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Author Topic: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio  (Read 9088 times)

Offline pidjones

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #70 on: Dec 15, 2018, 00:33:25 »
Pleeez! No Kreem! It is the devil's brew!
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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #71 on: Dec 15, 2018, 01:47:35 »
^^+1

Caswell's is the way to go!
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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #72 on: Dec 15, 2018, 02:43:27 »
you  may want to coat the tank anyway as the ethanol now in fuel will wreak havoc on that gas tank. the Caswell kit is a special type of epoxy. I have lined two tanks with it and it is good stuff.

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #73 on: Dec 16, 2018, 00:28:09 »
Agree.  The tank will need to be washed out to get a clean surface for the Caswell kit to bond to.  I did a glass tank with Caswell and IIRC I flushed it out with acetone.

I had a Norton Commando in the shop a while back with bent valves caused by the resin leaching out of his glass tank into the fuel supply and coating the valve stems with a nice sticky glue.  Ethanol in fuel is a problem for old school glass tanks.

And Kreem, as PIDJones said is horrible stuff. You would be picking that out of the whole fuel system for years to come.

Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #74 on: Dec 16, 2018, 18:28:29 »
Guys, I agree, I frigging hate Kreem. I've had nothing but bad experience with it, BUT, I didn't know there was another option! I've tried redkote as well and wasn't a fan of that either.

At any rate, thanks for the suggestion boys! I'll give that epoxy a go.

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #75 on: Dec 16, 2018, 18:34:56 »
Can anyone give me a lesson on SR500 rear master cylinders? Mine was frozen so I pulled it apart, cleaned it up but as expected, it's leaking still. However, to my surprise, rebuild kits and especially new master cylinders are like hens teeth! The ONLY rebuild kit I could find was $250 on eBay!

Anyone have some suggestions? Will an xs650 rebuild kit work? It looks pretty similar. Also, I think my MC is leaking from the cap. It looks in relatively good shape but I could hear pressure escaping. Anyone have a clever fix, or an old cap laying around?

Thanks in advance!


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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #76 on: Dec 16, 2018, 21:22:55 »
Just a warning that if you get a China-origin MC, pull it apart, clean it up, and reassemble with brake fluid to lubricate everything. Two I've had so far (a front and a rear - one direct and one from US vendor) were both filthy and improperly assembled. Worked Ok after rebuild and correction. Good news is that new snap rings come out a LOT easier than old rusted ones!
And honestly, if this is a performance bike don't EVER put ethanol fuel in it. I use just non-ethanol gas treated with Stabil in all of my carbureted engines.
« Last Edit: Dec 16, 2018, 21:25:07 by pidjones »
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Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #77 on: Dec 16, 2018, 21:33:19 »
Just a warning that if you get a China-origin MC, pull it apart, clean it up, and reassemble with brake fluid to lubricate everything

I wouldn't mind a repop Chinese MC. I haven't been able to find one. Have a link?

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #78 on: Dec 16, 2018, 21:34:54 »
They are all over ebay. May take a little adapting.
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