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Author Topic: SeRotonin500 1981  (Read 13296 times)

Offline MakiMoto

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SeRotonin500 1981
« on: May 31, 2013, 11:48:34 »
Last night i got to tick off one thing more on my bucket list: Owning a SR500.

I got it for a "very reasonable price" (i.e dirt cheap) and it came with a whole extra and complete Sr500 with it. In bad condition tho. Will upload some pics of it at some point.

Anyway i dont quite know where im going with this bike. 

So many options with this model and i am truly happy to finally own one ;D
Im probably just going to change a few things here and there.

I ordered a TM36 and im going to change the headlight into a 5 3/4 inch one to begin the project.
And probably another muffler. Megatron perhaps.

Anyway, i've been riding all day and only got this one pic for now.


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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 12:26:41 »
Nice catch.  How about turning it into a G50 Matchless replica/tribute? Both are SOHC singles, both are iconic in their own ways.

You could also update the suspension for a clean retro look.

Offline LBC

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 15:26:57 »
Nice enough to ride as is!(as if we could leave well enough alone)

Great 2-for-1 buy!
CB900 Scrambler -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48753.0

KZ400 Full Fairing Thing - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=57849.0


Modify and add lightness...

Offline MakiMoto

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 19:35:14 »
Nice catch.  How about turning it into a G50 Matchless replica/tribute? Both are SOHC singles, both are iconic in their own ways.

You could also update the suspension for a clean retro look.

Thanks and i like the idea, but that Matchless tank would probably cost an arm and a leg? I can only find a glassfiber replica for 347 dollars on ebay, and i dont know if they even ship to Denmark.

And what mods could be done to the suspension to clean it up retro style?

Thanks again for your ideas, it gets the creativity going hehe



 






Offline MakiMoto

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 19:55:23 »
Nice enough to ride as is!(as if we could leave well enough alone)

Great 2-for-1 buy!

Yea im kinda hesitant to start tearing into it, its like a time machine taking me back to before i was even born and i like that feeling!

But it will happen at some point. I just need to get the road approval next week, so i dont have to do like my friend when his CB had to be approved.

In Denmark every bike 10+ yrs old needs to be road approved again when you sell it. If its been over a year since last. The CB's numberplate had to be moved and a rear fender mounted. Its not pretty in any way, but it was a fast way to do it and it will be approved like this. Some of the rules for bikes here dont make sense to me.

And thanks, the other bike is not the red one in the background, thats my friends. Its nice to ride the same kind of bikes i think, he ordered a carb kit as well.

Offline MakiMoto

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #5 on: Jun 06, 2013, 15:20:35 »
TM 36 pumper carb kit mounted.


Also a megafon type exhaust along with a breather filter for the engine and a battery eliminator. Sounds like a monster now and the difference is noticable, it can wheelie in 2. gear now hehe.


Worlds better than the BST34 that was on it before.

I still dont know what to do with the styling on it, clip ons look good but i drive mostly in city traffic so it gets hard in the long run. and i've got a better POV with higher bars. Going to run the standard tank and paint on it. Its rare to find a good original tank at a fair price here.
I got some engine covers i will shine up a bit, but not to a mirror finish.

The Carb and exhaust kinda blew the budget, so i'll have to wait till next month before i do anything else. in the mean time i will try to get the Carb running best i can and do some minor adjustments to the exhaust (new wool insert)

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #6 on: Jun 07, 2013, 15:59:20 »
I like it ! Are the SR frames the same as the TT frames ? Only reason I ask is I have a TT and the front looks way to long like a Chopper ! Nice start on the bike and the idea of keeping it mostly stock is cool  8)

Offline MakiMoto

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #7 on: Jun 08, 2013, 10:40:56 »
I like it ! Are the SR frames the same as the TT frames ? Only reason I ask is I have a TT and the front looks way to long like a Chopper ! Nice start on the bike and the idea of keeping it mostly stock is cool  8)

Thx, its a blast to ride, total wheelie machine!

I dont know if the TT frame is the same, but i have another stripped down SR500 and i can take the forks off and take another pic so you can compare if you like. Forks are just mocked on the frame so if you need any measurements just let me know



I kinda like the stock look on it as well, it has a "sleeper" feel to it now. Gotta shed some more weight soon though, so it will most likely be everything but stock when its done.

Im taking my time with this one, love the simplicity of the SR, i might even keep this one for life:)

My RD is going up for sale now to fuel the SR500 with parts and what not.

My best friend has a SR too, he went with the rat style. His is a bit faster than mine so i cant wait to pull the engine for a overhaul and maybe some topend tuning hehe
I only have this pic of his when we mounted the same TM36 carb kit so the tank is not mounted.


Next up for mine is to change the gas cable because the stock one had a 90 degree angle at the carb end. And check if the throttle is opening all the way.
Also the valve clearance is good (per the manual) but it ticks when it gets hot (over 65 degrees celsius), any idea what that might be? Wrong oil? wear in the engine somewhere?

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #8 on: Jun 08, 2013, 10:50:30 »
Not sure a out the tick but that's the same frame as the TTs ! From what I've gathered the SRs,XT,TTs are the same just diff trim ! Only one diff I think is the SRX !

Offline MakiMoto

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Re: SR500 '81
« Reply #9 on: Jun 08, 2013, 10:56:00 »
Not sure a out the tick but that's the same frame as the TTs ! From what I've gathered the SRs,XT,TTs are the same just diff trim ! Only one diff I think is the SRX !

Thats nice, so youre free to interchange wheels and forks like you want.

Hmm maybe i should make a SR supermotard from my XT 550 hehe