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    Finally after a year my Suzuki T500 is alive

    Yesterday I put my chain on it fill it with gas fired it up and
    DAMM is that bike fast And the brakes suck so bad.
    Here is a link to my T500
    there is a pic showing a bent shifter rod
    rest assured that has been replaced.
    There is also a video sorry no audio with it
    Latter
    http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...Suzuki%20T500/

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    Looks tough! I wanna hear it.

    JD



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    Nice! Looks like it's coming along great!

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    your bike looks great!
    where are you putting the battery?
    did you make the seat out of your old seat?
    -brent


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    I bought this seat off of E-bay The battery is a UPS battery that failed to hold a 400 watt UPS But works great for this bike.
    No electric start and such
    It is in the tail section.
    as is all the other electrics.


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    Do the brakes suck in general or is it just the rear, because of the rearsets? I'm putting rearsets on my bike too and just from loss of leverage form the stock setup to the new linkage I know its going to be bad. So are they at least manageable?


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    The backs are ok I can almost lock them up I think in my case this was a bike that laid in a field for about 8 years. so the drums have alot of pitting on them. I know the fronts need to be turned I have news shoes front and back.
    And it has been a long time since i rode a bike with only drum brakes maybe it is just me.


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    That's a cool bike...love those Chambers too. Do you know who made them, I've never seen a set quite like 'em.

    I have a name of a place that came highly recommended that relines brake shoes, probably can help with the drums too, for vintage roadracers, text from an email of 4 years ago:

    The company you are referring to is "Vintage Brake" 15069 Lupine lane, Sonora California 95370 Attn Michael Morse Phone/fax 209-533-4346. They are not cheap but they are the premier quality supplier to the vintage bike crowd both on the race track and on the street.

    I hope the guy's still around, I've been meaning to get a spare set of shoes relined for my stock RD350.

    Good luck with your project, damn I love old 2-strokes!


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    Vinatge Brake is still around. The last time I called them they were back logged about 3 months.


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