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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *New Video*  (Read 148675 times)

Offline Maritime

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1110 on: Apr 11, 2014, 13:21:02 »
And it was a BOTM too. John hope you heal up fast and well.  Cheers

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1111 on: Apr 11, 2014, 14:30:59 »
And it was a BOTM too. John hope you heal up fast and well.  Cheers

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Thanks, feeling better every day!

Offline HollywoodMX

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1112 on: Apr 12, 2014, 01:50:32 »
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.

Ita to bad we don't get the honda Africa (better than the dr800 aka Dr big).
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1113 on: Apr 12, 2014, 18:15:28 »
John I new you were gone get botm sooner or later well deserved . OH get well soon .Hey did you have any custom work done porting of the heart valve maybe boysen reed valves    ;D us old guys need all the help we can get

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1114 on: Apr 15, 2014, 14:55:08 »
Haha only a slight tune up on the heart wall plus remove an old pacemaker wire, all valves and arteries are fully ported and wide open (like new) like a factory racer.  I should be hammering kids less than half my age on the mountain bike again in about 6 months.

My boy is going to start the Suzuki on Friday when he gets home on leave.  I am having him make some carb adjustments first just to see if I can make a little headway.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1115 on: Apr 16, 2014, 12:07:56 »
Great show those kids how its done . Thank your son for his service for me  ;)

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1116 on: Apr 16, 2014, 14:03:46 »
Great show those kids how its done . Thank your son for his service for me  ;)

Will do!

Offline farmer58za

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1117 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:49:05 »
Johnu
I'm just new here. Saw you had open heart surgery. Glad to see you're recovering.
I've had some done too and it's ok, you'll be as good as new soon.
In the meantime, put your son to work on the Suzuki!
Regards
David

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.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1118 on: Apr 18, 2014, 18:57:06 »
Johnu
I'm just new here. Saw you had open heart surgery. Glad to see you're recovering.
I've had some done too and it's ok, you'll be as good as new soon.
In the meantime, put your son to work on the Suzuki!
Regards
David


Thanks for the encouragement!

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project (New Video)
« Reply #1119 on: Dec 01, 2016, 17:54:15 »
Ok guys I finally started working on the 500 again. Unfortunately I never did get it running right so I am going to completely strip the engine again and totally rebuild it. Last time I didn't have the crank rebuilt because po said it had been done recently. I now believe that was not true.

Biggest problem I had was that it ran like it had an air leak, when you revved it up it the revs didn't die down right away.

I must confess that I short cut the original rebuild and now regret it. After Eric did the porting I was going to have the cylinders bored to next size over (max) and fit new pistons (i bought some on ebay for $60 brand new) but I just ended up putting new rings in it. Also I never skimmed the 0.020" off the heads that Eric suggested.

So the plan now; Strip engine completely and have the crank split and install new center seal. Buy new forged pistons (max oversize) and get cylinders bored.  Skim 0.020" from heads. Of course I installed new outer crank seals last time I rebuilt it but I will put new ones in anyway. I plan to use Bill Bune to do the crankshaft and boring unless there are any other suggestions here? I will do the heads myself.

I want to do this right this time so if anyone has suggestions for anything else I should consider doing while building the engine fire away :up: The bike will run on Sunnoco standard leaded race gas (no more ethanol crap for me :lol: )I am building this bike to use mostly at trackdays.

Just drained the oil out before I remove the engine and it is about 50/50 oil and gas (petrol).

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1120 on: Dec 01, 2016, 18:05:37 »
I have the engine apart now and found transmission oil in the crankcase so it must have leaked through the dodgy center seals.  I will be sending the crank off to Bill Bune this week to split it and install the new seals.  He will also be removing the oil slinger washers from the crankshaft and replacing them with a small diameter shim washer as I have decided to run the bike on premix.  I'm also sending them the cylinders to bore them for the new Wossner forged pistons.
While that is being done I am going to totally go through the carbs even though they are almost new they have had ethanol fuel in them and they have sat for at least a year so who knows what that will be like in side.  No more ethanol for me in this bike :)

On a different note I have also decided to run clipons now in favor of the high bars.  I am going to be riding the bike at trackdays mostly so this will make it more suitable for that.  I have other bikes with high bars ;D  I will be looking to add an electronic tacho/speedo as well probably an Acewell.  Not sure how easy that is to install yet.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1121 on: Dec 01, 2016, 19:40:36 »
Glad to see this moving again John.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1122 on: Dec 01, 2016, 21:15:00 »
Excellent, good for you.
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1123 on: Dec 01, 2016, 21:46:41 »
Glad to see this moving again John.

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1124 on: Dec 02, 2016, 12:40:00 »
Glad to seee you're doing better and back to work on the bike
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