Motorcycle Classics

Found on eBay: 1972 Suzuki T500

Reader Contribution by Landon Hall

This week’s online browsing found us on eBay looking for something a little different, a little unusual. Something Under the Radar, you might say. That’s when we remembered writing a piece on Suzuki’s two-stroke T500 back in the September/October 2006 issue. After rereading the piece and doing a bit of  looking around, we came across a lovely restored T500 we just had to share with our readers.

This T500 has been completely restored, and when it was put back together, the seller installed Suzuki GT750 motor mount bushings a trick he heard about through a New Zealand website. The seller claims that this taken away about 90 percent of the vibration, leaving you with a very smooth-riding T500. All the rubber, including all the seals were replaced as a part of the restoration, along with new cables, paint, new piston rings, new clutch plates, and even new crankshaft seals.

To visit the auction for this gorgeous Suzuki, go here. To read more about Suzuki’s T500, read our Under the Radar column on the T500 here.

  • Published on Apr 7, 2009
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