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Sunday, April 18, 2010

New girl on the block

This little gem was discovered and promptly purchased by a member of the Coconut Customs extended family. It's an almost perfect example of a 1971 Suzuki T500 2 stroke twin. Everything on this bike is not only original, but in good usable condition from the freshly rebuilt engine thats never been started to the original tires with no dry rot whatsoever.

I think from now on I'm only going to work on bikes inside an apartment while being force-fed homemade chicken soup and watermelon sherbet. This shit is thoroughly good!
I didn't care if it was midnight, I needed to take this cutie's top off. Heads are BRAND NEW. Cylinders both bored .030 over with new pistons and the crosshatch pattern from honing still clearly visible. All we had to do was wipe the cylinders with some good 2 stroke oil and put the lid back on. I'll go back and install new head gaskets and torque the heads before we try to fire it. On to the carburetors!