This particular example, a Belgian import, was found languishing in a North Wales dealership in 2013 and although complete was tatty. A deal was done and the bike loaded in to the van for its journey to its new home in South Wales. All the chrome cleaned up well, as did the alloy. A carburettor clean and timing adjustment soon had it running as it was intended to. It was then that the decision was made to respray it in the Candy Gipsy Red/ Gold colour scheme of the slightly later L model which really suits the T500. The paint on the frame was touched in and a new seat cover purchased from Pit Replicas. One modification that was made was to move the ignition switch from its usual position under the front of the petrol tank to between the clocks by using a readymade bracket from the GT125/185 range. Self-adhesive chrome trim on the lower edge of the tank replaced the clip-on trim which often holds water, which doesn’t help if the tank is going a bit rusty.