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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *It's Alive Video*  (Read 275073 times)

Offline johnu

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #100 on: Mar 19, 2011, 21:52:47 »
What sort of things are you looking for?  I buy most of my OEM Suzuki parts from http://www.servicehonda.com.  Don't let the name fool you, they carry parts for just about everything.  They've also got the parts fiche online, even for bikes as old as ours.  When I've needed items that were no longer available from Suzuki, I usually call Paul Miller Motorcycle at (860)-828-1771.  There are some mixed stories out there about Paul Miller, but I've purchased from him many times both directly and through his ebay auctions and have had no issues.

Those two sources and ebay have provided the bulk of my OEM parts.

Well I am looking for the seal that goes in the end of the clutch retaining plate (the one the the six springs locate in).  Plus a washer for the clutch nut and the oil fill cap.  I can find them online but the shipping was over $20 for $12 worth of parts!  Ebay has been great for all of my other parts but I can't find these items on there.  I will try the options you suggest, thanks.  I also need to get a couple of pistons (+0.5mm) and rings which hopefully I can find on ebay.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #101 on: Mar 19, 2011, 22:01:49 »
Well I am looking for the seal that goes in the end of the clutch retaining plate (the one the the six springs locate in).  Plus a washer for the clutch nut and the oil fill cap.  I can find them online but the shipping was over $20 for $12 worth of parts!  Ebay has been great for all of my other parts but I can't find these items on there.  I will try the options you suggest, thanks.  I also need to get a couple of pistons (+0.5mm) and rings which hopefully I can find on ebay.

I just ordered a bunch of hardware for both my T500 and DL1000 from Service Honda and the shipping was ~$9. Don't bother with ebay for pistons.  I spent an age trying to find a set.  I don't think a lot of those sellers actually realize that the left and right pistons are different.  Just call Paul Miller for that stuff, he had a NOS set of +0.5mm pistons and rings on my doorstep in 3 days.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #102 on: Mar 20, 2011, 16:05:29 »
Ok perfect thanks, I'll order from service Honda this afternoon and call about the pistons tomorrow.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #103 on: Mar 20, 2011, 16:10:42 »
One more thing, you might want to look at the oil filler cap that Titan Performance makes.  It's much better than the stock rubber cork!

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #104 on: Mar 22, 2011, 13:12:03 »
Darn it!  I have just broken the left side oil line to the crankcase.  I was just cleaning it and snap now it's in two pieces.  I think these are difficult to obtain new, might have to get a used one.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #105 on: Mar 22, 2011, 13:16:29 »
Darn it!  I have just broken the left side oil line to the crankcase.  I was just cleaning it and snap now it's in two pieces.  I think these are difficult to obtain new, might have to get a used one.

EEK!  :o

I don't think I've seen any new ones come up for sale in the year that I've been looking at T500 parts.  It's something I've worried about as well. 
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #106 on: Mar 22, 2011, 19:38:06 »
I think the line was already cracked to be honest as I barely touch the thing.  Here's a pic.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #107 on: Mar 22, 2011, 21:37:24 »
Get new braided lines made for it.  Will look way better and will last forever.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #108 on: Mar 23, 2011, 11:38:26 »
Thanks that's a good idea with the braided lines and it would look good for sure, but I want to be able to see the oil flowing through the lines on initial start up after the rebuild.  I know it sounds lame but I don't want any oil starvation issues after laying out a ton of dough on the rebuild.
 
Wingspan, there was a new set on ebay that I bid on but they went for $71, more than I was willing to pay.  I really only like the buy it now deal on ebay.  Hopefully a used set will come up.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project
« Reply #109 on: Mar 23, 2011, 23:27:20 »
Has anyone used 2 Stroke Wizard Tuned Pipe software from www.buildandclick.com  If so is it easy to use, is it any good?