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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and wanted to share pictures of my son and I on our 1970 T500. It is a really nice rider. I've started getting back into this 2 stroke thing more and more, I realize that I'm going to have to buy another one, for riding, while I restore this one to original luster, not a bad problem to have. Thanks LexPaul

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Nice looking bike, when were these taken?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:11 am 
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Welcome to the real world.

Ah! Love that model. The lower style handlebars look the part too, I find them far more comfortable than the originals.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:45 am 
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That is a very clean machine as it is LP. I would be inclined to limit total shiny-ness and keep it near original and focus on getting the mechanical side of things correct. Although that also seems pretty good anyway. If it ain't broke don't fix it.

If you want to restore a bike to show condition start with something that has to be totally stripped anyway. The cost will be the same whether you start with the base bike you have or one that is covered in rust and corrosion (within limits of course).

Oh, and get your lad a decent pair of motorcycle boots, trainers don't cut it in the protection stakes (you are old enough to make your own choice of course :D )

Good luck

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:21 am 
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Agree with zunspec4 & tlram1. Definitely sharp looking.

I'd keep it as a correct original. Focus on mechanical stuff. Perhaps an engine rebuild so it lasts another 40 years.

Two cosmetic items worth considering. An uplosterer might be able to repair the seat before it gets any worse. Fork lowers could use some attention.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:03 am 
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:up: Looks like a real nice bike, I would leave it as is.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:32 am 
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These pics were taken Friday Feb 25


TLRam1 wrote:
Nice looking bike, when were these taken?

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