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Title: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 08, 2012, 21:16:18
A few weeks ago it was a bone stock, rusty, and dirty '79 SR 500. It is going to be my daily driver, not a show bike. It is going to be a slow going build because of all my other projects but after finding this website, I found some ambition and am going to try to have it going by next spring. I have to many projects! This is where I'm at now. Some more updates within a week or two.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC00764.jpg)

Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 08, 2012, 22:26:06
Im down... Definitly want to see where this goes!
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: YogiBear on Apr 08, 2012, 23:55:46
That's one heck of a starting point  :o
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 09, 2012, 21:24:48
I'm thinking a mono shock, alum. swingarm, billit trees, 19" wheels, dirt track glass. Starting to draw the trees up now.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 09, 2012, 21:26:15
I have a hotwings XR style seat for sale if youre interested...
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 09, 2012, 21:37:42
I have a hotwings XR style seat for sale if youre interested...

I bought one at the vintage motorcycle days last year for it and I'm using a alum Yamaha MX 400 tank that I aleady mod. to fit over the oil tank. The plan in the next couple weeks is to get my trees made and a shock mount made so I can mock the sub frame and swing arm up.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: VonYinzer on Apr 09, 2012, 21:38:35
Right on.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 14, 2012, 07:16:30
I finally have the trees drawn. I'm going to order the alum Monday and maybe start making them next weekend.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC00783.jpg)
I might have to make a few xtra sets for my flat track bikes.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 06, 2012, 14:55:54
Dug some parts out of the shed today. The wheels are right off the old SR flat tracker. Brand new rear brakes I got at the VMD's last year for $30. I going to clean up the exhaust pipe and see if I can make it work. I got to make the trees. I have been putting them off for weeks.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC00938.jpg)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC00939.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 09, 2012, 23:22:55
I decided today to make a change in the game plan. I going to scrap the alum trees and swingarm idea.  :(  I really want to do it but don't have time and really want to get this bike back on the road(55 mpg). I going to run the stock trees and mod. the stock swingarm to use a mono shock. Planning on doing some cutting and welding next weekend so I might be able to post a couple pics.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 19, 2012, 14:36:54
Dug out some more parts.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01165.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 19, 2012, 14:55:40
Thats a good idea. I'll look into that.  8)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 22, 2012, 20:07:35
A little mock up action.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01178.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: andycafe on May 23, 2012, 06:14:28
Is it just me or dose that tank look to small with that seat/tail combo? Big arse small boobs?  :D
Title: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: neevo on May 23, 2012, 07:16:22
If you email Maxton or Hagons they should be able to give you the RD250/350LC lengths and eyes,etc.....It will give you something to think about anyhow.....

From Hagon UK:

Part No. M62029
Length  320mm
Top loop mount  12mm x 47mm
Lower loop mount  12mm x 40mm
Std spring rate 80kgs/cm
 
Part No. M62030
Length  290mm
Top loop mount 12mm x 40mm
Lower loop mount  20mm x 43mm
Std spring rate  120kg/cm
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 23, 2012, 08:58:03
I am on board, sir.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 23, 2012, 10:15:07
Is it just me or dose that tank look to small with that seat/tail combo? Big arse small boobs?  :D

The pic is distorted. Maybe i'll post another.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 23, 2012, 20:45:10
Heres a different picture.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01179.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: andycafe on May 24, 2012, 07:02:35
Haha your model looks so happy.... your right about the different angles it looks better, but it still looks abit off to me I found an image of a similar bike tank and seat set up, see how the seat cowl follows the line of the coushion on the 1 i found to me makes the bum look skinnier?  ;D hey thats just me though I do love where your heading with this. I really like this style of bike  ;D
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jun 27, 2012, 21:52:21
I started machining my top shock mount. I hope I can get it welded on this weekend.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01345.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: YogiBear on Jun 27, 2012, 22:28:27
Nice! ^
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 02, 2012, 19:02:04
Did a little mock up this weekend.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01349.jpg)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01348.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: YogiBear on Jul 03, 2012, 03:29:01
Will you be building a hoop onto the swingarm?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 03, 2012, 13:24:35
Will you be building a hoop onto the swingarm?

I am hoping I can find some time this weekend to start measuring and next week after hours at work start getting something started. I have to dig out Dad's pipe bender and see what I can do.  8)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: Swapmeet Louie on Jul 03, 2012, 13:28:09
Put a Savage lump in it...a 650 single!
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: DesmoBro on Jul 05, 2012, 22:27:37
here we go look your almost done!
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 10, 2012, 21:39:02
Started the bottom shock mount today.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01356.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: andycafe on Jul 11, 2012, 08:24:41
Everyone LOVES a mono  :D
Title: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: neevo on Jul 11, 2012, 09:09:27
Started the bottom shock mount today.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01356.jpg)

How are you making your mounts guernz? They look really slick and I would love to replicate the method for my monoshock setup.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 11, 2012, 13:29:49
How are you making your mounts guernz? They look really slick and I would love to replicate the method for my monoshock setup.

I machined them on cnc vertical mill after hours at work. If I had a cnc at home my wife would hate me, I would never be in the house. Maybe when the house is paid for I can afford a good used one.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jul 11, 2012, 13:37:51
Any chance this thing will be rideable by Mid-Ohio?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 11, 2012, 19:30:23
Any chance this thing will be rideable by Mid-Ohio?

No it won't. I just don't have the time. The goal is to have it completly done for next for riding season. That way I can take my time and build it right and the way I want it. I put alot of miles on this bike four-five years ago and it was completly stock. When I'm done it should feel like a new bike. The engine needs to be freshened up. It started to burn a little oil. That will be wintertime for that.
Title: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: neevo on Jul 11, 2012, 20:05:38
I machined them on cnc vertical mill after hours at work. If I had a cnc at home my wife would hate me, I would never be in the house. Maybe when the house is paid for I can afford a good used one.

Poo! Replication goes out the window then. Looks like I'm back to angle grinder and drill press.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: scm on Jul 13, 2012, 16:41:57
Did a little mock up this weekend.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01348.jpg)

Looks like there might be some interference with the carb/intake duct ...
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 13, 2012, 23:03:58
When I took the pic, I just clamped the mount up there. When I actually weld it on it will be about an inch higher. It will be very close. I have another complete SR I have been taking measurements from. If I measured right, I should be able to make it all work.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: scm on Jul 14, 2012, 10:02:08
I see ... if it's too tight you could perhaps locate the suspension a little further to the left!?
Btw., nice carrier you've machined!

Best regards
Sven
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 14, 2012, 10:43:32
I have the down tubes machined, I have the welding rod, now I have to bend the last two pcs. and I can start welding.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC01357.jpg)

I see ... if it's too tight you could perhaps locate the suspension a little further to the left!?
Btw., nice carrier you've machined!

Best regards
Sven

The air pod I have one my other SR looks like it might hit the shock if it was on this bike but thats minor stuff.
Hey, I raced a Sven at Weedsport,NY like maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Is this the same Sven?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: scm on Jul 14, 2012, 19:21:19
Nope, I've only been roadracing my XT here in europe...
Again very nice metalwork in your latest pic, I'm looking
forward to see more of this!
Btw., are you using a front wheel for rear?

Kind regards and good luck
Sven
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 16, 2012, 05:09:16
Btw., are you using a front wheel for rear?

Kind regards and good luck
Sven

19" front and rear. It's the set up from my other SR I used to dirt track. I'm not positive what I'm going to use for tires yet. These are not D.O.T.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: scm on Jul 18, 2012, 15:26:40
These tires look like K180s to me, I thought they were street legal?!
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 18, 2012, 23:43:17
Good Year DT2 - not for highway use. Dunlap used to make D.O.T dirt track tires for the Harley 883 bikes. I'm not sure if the still do. They were 18" rear. I want 19" front and rear. I want it to look like it just came off the track. Only with lights.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Nov 03, 2012, 19:01:06
A little inspiration.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/sportster-sport.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Dec 24, 2012, 07:34:36
A little more....
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/12Dec18-WoodRotax-Graham-1_zps49bc9d9c.jpg)
I want those wheels.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: MJPriceisright on Jan 04, 2013, 12:14:29
A little inspiration.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/sportster-sport.jpg)

so. sick.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 10, 2013, 15:05:51
I finally got it out of the shed and over to our shop. Dad tacked up the swing arm this morning.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02093_zps9166de3e.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: Bert Jan on Mar 14, 2013, 15:11:07
Whats the blue thing in the back? Jig? Looks interesting
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 15, 2013, 22:38:12
That's our frame jig. We have not used it yet. This summer hopefully. We just got a Bridgeport a couple of weeks ago, too.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 04, 2013, 20:47:44
Made a brake carrier today.
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02145_zps5d6ff497.jpg)
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02144_zps09a0fd23.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: MJPriceisright on Apr 05, 2013, 15:31:51
whoa whoa very nice man, looks awesome.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 05, 2013, 21:11:17
whoa whoa very nice man, looks awesome.
thanx man
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: Bert Jan on Apr 11, 2013, 20:27:08
A+

How did you make it? Manually on the bridgeport?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 12, 2013, 23:58:59
cnc machine after hours at work.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jun 22, 2013, 22:57:18
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02289_zpsca790945.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02289_zpsca790945.jpg.html)
Looks like cat shit on the wheel, its not though- just a dried leaf. Had some free time today to make a little some thing.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jun 23, 2013, 15:04:52
It did not fit. I'm going to have to make a new one. A little bad engineering.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Aug 10, 2013, 22:49:58
Try #2
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02343_zps592769e3.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02343_zps592769e3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jan 24, 2014, 22:25:55
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02470_zpsa87de2dd.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02470_zpsa87de2dd.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02471_zps83d6374c.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02471_zps83d6374c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 02, 2014, 20:57:34
a little more
(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02539_zps058c311a.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02539_zps058c311a.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02540_zps2a29e734.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02540_zps2a29e734.jpg.html)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: DesmoBro on Apr 02, 2014, 21:18:04
....one of these days guernz.....one of these days....
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 10, 2014, 18:12:20
My new rear sets.

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02579_zps15252c92.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02579_zps15252c92.jpg.html)

(http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p533/guernz12/DSC02578_zps191ae12c.jpg) (http://s1154.photobucket.com/user/guernz12/media/DSC02578_zps191ae12c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 12, 2017, 14:44:02
Dug it back out
Started building the sub-frame.

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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 12, 2017, 14:47:07
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 26, 2017, 14:31:46
Tacked up
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Mar 26, 2017, 14:38:14
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 10, 2017, 22:52:36
Tore down. Needs to be tigged up. Then paint.
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 07, 2017, 16:22:30
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 07, 2017, 16:33:47
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 07, 2017, 16:38:04
Rainy day, dream away


Still raining, still dreaming
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 14, 2017, 18:13:42
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: irk miller on May 14, 2017, 20:36:02
I'm here for the music and the bike.  I dig how you worked out the subframe for the seat. 
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 19, 2017, 22:19:44
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Digging out and cleaning some of the parts. I went back through this thread and realized I started this project over five years ago. Wow.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on May 27, 2017, 19:51:47
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: advCo on May 29, 2017, 00:00:51
Yeah I'm digging that subframe. Looking good


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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jun 15, 2017, 21:49:40
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: teledan on Jun 28, 2017, 13:02:13
Nice work!
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 23, 2017, 13:38:38
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 23, 2017, 13:44:20
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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Jul 25, 2017, 19:15:47
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Anybody know any easy tricks to get rid of the oxidation?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: irk miller on Jul 25, 2017, 20:01:33
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/69/bf/13/69bf1361a40c8f48ec6b62f5ecb64761--oil-additives-engine.jpg)
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Sep 13, 2017, 19:54:52

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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 30, 2018, 21:15:41
What do you cats think of the headlight. It's so ugly I think I love it.

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Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: Brodie on Apr 30, 2018, 21:48:43
I think it will depend on the colour. Looks a bit to square compared to the rest of the body work. What colour are you going to paint the bike?
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: guernz on Apr 30, 2018, 21:55:30
 Not sure.
Title: Re: guernz's '79 SR
Post by: XS750AU on May 01, 2018, 07:34:52
Quote
It's so ugly

Looks like a square headlight - nothing else on the bike is square! The rest of the bike is all beautiful curves.
A number plate with a small LED might look cool. Bit like the following photos