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Pascal Benoot - Suzi T500 racebike Part 4


Pascal has just been to Perth, Western Australia, from his hometown in Belgium and likes it so much he is coming back for another holiday along our spectacular West Coast.

In the meantime he is building his new T500 racebike and has shared the following pics with us....
it was a unfogettable holiday in Australia and we come back in 2004 to do the West Coast. Now I be very busy to make a new t500 race bike. My old bike go very hard for the last race. I buy the Swarbrick pipes and I made the cylinder heads with the special combustion chambers ( I made 5 pair so I have some for sale). The big problem with the bike was that the frame is complete standard.  First I cut my swingarm by 7.5 cm and make a bridge (see picture).  I have made also my own fuel tank and seat in fiberglass (see picture) - now I am busy to reform my T frame to a "TR" frame as good as possible ( see picture)."

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Shortened and strengthened swingarm

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Braced T500 frame

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Fibreglass seat and tank under development

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Pascal and friend's son feeding man-eating parrot in the Western Australian bush

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Pascal's wife with Central Perth in the background

Earlier pics of Pascal racing his T500 racerbike
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