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Suzuki T 500

1975 Suzuki T500

I love finding out what do for a living. Most people their chosen occupation as bat poo, mainly because have to do it for nearly every day of the for 10 hours a day (or more). But sometimes, an outsiders perspective some just sound so friggin’ Take Mark Wolf for he is the owner and builder of this Suzuki T500 cafe

I asked him the question I ask most whose bike we are about to “Tell us a little about in which he replied “Nothing about me. By day I’m just a licensed mechanic who builds turbine jet for Rolls-Royce.” What? Just an mechanic who builds jet engines for Royce? Is it just me, or does sound awesome?

But then again, I’m not the one doing it It is safe to say that when it to rebuilding motorcycle engines, we Mark can probably do a pretty job. “I’ve rebuilt a few sportbikes over the years but the is my first attempt at any sort of or cafe project” says

Here’s how Mark describes the build. ”I bought the T500 in of last year. I found it an ad placed on the ADVrider.com web forum. It was a few miles away in Knoxville, but the price was right and it was a running

It was a very complete and unmolested but was showing it’s age. the overall condition of the chrome, it would have been more expensive to restore it was worth so I didn’t feel too bad cutting her up. I originally planned a and simple project with a seat change and some bars but the project grew and turned into a complete

“The tipping point was I decided to replace the tank. I have a lot of metal fabrication or tooling at home so I enlisted the of Sean at Roc City Cafe for the I sent Sean my stock and a few measurements and we quickly decided a tank based on the Honda CR would be the best fit for the bike. did a wonderful job and the tank dropped on. Sean definitely deserves a out” for his efforts.

In my opinion, the tank really the bike. It took a few months to get the so I decided to freshen up the engine I waited. The crank was rebuilt fresh seals and the cylinders for a set of 0,5mm over pistons.

I kept the engine stock The only big mod was an upgrade to electronic

Suzuki T 500
Suzuki T 500

Mark’s overall goal for the was simply to have a reliable and looking cafe styled “I really didn’t do any performance aside from eliminating wherever I could. I did want to the braking though but I wanted to with drums. I found a 4LS from a GT750 and laced it, with the stock rear to a set of 18″ shouldered aluminum rims.”

build couldn’t have done without Sean at for his work on the custom tank. also supplied the seat and fender, these were off the units that Mark to fit the bike. Also Titan made the expansion chambers and

ProKote Indy did the frame and header ceramic coating. Mark wanted to give a thankyou to the fine folks at the forum. “It’s a never source of great builds, and advice.”

We think Mark has the “Rolls Royce” of Suzuki cafe racers and there is a ton of and build pics on Mark’s on DoTheTon.com.

(Big thanks to Dock aka VonYizer on D.T.T. for the Keep ‘em coming, lads!)

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