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    My 78 SR lives again

    Yes!!! My poor bike had'nt run since 1985. Tore it down for a top end port job and refresh then life happened. Now semi retired with time and a son who will be the new owner, it's together agian. Fired up yesterday after 30 or so kicks.
    Going for a shake down today. Would post plcs but my dumb phone can't do that. May get the boy to do that.

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    Senior Member gcrank1's Avatar
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    Hearing it banging again has to feel good!
    '81 Yamaha SR500 Caff Racer
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    Excellent...keep it yourself and get your Son another SR...then you have two!

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    ...'Any unnecessary items on the bike, that it doesn't really need, shouldn't be there!'. (Café racers creed). SR..

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    Hasn't run since 1985!!??

    Sounds like something of a record in itself for an SR resto!
    Congrats and hope your son (& you) enjoys the bike.

    Steve

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    I take it the mileage is low.

    Steve

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    8,455 mi. Had to postpone test ride, front master cyl. Craped out on me. Waiting on rebuild kit due next week. Was stored inside all those years so not in terrible shape. After much cleaning, sanding and polishing wheels,cases et all its not perfect but thats not what I was after. And yes there may have been a beer or three quafed when it fired up. Am going to see if I can figure out how to post pics with wifes phone.

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    Brake parts came early. The seat is the sons idea, looks nice but a pia to fit it. Oh well, no hill for a climber eh! Both of us
    took it for a ride. Nice sonny day, hi 50s. Runs great, looks good from 10ft. Gives the boy something to spend money on. Thanks to all members for all the great info available. Maybe the boy will get tired of kick starting it and give it back to me, ha ha, fat chance!

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    Looks pretty good. What is it running for a carb and pipe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmonk View Post
    Looks pretty good. What is it running for a carb and pipe?
    Origianal owner put supertrap on it. I bought the 36vm mikuni from Thumperstuff when I tore it apart all those years ago. I prefer the stock seat so I told the boy he could'nt chop up the frame till I'm dead.....
    Last edited by Wormburner; 12-03-2017 at 11:15 PM.

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    Looks like something amiss with the fittment of that SuperTrapp end cap?
    '81 Yamaha SR500 Caff Racer
    '09 Suzuki TU250X 'The Silent Red Fellow'
    '98 Honda Shadow 750 ACE Deluxe
    In all things maintain your uprightness lest the road reach up and smite thee

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