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Project 1974 Suzuki t500

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

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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    Yeah, they take some getting used to, I got a call from my son today asking me to get him from school as it it was raining, so at 3pm I headed up on the t500, his face was priceless when I rolled up. I bet that will be the last time he complains about my van :)
     
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    Sent the t500 to my local bike shop to get the timing done , while I was there I bought some period riding gear

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    I knew there was something familiar about that look @kiffsta
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    Saw that one , price is almost right for its condition , I have one and it is loads of fun, if I was to buy another it would be a cobra
     
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    I finally tracked down a rear grab rail for the t500, it will get sent off to be rechromed when finances allow

    There are very hard to get so I am stoked I have one

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    When is the inaugural 2fiftycc.com 2-stroke ride @kiffsta?
     
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    Not sure mate , I am picking up a gt380 and a gt550 next week so I am going to be super busy building up a few more
     
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    24A7D9CE-1E8A-4F99-B60F-5E6EE0CCF805.jpeg Well, a customer dropped by who used to be a spray painter and he said he’d be happy to paint my ts185 , I casually asked how much to do both bikes and was pleasantly surprised at his price , the t500 is finally getting a the paint job it deserves

    Bloody excited

    He just sent me a pic of the tank as he removes the bog
     
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    Replaced my oil pump (one of the mounts was broken) and lines to try and stem some of oil leaks from the old lines , I picked up a pump off Jauce for $10 when I was quoted $300 from a wrecker in Australia

    I also fitted up my freshly painted oil tank and side cover , photos are a bit dark, but she looks hot out in the sun , tank should be back on Tuesday

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    looks a bit more grown up in blue , I did order some repop badges for the tank and side cover , but the buyer just cancelled the order saying he is out of stock :(
     
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    they have good quality ,got some tank badges for the 73 tx650 off them couple of weeks ago , rapt been looking for yrs, all the repo xs650 badges are avalible normally except the 73 tx (one off tank and badges) not cheap but worth it
     

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