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Project 1974 Suzuki t500

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

  1. maelstrom

    maelstrom LiteTek Staff Member Premium Member 250cc Vendor Contributing Member

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    My two cents, again. The cylinder is squeezed from two sides, thus the stress on that point. The stress on yours has been relieved by the crack. Brazing it will be fine.
    Cutting it off is the other alternative. Better than leaving it there with a crack in it.
     
  2. my67xr

    my67xr Bike Enthusiast Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    I'm pretty sure all the Yamaha's from the mid/late 70's and onward's PW, YX, IT, DT's all had that bridge cut out of them standard
    I'd be chopping them out on both barrel's and deburring the edge's
     
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    Wozza Active Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    As above cut em out cleanup the edges..Not like its going to be thrashed every day.....Then keep an eye out for a matching later barrel or sell it on...
     
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    I don't think you would be doing any harm to the barrel by removing that piece as it would be below the piston travel and not really doing anything support wise. Most other Jap barrels I've worked on don't have the bottom bridge part to them and look just like the cut one.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    thanks for the feedback, I called my engine guy , I have emailed him the pics and his is going to cut them.
     
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    Very cool project! Love seeing 2Ts brought back to life. Keep up the good work Kiffsta
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    While I am waiting on the crank, barrels and pistons to get done, I thought I might adress the ignition coils , the ones on the bike are incorrect and held on with tape , I was talking with Chris from netbikes and he said there is a stash of Bridgestone coils in the us for $50 a pair and they bolt straight on , i now have a set winging their way to me .

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    Good news, rods are in good shape so I should have the crank back early next week, My coils have arrived from the US of A

    I need to track down a Haynes manual for a t500 in Australia, doesn’t seem to be any online

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    Thanks mate , That one is in my saved list, I was hoping to find one locally , Haynes have some stuff published on-line but the Suzuki twins book isn’t offered
     
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    143 pages of stuff put out by Suzuki MotorCo that i have could be same stuff as My67xr has.
    Have rung Guy at Inverell restorers club who has just done seals on his T500 but he is in Pt Macquarie and will send me stuff he used for his teardown, when he gets home.

    Since I suspect that my seals need doing I'm happy to go halves on a Haynes manual
     
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