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Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Wingspan
Watched it on Netflix a few months ago, and a few...

Watched it on Netflix a few months ago, and a few more times since. Loved it. :D
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,574
Posted By Wingspan
It goes back further than WWII guys... ...

It goes back further than WWII guys...

http://i418.photobucket.com/albums/pp268/FOKKERDVI/Jazbo.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/baclightning/Roland_sharkmouth.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Glad to hear the technique worked for you. I...

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
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-13-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Ignition info here: ...

Ignition info here:

http://www.powerdynamo.biz/eng/systems/7261/7261inst.php
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-02-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
That's my plan. Certainly there are things that...

That's my plan. Certainly there are things that could be done with it, but the triple is pretty far down on my list of things I'd change or want to improve. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-02-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
I have seen that done before on other bikes and...

I have seen that done before on other bikes and it does work well. You can also put idiot lights in those holes. However, I've already got all the gauges and lights I need in my Acewell. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-02-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
The top triple has been polished up a bit since...

The top triple has been polished up a bit since that pic was taken, but short of having a new triple machined there isn't much I can do with it. The company that made my expansion chambers and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
The day of the show came and the forcast was...

The day of the show came and the forcast was grim. No way was I going to trailer the bike 10 miles to the show though, so off I went. It was the bikes first trip outside of my sub division...no...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Thanks. :D The paint was still a bit tacky...

Thanks. :D

The paint was still a bit tacky in places when I started final assembly...

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-csfpdWq/0/L/T500-743-L.jpg
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Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Turning toward the home stretch! It was finally...

Turning toward the home stretch! It was finally time to bolt up my new expansion chambers. The chambers are polished stainless steel parts from Titan Performance and I had the stock headers ceramic...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
I had reached the part of this project I truly...

I had reached the part of this project I truly dreaded...wiring. the original harness was in decent shape, but I needed to shorten the handlebar wiring for the clipons and integrate the new...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Time to reassemble the engine... ...

Time to reassemble the engine...

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/T500-578/1222295758_M8VmR-L.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
With the tank in hand, work could finally resume...

With the tank in hand, work could finally resume on the frame. First thing was a steering damper. This was an easy install, drill two holes and done.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Moving on... I didn't keep track of how many...

Moving on...

I didn't keep track of how many hours I sat in front of my little Harbor Freight polisher, but it was a lot. Oddly enough, I'm generally anti-chrome and polish but it really took...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
Thanks Mike. :D

Thanks Mike. :D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
I have seen that bike. I'm not sure I like it. ...

I have seen that bike. I'm not sure I like it. :wink:
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-31-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
I media blasted them. Glass beads under very...

I media blasted them. Glass beads under very light pressure with all the critical areas masked off. Then a VERY methodical cleaning and flushing...and another clean and flush...and another clean...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
The stock tank was the single biggest hurdle to...

The stock tank was the single biggest hurdle to finding "my" bike. I simply couldn't find a look that I liked with the shape and proportion of the stock tank. I swapped a few emails with Sean at...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-30-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 19,656
Posted By Wingspan
How to destroy a vintage Suzuki and other crimes against humanity

I've had a few requests for a build thread on my T500. I actually started one when I began the project but it quickly degraded into mod vs. stock bickering and I gave up on it. However, the damage...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-24-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 247,796
Posted By Wingspan
Very cool, Congrats! :D

Very cool, Congrats! :D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,091,507
Posted By Wingspan
Thanks for the kind words. It's a nice feeling...

Thanks for the kind words. It's a nice feeling given all the negative responses I got on this forum when I started the project. The tank was made by Sean at Roc City Cafe and the gauge is from...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,091,507
Posted By Wingspan
This is my '75 Suzuki T500: ...

This is my '75 Suzuki T500:

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-csVgmq2/0/L/T500-759-L.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2011, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,238,711
Posted By Wingspan
Basics: 1975 Suzuki T500 Engine...

Basics:

1975 Suzuki T500

Engine freshened up with new crank seals, pistons/rings, and electronic ignition
Expansion chambers and rearsets from Titan Performance
Custom tank made by Sean at...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,238,711
Posted By Wingspan
http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuk...

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-v52D5G2/0/XL/T500-724-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,530
Posted By Wingspan
I've got the Hyperpro spring on my DL1000. ...

I've got the Hyperpro spring on my DL1000. MASSIVE improvement over stock. I've resprung the stock shocks on several bikes and in every case the result has been much better despite the lack of an...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,846
Posted By Wingspan
Sweet! :D

Sweet! :D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,069
Posted By Wingspan
You're using the wrong search terms. If you want...

You're using the wrong search terms. If you want info about BMW search for "final drive failure".

(:D...runs and hides...:D)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,306
Posted By Wingspan
Here's my '75 Suzuki T500: ...

Here's my '75 Suzuki T500:

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-csVgmq2/0/L/T500-759-L.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,109
Posted By Wingspan
It's not blasphemy, it's just not a motorcycle. ...

It's not blasphemy, it's just not a motorcycle. More like a road going snowmobile. Sounds like fun to me. Not a bike, but still fun. I'm seeing more and more on the roads around here, so...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,637
Posted By Wingspan
Thanks. :D

Thanks. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,846
Posted By Wingspan
Wow...this was not the response I expected from...

Wow...this was not the response I expected from you given your usual feedback in the cafe pic thread. Thanks. :D
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 57,637
Posted By Wingspan
Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:

http://wingspan.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1975-Suzuki-T500-Cafe-Project/i-J7mKSkM/0/L/t500%20734-L.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,846
Posted By Wingspan
Thanks. :D I started a thread here way back when...

Thanks. :D I started a thread here way back when but stopped posting when the anti- crowd had a fit that I was modding the bike instead of keeping it stock. I did do a build thread over at...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,846
Posted By Wingspan
18" aluminum rims front and rear. :D ...

18" aluminum rims front and rear. :D




Yes, I've got the Avon Roadriders on my bike as well.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,846
Posted By Wingspan
Well...I've still got a few details to sort out...

Well...I've still got a few details to sort out (shorten front brake cables, tune carbs, etc) but my T500 is nearly finished...for now at least. :D

I started it up this morning for the first time...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,557
Posted By Wingspan
Great pics, thanks for sharing. :D

Great pics, thanks for sharing. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Wingspan
` That'll look nice. Are you going to go with...

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That'll look nice. Are you going to go with the black coating again or try the chrome-look ceramic? I just had the headers on my T500 project done in Cermachrome.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,277
Posted By Wingspan
Nice little scoot you got there. Glad you...

Nice little scoot you got there. Glad you ditched the USA1 thing...:D
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Wingspan
If I were handed an old bike I'd replace or...

If I were handed an old bike I'd replace or repair whatever I deemed necessary to make it safe and functional and not waste one minute of my time worrying about the "actual" mileage or it's history. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,008
Posted By Wingspan
I had my T500 frame powdered and would do it...

I had my T500 frame powdered and would do it again in a heartbeat. Dropped it off all rusty, picked it up a week later looking new and the price was very reasonable. I didn't have to retap any...
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