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Haus of Projects / Re: 72 T-500
« Last post by m in sc on Today at 01:28:41 PM »
ed, i completely get it. same thing.. lol. ive passed up rd's, triples, but looked for this for years. go figure
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Turning Wrenches / Re: Front end and tapered bearings rd400
« Last post by Rd400greenhorn on Today at 01:24:20 PM »
A set of all balls tapered have been ordered, with the seals included
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Haus of Projects / Re: 72 T-500
« Last post by EErlenbach on Today at 01:19:40 PM »
If I ever buy anything other than an RD (or TZ if I can ever afford one..) it would be a T-500 don't ask me why... Cool Mark!!!!!
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Turning Wrenches / Re: sticky fork tube
« Last post by hw9rd350b on Today at 01:10:42 PM »
Over time the tube [Stanton] will wear into the bushings in the fork leg.
 When rebuilding I check the tube straightness most are not straight.
When assembling turn the tube as you go up and down and find the sweet spot- mark it.
and assemble front end to mark
There are bushings in the fork legs- no parts listed or available for replacement. Race forks had replaceable bushings- special tools pain in the ass....

So you have an old set that have worn in over time. take your time and find the sweet spot.
If you swap the fork legs, might not find that sweet spot..

JT
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Turning Wrenches / Re: CARB SYNC FOR RD350?
« Last post by hw9rd350b on Today at 01:03:58 PM »
I have used those on RZ500's

Sync by ear both slides close at the same time.


JT
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Haus of Projects / Re: 72 T-500
« Last post by m in sc on Today at 01:02:31 PM »
yeah, i owned a 74 about 18-19 yrs ago. loved it.
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Turning Wrenches / Re: Front end and tapered bearings rd400
« Last post by hw9rd350b on Today at 01:02:25 PM »
They are a bit taller
You will notice the ears that hold the head light bucket are a little loose. Use an extra rubber on top of the ears and install your triple clamp. Should do the trick.


JT
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Show off / Re: Picked up a great old RD350 custom
« Last post by 202wagon on Today at 12:54:26 PM »
Blue/black one has '76 YZ125X, 175, 250  air bladder over oil forks and what looks to be probably a YZ engine too.  :thumbsup:
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Haus of Projects / Re: 72 T-500
« Last post by hw9rd350b on Today at 12:53:32 PM »
O Mark you have gone to the Dark side!!!! :jawdrop:
Suzuki 500??? 
Ok they are nice to ride, smooth and have OK power
Kind of heavy but that makes them smooth.


Get her running will be watching.

JT
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Turning Wrenches / Re: Is this engine dead? Rd400
« Last post by hw9rd350b on Today at 12:47:20 PM »
Spun bearing on the ignition side....   Needs attention.
If you use a O ring bearing not the pipit bearing that would work. If you use the pipit- you need to have a stop for the pipit on the bearing case. Build up that grove with something for it to stop on. Otherwise it might spin again.
Also check the threads in the case for that side- if they pulled out a little on the studs, Would not think they would- good to check.
Spun bearing causes;
-Assembled wrong- pipit in bearing race not at stop [can warp case]
                    Look at the dent at center right bearing- probably the cause
-Cases to loose when assembled
-Bad bearing froze and spun on crank journal

That side of the crank is susceptible to air leaks at the crank seal- leak down the cases to verify after assembly.
No leaks run them


JT
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