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Clive Wadsworth's 1975 T500M

I thought you might like a picture of my newly restored 1975 T500M.  I acquired the bike last year as a basket case which it had been for 19 years! It was taken off the road in 1980 for frame refurbishment. It survived 4 house moves and a brief swap for a basket case T10 almost 100% complete although many parts proved to be unusable or unserviceable. The bike was rebuilt using as many of the original parts as possible except for the engine which was rebuilt using mainly new parts. Best regards, Clive Wadsworth,  Marston, York,  United Kingdom.

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Phil Cantwell sent the following pics of his project bike and his mate's bike:

The red bike belongs to me and the unpainted one belongs to my mate, Adam. The bodywork for both comes from Moto Tumbi, aka Classic Motorcycle Fibreglass.  The red tank is a Norton replica I think and the white one is a Ducati replica.  It was a simpler fit onto the frame as it has anti vibration mounts fitted on the underside of the tank.  Both seats are the same and are TR replicas.

The exhausts come from Andersen Engineering in Ringwood, Melbourne.  He does a lot of work on T500's including a complete new frame and swingarm.  The footpesgs on both bikes are Honda items where the levers pivot on the footpeg mount.  I like this system as I think its easy to mount and the position of the lever relative to your foot doesn't change as it rotates. Neither bike has run for many years and both required a full rebuild.  It remains to be seen how they perform.

Phil Cantwell.

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