1980 Yamaha Sr500

I wanted to modify the Sr500 to something that would still be period correct. The tank was upgraded to fiberglass with a hard edge running into the seat. The rear fender was taken off a sr250 chopped, lifted and brought forward to compliment the straight bottom line off the tank and seat and flow off the top curve outline of tank and seat. The tail light was fabricated from single tube flattened to cut to the fender profile.
The front end maintained the classic drum brake keeping it simple with a triangle head light mounted in a steel fabricated fairing with small taco and speedo mounted within. Hand controls kept original with small round short stem mirrors sitting on classic chrome mx handle bars for a balance clean setting.
Then gave the engine some more gas with a larger Mikuni Vm36, rejetted to carry the K&N air filter and Super Trap exhaust (she’s a kicker only).
Black Koni shocks to lift the rear end up and the front stiffened up.
Painted with silver (with some small dusted flake on the front fairing) on black and a grey powder coated frame for a classic look.
So much fun to ride…light and bossy…

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