1974 soylent t500 its made out of people, PEOPLE!!!

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It's OK - I will just have to get used to the fact that there is a whole other world outside of Yamaha!

Crazy
 
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Well mabie this will hold your attention its my 74 rd
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Started cleaning up the frame and building my swing arm brace
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Swing arm is 85% done still needs struts on the sides and fender mounts. Then its on to shock placement. We done away with my oil tank idea from the begening of the build. im gonna make the tail section the oil tank

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So tonight i pulled the motor and finished up the xs650 fork swap. Tomarrow morning were back on the mono shock im to drunk to think real hard right now
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You are a mad man, Brad. I smell another non-Artzzz beer drinking trip to Western MD coming in my near future.
 
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That swinger looks money dude.
 
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well minus a few braces here is whats up. Thank guys and justin your always welcome. Ill get my own beer ha


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Hey man. You dont happen to have a source for the oil lines on a t500 do you? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Great looking bike by the way. I am glad that shock worked out for you.
 
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Yea im diggen the shock thanks again i was gonna pm you and tell ya (it was on my list of to do s) as far as the oil lines i havent got that far yet
 
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You go, boyeeeeee

The oil feed system was working A-OK when I tore that bike down. Motor even had decent, even compression across the cylinders. You going to fux with the internals at all or just get it rolling/riding first?

Swingarm looks really good too, brad. Nice work.
 
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Checking in~ T-500 are way cool, I've got one in storage, runner too!
Cheers, 50gary
 
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Thanks man

We worked a little bit today and made an adjustable clevis for the frame end of the shock should work out pretty good there will be 6 1/2in of adjustment for ride height once done. and everything sits under the rd400 tank with miles of room ."i love it when a plan comes together"
there is and was a shit ton of math involed just in getting this thing as far as it is and math is not a strong suit for me so i owe a pile of credit to a good friend of mine lockard666. Im just another pretty face so far on making all these parts work together. haha
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bbillington said:
You go, boyeeeeee

The oil feed system was working A-OK when I tore that bike down. Motor even had decent, even compression across the cylinders. You going to fux with the internals at all or just get it rolling/riding first?

Swingarm looks really good too, brad. Nice work.
thanks man, odds are im gonna let the motor alone as long as i can i am gonna replace the.base n head gaskets now tho
 
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That looks very good, similar to the one I made for my T500.
 

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Hi Johnu, I just occurred to me that you and Brad have done the same with your mounts. Most commonly the shock is made ride height adjustable and not the chassis mount. Both of these have the mounts on the upper end and part of the frame. It's usually it adjustable on the lower end and part of the shock itself. Again just making shop talk, I put my ride ht. adj. at the bottom and fixed the upper. Typical of linkage type mono-shocks it's a 2/1 ratio so that 1" of adjustment yields 2" at the axle that should be plenty to tune most chassis? I don't know either of the direct mono ratio. Fun stuff to ponder.
Cheers, 50gary
 
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My GSXR shock is also adjustable at the shock, but at the top. In that case it's a slightly adjustable clevis and in reality it's not much different to those two except that it has limited range of adjustment.
 
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Added plus ive been working on this befor i go to my job so im sober while im welding (it matter) a

mike, i wish ups could ship a punch in the face haha, open a box and pow

na on second thought i would get my ass kick every other day at the mail box
 
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