New guy with a SR500 build

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by SONICJK, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. 2WheelTrampin

    2WheelTrampin Banned

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    Man I love SR500s, my buddy had one, and prior to blowing it up he'd always beat me in the drags on my ironhead, that thing was bad to the bone!
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  2. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Slow progress.
    I got the stem pressed out of the new triple, put the SR stem in its place.
    Ordered bearings, tigged up some handlebars, got the gussets welded in and the shock mounts welded in.
    Slowly coming along.
    Pictures soon
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  3. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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    Any updates on this cool build? :lurk





    Are these cheapy shocks for sale? :ear



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  4. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    I'm glad you asked haha.
    Yeah I have finally gotten back Into it.
    Ive even side tracked restoring a 1935 Hardinge Lathe [​IMG]

    On the SR I got the tank mocked up in styrofoam [​IMG]

    Then striped the wiring harness of all the crap I don't need and welded in a plate for all the electronics
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    Now should start assembly for testing before final tear down for finish work but there's still a long way to go.

    Anyone know how I can get brake lines shortened? I prefer not to buy new ones
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  5. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    And sorry on the shocks :) they will get used on a cheap cb360 build that will fund the next bike
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  6. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Oh,
    Also got the front brake worked out which was a bitch.
    After fighting with making an adapter for forever I finally grabbed the TIG and chopped up and old bracket and welded some 1/2" 6061 to it and redid all the mount points. It turned out well, still needs final cleanup
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  7. 16VGTIDave

    16VGTIDave blame Reaver...

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    Thanks for the update, you're making progress! :clap

    I think you'd be better off getting a custom brake line made. There are many shops that can do it, as well as online shops. It cost me $40 including shipping and taxes to get a braided line made with the correct fittings on each end. Cheaper than a 30 year old OEM line, and it should outlast the bike. I also prefer the feel of the braided line over the squishy rubber lines, so that is a bonus to me...

    Keep at it, it helps inspire the rest of us to get to work!
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  8. joe cool

    joe cool Been here awhile

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    I'm in for the build:lurk

    I've been into SRs for a long time.
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  9. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Thanks Joe,
    Although the only thing left SR on this one will be the engine and wheels ha!
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  10. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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  11. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Awesome amigo that's definitely doable
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  12. Pigford

    Pigford British

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    Nice caliper mod - be intersting to see if the pistons still work good - hope it ain't distorted after the welding :wink:
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  13. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Luckily the piston part is totally removable and was not connected when welding, just the bracket ;)
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  14. R0ACH1NGT0N

    R0ACH1NGT0N n00b

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    Awesome build!! Can't wait to see the finished product
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  15. fleshpiston

    fleshpiston Been here awhile

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  16. SONICJK

    SONICJK Adventurer

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    Finally got back to working on this beast.
    Got the rear fender welded up:
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    That metal is amazingly thin!

    And tacked in place:
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    Also wrapped the exhaust
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    Plan is to keep chipping away at it and get it finished soon as its riding season :clap
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  17. SONICJK

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    Well it's been a minute more on this bitch.
    got a little done almost finished up the tank tonight:
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    Hoping to have it done by barber, so long way to go yet in a month.
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