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Author Topic: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio  (Read 9960 times)

Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #150 on: Aug 15, 2019, 21:55:13 »
DERAIL WARNING - haha

Sorry for the U-turn but I need some help getting this bird started. I kicked my brains out today and never got so much as a sputter. I'm hoping there's an sr500 wizard here that can lend me a hand.

Quick Facts -
Brand New Mikuni vm38 - bought from Niche Cycle as specc'd for an sr500
Brand new plug - tried a Bp6es and an Iridium
Bright white spark, she's sparking just fine.

So, I have fuel, I have spark, WHAT GIVES? haha.

The most I got was a few balls of fire directly into my shins. I tried AC on/off, choke on/off, starting fluid, nothing.

any suggestions? Any tuning I could do to the ignition?

Offline ridesolo

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #151 on: Aug 15, 2019, 22:04:54 »
Tough call:

The TT tank setup is not bad, clean and efficient but it's... ordinary.

The Tracy setup is certainly unique and distinctive.  It took me a while but I finally figured it out, the thing sort of looks like the result of a wild, drunken night between a SR500 and a Honda Helix. 
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

This is cooking away out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL378: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0

This is an on-going Non-Motorcycle saga:  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71319.0

This one is FINALLY done: (!)
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

Offline irk miller

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #152 on: Aug 16, 2019, 08:03:56 »
Are you priming the engine with a few half-hearted kicks and the throttle open, then finding TDC in the window before you kick it over for real?

Also, the Tracy body just needs the fairing.  I see it similarly as the BMW R100RS.  They look totally whack without the fairing because the seat cowl is so long.

Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #153 on: Aug 16, 2019, 09:08:36 »
No, not really. After some reading last night, I learned the standard starting procedure with these bikes. This is my first sr500 and I had no idea that you cant adjust timing and there's a technique to using the decomp lever and such.

TLDR - I'm dumb but still in disbelief that she won't start.

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #154 on: Aug 16, 2019, 13:04:11 »
I know its a different animal all together, but on my XL350, my starting procedure was to turn the fuel on, give the bowl a few seconds to fill up. Kick over twice with ignition switch off. Roll the engine over slowly with the kicker until its at TDC (you kinda have to get a feel for it) then one good, hard, smooth kick all the way through and it fired up every time.

Offline ex119x

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #155 on: Aug 16, 2019, 19:37:11 »
You can also put it in first gear and then roll it backwards until it comes up on compression. That way you know that it is just past TDC on the compression stroke. You will then be able to get a complete kick through. Do not stop partway through a kick with an SR500 or it will be perfectly happy to kick back and fire your right knee into the bottom of the front master cylinder.

Offline Brent

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #156 on: Aug 16, 2019, 23:01:05 »
The fairing balances the look.

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #157 on: Aug 17, 2019, 11:48:30 »
It does indeed.

The potential issue with a long horizontal stripe is that it tends to make it look even longer.


Offline imwastefull

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #158 on: Aug 17, 2019, 12:09:54 »
Wow those old adds are awesome. I'd love to come across a fairing some day. If anyone ever sees one, keep me in mind!

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Re: SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio
« Reply #159 on: Aug 17, 2019, 22:47:56 »
Check out Airtech. They may have something similar or one you like better.
I am a big fan of the Sportster style but I don't think it would suit your body work. Maybe one off a ZRX might look good.

On another note, the angle of the body looks off. I think the front forks could do with being a bit taller. How much shorter are they than stock?
« Last Edit: Aug 17, 2019, 22:50:29 by Brodie »
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.