Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

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Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

Post  jackjr on Sat 28 Jul - 11:38

Hello, this is my girl 78 SR500. Found her with 1650 orig miles, 99.9 % rust free, the bike was kept in storage for 30 years in hot dry conditions.
The fellow that sold her to me, had now knowledge of bikes, she was mine for 350.00 USD . I decided to get back in racing and the SR is a great
cornering bike for its class. I have not opened the engine for upgrades yet. will be keeping the 500cc class. Hi comp piston and lifters are the intended upgrade. I have a Gary Hoos racing header, 1.75 in, "Cone Eng" muffler 12in SS. New ( not installed yet ) 38mm Mikuni Carb K&N airfilter.
Airtech Clipons, GSXR 600 rear sets, air shocks with progressive springs, hand made cafe seat 2.3lbs, have a XS400 18 inch wheel for racing tires. In the build stage of a Carbon fiber catch pan, All non critical hardware replaced with SS. The Wt is down to 280 dry. Have been testing the bike on the street but a this point only a few tests left before the track. Will tracking her in Portland Oregon USA.


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Re: Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

Post  TinTin on Sun 29 Jul - 12:44

Hi Jack,

Welcome to the forum!
You are so lucky... $350 for a immaculate SR500 is a real steal
why is it always somebody else that finds such bargains
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Re: Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

Post  jackjr on Tue 31 Jul - 19:49

TinTin wrote:Hi Jack,

Welcome to the forum!
You are so lucky... $350 for a immaculate SR500 is a real steal
why is it always somebody else that finds such bargains


Thank You, I was lucky.
My build on this bike has been fun, have learned much. cheers

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Re: Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

Post  Toecutter on Tue 31 Jul - 22:24

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Re: Hello all, SR500E owner cafe racer

Post  caferacer 1975 on Fri 10 Aug - 18:54



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