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Author Topic: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio  (Read 1778 times)

Offline der_nanno

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #40 on: Dec 06, 2018, 03:05:04 »
Yup, that little box is the CDI and your frame is missing the last 3 or 4 inches at the back, but it's just two frame ears, so nothing substantial.

The quickest (and safest) way to check the condition of the engine is to take off one of the rocker bolts, insert an M6 bolt into the rockershaft and try to rock it up and down. If there's no play you're in luck. If not, well, it's sort of standard to have worn out rockershaft bores in the head. The downside, the rockers and camshaft will most likely be toast as well.

I pinned them down with some set screws to get a bit of extra life out of them, but be aware that this is just an intermediate fix. If your engine-no is starting with 48T instead of 2j2 or 2j4, you should already have the improved head where the rockershafts are fixed into place and they can't spin in the head and thus elongate the holes anymore.

The other thing you can check quite easily is by removing the cap from the camchain adjuster (it's manual) and check how much thread is still available.

You can check the condition of the inductive coils by unplugging the 6-pin connector from the alternator and measuring the resistance (engine side of course) between brown and black and red and black. Both should yield in excess of 330 Ohms to be perfect, the bike will still fire up with readings around or just under 290 Ohms. It can be converted to battery ignition as I doubt you will be able to find a company will to rewind your coil. (Old TV- and radio-repairshops used to do that overhere...)
« Last Edit: Dec 06, 2018, 03:08:30 by der_nanno »
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Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #41 on: Dec 06, 2018, 10:55:16 »
Awesome, thanks Der Nano. My engine starts with the 2j2 designation. To be perfectly honest, I'm going to jankily wire and fire the pig this evening/weekend and work on whatever fails or is broken. Wishful thinking that my motor isn't a heap of junk.  ;)

We'll see!

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #42 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:02:41 »
Here is a pic of my custom mikuni. The reg/rec looks new however the coil is ancient. I suppose I should run the test Der Nano suggested.  :-\

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #43 on: Dec 06, 2018, 18:31:43 »
Both are the stock OEM parts and the coil... well even the new ones look like that.

Btw.: Due to the nature of the ignition setup, no alternative coil will work. (Except for an XT500 coil, which is identical, except for a different plug.)
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Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #44 on: Dec 06, 2018, 18:52:56 »

Got her running!
I gave the carb a quick and dirty scrub, some fresh oil and fuel and WHAM she puts! Engine sounded strong, no knocks or ticks. She was certainly smoking a bit but I'm not worried about that right now.

Here's a link to a video of the first start. I hope it works.  :-\

Sr500 first start https://imgur.com/gallery/lnShvPX

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #45 on: Dec 06, 2018, 21:25:43 »
Sounds good.  That's a lot of smoke.  Is there an oil leak or just oil on the outside to stop rust?

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #46 on: Dec 06, 2018, 21:43:51 »
Yeah, the top end was smoking pretty bad. It was mostly coming from the header. I think it was just some shitty paint on the pipe. Also, for whatever reason, the whole motor is covered in a layer of oil or grease or wd40.... Ugh, who knows why.  ???



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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #47 on: Dec 06, 2018, 23:35:35 »
Looks like an original DG, Calfab or similar aftermarket arm which is what the current ones are copies of.   It really needs to be longer to work with that long tail section though.

I'll try to take a picture of my Calfab so you can compare.  Beautiful weld on this piece!
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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #48 on: Dec 07, 2018, 00:27:41 »
Yeah, the top end was smoking pretty bad. It was mostly coming from the header. I think it was just some shitty paint on the pipe. Also, for whatever reason, the whole motor is covered in a layer of oil or grease or wd40.... Ugh, who knows why.  ???

Could have been a leak or maybe the PO coated it in oil to protect against corrosion in storage.

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #49 on: Dec 07, 2018, 04:33:20 »
+1
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