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Old 01-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #31
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Send the switch assemblies and instruments off to be restored by Don Fulsang in Florida. He does fantastic work at a very reasonable price.

This is what they looked like before.



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Restored instrument cluster.

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Old 01-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #32
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Very nice project, I especially love the restored factory instruments
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #33
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Received my cases back from Dan at vaporblastsolutions.com.

The vaporblasting process closed up the porous surface left from the bead blasting previously used to removed the paint.

They have not looked this good since they left Japan 40 years ago.












This is the only way to go when cleaning cases, heads, cylinders, etc. The cost is surprisingly low. $40 for the cases.

Vaporblasted sprocket carrier, $5. Check out Dan's website for specifics on this process. His turn around time is about a week, he's a good guy.

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Old 01-30-2014, 06:17 PM   #34
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Those cases... can you school me on the check valves that bolt on the bottom? Which way are they setup? meant to pump puddled oil up to the bearings? I've not seen them on any other two stroke, vintage or modern.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:00 PM   #35
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T500 Suz had some too and I'd love to have some on my older triples!!
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #36
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T500 Suz had some too and I'd love to have some on my older triples!!
Had some what?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #37
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Those cases... can you school me on the check valves that bolt on the bottom? Which way are they setup? meant to pump puddled oil up to the bearings? I've not seen them on any other two stroke, vintage or modern.
They were added to later model triples in an attempt to reduce smoking. They are actually small reed valves that re-route any oil lingering in the bottom of the crank chamber to the crankshaft bearings.

Some other Kawasaki two stroke models also used them.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:08 AM   #38
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Had some what?

Some valves at the bottom of the case... More to just empty the oil staying there than to recycle la Kawasaki.
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Some valves at the bottom of the case... More to just empty the oil staying there than to recycle la Kawasaki.
Many Jap snowmobile engines included drain screws in the crankcases.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:30 AM   #40
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Prmurat . The T500 did NOT have this. I had one.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:31 PM   #41
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Prmurat . The T500 did NOT have this. I had one.

Love this definitive type of answer.... On my -72 T500 I sold a few months ago (cause it was smoking too much on one pot; cause it was using oil box; cause one of the crank seal was badly installed), I use to take off these 2 little bolts/crankcase drain plug on each pre-compression halves bottom. One always had about a thimble of oil in there...
Did you ever had a T500 ...SORRY but it does not look like (see me two I can use CAPITAL letters)...

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:09 PM   #42
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I had a '77. Black with gold and blue pin-stripes on the tank. Untouched when I bought it from the original owner. Rebuilt the motor myself several years later due to a noisy crank bearing. I'm wondering if YOU ever had one. Tell me what drives the oil pump.
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Old 02-01-2014, 03:28 PM   #43
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I CANNOT wait to see how this turns out!! It looks so awesome already. The controls and dash look incredible! Good luck with the rest!
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:33 AM   #44
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I am so sorry for this thread which is about H2 and is now highjacked by someone poor memory or lack of knowledge (like if someone having a 2 strokes Suzuki did not know to stop immediately when the tacho does not work anymore...). BTW ... Pics of my T500 and what you surely did not do in the engine (or you would have known about the pre-compression openings...). If you want to keep on, I suggest a new post....
http://s159.photobucket.com/user/prmurat/library/Suzuki
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I am so sorry for this thread which is about H2 and is now highjacked by someone poor memory or lack of knowledge (like if someone having a 2 strokes Suzuki did not know to stop immediately when the tacho does not work anymore...). BTW ... Pics of my T500 and what you surely did not do in the engine (or you would have known about the pre-compression openings...). If you want to keep on, I suggest a new post....
http://s159.photobucket.com/user/prmurat/library/Suzuki
My memory is just fine at 51. Yours obviously isn't. Troll on.
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