That's not a gnome! That's Mister ( Stuart ) Grant Groff, esteemed motorcycle scribe, and expert mechanic known in the antipodes, by his writings, as Spannerman.Do they let the lawn gnome ride it?
.... that thing is ugly..
one of the nicest tank shapes yamaha ever built and hang that ugly tank and bulky seat on it...fail...
one thing yamaha did with the early sr was put good chrome on the fenders, an SR with painted fenders.. another fail..
I'll admit ,the rear caliper hung on the bottom has merit as its lowers the C/G
to make up those goofy bars welded at the front forks ,..fail ( why bother as they look to be near the originals in position anyway)
The fork lowers arn't original and if your going to update brakes (drilled ) , why not just add the dual system as its so easy to do.. (a rh/lh xs1100 dual caliper and rotor setup would have been the ticket )
As an SR owner, its .
all for a lighter un-sprung weight but to take the center out of the I beam spoke would not be my Idea of brilliant ...Whit please tell me this isnt your doing..
You will go a long way with that good attitude sonny! You may even get a (1) Witworth star W* , for Christmas!I have to like it.........it's Santa Claus' ride.
My momma said "if you ain't got nothing good to say don't say anything"..........................
See below:I like it. It's got a chunkiness that reminds me of an MV Agusta America 750 for some reason. However I think the most beautiful SR500 I have ever seen was the one Tex raced at Mid-Ohio one year. Purposeful and bad-assed looking. Unfortunately I do not have pictures of it. Geeto you recall that bike? You have any pictures of it?