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Author Topic: Another T500  (Read 1312 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #20 on: Aug 11, 2018, 19:01:56 »
I bet you could sell the airbox to a restorer, would cover cost of your pods.  Some people have boiled the rubbers of stock airboxes to restore their flexibility, that might work for you.
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Re: Another T500
« Reply #21 on: Aug 11, 2018, 19:11:43 »
I bet you could sell the airbox to a restorer, would cover cost of your pods.  Some people have boiled the rubbers of stock airboxes to restore their flexibility, that might work for you.

I already had the pods on hand, i would much rather use the airbox though.
At midnight it was an easy alternative to get the first fire up out of it to get to bed in a better mood.

Still have to sort some of the wiring and route it properly, and install a battery.

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #22 on: Aug 12, 2018, 21:52:44 »
Got her almost all reassembled and running
Right carb still pissing
Electrical gremlins everywhere
Charging system is unknown





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Re: Another T500
« Reply #23 on: Aug 13, 2018, 21:13:24 »
Got her all zipped up,
Had to use the inferior quality white zip ties as i was out of the correct high strength zip ties.
Went for a rip through a freshly combined wheat field. She really comes alive at 3k but will pull easily even under that.

There is a strange noise though, like a dry rattling noise at idle and on deceleration, as soon as the throttle is opened it dies down.


Need to go over the electrical connections, no headlight, brake light always on and only one blinker ever comes on but only solid.
This should be fun.



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Re: Another T500
« Reply #24 on: Aug 13, 2018, 23:56:54 »
Lots of things rattles on these, levers, kick start arm and loose baffles too.  Does it seem to come from the engine or somewhere else?
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Re: Another T500
« Reply #25 on: Aug 21, 2018, 22:43:48 »
Loving it mate. Enjoy the rest of the season on that beaut


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Re: Another T500
« Reply #26 on: Aug 24, 2018, 00:11:33 »
Loving it mate. Enjoy the rest of the season on that beaut


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Thanks man, itís a surprisingly docile bike tbh. I was expecting more of the 2t kick i get on the rattle-can, but she just putts along no matter what rpm, plenty of low down torque.

Anyone got a recommendation for Aluminum polish? I usually use autosol, just wondering what else people had good luck with. Going to try to get this spit-shined and moved to a new home so i can finally get on to my stupid 4 wheeled death trap of a fibrefab gt12

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Re: Another T500
« Reply #27 on: Aug 24, 2018, 07:44:54 »
I like to use Mothers Aluminum Polish to finish up after Autosol (or once it's good and shiny, just mothers)...doesn't leave as much black residue behind and leaves a much brighter finish IMO. I had one of these machines about 15 years ago...it was an earlier model (1967), the thing was like riding a 125 when not in the power band and like a 750 when you hit 6500 rpm! You've done a great looking job, enjoy!
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Re: Another T500
« Reply #28 on: Aug 24, 2018, 08:31:53 »
Can't remember seeing one of these for sale in my neck of the woods...
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Another T500
« Reply #29 on: Aug 24, 2018, 09:09:03 »
I like to use Mothers Aluminum Polish to finish up after Autosol (or once it's good and shiny, just mothers)...doesn't leave as much black residue behind and leaves a much brighter finish IMO. I had one of these machines about 15 years ago...it was an earlier model (1967), the thing was like riding a 125 when not in the power band and like a 750 when you hit 6500 rpm! You've done a great looking job, enjoy!

Thanks for that tip, i think i might have some mothers lying around actually. I hardly used it because the autosol works pretty quick in comparison, never though to use it at the end though.


Can't remember seeing one of these for sale in my neck of the woods...

When i bought this one, it was the first i had seen in 2 years within a 200km radius.
Other than completely trashed parts bikes.


I have to say Iím really reluctant to let it go so i set the asking price up at ďi donít want to sell but if someones dumb enough to pay this...Ē hahaha
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