Long Term Storage T500

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Smoker68
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Suzuki 2-Strokes: '68 T500 (3); ‘76 GT750; ‘69 T250

Long Term Storage T500

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I am in the process of replacing crank seals on a ‘68 T500 Cobra I restored a few years ago. Clearly “operator error” on my part for letting the seals dry out. The only good news is that I actually enjoy tearing the engine apart and putting it back together.

I’ve restored a number of Suzuki two stroke twins and treat some as riders and some as collector pieces. Anyone have any suggestions for how to store the Suzuki two stroke twins on a long term basis without ruining the crank seals? Any advice appreciated.
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Alan H
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Re: Long Term Storage T500

Post by Alan H »

Ride them on a regular basis. That's what they are for after all.
Think of how stupid the average person is, then realise that half of them are more stupid than that.
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