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    Building My 350/500GP Bike

    Mr. Bill "Big" Johnson has finally bugged me enough and I'm building my own bike. I have my provisional novice ticket, just finished my first race at Beaverun on Bill's bike, and I plan to race this bike (350/500GP) at VIR in March 2010 to get my license. I'll update my progress and probably be asking a lot of advice and looking for parts. I'm local in Maryland.

    I'm pretty sure it's a 1974 CL350. I think it was raced in Canada?

    I have 35mm forks from a CB350F. I'm looking for good triple trees. Any suggestions/offers?

    I have a good condition 2LS front drum from a T500 (Titan Cobra?). I found a few hairlines that need attention. I am looking for someone to weld the T500 drum - Any help?

    I'm rebuilding the carbs now (115 main and #38 slow jet). I can't get the two smallest jets out of either carb. Any suggestions? Anyone selling a pair?

    New lightweight sprockets on the way from Sprocket Specialists (17/33) to go with a new D.I.D. 520 chain.

    New Woodcraft split clip-ons and 1/4-turn throttle ordered.

    I'm hoping to run a PVL so I don't have to bother with points and battery. Any PVLs for sale?


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    How do I attach pics to this thread? Can I link to my FB pics?
    Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look. - S.M.

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    use the reply to topic button at the bottom of the window. click the little mountain looking button at the window top. insert the url for the image in between the img tags that appear. there is a how to in the faq section. youll need to have the images hosted someplace. like photobucket or something like that.

    you can not link to a fb image.



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    For the T500 drum - make sure what you're looking at are cracks and not casting marks. T500 hubs DO crack but they also came from the factory with casting marks that look like cracks. In my experience, when a T500 hub fails, you can see a strong light through the cracks.

    Contact Eric Kalamaja at Sundial Moto Sport and ask him who he would recommend to weld a T500 hub. Use the 0416 number posted on his site - that's his cell and you'll get a faster response.

    http://www.sundialmotosport.com/

    Or you could always buy a "new" hub from ebay although I'd ask for some pictures of the inner hub surface first before I'd spend any money on a hub:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuk...=p4506.c0.m245

    Also, it's worth posting the link to Vintage Brakes views on the various drums out there:

    http://www.vintagebrake.com/drumspec.htm

    Jim

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    you should be able to link a facebook image, i do it one other forums, if the album is not private, right click and copy image address in facebook and paste and bracket correctly here.
    like this, tell me if you can't see the tick.


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    huh.....i wasnt able to. hmmm.....


    christian, i was going to mention eric kalamaja at sundial motorsports when you posted over on the wera board. but there are probably people here who can weld that up for you properly too. well, i know there are. and like i said, be sure they are cracks. like was mentioned above. though having it welded prior for reinforcement never hurts.



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    The "before" pics:





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    I like the high mount exhaust right now. Not sure how my left calf will like it later!

    Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look. - S.M.

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    Got engine out last night. Sure looks 35 years old:


    Can't wait to powdercoat this:


    T500 drum:


    Crack along the bottom of the gusset where it meets the drum?:


    Hairline like this at almost every gusset:

    Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look. - S.M.

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    quote:Originally posted by liam

    you should be able to link a facebook image, i do it one other forums, if the album is not private, right click and copy image address in facebook and paste and bracket correctly here.
    like this, tell me if you can't see the tick.

    Thanks Liam!
    Every time I start thinking the world is all bad, then I start seeing people out there having a good time on motorcycles. It makes me take another look. - S.M.

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