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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*  (Read 127770 times)

Offline johnu

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1095 on: Apr 08, 2014, 12:59:26 »
Ok guys, thanks to all of you that voted for my bike this month!

Everything will be at a standstill for quite a while as I just unexpectedly had to have open heart surgery!!  I have had a pacemaker for the last ten years (when i was 40) because I have a very low resting heart rate (about 40 during the day but dipping in the 20's at night) well last week they removed the pacemaker as it was giving me grief but when the took the wire out it tore the wall of my heart so they had to do open heart surgery to repair it.  I am very fit ( i can out cycle most guys half my age) have no clogged arteries or bad valves so hopefully I can recover quickly :) 

Probably going to be about six weeks before I can fire the bike up again :(

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1096 on: Apr 08, 2014, 13:17:11 »
Wow, sorry to hear John, all the best on a quick recovery!

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1097 on: Apr 08, 2014, 13:48:46 »
Some guys will do anything to get out of working. Get better man.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1098 on: Apr 08, 2014, 13:54:20 »
Ok guys, thanks to all of you that voted for my bike this month!

Everything will be at a standstill for quite a while as I just unexpectedly had to have open heart surgery!!  I have had a pacemaker for the last ten years (when i was 40) because I have a very low resting heart rate (about 40 during the day but dipping in the 20's at night) well last week they removed the pacemaker as it was giving me grief but when the took the wire out it tore the wall of my heart so they had to do open heart surgery to repair it.  I am very fit ( i can out cycle most guys half my age) have no clogged arteries or bad valves so hopefully I can recover quickly :) 

Probably going to be about six weeks before I can fire the bike up again :(

I hope you recover quickly. Don't worry about the bike, it will be there when you get better. Taking care of yourself is priority numero uno.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1099 on: Apr 08, 2014, 14:19:12 »
I hope that you get recover soon. From what I see here, you seem like a really good dude.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1100 on: Apr 08, 2014, 17:40:01 »
Get well soon!

You've got some serious riding to do.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1101 on: Apr 08, 2014, 19:52:34 »
John, all the best, have a speedy and complete recovery!  Two of my best friends  are heart surgeons, as a matter of fact I'm going over to see one of them tonight.   Yours is definitely bike of the month.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1102 on: Apr 09, 2014, 13:00:56 »
I am so sorry to here your news.  Take care of yourself and do all the stuff you need to do to heal up.

Take care, it will be a good time to catch up on all of your DOT reading while you rest up.

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Offline johnu

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1103 on: Apr 10, 2014, 11:53:32 »
Thanks for all the well wishes, I am feeling better everyday :)

Now I have all this time on my hands my mind wanders and that means thinking about future projects ;)  If I could choose my next bike to build it would be one of three choices all totally different, #1 Kawasaki 650 Ninja (twin cylinder 4stroke) #2 Suzuki dr800 (single cylinder 4stroke) #3 Yamaha lc350 (twin cylinder 2stroke).  The Kawi would be my #1 choice maybe a crash damaged bike as I wouldn't be using much of the frame or suspension.... we shall see.

Offline 1969Honda

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1104 on: Apr 10, 2014, 13:01:39 »
Nice to hear your keeping your spirits up and making use of the down time.  ;D  Take care of yourself and get better!
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Offline Walms

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1105 on: Apr 10, 2014, 13:11:31 »
No Kawi triple on your list??? :)

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1106 on: Apr 10, 2014, 14:14:59 »
No Kawi triple on your list??? :)

I know I can't afford that!  I would love a 750 but just rebuilding the engine alone would cost a fortune ;)  There is a guy on here did a Kawi triple with Ninja 636 forks and mono rear with a TZ ducktail seat which is a great looking bike but I can't remember his username.
« Last Edit: Apr 10, 2014, 14:18:38 by johnu »

Offline Walms

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1107 on: Apr 10, 2014, 14:27:49 »
Trevor is is given name, not sure of his board name?
You are right about that though, they aren't cheap, especially the H2's
A hopped up H1 is the best way to go for bang for your buck.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1108 on: Apr 10, 2014, 15:02:55 »
Trevor is is given name, not sure of his board name?
You are right about that though, they aren't cheap, especially the H2's
A hopped up H1 is the best way to go for bang for your buck.


That's the guy!  We pm'ed each other quite a bit about forks and pipes and stuff.  I just remembered user name is squirrely (sp)

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1109 on: Apr 11, 2014, 13:18:50 »
Hey Andrew, this is the guy I am talking about, Squirely aka Jens.  Here is his Kawi.  Same forks, brakes and wheels that I used on my Suzuki.