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Author Topic: SR500 Project  (Read 81802 times)

Offline SONIC.

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« Reply #30 on: Jun 26, 2013, 18:40:55 »
might want to check out suzuki dr400/500 tanks? blasting cabinet looks like you stole mine. Its identical. great minds think alike :) Remember to make a pluggable hole in the bottom for the grid to remove when it lost the edge. And a light. most def a light. I have a 200w beam on top, with hole in the top. works A+ next to my 18bar constant compressor ^^

Yup I picked up the light socket, some lexan, and a few finishing touches today and tonight it will get its first test hopefully.

I picked up 50 lbs of recycled glass and 50 lbs of black diamond to try out.

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #31 on: Jun 26, 2013, 19:54:59 »
As far as tanks go, the SR's and XT's have an oil in frame set-up, so the backbone is a bit wider than a "normal" bike. A lot of other tanks won't fit.
 
Just something to keep in mind  ;)

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #32 on: Jun 26, 2013, 19:59:47 »
A yamaha DT tank might look cool...
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 #33 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:37:53 »
As far as tanks go, the SR's and XT's have an oil in frame set-up, so the backbone is a bit wider than a "normal" bike. A lot of other tanks won't fit.
 
Just something to keep in mind  ;)

This is true, but I have a hammer, i have a welder, I have torches, i can make anything fit ;)

It happened sooner than expected!
Got my order from mikes XS today, so I tossed on an exhaust gasket and a petcock, welded up a hole in the exhaust, tossed the tank on and went tearing off like  a fool through the fields!

First observation: this much torque on grass with a street tire is just ridiculous. Anything past 1/2 throttle and the rear wheel just spins all day long in gears 1,2, and 3.
This realization led to.......you guessed it.....drifting around and donuts.
About 5 minutes into this I got a little overzealous and started sliding and trying to transition to a donut on the move.
Fail. Just a hair too much throttle and I was on the ground and the old girl was revving her heart out hahaha.

Picked it up, brushed it off, it started first kick and I was off to more hooligan-ish behavior.

I am in love.
« Last Edit: Jun 26, 2013, 20:43:01 by SONICJK »

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #34 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:41:08 »
Mike, which DT tank you have in mind?

I hate the stock one, Its too short I have decided. When I am sitting on the bike I like the tank to be up a little higher. I feel like if i hit the brakes a little hard I'm going to slide up the seat, across the tank and rack my balls on the handlbar risers.

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« Reply #35 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:53:36 »
Okay I change my mind on the tank.
For some reason I decided to read the standard sticker by the fuel cap:

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #36 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:55:03 »
UK Import?

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« Reply #37 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:58:45 »
UK Import?

Read the whole thing.

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Re: SR500 Project
« Reply #38 on: Jun 26, 2013, 20:59:54 »
I did - twat is an English term  ;)
 

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« Reply #39 on: Jun 26, 2013, 21:25:48 »
I did - twat is an English term  ;)

Figured you just got to petrol haha.