Spotted this on Neil’s Instagram and he was kind enough to send me some bigger photos. Always dig nicely restored SR500’s.
Here are a few shots of my ’78 Yamaha SR500, my first bike project.
I have ridden MTB and Motocross for years but just now getting into road motorcycles/ cafe racers.
The bike has taken me about 4 months to finish. It was an ebay ‘bargain’ coming as a rolling chassis and a few buckets of parts.
Plenty of welding, drilling, grinding and re-tapping and i have a street tracker.
Very ratty paint job- rattlecan and hammerite
New custom electrics
Retro looking Conti tyres
Now looking for another SR project!
If you live in the Uk: Neil offers mountain bike skills coaching to riders of all levels.
From beginner to expert, cross country trail centre riders to downhill racers.