It only had kickstarter and nothing else.
Originally Posted by Gham
I wonder if the SR 500 was kick-only because Yamaha starters were honestly not very good in the 70's and early 80's. On my 79 XS 650 when the bike was cold I always used the kick starter and after warm up could switch to electric.
I got that tip from a Norton guy and it worked quite well.The electric starter would draw down a fully charged battery in a few seconds,every Virago had the same problem but no kick back-up.