Find or Sell Motorcycles & Scooters in USA

1979 Yamaha Other on ns1.2040-motos

YearYear:1979 MileageMileage:13 ColorColor: Red
Location:

Greenfield, Indiana, United States

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
1979 Yamaha Other, image 1

Yamaha Other photos

1979 Yamaha Other, image 2 1979 Yamaha Other, image 3 1979 Yamaha Other, image 4 1979 Yamaha Other, image 5 1979 Yamaha Other, image 6 1979 Yamaha Other, image 7

Yamaha Other tech info

Engine Size (cc)Engine Size (cc):500 WarrantyWarranty:Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty TypeType:Vintage For Sale ByFor Sale By:Private Seller

Yamaha Other description

I have a clean yamaha 1979 SR500F 
 The bike was to be a manix cafe racer project but when I picked it up you know how the story goes. It's way to nice to strip and mod out. So here it is. The only flaws are the fork tubes are pitting at the triple clamp area and the high beam knob is gone. It still functions as it should but the rocker switch is gone. It only has 13k miles on it but will ga up because I can't stay off of it. 
 I have looked for one of these for 20years and finely found a good one. The stator was bad so I sent it to REXs Speed shop in the UK to have the low side of the stator rewound. I also installed his CDI box (have original). 
 It has a 34mm mikuni carb with a super trapp exhaust. 
 While waiting on the stator to come home I serviced the bike to ride. Rebuilt front and rear calipers, new tires, valve adjusted,  serviced chain, serviced fuel system. Fuel tank has NO rust. 
 I really don't want to sell it but I'm wanting to build a cafe bike. I also have a really nice TT 500 all set up for flat tracking. I built it 1994 and restored/updated it in 2013. If you have any interest in that it will be on VFT this week. 
 Don't think I will be giving this bike away as I really enjoy ridding it. 
 Call, txt or email any questions 317-498-0241 send me a txt and I can send a video. 
 Buyer responsible for all shipping and handling but I will assist if needed. 
 Bike is for sale locally so may end auction early. 
 Thanks for looking and happy ebaying! 

Moto blog

Yamaha Files Patents for Leaning Three-Wheeled Electric Scooter

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha has filed a number of patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office for an electric three-wheeled scooter. Unlike the Yamaha Tricity which has two wheels at the front and a third wheel at the rear, the patents are for a scooter with two rear wheels, each driven by an electric hub motor.

Yamaha Quitting World Superbike Racing After 2011 Season

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Yamaha announced it is withdrawing its factory World Superbike Championship race team following the end of the 2011 season. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, just a week after reports the team had re-signed racer Marco Melandri for the 2012 season. On the other hand, the team has struggled to find a title sponsor this season, as has Yamaha’s MotoGP team.

Colin Edwards Hosts NGM Forward Racing Teammates at Texas Tornado Boot Camp

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Colin Edwards played the gracious host, welcoming his NGM Forward Racing teammates to the U.S. with a day of dirt riding at his Texas Tornado Boot Camp. Edwards’ teammate Aleix Espargaro and Moto2 riders Simone Corsi and Mattia Passini joined other riders at the camp ahead of this weekend’s MotoGP round at Circuit of the Americas.