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1976 Yamaha SR500

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade - Other' started by whitetaco01, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Dec 7, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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    whitetaco01

    whitetaco01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Sad to see this go but unfortunately student loans, two jobs, and clueless Prius drivers are making me sell. What your looking at is mostly a 1976 SR500. Call it what you want Brat style, Cafe racer, Rat rod, Thumper, Harley Sportster Beater. This is a no frills stripped down mostly motor kind of bike. If you can't kick start a 500 single, I'm sure theres an electric start something with clip on bars out for you somewhere. On with the bike: Bought it in Colorado. Bike has been up Pikes Peek and was part of the Pike's Peek Cafe Riders Club. Front end is off an xs650. Motor is off an XT500. The bike has been thoroughly gone through and rebuilt or upgraded over the past few years. This is not a showroom bike. It has been ridden and has its fair share of paint kicks and scratches. This thing is light and fast.

    Body Frame:
    Tank is an xt500 powdercoated matte white and a rust stripe.
    Custom Made z Bars
    Gum Grips
    Custom made Frame hoop
    Custom Seat Pan with flush harness
    Custom leather Brat Seat
    Custom Rolled Aluminum Fender
    Nitrogen Charged Shocks
    Dunlop Roadmaster Tires
    Resurfaced and drilled Rotor
    Rebuilt Master Cylinder, New brake pads
    Rebuilt Front Forks

    Electric:
    Bike has been completely rewired
    LED Mini 2.5 Speedo
    Bates Style Headlight with LED Cluster (bright less power, looks like HID)
    Classic LED Taillight
    Xt500 motor converted to 12v
    Elimination of Point's: Rex's CDI ignition

    Engine:
    Stock Carb
    K&n Filter
    Valves and Timing adjusted 2 weeks ago
    New Gaskets
    New Clutch Push Rod
    Rex's Speed shop magneto and CDI. No more points. Better hot starting and throttle response
    Recent Carb Clean
    Good Compression

    Trying to get 4000 to pay for my fire academy. Will accept reasonable offers. Thanks for checking it out :)

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  2. Dec 8, 2015 at 6:26 PM
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    Jon850FL

    Jon850FL is Lurkin'

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    that thing looks sweet!
     
  3. Dec 9, 2015 at 2:18 PM
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    whitetaco01

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    Thanks man. Was my main project for a year or so
     
  4. Dec 13, 2015 at 7:17 AM
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    Jystr

    Jystr IG: TW_Jystr

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    good lord why cant you be in florida!
     
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  5. Dec 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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    whitetaco01

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    Haha thanks. I'll let you know if I have any cross country expeditions coming up!
     
  6. Jan 3, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    Buda Pest

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    Give it to me for free or I'll report you for trespassing wherever you were trespassing in the first photo lol:rofl:

    Jk man, awesome looking bike! Free bump.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2016 at 8:52 PM
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    4Running Daily

    4Running Daily Long Live ZS

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    That thing is bad ass!
     
  8. Jan 5, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    KB Voodoo

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    I've never had an interest in motorcycles in my life, until now.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    whitetaco01

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    Buda pest yeah the frame hoop was welded onto the original frame. I appreciate the comments dudes!
     
  10. Jan 5, 2016 at 5:50 PM
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    That's what I thought. If it weren't cross-country, I'd already own it!
     

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