I didn't have a title for my bike and it looked like it was going to cost a good amount to get a bonded title so I decided to by another frame instead. I picked up a newer frame that was in better condition and had a title off of craigslist for 200$ and set my motor in it.
SV650 with CR500 engine
I always wanted a big two stroke street bike, and since the SV650 frame was
narrow I thought my nice CR500 engine would work out well.
Honzuki SVCR500S (SV650 + CR500) Build Transformation
I bought a $200 '01 SV650 and rescued it from a trailer park. The engine
was removed by the previous owner because it was knocking. It had also
been painted all over in a sloppy mess with no masking and no proper
I spent a few weeks in my spare time stripping, cleaning, and blasting the
thing into shape. Underneath all the crud and excess paint was lots of
nice bits in decent shape.
A cradle was cut from an old CR500 frame that had been tweaked and
mounting tabes were welded onto it allowing the SV650 engine mount bolts to
work in their factory mounting locations. The trycky part was the
kickstarter shaft. It had to be lengthened to clear the frame but d@mned
if we are, it broke 3 times after modifcations. This was the Achiles heel
of the project and caused me to become disgrunted and frustrated with it.
I parked it in the back corner of my garage and over the months it wound up
buried under other garage junk.
Some time later a low-mileage '06 SV650 engine showed up on Ebay, and with
an Ebay coupon I got the engine for $186! Once I got it home and converted
the second generation engine to my first generation chassis and mounted it,
I was suprised to find that it started immediately, though it smoked
something serious... the engine was shipped on its side and the oii drained
into the cylinders. Once that blew out the engine ran well, and is still
10/4/10 - UPDATE! - Best of all I sold the old dead engine as parts for
$170, so really tne new engine cost me $16!!!!!!!
Really cool project for under $500!
And the CR500 engine is saved for the next project! :)
GS500 Starting Problem and Generator Rotor Repair
Sometimes the generator rotor comes loose. The starter gear is attached to
it. When that happens, your bike makes a whirring sound and won't turn
over. Here's how to fix it with simple tools and a little time.
CORRECTION: The bolt to remove it is M14 x 1.5. I read the stamping in my
box of rotor removal parts incorrectly. It is listed correctly in the
Haynes manual, chapter 8. I was correct on the 36mm spacer.
So i bought my 1995 suzuki gs500e this august (2009) it had under a
thousand miles on it and runs fine in the city, I didnt like the color of
it, although some people like the odd blue. So i decided to paint it. of
course im not a professional nor do i claim to be. I just spent alot of
hours sanding and priming (with a brush cause i cant afford a sprayer).
after that i had to decide how i wanted to apply the spray paint and added
3 coats of color and 1-2 coats of clear top coat to help protect the color
even more from the sun or wind. i did a very sloppy job on the wheels,
especially the back, you can see spots where the gold managed to get on the
rubber. My favorite part of the bike when it was done was the front fender,
with the fang look. The stripes running down the tank and rear of the bike
also came out very well.
Tired top end - 2000 Suzuki Gsxr 750 Motor swap - PART 1
The top end is done and has about 70k miles on it as does the rest of the
motor too. I found a 2002 10k mile motor on ebay for $ 650 shipped and
will swap out. Much cheaper than machining the old head. This is the third
time I have pulled this motor, so no biggee. Stay tuned for more . . .