1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!

Wahoo650

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

I really like the green against the all blacked out bike- very minimalistic. No beef on "kawi green" either. It's all good, and this is really good.
Having owned a TX back in the day I already have a soft spot for them. I personally really like the stock tank in that purplish blue with the white yamaha logo. But I'm not riding it, am I?
 

AzHonda

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

Well, let me get your thoughts on this:

I am thinking of putting the white Yamaha tank logo in the same spot on this tank. I am 50/50 on doing it right now.

Thoughts?
 

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ApriliaBill

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

AzHonda said:
Well, let me get your thoughts on this:

I am thinking of putting the white Yamaha tank logo in the same spot on this tank. I am 50/50 on doing it right now.

Thoughts?
Use the Logo, not the name... http://visualdesignhva.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/yamaha_logo.jpg
 

SONICJK

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

She's a beauty for sure!
I'm in the same boat man, after 4 hondas I'm building a yamaha and loving it so far.
 

AzHonda

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

Thanks Sonicjk. That Sr500 is going to look sweet!

Aprilabill- I like it. I didn't even think about that yet.
 

DreadRock

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You know I'm not much on green bikes but looks real good ! I like the stock strip idea and if you don't like take it off ! Glad to hear you like the Yams we need more around LOL
 

AzHonda

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DreadRock said:
You know I'm not much on green bikes but looks real good ! I like the stock strip idea and if you don't like take it off ! Glad to hear you like the Yams we need more around LOL
Scott- It seems there are a lot of people who are not big on green bikes. Honestly, I hate green Kawi Ninjas, but have had an itch for a green tank as well as an orange tank. But since I work at a prison and the inmates wear orange........I would get flamed by my coworkers. ;D
 

teazer

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

AzHonda said:
Scott- It seems there are a lot of people who are not big on green bikes. Honestly, I hate green Kawi Ninjas, but have had an itch for a green tank as well as an orange tank. But since I work at a prison and the inmates wear orange........I would get flamed by my coworkers. ;D
And I thought they said that orange is the new black......
 

ApriliaBill

Yeah...I'm old school.
Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

I don't know if it's been brought up yet, and I don't know how far it goes back and what it's connected to, but it was legend green bikes were bad luck. At that (early 60's when I started hearing this) time about the only bikes green were Triumph's, so I don't know if that's where it started. Or maybe there is a correlation with some early race bikes being green????
 

AzHonda

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

ApriliaBill said:
I don't know if it's been brought up yet, and I don't know how far it goes back and what it's connected to, but it was legend green bikes were bad luck. At that (early 60's when I started hearing this) time about the only bikes green were Triumph's, so I don't know if that's where it started. Or maybe there is a correlation with some early race bikes being green????
I have heard that before. The thing is.....I don't believe in things like that. Color, what a person says, walking under a ladder, black cat yada, yada yada. Does not affect my decision making. But yeah. I have heard green bikes are bad luck. Maybe that's why there are so many Kawasaki Ninjas for sale on Craigslist? ;D
 

AzHonda

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500

AzHonda said:
I have heard that before. The thing is.....I don't believe in things like that. Color, what a person says, walking under a ladder, black cat yada, yada yada. Does not affect my decision making. But yeah. I have heard green bikes are bad luck. Maybe that's why there are so many Kawasaki Ninjas for sale on Craigslist? ;D
So yeah....maybe Green wasn't the way to go.....
 

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DreadRock

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Not that I have alot of parts but if you do plan on rebuilding it and I have any parts just let me know !
 

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