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 Post subject: 1969 T500 build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:27 am 
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Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:32 pm
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Location: southwestern Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Suzuki 2-Strokes: 69 T350 thru 75 GT750
Obviously didn’t need another project. But I noticed a mostly original 69 T500 was for sale, and figured it & the 69 T350 make a nice pairing.

The 1969 Suzuki T350 at last year’s Cafe Racer magazine bike show.
ImageCRM_2019-01_1168 by jabcb, on Flickr

Was snowing when the T500 was delivered this morning.
Image69-T500-1269 by jabcb, on Flickr
Image69-T500-1272 by jabcb, on Flickr

The shipper broke the side cover. But it was previously repaired & was probably going to brake again. So I don’t blame the shipper.
Image69-T500-1270 by jabcb, on Flickr

Am going to do a sympathetic restoration & keep the bike as original as I can.
New reproduction side covers are available. (They’ve broken often enough that somebody is making reproductions.) The 69 T500 has a black stripe on the tank. I’ll have the painter add the stipe when he paints the replacement side cover.

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Suzuki:
GT750 2x75
GT550 72 project & 75
GT380 72
T500 73 project
T350 69, 71 & 72 project
T250 72
Honda 85 CB650SC & 86 CB700SC
09 Triumph Bonneville SE


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 T500 build
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:39 am 
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Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:37 am
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Location: Trowbridge UK
Country: UK
Suzuki 2-Strokes: T500R, SV1000S, TS125, Seeley T500
WOW, nice find :up:

Have fun bringing it back to the street :D

Cheers Geoff


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 T500 build
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:31 am 
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Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:38 am
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Location: SW Pennsylvania
Country: USA
Suzuki 2-Strokes: 1974 GT185
Jabcb you never fail to amaze me on your finds. Another fine looking bike to add to the collection. Enjoy! Keep us in the loop of its restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 T500 build
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 pm 
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Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:34 pm
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Location: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Country: USA
Suzuki 2-Strokes: GT380
I love those!


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