1987 mt500 rebuild

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1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by jim5bikes » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:45 pm

hello my name is jim i as i recently got back my mt500 i sold in 2002 in rather a sorry state now, i managed to get the engine running and have started to dismantle for a rebuild repaint etc she fought me all the way but got the engine and swing arm out in the end i hope to get lots more done in the the near future, i might have to pick the forums brains if i get stuck all the best jim
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1987 mt500
1971 triumph tr5t
1971 bsa b25ss
1971 bsa a65 thunderbolt
1972 honda cl450

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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by Minter » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:49 pm

Nice looking project Jim.

I've just completed one for a customer and have another on the go. It's great to give them a new lease of life instead of breaking for parts. Well Done!

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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by hounddog » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:12 am

Very worthwhile project , good luck and don't hesitate to ask on forum if you need any advice
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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by P.I.STAKER » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:07 pm

Excellent project

good to see another one being rebuilt and back on the road


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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by jim5bikes » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:19 pm

hi everyone have been doing some more work to my mt500 slowly but have got the frame and a few bits cleaned and painted have been hit by a very nasty virus so have not been able to do much itching to get back to it, when you strip these bikes right done there seems to be hundreds of bits all in need of tlc all the best jim
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1971 triumph tr5t
1971 bsa b25ss
1971 bsa a65 thunderbolt
1972 honda cl450

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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by Bunker » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:25 pm

Looking good Jim!
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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by jim5bikes » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:17 pm

just an update on the progress of my mt500 rebuild motor and back in frame, parts gradually going back together still more parts to paint etc
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1987 mt500
1971 triumph tr5t
1971 bsa b25ss
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1972 honda cl450

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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by Barrie » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:23 am

Looks like a nice finish on the plastics. How did you acheive that?
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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by jim5bikes » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:48 am

hi, the plastic parts were stripped back to bare using wickes own make paint stripper, does not effect the plastic and was then rubbed down with 240 paper and 600 paper and then brush painted all the best jim
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1987 mt500
1971 triumph tr5t
1971 bsa b25ss
1971 bsa a65 thunderbolt
1972 honda cl450

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Re: 1987 mt500 rebuild

Post by jim5bikes » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:02 am

hello just a quick update on my mt500 by the way of a few pictures if all goes well hope to get it finished and mot in the next couple of weeks all the best jim
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1987 mt500
1971 triumph tr5t
1971 bsa b25ss
1971 bsa a65 thunderbolt
1972 honda cl450

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