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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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    Received my grab tail back from chromers today, very happy with the finish. This was first time getting something chromed,
    Not sure if $100 is a good price or not ?

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    It is the little things like this that make the bike that little bit more complete ,
    Next chrome item is the headlight bowl
     
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    Have you thought about getting into Chroming (parts, not your nose)?
     
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    Under current environmental laws you probably need a nuclear recycling plant before you can operate your chrome plating business.
     
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    We are setting up for Zinc plating, looked at nickel plating, too. They get close to chrome...
     
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    Shane, why don't you do a thread on the whole exercise? Cost, materials, do's and don'ts?
     
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    $100 is a good price to rechrome that grab rail
     
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    Spotted a small oil leak on the t500 :)

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    Seems my replacement oil pump bleed bolt let go , they are opposite thread so the previous owner must have stripped the threads and on her last ride it popped out spilling Castrol TTS all over the floor. ( that stuff is dear as )


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    Old pump is back on now , ahhhh the joys of it all . After the trials and tribulations of this old girl, I think I should buy a fzr250 ,
    Much less work.
     
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    Just a tiny little setback. Yes, our old bikes have a lot of problems, but how many of those are caused by previous owners?
     
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