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Author Topic: My Suzi T500 Project *New Video*  (Read 170304 times)

Offline johnu

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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.
  Cheers, 50gary
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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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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1125 on: Jan 10, 2017, 17:49:49 »
Time to reassemble :)

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1126 on: Jan 10, 2017, 17:56:14 »
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1127 on: Jan 10, 2017, 19:42:10 »
John, when you tore the motor down, did you find anything unusual or out of spec.?   Something that may answer the question of why it didn't run as well as hoped for?  Did you modify anything for the "new" motor?
  Cheers, 50gary
 
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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1128 on: Jan 10, 2017, 21:24:08 »
Yes Gary, there was trans oil in the crankcase and gas in the transmission so that confirms that the center seals on the crankshaft were bad.  I have converted to premix, this involved removing the oil slingers on the crankshaft and replacing with equal thickness shim washers and drilling holes in the crankcase through the transfers to the bearings.  I bored the cylinders 1mm over and I'm using Wossner forged pistons.  I also skimmed 0.020" off of the heads which I should have done when I first built the engine (I got impatient ;D).  I have a good baseline for the carbs now as well from someone that has run 34 vm's on a t500 with similar tune!

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Re: My Suzi T500 Project *Update*
« Reply #1129 on: Jan 10, 2017, 22:41:58 »
Sounds like a good plan, I'm happy with my oil pump, yeah Eric K. says to skim the heads.  Your bike (and you) have a bunch of fans here so keep us posted.  I almost have mine finished, painting soon.  I used a Ninja 300 swingarm (20.5") that I did the reverse conversion, from mono to twin shocks.  De-raked it to 24.8 degrees.  Modest rearsets and a thumb brake for the rear.  I'll send a picture when the time comes.
  Cheers, 50gary
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