Yamaha SR500 & SR400 Forum

GL Performance Network
It is currently Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:31 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:29 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Alabama, USA
Well, I've been working on this for a while now, but want to document at least part of the build. I've read through so much of this forum and it is a huge help and I want to return the favor.

I wanted to buy an SR to strip down and customize. Rather than starting with a broken down project I chose to find a deal on a clean running bike to hopefully reduce some risk of unknown problems. My plan is to totally strip it down, if it isn't needed, it's gone. New bearings everywhere, new paint and powder coat, simple and functional.

Here is a picture of the trip home, and another of a quick test ride. Fun little bike for sure.

Image

Image

Then comes the easy part, tear it down!

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:43 am 
Offline
Full Member
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:11 am
Posts: 51
Location: Sydney Australia
How did you go with removal of the swingarm. I did mine a couple of months ago & tears sprung to my eyes when I finally got it out.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:03 am 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Alabama, USA
Don_in_Sydney wrote:
How did you go with removal of the swingarm. I did mine a couple of months ago & tears sprung to my eyes when I finally got it out.


Can't complain with mine, it came right out with no issue. My main headache when tearing it down was the rear axle was stuck in place and would not come out of the wheel. It would freely spin, but would not slide out.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:11 am 
Offline
Forum Supporter
Forum Supporter

Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:45 pm
Posts: 781
Location: Albany, GA U.S.A.
Scottie, I'm looking forward to seeing this project develop. Take plenty of photos.
Henry


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:19 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Alabama, USA
And on to removing unnecessary tabs and brackets, about 50lbs worth.

Image

She cleans up pretty nice

Image

The rear frame was already cut off when I got the bike. I cleaned up the cut and bought a pre-bent hoop and a seat to match. I have absolutely no idea how to weld, but I'm trying to learn so I got a friend to give me a few pointers so I could say I did it myself.

Image

And here is where she is right now. Still need to finish stripping the paint off and decide on a color.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:28 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Alabama, USA
I took the wheels and some of the brackets up to work to spend some evening time using the sand blasting cabinet.

Image

Not sure on my overall color scheme yet, but you can't beat clean black wheels.

Image

Avon Distanzia was my choice for rubber. I love the chunky off road look, while still handling well on pavement. (according to reviews I've read)

Image

Mounted up, ready for bearings

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:31 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:32 pm
Posts: 5
Location: Alabama, USA
Anyone need some parts? :D Very little if any of this stuff will be reused.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:40 pm 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:19 am
Posts: 11
Location: Victoria, B.C.
Very nice project...look forward to your progress. Good on you for learning to weld; I don't have a project and I've always been more of a woodworker/shipwright,but it's about time I learned to weld as well. Thanks for the inspiration...all the best


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:01 am 
Offline
New Member

Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:39 am
Posts: 4
Location: SWEDEN
Avon Distanzia looks really great, I will run them to.
What size did you get them in ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:26 am 
Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:57 pm
Posts: 252
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Looking good so far! 50 lbs, wow! I think that's the motivation I need to start grinding mine down.

Where did you pick up your pre-made seat loop from? Looks like it is the perfect width?

Thanks,
Travis


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 12 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
SR 500 forum

Promote Your Page Too VigLink badge