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Old 10-27-2010, 08:31 AM   #61
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Heres my 74 CB360 at the NCN campout last Sunday. (Photo by knybanjo)

I think it has the look.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:23 AM   #62
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Bsa A10

This restored BSA A10 was given away by the Ohio Vally BSA Club a few years ago. They do a different BSA classic every year. Unfortunately, I did not win it.

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:08 AM   #63
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I've owned my SR500 since it was new. I can still just sit there and look at it. I like the simplicity, the clean lines and the engineering; oil in the frame makes perfect sense to me (definitely not an engineer).

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #64
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did they ever make an SR500 with spoked wheels instead of cast?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #65
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Now, I know that this won't seem quite right to some folks here, but I've always thought that some of the early two stroke "enduro" bikes had a special look. This was the bike that I desperately wanted as a kid, but was too young and poor to get one. Clean lines, simple engine, no exotic graphics or paint, etc. Just a nice simple bike!

Anyway...found this one for $100. It is currently in pieces; just finished sandblasting and repainting the frame. Uh...any parts help...lemme know!

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:18 AM   #66
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did they ever make an SR500 with spoked wheels instead of cast?
Not for the U.S. Last import was in '81, but they continued to make this bike (still do...but it is an SR400 now) for the Japanese market. Spoked wheels and drum brakes at both ends.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #67
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did they ever make an SR500 with spoked wheels instead of cast?
Yes, but they only sold it in other world markets - Japan and Europe, etc.


'78 SR500 was my first street bike back in '79.




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Old 10-28-2010, 08:44 AM   #68
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Thanks for posting the SR500. I'm the proud new owner of one, and one of the things that I like are it's classic 'motorcycle' looks. They're known for being a great platform for flat trackers and cafe racers and what not, but I really like the looks of them in the stock form. I even like the cast wheels, and i never like cast wheels.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:04 AM   #69
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I'm still trying to stay in my mantra-like bounds for proportion, balance, and simplicity and I say the SR500 comes very close, I have one, right now its my only "big" motorcycle but it just misses "so right looks" by virtue of the tank sloping up a bit too much (probably for the frame oil "tank") That issue is evident only in a full profile view. The other, and actually disqualifier are the cast wheels. Spoked wheels would be a big help. I wonder what they would cost?
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:08 AM   #70
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The Honda 450, a.k.a. the "Black Bomber". One of my all time favs! Gorgeous machine.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:38 AM   #71
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Now, I know that this won't seem quite right to some folks here, but I've always thought that some of the early two stroke "enduro" bikes had a special look. This was the bike that I desperately wanted as a kid, but was too young and poor to get one. Clean lines, simple engine, no exotic graphics or paint, etc. Just a nice simple bike!

Anyway...found this one for $100. It is currently in pieces; just finished sandblasting and repainting the frame. Uh...any parts help...lemme know!

Kent
I have a bit of a soft spot for those old enduros as well. The mirrors and tail light kind of intrude on it's "look", but otherwise very right for it's purpose.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:02 AM   #72
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I think that bike is as beautiful as any. ( I hear you on the tail light thing though)

also, I've seen that tank on a sr500.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #73
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Here's another beauty that could use a taillightectomy. Other than that, it's perfect.

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:02 PM   #74
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Check out these cool SR's.

http://www.pipeburn.com/home/tag/sr500
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #75
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The most beautiful side of a motorcycle engine ever built..........imho



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