collapse

www.dimecitycycles.com

www.cognitomoto.com

https://www.townmoto.com/collections/vanson-leathers

www.speedmotoco.com

www.CITYLIMITMOTO.com

www.jadusmotorcycleparts.com

www.lostapostlejewelry.com

www.sparckmoto.com

www.pistonsociety.com


Author Topic: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra  (Read 22104 times)

Offline Sonreir

  • Moderator
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 11347
  • Oregon
1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« on: Feb 05, 2016, 15:00:48 »
Picked this baby up last year and it's been sitting in my shop since then. Been going back and forth on what to do with it. Given that's it's a first year T500, I've settled on a full resto, as close to original as I can do.

Most of the parts are there, but I'll need to track down a side cover and some badges. The crank cases have a crack, so I'll need to get that repaired and there's a bit of surface rust, but most everything looks OK. I'm hoping most of the work just needs to be aesthetic.

Currently working on getting a lost title and clearing out a few bikes in the shop, then I'll get to work. Updates will be slow as I have a lot going on, but I at least wanted to get the thread going.
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2016, 10:59:00 by Sonreir »
Sparck Moto - http://www.sparckmoto.com

Audaces fortuna iuvat.

1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

Custom Gauge Graphics
Custom Wiring Harnesses

DTT Red, White, and/or Black 360 Club - Better than those Blue guys

Offline irk miller

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 9121
  • You've been mostly-dead all day.
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #1 on: Feb 05, 2016, 15:38:08 »
Good to see this thread.  Let it roll.

Offline canyoncarver

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 4004
  • 'hacking is learning'
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #2 on: Feb 05, 2016, 16:52:45 »
I wondered what happened after you picked this one up.  I'm in.

Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 3993
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #3 on: Feb 06, 2016, 01:10:59 »
Done yet?
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Offline Sonreir

  • Moderator
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 11347
  • Oregon
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #4 on: Feb 06, 2016, 12:00:49 »
Quiet you.
Sparck Moto - http://www.sparckmoto.com

Audaces fortuna iuvat.

1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

Custom Gauge Graphics
Custom Wiring Harnesses

DTT Red, White, and/or Black 360 Club - Better than those Blue guys

Offline VonYinzer

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 18384
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #5 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:14:39 »
Done yet?

Really is dragging his feet here... Yawn...
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Hurco550

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • DTT BOTM WINNER
  • *
  • Posts: 3993
  • Keep er' Between the ditches
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #6 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:16:13 »
Really is dragging his feet here... Yawn...
Yep, I'm bored, we need to inject some drama in this thread.

I vote you hardtail it.
"If you want safety and sanity don't mess around with choppers to begin with and don't come crying to me for recommending something that broke down the line. You're going to be the "builder" so use your own judgment and build to you own personal levels of safety and sanity." - Chopper Handbook
1988 tw200, the swamp donkey: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75455.0
1975 RD350 Road Racer: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70652.msg833688#msg833688
1976 GT250 Rebuild: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=64973.new#new
Full Custom Pit Bike: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=66954.new#new
"much ingenuity with a little money is more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity" - Arnold Bennet

Offline VonYinzer

  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 18384
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #7 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:18:25 »
Hardtail AND a supercharger. Don't be lame Sonreir...
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

Offline Sonreir

  • Moderator
  • DTT SUPPORTER
  • *
  • Posts: 11347
  • Oregon
Re: 1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra
« Reply #8 on: Feb 06, 2016, 14:19:36 »
AAAAAAAND... done.

Thanks for the help, all.
Sparck Moto - http://www.sparckmoto.com

Audaces fortuna iuvat.

1977 Honda CJ360 - Café SOS - Stage One™, Café SOS - Stage Two™
1976 Puch Maxi - APuchalypse Now
Suzi T500 Cobra Resto

Custom Gauge Graphics
Custom Wiring Harnesses

DTT Red, White, and/or Black 360 Club - Better than those Blue guys