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Author Topic: Another T500  (Read 918 times)

Offline farmer92

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Another T500
« on: Jun 16, 2018, 11:31:53 »
So now that the rattle-can racer is pretty much taken care of (for now anyways)
I figured i would get started on rejuvenating this sucker.



It looks half decent, but donít let that fool you.
Everything iíve touched on it was hand tightened only, and the frame looks to have been repainted, as well as the swing-arm.

I seem to hit a neutral between every gear, and when i was rolling it backwards it suddenly locked up on me. I could roll it forwards but not backwards past a certain point.
Compression is low 90ís, and the crank case was full of gearbox oil. The RHS studs also had a lot of water on them...

This should hopefully be a straight forwards project, repair/rebuild engine, refresh electronics, reassemble.
Not gonna paint the tanks just yet, they only have their original suzuki paint once.

So far the engine is out and apart.
Gotta wait on crank seals and gaskets and find out why i kept hitting false neutrals in between gears.
Bike has 8000km on the odometer.




Offline irk miller

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #1 on: Jun 16, 2018, 12:13:16 »
Sweet.  Seemed like a great deal you got on this thing.

Offline farmer92

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #2 on: Jun 16, 2018, 13:28:41 »
Ya, iím pretty pleased.
These damn things are rarer than hens teeth around here, iíve only ever seen 2 that werenít mine.

Engine crust is de rigueur


Bit of power wash later and...


Still crusty.
Time for a bath in a pail of diesel.

Offline farmer92

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2018, 22:17:34 »
After a wee bath in a pail of fuel and a powerwash.



Much better, now to wait for the second half to soak.

Waiting on seals, pistons, gaskets etc.


Thoughts on what to do with the rusty chrome bits, probably paint the exhausts, and try to scotch brite the rest.

Offline AgentX

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2018, 00:05:17 »
...
"What's the use of having a motorcycle if you can't go tearing around staying out late?" Ralph asked reasonably.

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2018, 00:08:16 »
Suscribed!
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #6 on: Jun 21, 2018, 08:47:03 »
I'm in.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

TT500 the Animal

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #7 on: Jun 21, 2018, 19:40:04 »
"These damn things are rarer than hens teeth around here, iíve only ever seen 2 that werenít mine."

Hey, I have one.
Lighter, Quicker, Faster.
ZX-14, 900F x 2, 1100F, R100, CBR600, SR500, GT500, RZ350, KZ1000 x 2, Moto Guzzi Lemans lll, CBX550, RD 350, 750 SOHC police special, RG250, TL1000R, GT750, KTM Super Duke 1290 R, Harris/Z-1, Norton 750 Commando, Green 77 KZ650

Offline farmer92

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #8 on: Jun 21, 2018, 21:12:29 »
Hey now Crabs, i meant within a 3 hour drive .
Granted i drove 8 hours each way for the rattle-can racer...

I think i have a problem

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #9 on: Jun 21, 2018, 21:57:07 »
I think i have a problem

Don't we all?   LOL