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Project 1974 Suzuki t500

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

  1. kiffsta

    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    I have been putting off looking at the carbs so Phil jumped in today and pulled them down , how is this for sitting for the past 12 years , no blockages in the jets ,
    Just a wee bit of junk in the bowl

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    Does that mean the bad fuel has only been distributed in the 12 years...
     
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    No sir ,’it is a testament to the previous owner , he drained the tank and bowls.

    The front brake perch was chrome and the clutch perch was painted black , that was quickly sorted today by stripping the black one and giving her a quick polish

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    Now it matches
     
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    Lucky, I too own a Suzuki :cool:
     
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    Well, 2 steps forward and three back , The good news that I finally sorted out my tyres, I was tossing up between modern tyres and classic replicas, I chose modern tyres and I want to regularly ride this bike, and Craig from Wright’s racing products shipped me some new Bridgestone battle axes which are now fitted. The next step was to complete the engine build so it could go back in the frame, the top case went on easily enough , then a check of the piston and rings showed that one piston ring set set is correct, the other is the correct piston and incorrect rings , It seems someone was swapped out the rings with another set at Serco and they don’t fit my piston, that is an easy fix tomorrow. Figured we move onto the clutch , after assembly, we found that the clutch is binding up, so I need to get a small amount machined off the basket, will sort that out in the morning . Lastly , the oil pump isn’t spinning freely, so I need to pull that one down and find out why.


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    Slowly, slowly... even with a few setbacks, I am stilll keen as mustard to ride it
     
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    My machinist sorted out my clutch , he took 4-6 thousands of an inch off and it is now perfect. My replacement rings have arrived so the motor should be back in the frame next week. The oil pump is the biggest issue , it binds up in a couple of spots so I stripped it down, I couldnt see anything but my machinist has a look and he can feel some flat spots on the shaft gear, he said it is almost like someone has put it in a vice and crushed it a little bit.

    I can’t use it as is so the hunt for an oil pump is on, there are some on eBay but they want over $300 delivered which is just silly , I will keep looking
     
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    Bit of shiney crackle to keep you keen.
     
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    bloody awesome :thumb_ups:
     

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