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Racing SR

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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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?
 

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apexismaximus said:
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!:D
8-Shrugs off dumps and crashes.
9-Not a big target for "professional" thieves.
10-Drives the chicks wild!!

Fun Fun Fun
 

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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?
 

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apexismaximus said:
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:cool:, ATK, CCM, MZ and Maico. Check our own SuperMotard forum for more ideas, it's faster than watching me type!:p

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.:confused: I am Canadian after all!:rolleyes:
 

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Cafe racer vs Supermoto

Well these two can't really be compared directly in anything but the looks :D
Of course this is subjective :)

If I was to start changing my SR500, this is what I might end up with:

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sr500 is sweet. I had a chance to buy a used one in 1983 and still regret passing on it. It shook enough to bounce the front tire off the ground at stop lights, but when you're 17 that makes it even cooler. I haven't seen one in years though, you're lucky to have one. I saw a thumper website, but i can't remember the address, they had quite a bit of sr500 stuff.:cool:
 

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Hi nocoolname with the cool name :)
I know what you meanabout the front wheel bouncing at traffic lights :D
I love to play with the onlookers at traffic lights with this. As I see someone stare at my front wheel bouncing as I wait at the lights, I apply the front brake and the bouncing stops! Then I release it and it starts again! They get really confused after 2-3 times ;)

There are quite a few sites specialising in Thumper stuff, both in US, Europe and Japan.
The SR500 is actually the bike that has been in production longer than anything else, I think. It's still in production in Japan and it was first introduced in 1979!
There are not many around as it always was a strange bike, and with the heavy kick it needs to start it not many were ever sold, but they can be bought cheaply these days and IMO it's a great bike.
I have owned mine since 1991 and I plan to keep it forever :)

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