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    74 Suzuki T500 - The Phoenix

    Teazer, Thanks for the reply. this is exactly the kind of advice I am looking for. This is my first engine full rebuild, so not any exp really. I have a link to a FSM, but it is really hard to navigate as it is not in a PDF style format, it is in HTML, click for each page, no directory or...
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    74 Suzuki T500 - The Phoenix

    So.... I am in over my head. Glad I decided to split the bottom, do it right the first time. I will for sure be needing some technical info when putting it back together. I labeled most bolts and bagged them, but parts fell off during the tear down which I am not sure where they belong...
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    74 Suzuki T500 - The Phoenix

    Ok. I have decided I will split the bottom. I do not have a ton of experience in this, so I will be posting progress and asking questions when necessary. Now that I have decided to do this, I feel like a vapor blast may be in order. I have access to a media blaster, do you guys think walnut...
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    Hello from me !

    LOL. I have been doing this over and over. Don't know why but I keep calling it a Kawasaki and not a Suzuki. I even stopped in a dealer to find parts and went to the Kawasaki counter today. Maybe covid brain mush syndrome ?
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    74 Suzuki T500 - The Phoenix

    I would prefer not to split the bottom end. I am pretty confident that someone did a "redneck rebuild" about 5 yrs ago and it was never even started after that, looks like they never finished getting it back together. That being said, I really love this bike and have no plans on selling. So...
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    Hello from me !

    Thanks for all the welcomes. I have started a thread in the project forums under cafe racers for this build. Here is the link: https://www.dotheton.com/index.php?threads/74-suzuki-t500-the-phoenix.77691/
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    74 Suzuki T500 - The Phoenix

    So I will be attempting to raise the dead. We will be calling her Phoenix, rising from the ashes. I think I have a pretty decent starting point. The bike came to me in pieces, but it looks like I have most of the parts. First things first, the engine. Drained the oil, which looked like new...
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    Hello from me !

    Thanks for the replies. I will be taking pictures and start a new thread in the project forums tomorrow. Tim, I am not sure where this will take me, but I am thinking a full resto is not what I'm after. I for sure will not be hacking anything to keep it from a full resto in the future. So...
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    Hello from me !

    Brand new member here from AZ, USA. I have what should be a quite cool project. I have inherited my Father's 1974 Kawasaki T500. Bike is a basket case. My biggest concern is finding parts. Like the banjo bolts with check valves for the oil feed. I have one, but the other is missing. I...
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