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Author Topic: Suzuki T500 cafe racer  (Read 3392 times)

Offline sbaugz

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Re: T500 cafe
« Reply #30 on: Oct 07, 2016, 09:24:14 »
there seems to be a flurry of activity surrounding the lowly T500 these days. There are several build threads going on right now with T500's.  And if you haven't already checked it out, the November bike of the month contest features three T500's this month, including mine. I guess that has forced me to get some decent pictures. Look for some professional pics this weekend, courtesy of my photographer friend. and don't forget to vote for your favorite T500!

Offline sbaugz

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Re: T500 cafe
« Reply #31 on: Oct 07, 2016, 09:28:07 »
one other update- and some advice for everyone. Use loctite!

I was riding my T500 the other day. I had just removed the generator cover to adjust the power dynamo electronic ignition. I put the generator cover back on and forgot to loctite it. Actually I didn't really forget, I just didn't bother doing it. I was planning on riding the bike a few miles to check out new timing. I didn't loctite it because I figured I might have to remove it again to adjust timing. When I got back, I noticed the cover was gone. It literally backed out all three bolts and it fell off within about a 10 mile ride. I drove back thru my route, but couldn't find it.

Fortunately it wasn't that costly a mistake. $45 for a new cover on ebay and $30 cash to polish it. Three days later and the new cover was on.

Live and learn- use loctite on everything.

Offline trek97

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Re: T500 cafe
« Reply #32 on: Oct 10, 2016, 19:25:21 »
Wow a stunning transformation.  I mean absolutely stunning!

Offline sbaugz

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Re: T500 cafe
« Reply #33 on: Oct 11, 2016, 19:35:42 »
I got some nice pictures taken by my photographer friend, Erin. Figured I would share here.
Don't forgot to cast your vote for one of the three T500's on the bike of the month contest, which includes this one.


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Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Very nice!
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Offline sbaugz

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Re: Suzuki T500 cafe racer - photos page 3 - BOTM nominee.
« Reply #35 on: Oct 17, 2016, 20:59:53 »
found a video from earlier this summer, prior to final dialing in of bike. I am hoping to get a nice video of starting and riding the bike this weekend. I can't figure out how to embed this video directly here. You should be able to click on the pic below and be taken to flickr site with the video.

https://flic.kr/p/Mmg36C

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Offline Giancarlo124

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Re: Suzuki T500 cafe racer - photos page 3 - BOTM nominee.
« Reply #36 on: Oct 17, 2016, 21:14:59 »
Looks amazing! love it!
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Re: Suzuki T500 cafe racer
« Reply #37 on: Feb 16, 2017, 15:57:18 »
What size of pipe did you use for the brace on your fine bike?
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Offline The Limey

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Re: Suzuki T500 cafe racer
« Reply #38 on: Feb 16, 2017, 18:54:17 »
That is oh so pretty. 
If it ain't broke, then I haven't been hitting it hard enough.

Offline sbaugz

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Re: Suzuki T500 cafe racer
« Reply #39 on: Feb 19, 2017, 09:03:26 »
What size of pipe did you use for the brace on your fine bike?

Sorry can't recall exactly. It's basically the exact same OD and ID tubing as the rest of the frame.