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Author Topic: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio  (Read 8881 times)

Offline imwastefull

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SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« on: Dec 04, 2018, 12:52:31 »
Yo! First post here in a few years. I'm going to try and update this thread as I wrench on this bike and get it going.

I bought this sr500 sight unseen on Ebay. It appears to be an old race bike, or in the process of becoming one. Unfortunately, the previous owner didn't know much of the history. Just that an ex-racer was putting it together before he sold it.

This is my first sr500 and I'm excited to get this old bag running! She has some go fast bits on, a GSXR front end and wheels, Tracy body kit, a steering stabilizer, quick pull throttle, oil cooler, Mikuni carb, big brakes, swing arm, etc.

I hope that you dudes can install some knowledge about the platform and this bike in particular. First thing first, I have a few questions:

WTF is this thing attached to my throttle cable? some funky accelerator pump?
Does anyone know who made the swingarm and rear sets? Curious if i ever need parts.
Mikuni vm34? i'm not positive what carb i have.

Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2018, 14:59:53 by imwastefull »

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: I found an sr500 race bike - Tracy body kit
« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2018, 13:02:55 »
The front end and wheels appear to be updated with something newer.   :D  Other than that I cant help much.
« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2018, 13:04:59 by 1fasgsxr »
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Re: I found an sr500 race bike - Tracy body kit
« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2018, 13:14:05 »
Pretty neat looking body setup on it.  Get better pics and post them up so we can see what it's all about.

Offline teazer

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Re: I found an sr500 race bike - Tracy body kit
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2018, 13:53:37 »
Need looking Starship Troopers look on that time capsule cafe racer.

That looks like a Tracy badge on the tail, so that suggests it's a Tracy body kit.  Front end looks like an SRAD gixxer and that maybe where the rear wheel came from as well.  That's a really long steering damper on it.  Don't know what that valve is in the other picture.  Looks like it might be some sort of pressure release valve or fuel tap arrangement, but need to see what's connected to it to determine what it is.

Offline imwastefull

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Re: I found an sr500 race bike - Tracy body kit
« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2018, 14:14:26 »
a couple more pics

Offline imwastefull

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Re: I found an sr500 race bike - Tracy body kit
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 2018, 14:24:23 »
Yep! its certainly a Tracy body kit. Ugly as all hell but boy, if I don't love it!

Yeah Teazer, that's what i was thinking, some sort of fuel tap/accelerator pump/fuel release type thingy. maybe something for an alternative fuel tank? I'm really not sure and can't find anywhere that it would mount.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 2018, 15:03:57 »
Rear wheel is definitely not SRAD. I have one sitting in my gargage. 6 in wheel.  Front end looks older than Srad too, but hard to tell. Wheels look more GS to me.
« Last Edit: Dec 04, 2018, 15:09:28 by 1fasgsxr »
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2018, 15:55:56 »
The wheels say SUZUKI on it. I bet they're from a Gixxer.

Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 2018, 16:03:52 »
My money is on GS 500.  The rear is too narrow to be from a GSXR.  Maybe Katana
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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Offline 1fasgsxr

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #9 on: Dec 04, 2018, 16:07:17 »
Where does it say Suzuki?  On the spokes or the wheel lip?
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=41083.0

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