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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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    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
     
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    That barrel looks brand new... looks like you got a bargain @kiffsta
     
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    Very much so , it was never fitted to a bike
     
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    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.
     
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    yeah the problem with that area if you dont fix it right, the whole section brakes away and well its messy...
     
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    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
     
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    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.
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    Timeless beauty!
     
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    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.
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    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?
     
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    Scitsu Tacho, alloy rear sprocket made by Talon and Boyer ignition with custom mount.
     
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    Barrel arrived from Perth

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    Is that the brand new barrel ?
    The taper for installing the ring's on the bottom look's smaller than your's ?
     
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    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.

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