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Yamaha SR500 Norton Manx Clone

1979 Yamaha Other

Price: US $4,900.00
Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
Make: Yamaha
Model: Other
Type: Cafe Racer
Year: 1979
Color: Silver
Engine size: 500
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

When Yamaha developed this bike in the 70s they had their eyes set on British bikes of the 60s.These SR500s were drafted from the pinnacle of the British bike heydays.Picture the BSA GOLDSTAR,THE NORTON MANX, JS, ellocette, atchless.A proven design, ith engine architecture taken from all of them.The Japanese motorcycle industry of coarse would not rest with some of the crude offsets and tolerances, eaking cases and poor balance in their engines.However the Japanese did lack the refined details of the British bikes which the Japanese had to overcome by superior mechanical concept and spot on metallurgical implementation.Introduced as the XT500, nd the motocross version TT500 in 1975, he road version was soon to follow. The SR500 was a sensation when it arrived on our shores but soon fell out of favor with the buying public because of the kickstart only option which was fine for dirt riders but not okay for street commuters as the bike was positioned in the marketplace.A couple years later Yamaha tried to resuscitate sales by featuring front and rear disk brakes and mag wheels, ut lackluster sales forced them to drop those options to pull the belt in another notch before finally ditching US sales altogether in 82.In an attempt to offer a low price leader in their lineup the SR was recently released as a 400. The $6000 380 lb version is to the chagrin of the motorcycle magazine test writers, ven though it started first kick every time.This great bike being offered here is the best of both worlds. It has the solid reliability and fuel efficient qualities of the Japanese bikes with the character and superior finish of the British bikes.I took this bike in on trade from the original owner and touched it with my special parts originally designed for this bike.These are one of the most popular models to caf? worldwide because of their character comfort and light handling characteristics.I also treated this bike with new synthetic oil and filter, ebuilt front and rear brake cylinders, ew dry acid mat battery, ew tires, ender, ail light and fairing.The carb is a KEHIEN CR RACING PUMPER CARB purchased brand new from SUDCO for over $750 and a brand new $600 FLOW stainless steel exhaust system with SuperTrapp tuned baffle system.
The bike drives great and has tremendous power and torque. It is politely loud mellow exhaust is pure motorcycle music. The bike is reasonably priced and is all sorted out and ready to ride.It rides drives and shifts like a new one. It has new fork seals and synthetic hydraulic fork fluid.The new clutch cable lessens the burden of the heavy clutch springs necessary to overcome the tremendous torque of this sweet motor. The fairing keeps the wind flowing around the bike with no unnecessary turbulence and the new Manx front fender is classy yet fully functional.

  • New KEHIEN CRF pumper carburetor FROM SUDCO.
  • It came as a kit with New K&N air filter.
  • New rebuilt brake cylinders and fresh fluid.
  • New Caf? Racer body parts including authentic ManxTT tank fender, anx seat, nd Bikini Fairing by Legendary-Motorcycles in Florida. All parts made in the US.
  • New lighting and electrical parts including new AGM (acid glass mat technology battery, ront flush mount signals and chromed aluminum billet British style tail light.
  • New tune up including valve and cam chain, iming and carb mixture balance, il filter and synthetic oil change.
  • Recent tire replacement with modern style quality tires.
  • New clutch cable.
  • New Stainless Steel FLOW exhaust system and SuperTrappBaffle system.
  • New fork seals and synthetic hydraulic fork oil.
The work was performed by myself. I have been factory trained by Honda in the early 70s and worked for several years at a Yamaha dealership.Unlike bikes that have been worked on by the neighborhood handyman or do-it-your-selfer I take great care and am very meticulously knowing what attention these bikes deserve.You can reach me at my professional bike shop LEGENDARY-MOTORCYCLES anytime during business hours at 2394043600. Please look the bike over and shoot any questions my way if you have any concerns. This bike is not you typical CAFE RACER "hack job"No part of this bike had a hacksaw taken to it...I will send all the original Parts with the bike to convert it back to a stone stock SR500. This bike will give you years of pleasure as it has the soul of the vintage bikes.SEE MY 100% FEEDBACK SCORE!I'M A STRAIGHT SHOOTER AND HAVE A GREAT REPUTATION SELLING MOTORCYCLES ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR MANY YEARS!IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS...I HAVE SEVERAL OTHER CLASSICS. SOME READY FOR SALE NOW...TEXT MEDave. 239 404 3600

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