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1979 STREET BIKE SR500

$ 2,000.00
Cafe build


Vehicle Information
Asking Price: $ 2,000.00
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Color: Candy Red
Engine: Other
Mileage: Unknown

Vehicle Owner's Contact Info
Name: Thomas
Telephone: 6612109904
City: Santa Clarita
State: California

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Vehicle Owner's Comments:

The SR400 and SR500 series of motorcycles from Yamaha are some of the simplest and most beloved motorcycles of the past few decades. They have a single cylinder, a single cam, a single valve for exhaust, and a single valve for inlet, and a single carburetor, or fuel injector – making them as reliable as gravity and much more fun. Back in 1978 when Yamaha first created the SR500 it was intended to be a Japanese replacement for British thumpers like the Manx Norton – yet Yamaha also made it a bike for entry level riders by building the SR series to be easy to ride and easy to maintain. The Yamaha SR400 and SR500 really begin with the engine fitted to the Yamaha XT500 enduro/adventure motorcycle made from 1975-1981. The XT500 was a bike built for lively performance and had rugged, simple construction. It was a bike that was successfully campaigned in the Paris–Abidjan-Nice and then the Paris–Dakar Rallies establishing itself as a credible adventure machine. At the time of its introduction it seems the motorcycle press and public saw it as an entry level bike and it took them a while to warm to it and discover the SR500’s personality. The Yamaha SR500 stayed in production until 1999 with new bikes finally disappearing from showroom floors in 2000 – this has been a version of the bike that has been a natural for modern café racer and scrambler custom builds. This 1979 model was the start of a project that never left the ground. Needs left side peg - accidentally broke when kick starting the bike (need to fold prior starting). Other than that, the bike runs great and ready to ride. All you need to do is pick the build you want and start buying the parts. Pink slip in hand just needs tags paid at DMV. Priced to sell!

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