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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sr500

I see Aris has one of these little rockets.

I run a Tingate Racing carbon slip-on on the ZR-7. It is built by a guy here in aussie who is a bit of a local legend in the SR500 community, Rod Tingate.

He makes clip-ons, rearsets, tanks, exhausts etc. Doesn't have an offical website as such but try :

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~davidsm/tingate5.html

http://www.eurospares.com/maury500.jpg

http://www.eurospares.com/graphics/weiss500.jpg

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 07:57 PM
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Hi Mike,

I really liked the racing SR. It seems that only the engine is kept from the original bike!


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Actually when I was shopping around for my bike I also had a look at the SZR660 Yamaha Super Single.

I was very tempted but settled on the ZR-7 as a better all around bike.



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Hi Mike,
The SZR 660 was a good idea, but the styling was really strange and affected sales very badly. Plus it is very small in size!
They can be bought very cheap second hand and they re really good for tight twisties.
The engine is the water cooled 5 valve single fron the XTZ660, very good and reliable.
The same engine is used now by MuZ in the Scorpion street bike and the Bagheera dual sport.

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You guys are getting real close to SuperMotard territory!
Take the Plunge!!

Try it...........You'll like it!
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There was a guy at my last track day on a motard that looked like he was having a blast. I've never ridden on dirt but it looks to me like a mix between street and dirt. You obviously like it but what's fun/difference from regular sportbikes to you?

Repeal helmet laws, they only protect people we most likely don't need in the gene pool any way!
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There was a guy at my last track day on a motard that looked like he was having a blast. I've never ridden on dirt but it looks to me like a mix between street and dirt. You obviously like it but what's fun/difference from regular sportbikes to you?
Main differences:
1-Excellent suspension that forgives the crappiest lines and surfaces.
2-As light and as flickable as a person could want.
3-A comfortable setup that puts you in control and allows free movement over the bike.
4-Snappy, torquey, predictable power that inspires confidence.
5-Brakes-o-plenty.
6-On the street, the police just seem to ignore you. (unless you really "stunt" in front of them!)
7-Really cheap to operate, maintain and hop-up!
8-Shrugs off dumps and crashes.
9-Not a big target for "professional" thieves.
10-Drives the chicks wild!!

Fun Fun Fun

Try it...........You'll like it!
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oh yah, that does sound fun. I haven't seen any at the dealers, do you put one together from a dirt bike or what?

Repeal helmet laws, they only protect people we most likely don't need in the gene pool any way!
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Best regards team and pardon my ignorance...

Motards are what we call here in USA dual sports?

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oh yah, that does sound fun. I haven't seen any at the dealers, do you put one together from a dirt bike or what?
You bet, the roads in the hills where you live, would be a blast on one! You can buy them ready-made from KTM, Husqavarna, TM, Husaberg, ATK, CCM, MZ and Maico. Check our own SuperMotard forum for more ideas, it's faster than watching me type!

ZR_7RIDER, SuperTT is the name in the U.S. for this form of racing. Dual sports are often converted, but they are really street oriented enduros, with big tanks. I think. I am Canadian after all!

Try it...........You'll like it!
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