How to destroy a vintage Suzuki and other crimes against humanity

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wingspan, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. RAGBrian

    RAGBrian jonesing for a ride

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    Nice build! I like the way it looks - very lean and long. Seems other cafe's that I have looked at are shorter in length. That Duc red looks good on it - makes it fast, even when it's parked.
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  2. WhorehayTheBarbarian

    WhorehayTheBarbarian Been here awhile

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    When I happened across this thread I was like... " neat!! a T500 just like mine! "

    after I got through with it I was contemplating whether or not to even mention I also own one...

    That bike is an absolute thing of beauty. :clap
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  3. WhorehayTheBarbarian

    WhorehayTheBarbarian Been here awhile

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    can you get me some info on the Electronic ignition?

    anything to make life easier and although my points seem to be working fine... I sure would like to ditch them in the future.

    I noticed you are running the stock carbs... Ive had some real issues getting mine to be reliable. Any idea if anyone makes a flatslide conversion?
    Mine has hung up wide ope 2-3 times and lets just say its a real eye opener...
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  4. Duck Dodgers

    Duck Dodgers Rock n’ Roll Refugee

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    How about inserts threaded for 2 spare plugs?
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  5. Wingspan

    Wingspan Been here awhile

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    Ignition info here:

    http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/systems/7261/7261inst.php
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  6. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Excellent job Wingspan. Love the fact you used a Titan 500. Well deserved trophy, and an inspiration to all.
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  7. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    When I saw the cut rear end I thought, well I don't need to tell you. As you say, this isn't an arguement thread.
    This is an OGLE thread. Your Titan should feel like a super model walking naked up the street. Okay, that's a bit over the top.

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful.

    I'm inspired.
    I've got an RD400 in a gazillion pieces, none in any good condition. I'm working through my other bikes and they are all approaching the 'enough' point, but the RD will get the cafe bike treatment. I will commit to the full job. There are enough restorations around to justify something different.
    I love the audio tracks on the videos.

    And now to send the link to everyone I know that is interested in bikes.
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  8. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    We need wheelie pics coming out of a hard turn!

    :clap
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  9. Sir Not Appearing

    Sir Not Appearing That's no ordinary rabbit

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    I just wanted to say I think the finished bike is beautiful! I'm hoping to build a 2-stroke cafe bike in the next few years, but not sure what I want to use as a base.
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  10. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger I used to be SCRay

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    I was doing some minor work on my XS yesterday and I used the aluminium fly screen wire technique in the back of a plastic cover on the instrument panel.
    Worked great! I thought the soldering iron would melt the plastic almost immediately, but it warmed up nice and slowly and then I just pressed the wire in as I went.

    So, thank you not just for the inspiration!
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  11. Wingspan

    Wingspan Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear the technique worked for you. I can't take credit for it though, I was shown by a guy I used to ride with who had a business fixing damaged sportbike fairings.:D
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  12. Brucasso

    Brucasso Been here awhile

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    I had a red Gt500 in high school, got plenty of tickets.

    You did a fine job!:thumb
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  13. killfile

    killfile 49/50

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    Check the slide pin, that's typically where it gets hung up. You might be able to correct this on the existing carb by reseating the pin and making sure your slide doesn't lift above the pin's location.
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  14. GlenInk

    GlenInk Adventurer

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    :clap

    Nice job there Wingspan :freaky
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  15. motoretro

    motoretro Been here awhile

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    Great Thread, very inspirational! The start-up sound byte sent shivers down my back. I owned a new Kaw Mach III in 1972 and like any 18 year, I did more than my share of drag racing. One day I picked on the wrong guy on a GT500. I found out later he was a local dealer wrench and had a ton of $ in his motor. He spanked my Mach III so bad I left it in the garage for a week:puke1. With the right mods, the GT500 will run very hard. I found out the hard way. Great job, enjoy the ride!:freaky

    Motoretro
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  16. andrewraffaele

    andrewraffaele n00b

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    Hey there,

    Anyone have a guess why I can't see the pictures attached to this thread? I have all my web-browsing settings enabled, I believe. I'm thinking about purchasing a 71' T500 and would like to break the whole thing down to install new seals and a kick-start, so I'd like the guidance.

    Andrew
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  17. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    It's likely that the pics were pulled from the OP's hosting site. Pics aren't hosted on this forum's server.
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  18. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    its a shame the photos are not working on this thread as it seems a good build
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  19. andrewraffaele

    andrewraffaele n00b

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    Damn, my fears confirmed. Thanks for the responses!
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