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admin

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Video: MCN's Yamaha SR500 cafe racer project running

MCN designer Simon Relph bought this rust bucket 1979 Yamaha SR500 at the beginning of the year for just £50 with the aim of turning the bike in to a cool cafe racer. Now, after plenty of hard graft the SR500 cafe racer project is complete. Watch the video below to hear the bike running.  brightcove.createExperiences();

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davdamos

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davdamos says:

sr125

i've got an sr125, and was thinking of making it better. just curious, once the air box is taken out and replaced with the small filter, where does the battery go? i notice the absence of it where it normally goes...

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englishuser

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englishuser says:

Looking good Simon, but davdamos I would be reluctant to remove the standard airbox that yamaha have spent a lot of money developing for a small filter unless your ready to spend a lot of time changing jets and setting it up on a dyno. In my experience they rarely run as well ever again, even if it does give it beautiful clean lines.

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Darowyn

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Darowyn says:

It's looking good, but it won't be as good as the one I'm doing, with a long alloy tank, painted to look like a Manx Norton, complete with Norton-style Yamaha logo on the tank.

I do like that swept back front pipe though. Where did that come from?

Cheers

Dave

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stonecoldkane

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Hmmm...

Kinda looks ok... sounds like shit.

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Nutstrangler

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Nutstrangler says:

Yup, looks pretty good, but sounds like a cement mixer or something else industrial. 

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llandoch

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llandoch says:

sr500

Desperately in need of a Goldy silencer, that one sounds bl**dy awful.

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loftyjohn

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loftyjohn says:

sr500

You cannot make a silk pure from a sows ear!

 

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petedj

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petedj says:

Cement mixer impressions

lose the silencer and go for something straight through with absorption baffling (think Akrapovic). That plate over the end style always sounds and goes like crap.

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stevecase

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stevecase says:

How much did that cost you. And why does it sound that loose?

I'm missing the point here because there are a lot better singles out there than the SR. And if you spent close to £3K which I suspect you did you could have bought something quite special.

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dfhd

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dfhd says:

sdgds

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