1971 Suzuki T500 cafe racer build....

Carbs turned up as well last week. Need vapour blasting and re building.
 

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As requested by sbaugz

Tyre clears swing arm no prob. Hope this helps
 

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Trial fitted oil tank and now ready for welding.
 

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My mate turned down some pipe fittings for the oil tank. Top job
 

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My mate made a new cap and dipstick on the lathe for me. Top work well pleased
 

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Polishing oil tank progress
 

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Oh buddy nice work. I've been polishing alot of aluminum lately. Tedious, but what great results!
 
Going to be a great looking bike - nice work. I like the mounts, but don't see any pics of how it bolts on. I have built a fair number of aluminum tanks myself, and mounting is a key element. If your mounts simply bolt on the the frame, I suggest you consider altering them to rubber isolators. Your tank looks pretty robust, but nothing is immune to fatigue cracking from vibration. The isolators will also likely preserve the steel frame mountings - that tank will be a pretty heavy pendulum when full hanging from those long mounts.
 
cheers.

Good shout. It does mount onto two logs on the frame. I will incorporate a rubber to allow a slight vibration. Should be easy enough to fit between tank fittings and frame mount.
 
The tank all de rusted inside thanks to Tim. Off to be blasted today then prepped and painted :)
 

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Oh and sealed inside with the tank sealant. New alloy cap to go on and new petrol tap ready to go on
 
Barrels off for a rebore, new Pistons/rings at Pete Hutchins Motorcycles
 

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The nasty surprises during blasting. But Matts handy work at Performance Powdercoating in Kent has sorted the holes!
 

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