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1979 Yamaha SR500

April 30, 2016
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Our May 2016 cover bike is a classic 1979 Yamaha SR500, which is owned by Ben Schmitt from Kearney, Missouri. To find out more about Ben, check out his interview, and for more photos of his bike and our cover model Kathleen, check out her interview as well. For this month's issue, we also invite you to check out our behind the scenes photos and video taken at our May 2016 cover shoot.

General
Year: 1979
Model: Yamaha SR500
Fabricated by: Ivan Messina with Motorrad Unlimited.
Assembled by: Ivan Messina and Mike Gilkey
Assembly time: Like any bike, it’s a constant project.

Engine
Size (ci) Make: 590cc Yamaha
Cam: Mega Cycle
Cooling: Oil Cooler
Carburetor: Del Orto
Exhaust Pipes: Custom
Transmission
Make: Yamaha
Shifting: GP Shift

Paint
Color: Red with a Yamaha Sticker.

Accessories
Bars: Superbike Bars
Fenders: Standard as required by race rules.
Headlight: Shell only, as required by race rules.
Speedometer: Stock housing as required by race rules.
Pegs: Woodcaft Rear Sets.
Gas Tank: Stock.
Oil Tank: Dry sump in frame.
Seat: Motorrad Unlimited
Grips: Renthal

Forks
Builder: Cogent Dynamics w/fork brace

Suspension
Rear Shocks: Cogent Dynamics Piggyback

Wheels/Tires
Front
Type: Sun Spoked replaced stock cast aluminium.
Tire: Hiederau
Brake: Brembo

Rear
Type: Sun Spoked replaced stock cast aluminium.
Tire: Hiederau
Brake: Brembo

Photos by Dick Carlson with Carlson Digital Photography

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