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Author Topic: SR500 Project  (Read 81710 times)

Offline SONIC.

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« on: Jun 21, 2013, 13:43:36 »
I just set up a deal for a SR500.
Plan is a slow steady tracker cruiser enduro whoknowswhatitllbe kinda thing

Its ROUGH. Like rough rough. But it apparently runs.
But for 100 bucks I figure why not?

I know for a fact I'm going to need a set of forks, the ones on it are trash it seems
Anyone know of any readily available forks that are a straight swap? XS650 maybe?


Offline teledan

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #1 on: Jun 21, 2013, 14:25:40 »
Score!  I have heard that '77 and up XS650 forks are a straight swap.  I can't speak from experience though.

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2013, 19:51:03 »
And here she is looking like an absolute turd.



After about an hour, cleaning the vm36, she started up


But the clutch was stuck solid and it wouldn't go into gear when running.
So I tore into her for the first time.
Reeeeeeeally simple motor.
About 5 minutes I had the clutch pulled and soaked it in new oil and reinstalled and worked like a top.

And I even got to ride down the road for about 1/2 mile before I had to push it home because I have no petcock so I was running off only the fuel in the carb haha

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2013, 11:58:04 »
Awesome!  I likely need to open my motor up but will see. Nice thing about singles is not only are they simple but they're cheap to rebuild too :)

Hot cam,  big piston...
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2013, 13:19:23 »
Awesome!  I likely need to open my motor up but will see. Nice thing about singles is not only are they simple but they're cheap to rebuild too :)

Hot cam,  big piston...

What's going on in your motor?
After rebuilding my 400f I could probably do this one in a few hours haha.

Even with no air filter, an incorrectly jetted carb, and running rough it's faster than I expected. About threw myself off the back the first time I twisted the throttle hard. This ones going to be fun

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2013, 21:34:21 »
Need some opinions on a tank
What do you guys think of what I'm currently running?

The capacity is a bit limited, but it gets the job done and I kind of like the look...gives it a real hand made look: /sarcasm










And here's a close up for reference

« Last Edit: Jun 24, 2013, 19:28:56 by SONICJK »

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2013, 21:36:46 »
Great score, and the custom fuel tank is PERFECT.
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2013, 21:49:31 »
Just use a Camelback - and take the fuel with you......
 
Great theft deterrant  ;)

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2013, 21:51:27 »
Just use a Camelback - and take the fuel with you......
 
Great theft deterrant  ;)

That sir is an EXCELLENT idea.

As a bonus, I HATE hospital bills. If i go your route im almost guaranteed to not have to pay them should i wreck/burst into flame.

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #9 on: Jun 23, 2013, 21:53:35 »
It will also make you ride more cautiously if you knew that when you wrecked it was game over.