1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Project 1974 Suzuki t500

Discussion in 'Other Projects - Other Bikes (non 250's)' started by kiffsta, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Wozza

    Wozza Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Australia
    My Bike:
    GB250
    • Like Like x 1
  2. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    5,538
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    I had a chat with the guy who is doing my crank and rebore and his take is not to weld it .

    Thanks @Wozza for the tip on the barrel , this guy had it on eBay with free shipping, I contacted him on gumtree and he agreed to do that price shipped, so I bought it
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. Andych

    Andych Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    987
    Trophy Points:
    673
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sydney
    My Bike:
    1987 Yamaha SRX250, Honda 1975 CB400F
    That barrel looks brand new... looks like you got a bargain @kiffsta
     
  4. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    5,538
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    Very much so , it was never fitted to a bike
     
  5. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    2,801
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    Nice find if a little pricey. Well you can always have a crack at brazing (not welding) the cracked one now. Any welding specialist worth their salt can do that.
     
  6. Wozza

    Wozza Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Australia
    My Bike:
    GB250
    yeah the problem with that area if you dont fix it right, the whole section brakes away and well its messy...
     
  7. Tigger996

    Tigger996 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Totton, UK
    My Bike:
    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine.
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    1,697
    Likes Received:
    923
    Trophy Points:
    698
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    My Bike:
    Spada & VT250F
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018
  9. Wozza

    Wozza Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    352
    Likes Received:
    184
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Australia
    My Bike:
    GB250
    You have to spend a lot of $$ but they can go like stink :) Also you do tend to have run them on and the raggedy edge which means piston and barrel changes 1/2 way through the session :D....
    This guy is doing some interesting stuff with 50cc 2 strokes he's getting close to 30hp....I like his videos and he is always having fun, even when it go's bang :)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHRXYmO1vdp-Bi1-w11R7WQ
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Tigger996

    Tigger996 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Totton, UK
    My Bike:
    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine.
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

    Messages:
    1,697
    Likes Received:
    923
    Trophy Points:
    698
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    My Bike:
    Spada & VT250F
  12. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    5,538
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    • Agree Agree x 2
  13. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    2,801
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    Bimota, I didn't know that. Note the swingarm pivot is on the same axis as the countershaft, so the chain tension does not change.
    9400ec106819b2d721d26ac95e1fb25904e181a1_l.jpg
    Timeless beauty!
     
    • Love it! Love it! x 2
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  14. Tigger996

    Tigger996 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Totton, UK
    My Bike:
    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine.
    An aircooled engine is not going to produce the same BHP as the water cooled version. This is my Bob Farnham stage 3 bike using Lectron carbs.
    T500.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 2
  15. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

    Messages:
    2,801
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Trophy Points:
    823
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Thailand
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    Yamaha FZR400 3TJ1, Honda MC22
    Nice bike Tigger. They are 35mm Marzocchi on the front with what look like 05 or maybe even 04 Brembos? Alloy rims, rear is a WM4?
     
  16. Tigger996

    Tigger996 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Totton, UK
    My Bike:
    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine.
    IMG_20180930_163555927.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Tigger996

    Tigger996 Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2017
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Totton, UK
    My Bike:
    Yamaha-Fzr250-3LN-EXUP 1989. Ducati 998S & 996 & 900SS & ST4. Triton. Suzuki T500 road & T500 race. RS125 with Rotax 257 engine.
    Scitsu Tacho, alloy rear sprocket made by Talon and Boyer ignition with custom mount.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    5,538
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    Barrel arrived from Perth

    0FF205A1-3481-403D-BF09-52FA83EC33F2.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Looks good! Looks good! x 1
  19. my67xr

    my67xr Bike Enthusiast Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Messages:
    2,877
    Likes Received:
    1,672
    Trophy Points:
    798
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2016
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Panel Beater, Spray Painter, Custom Fabricator
    Location:
    Adelaide, South Australia
    My Bike:
    Yamaha's, 1990 FZR250R 3LN3 , 1986 XT250TS 57R , 1984 IT200L 43G
    Is that the brand new barrel ?
    The taper for installing the ring's on the bottom look's smaller than your's ?
     
  20. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

    Messages:
    7,569
    Likes Received:
    5,538
    Trophy Points:
    943
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Home Page:
    My Bike:
    89 GSXR250, 90 CBR250RR Track Bike, 2003 ZXR250 , 2011 Daytona 675
    Joined this group today seeking some help, alas the barrel I bought is not correct for a 74 model, turns out Suzuki introduced some changes in 1973 which removed the carbs off the barrel and installed some intake tubes, they also changed the inlet porting, so I am back to the drawing board so to speak. The parts book I had, showed 2 different part numbers for the cylinders , the first was used in the original cobra, then a different part number was used on all later models, my parts book only went to 1973, but all the online listings showed barrels were used from 1970-1975, hence why I thought the 72 one would be fine. You can’t trust everything you read on the internet.

    There are a couple of sets of barrels off 74 and 75 models on eBay in the us but the freight and gst costs make it prohibitive. I posted up a pic of my cracked cylinder on this group and there was a lot of comments from people about cutting the lower part of the cylinder off to improve performance , see attached pics of others who have cut them. I have chatted with Chris from Netbikes as he is a Suzuki 2 stroke guru and is not a big fan of cutting them.
    Not sure what to do here, I want it to be reliable.

    383B83BC-94AE-48EA-8085-28F1BE2A0822.jpeg 6B272FD6-A3C0-4C53-86A4-DE1CAA9513DA.jpeg 2C5EFDBA-4D82-4903-909C-C4E0DC5E2195.jpeg 13FDCF1A-6B07-4921-AE6D-F9790319A242.jpeg
     
    • Nice Work Nice Work x 1
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2018

Share This Page