Leon wrote in with some great information and links to some SR500 and W650 sites. There is a LOT of temptation in those links. I’ve been keeping an eye out for an SR or XT 500 for a while now.
He also included a zip file (that I almost missed) that had some sweet SR500 pics out in the country. A nice reminder of the simple pleasures. Thanks Leon!
Hi, as you were featuring the w800 i thought i could give you a hint oin featuring the w 650 as well.
here in germany there is a big custom scene around this bike, not as big as for rthe sr 500 and it´s all a bit more expensive (they are rare and you get very good ones for about 4000 to 5000 euros, the cheapest you can get are about 3000(not a bad condition either))
you can get everything you whish for that bike.
aloy tanks, fenders, fairings and so on just look there, it´s even half english:
here you find a very cool scrambler (for me one of the best scrambler builds) the tracker is not bad either
here some other cool ones http://www.clubman.de/php/newsumbauten.php click on “umbauten” on the left for seeing both the w800 and the w650
And attached some pics of my sr 500 which i unfotunately had to sell
Btw, still a nice blog, but you should have kept the tree of shame header