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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #175 on: May 18, 2018, 10:10:35 am »
t500 lives.
https://youtu.be/9oq8Bt-GtyI


down to cosmetics. 3d printed sidecover and tank emblems.

tank (to be printed) and sidecover. (sidecover was printed clear, black was painted on back, silver on ft.)

A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #176 on: May 18, 2018, 11:17:29 am »
Rode my 1970 CL350 about 75 miles tonight. Discovered a new problem to fix, if I drive at close to 70 mph for several miles the velocity of the intake air will over come the "notch" holding the choke open and suck my choke closed, which of course then makes the motor run bad.  Ah, another problem to fix.
mine used to do that! had one when i was 21.. drove me nuts (as i used it to commute on it back then).  had forgotten about that.
deeper groove on the shaft cam helped via a file


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A T500 was my first bike...!  Brings back memories... :motonoises:


did a week at deals gap with it and my RD just a week or so ago for the 2 stroke meet. It did great.



 






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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #177 on: May 18, 2018, 11:42:05 am »
The T500 turned out great Mark! :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #178 on: May 20, 2018, 01:59:49 pm »
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER! 
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #179 on: May 21, 2018, 08:54:37 am »
Very nice , wouldn't even think it's a Frankenbike! It was a labor of love and that might make your wish come true.   :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #180 on: May 21, 2018, 01:51:11 pm »
This is in the other bike section because it's my son's C10.  This is a project that has been going on for too long.  Both of us have worked on this.  It has been off the road for a few years for upgrade work.  It has :ZX9 forks, brakes and front wheel.  Tapered roller steering head bearings.  1 inch bars that taper to 7/8 inch at the grips with pro taper risers.  Spiegler front brake lines and clutch line.  Barnett custom length throttle cables.  A meanstreak rear wheel.  A Corbin seat for the moment.  Madstad windshield off of my 05, while it's down for a fairing replacement.  The headlight was damaged when he got it so it was replaced with a good one that also had the protector installed.  I repaired 2 broken tabs on the upper fairing and fixed a broken tab on one of the turn signals.  It has not one, but two cup holders in holes the previous owner cut for speakers.  The oil and filter have been changed.  The final drive oil has been changed.  The coolant has been changed as well as a good scrubbing of the coolant recovery tank.  The valves have been adjusted as well as a new valve cover gasket.  The tires are Pirelli Angel GT's.  The fuel in the tank was dumped and replaced with fresh gas.  The petcock was also replaced with a brand new one. 

My first comment is that the wheel, tire and fork upgrades have transformed the feel of the bike completely.  It handles a lot better than before and deals with bumps better.  I'm amazed that the carbs managed to take that much sitting and come back to life running great!  I attribute that to running 2 stroke mix from a test tank from time to time.  First start, it fired right up with the enricher.  After a bit of running and coaxing, the high speed jets cleared and it runs like a top!  I really feel like we were lucky to have dodged the "plugged up carbs" bullet.

For a 1987 (same age as my son Bud) with 100,247 miles, I think it's a pretty nice bike.  My hope is that he keeps it FOREVER!

Really like the cupholder liners.  :great:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #181 on: May 21, 2018, 02:00:24 pm »
That turned out to be a good application for those! ;D

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #182 on: May 22, 2018, 08:48:38 am »
Don, just put a little dab of JB Weld on that choke. It won't give you any more problems!

Yer welcome!

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #183 on: May 23, 2018, 01:31:11 am »
Thanks Jerry but sometimes I do need it to close..at least for a short time.  Did some filing, found a better tab on a junk 450 Honda twin carb  in my shed, some bending, hopefully problem has now gone a way (but I haven't tested it yet.)   

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #184 on: May 27, 2018, 09:05:21 am »
The Honda finally got a complete set of new shoes. Got my own tire changer cause it was such a hassle to get tires changed. No close independent shop to bring wheels with new rubber for a change. Dealer stopped matching internet prices and raised the price and the amount of time waiting for a tire change. Read where one of our members shared my frustration and bought a tire changer. I said I could do that. 1st tire took an hour to change (just the tire, getting it off and on is another story), 2nd only about 20 minutes from dismount to balancing. Technique is acquired and things go faster. But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #185 on: May 27, 2018, 04:00:23 pm »
My Triumph Bonneville is getting new pads/rotors,calipers, master cylinder and the forks are getting a good going over to make the bike safe again. I'll be doing the small stuff later, air cleaners, fuel/oil lines, fuel taps, peg rubbers, etc...
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #186 on: May 29, 2018, 04:24:18 pm »
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #187 on: May 30, 2018, 10:23:53 pm »
But how do I tell the GF that my 2 tire changes only cost $500 each?
Simple- you DON'T!!  :))

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