location of the shifter linkage) and the kick starter.

The other thing was that modding this thing pretty much had to be done....to even attempt to install it on the stripped splines to see if it would catch the shaft enough to rotate it.   So.....with apologies to DCC....out came the grinder again.

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After some time fiddling and trialing and erroring (is that even a word?), the shifter side rearset was installed and, even better, it's functional!!
I'll have to snap some pictures to complete my "album".
The stripped splines issue was dealt with by running (of all things) some aluminum foil around the shaft's splines.

The other challenge here was to place everything so that the kick starter would rotate without touching anything.   It was bumping into the shifter linkage rod, so bought the toughest bolt I could find, used a bit of the leftover linkage rod sheath cover, and essentially moved the rear of the rod inwards a bit off the rearset's arm.   Could only go in so far though, and still needed a smidge, so reshaped the kick starter's "body" (the base....around the starter shaft) to buy some more clearance.

The linkage rod's sheath still rubs a little on the end of the swingarm bolt, so maybe that bolt just get removed and reinstalled the other way...or I stick a washer on the other side to move the bolt end out of the way.   Definitely not a deal breaker.

We also figured that we should have a peek at the clutch plates, so drained tranny oil, pulled the cover, pulled all the plates.   They all looked fairly new and in great shape, so we piled them back in, prepped the surfaces for the new gasket, and reinstalled the cover with new allenhead bolts (to match the new bolts on the left side covers).

Tentatively rode it around the block, and came back all smiles.

Trailered it for the safety check.   Had to get a new headlight bulb, and rig up a licence plate light.  This is one half of a Kuryakyn licence plate bolt/LED kit, installed (using a spacer that I cut) on an angle to make it 'point' more downwards at the plate.
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It starts beautifully and sounds great.  This was never going to be the "canyon carving" tool....there's something about running around on 1970's suspension and brakes right?   Took it out for three short little toots on the weekend, always with a buddy as wingman in case something broke or acted up.   Still some niggles to sort, but I am simply thrilled.

I've had so much help from some of my riding pals (the chain, wheel truing, tool lending, advise/guidance, a Caswell tank liner kit), the local shops helping me find some parts and the like...I am truly grateful.

Hoping to convince my youngest daughter to come out some evening and take some more "photogenic" pictures, but here a few of it in the driveway in the sunny weekend we just had.

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Thanks, as well......for all the interest, kind words and encouragement from you folks!!!!

Best regards,
Rod
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: farmer92 on Sep 26, 2016, 18:38:21
Lovin it
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: grcamna5 on Sep 26, 2016, 19:12:07
That is Nice !  I know you feel good now being able to ride it too.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Sep 29, 2016, 23:05:48
70 miles later....

This thing is so cool to ride!!!!   Uncomfortable, buzzy, lousy brakes and suspension---in a word....perfect!   I know it's a small bike, but holy cow does one ever feel tiny on the road on it.  Even braved a 'solo ride' last evening....albeit it was just into town and back, and happy to report no issues. 

One weak spot though, despite the "way too easy to solve" success we had setting up the shifter rearset rig, is gear shifting. I strongly suspected that at some point, the shifter arm would start slipping a little around what remained of the shaft's splines. Re-tightening the arm seems to help, but I know that's not the long term solution. This caught me out on one short ride where I lost the ability to downshift.   However---as thoroughly as I thought I had searched over the past year for a replacement shifter shaft to fix the problem the right way, as luck would have it, 6 days after it getting on the road guess what pops up in Ohio on ebay????  I snagged it right away, and it's presently en route.

Looking forward to having that issue sorted.

Spent a bit of time examining all accessible bolts/fasteners, spokes, chain, etc for anything coming loose...only thing I noticed was a footpeg had loosened a little off its bolt....where is that thread lock?






 
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 29, 2016, 23:42:17
When I had my T500, I remember the front brake worked best when I would regularly takethe glaze off of the shoes.  When I got my GT500 the first thing the struck me was that when pushing the bike around it feels so light and yet when riding it, it steers kind of heavy, what with the raked out front geometry and also I guess the clip ons make the steering feel heavier.  Yeah, they vibrate alright.  I mean heavy for a sub 400lb bike.

I love these bikes, they have a lot of character and you seldsom see one.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: stroker crazy on Sep 29, 2016, 23:55:28
70 miles later....

This thing is so cool to ride!!!!

Another stroker lives!

Good work tattoo.

Crazy
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 29, 2016, 23:57:00
I really love that tank on it, it's a great looking bike!
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: sbaugz on Sep 30, 2016, 00:14:06
My piece of advice from experience with my t500- check all the nuts and bolts periodically. I used loctite on everything. Despite that, I still had my shift linkage come off and my rear brake  arm loosen.

 Just this week, my entire stator cover fell off and was lost after all three bolts came out. These things vibrate a lot. The stator cover was actually my fault because I forgot to use loctite after changing the timing. Luckily a replacement cover was available on eBay and my polisher gave me a deal to get the new cover polished.

Anyway, check everything!
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: sbaugz on Sep 30, 2016, 00:15:14
When I had my T500, I remember the front brake worked best when I would regularly takethe glaze off of the shoes.  When I got my GT500 the first thing the struck me was that when pushing the bike around it feels so light and yet when riding it, it steers kind of heavy, what with the raked out front geometry and also I guess the clip ons make the steering feel heavier.  Yeah, they vibrate alright.  I mean heavy for a sub 400lb bike.

I love these bikes, they have a lot of character and you seldsom see one.

Will have to try that. My t500 stops for shit.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: johnu on Sep 30, 2016, 12:10:25
Nice work :)  I like that you are using the stock exhausts and that you are under no illusions about it's handling prowess.  Not all bikes need to be race track ready ;D
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 30, 2016, 16:31:39
I have not tried it but arching the shoes is supposed to help by increasing the contact surface between the drum and shoes.  Make sure your brake is adjusted properly, on 2LS drums this is very important so that both shoes contact the drum at the same time.   
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: grcamna5 on Sep 30, 2016, 17:08:51
I have not tried it but arching the shoes is supposed to help by increasing the contact surface between the drum and shoes.  Make sure your brake is adjusted properly, on 2LS drums this is very important so that both shoes contact the drum at the same time.   

+1 on that arcing;there's a vintage brake dude out West who does that full time.
I've heard many good things for the 2LS front drum on that T500,excellent stopping when set-up good.
I've also made it a habit to moderately bear-down on the brake w/ the lever/pedal when tightening the axle as that makes sure the brakes are centered inside the drum.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Sep 30, 2016, 17:50:42
Thanks all!   For the kind words, and the additional info/advice re front brake.

And sorry for the flooding of photos here....but got out this afternoon in some flat light (apparently that matters to photographers?) and found a backdrop other than my garage/driveway.   Also dropped in on the guy who painted my tank to show him le produit complet.  We are both pleased with the mix of matte and polished finishes on the tank.   Over the winter, I will look for a suitable old looking Suzuki badge or emblem for the tank's sides.  I'm visualizing something "raised" - not just a decal.

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Cheers!!! ;D





Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Sep 30, 2016, 17:58:34
Nice work :)  I like that you are using the stock exhausts and that you are under no illusions about it's handling prowess.  Not all bikes need to be race track ready ;D

Exactly----a different tool for each job at hand, right?

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Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: xulf13 on Sep 30, 2016, 18:24:43
Amazing job! A very fine build indeed. I smell BOTM


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Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Sep 30, 2016, 18:30:52
Couple of little tasks tackled this week.   Spent some time getting the OEM speedometer cleaned up.   There were some wear grooves around the top edge (from a cable probably?), and I figured that it should be painted in the same colour as the fenders, oil tank, etc.



The gouges are just below the 140 MPH point.  Filled in the gouges with some kwik-weld (I know....back yard hackery perhaps.....but hey...), sanded it all down, and shook up the rattle can.


Because the speedo will be mounted at more of a vertical angle than stock, I also wanted to do something about the bottom that would be somewhat more visible.   It's not perfect, but built up a plate that bolts on to the existing mounting studs.   

These studs will eventually also run through two aluminum brackets (in process) that will hang from below the top triple to hold the speedo in place.   Have decided to not run a tach, nor any dash lights.

Trying to make the little details matter!!!

On my T500, I remember accelerating full throttle to 140 mph and it also took a chunk out of the speedo.  The needle got stuck and I couldn't slow down until after I banged the gauge with my fist.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: johnu on Sep 30, 2016, 19:09:47
Exactly----a different tool for each job at hand, right?

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Well played ;D
My T500 is going to be a track tool but it couldn't even get close to your Honda on the track ;)
Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: tattoo on Sep 30, 2016, 23:26:54
On my T500, I remember accelerating full throttle to 140 mph and it also took a chunk out of the speedo.  The needle got stuck and I couldn't slow down until after I banged the gauge with my fist.

LOL....Good to know....I'll make sure I keep this one below 130mph..... :P



Title: Re: T500 build
Post by: Tune-A-Fishİ on Oct 01, 2016, 08:55:38
LOL....Good to know....I'll make sure I keep this one below 130mph..... :P

!30 is doable if you get it tuned for top end, but more fun with those stock pipes and timeless attitude the t500 has... I mean buzzing your nuts all day has to resemble Viagra for the youthful no ::)

Seriously tho... if your doing high speed runs on the little toker make sure you have good bearings in those wheels and the head stock, good bushes in the swinger, true hoops and balanced tars... some cycle doods don't take much time on alignment, a well aligned front and rear axle set makes a huge difference in squeezing that extra MPH out  :o

Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Oct 01, 2016, 18:32:09
No illusions of shooting for any speeds like that on the ol 'girl.   Having enough fun on it at speed limits for now.   Of course there's always the elusive draw to see if it will "do the you know what"....but all in due time.   
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: CrabsAndCylinders on Oct 01, 2016, 18:36:45
The bearings and bushings are cheap and good insurance.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: JadusMotorcycleParts on Oct 06, 2016, 15:51:17
Mate the bike came up amazing.  Your daughter has got some talent behind the lens too!  Those last shots are really nice - made use of that light!  Haha

Btw, care to share who did the paint on the tank?  Looks stunning.

This thing is so cool to ride!!!!   Uncomfortable, buzzy, lousy brakes and suspension---in a word....perfect! 

This was my favourite line in the build!   ;D
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Oct 06, 2016, 17:02:46
Thanks sir!!

I've got some other shots of it too later from later on in the afternoon...will post them someday too.

The tank was done by a friend's daughter's boyfriend-----works out of a local automotive body shop and was thrilled to work on something other than a minivan.   His name is Brandon Unsworth.     The blue is a Dodge colour - Ceramic Blue. It was offered for 3 days only back in 2015 on Dodge Ram trucks.   The matte black is just trying to line up with the matte black I used on the fenders, oil tank etc.  And the white pinstripe is an "antique white".  Thanks for the compliments on the paint---I'll make sure I pass that along to Brandon.
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: stroker crazy on Oct 06, 2016, 18:09:39
I've got some other shots of it too later from later on in the afternoon...will post them someday too.

Those photos might come in handy - your bike has been nominated for BOTM!

Crazy
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: tattoo on Oct 07, 2016, 00:19:20
Wow!   thanks so much.

ok then......here are some more pics.

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce24b3127cceed1f3677d4a100000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161005171153422.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce24b3127cceed1fb23c559800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161005171154260.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce24b3127cceed1ff856d4e700000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161005171153563.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed194c203cbe00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007021901130.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed197a3abd8f00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007021900114.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed18955a5c7c00000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007021855454.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)

(https://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a6ce27b3127cceed19f7937cc800000030O00AYtmLRk1YuHIPbz4A/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00908152416120161007031747443.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/)



Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: JadusMotorcycleParts on Oct 07, 2016, 05:32:03
Thanks for the info!

Very nice additional pics.  Good luck for BOTM  :D
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: grcamna5 on Oct 07, 2016, 09:57:48
The bike looks SO Mint,the engine and exh. are as nice as new.  8)
Title: Re: T500 build-----It's on the ROAD!!!
Post by: el barto on Oct 10, 2016, 12:45:01
Congrats on the nomination. Love those pipes :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o