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Old 01-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #241
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It would be so easy to make a tu650, but I suppose there is no market for it.
On large bikes, you can get a good seat, at least on some large bikes.

If I ever get any money, I may look for an sr500, at least test ride one.
I was in New Hope PA in the summer and had one ride by, and it looked and sounded fantastic.
It also looked to be a good size bike for an adult.
I suspect it would be easy and fun to work on also.
I just wonder if its ok running at 70 mph.

My SR500 felt like the handlebars were 3 inches 'round at 70+.............a interstate/slab bike it wasn't.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:23 PM   #242
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I know that feeling!

I will be sure to test ride one before buying...


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My SR500 felt like the handlebars were 3 inches 'round at 70+.............a interstate/slab bike it wasn't.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:11 AM   #243
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ok, i think they're just playing with us now:

http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2013/01/yamaha-sr400/
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:38 AM   #244
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I think its odd they would sell it in Japan without electric start.
Its an around town and commuter bike I suppose, which calls for an electric starter to be popular I would think.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #245
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I think its odd they would sell it in Japan without electric start.
Its an around town and commuter bike I suppose, which calls for an electric starter to be popular I would think.
Retro is a huge draw in Japan.

You'll see more shovels, pans and even knuckleheads on the streets of Tokyo than you ever will in NYC.

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 PM   #246
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I've owned my share of thumpers over the last almost 50 years of riding. They were all dual sports. Never had a four stroke Yamaha thumper (but had 2 two stroke DT series 250s). Had (not including the little Honda 90s) XT225, KLR250, KLR650, 1982 Suzuki SP500, 1975 Honda XL350, 2007 Royal Enfield 500 Bullet. May have left out one or two. A favorite was that '75 XL350. I toured on it loaded with tent, sleeping bag, etc back around 1975-1976 and had loads of fun. Interestingly that bike was solo only. No passenger pegs and a solo seat. I fabbed up some passenger pegs.
Dam. If Honda sole that 1975 XL350 with the black and red paint job I'd buy one and be slobbering with joy all the way home. Traded it in on a 1976 Honda CB750K brand new.
I'd consider buying this SR400. I wish they still made the old MZ/MUZ Skorpians and Travvelors.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:23 AM   #247
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I'm noticing that many of the posters interested in this bike are also current scooter owners who are currently living with sub 500cc singles. The fear of getting by with only 400cc's is just not there for this group.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:20 AM   #248
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Well I've got one
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #249
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Very nice!
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:44 AM   #250
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Very nice, indeed. Chrome fenders and clip-ons are a great combo.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:59 AM   #251
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I have plans for that bike. Loads of café stuff for SR400s from Japan.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #252
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I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:



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Old 06-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #253
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Retro is a huge draw in Japan.

You'll see more shovels, pans and even knuckleheads on the streets of Tokyo than you ever will in NYC.


Sure would be nice if it were like that here. Of course, for a price, you can get a brand new Harley from any era you want. That is not the case with vintage Japanese and even most British bikes. You can find like new ones for sale, but they are collectors items. The parts are not available to keep them going.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #254
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Sure would be nice if it were like that here. Of course, for a price, you can get a brand new Harley from any era you want. That is not the case with vintage Japanese and even most British bikes. You can find like new ones for sale, but they are collectors items. The parts are not available to keep them going.
The SR400 has been in production for 30+ years.

https://sites.google.com/site/yamahasr500sr400/history

You can find any part you want for them. 90 mpg is a bonus too.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #255
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I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:



Nice, like the style of the SRX. That's the XT engine?
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