Month: December 2011

Some useful W650/SR500 info and a sweet little gallery.


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:

http://www.w650shop.de/

here you find a very cool scrambler (for me one of the best scrambler builds) the tracker is not bad either
http://www.winni-scheibe.com/ta_fahrberichte/kawasaki/scw650.htm

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 😛

Greetings,

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My latest playtoy gets an upgrade!


Got my DR650 “care package” today.  Made a deal and swapped for some motard wheels.

Long day at work but when I got home I just couldn’t wait…

So after After a looong evening of wrenching…

 

Say hello to Mr Motard!  The ride to work tomorrow morning will be the firs test ride.  Too cold tonight.

(and yeah the entire shop/garage is a disaster…  Christmas was rough.. lol.)

Reader submittal. Great Kodachrome historical racing shots.


Fantastic historical shots. I love old shots like this taken by the fans. I imagine there’s a TON of it out ther. hint hint… 🙂

Thanks to Tom Leeming who wrote in:

Hi Steve,

Found these over the weekend in my archives. Gary Nixon and Kenny Roberts at Loudon nationals 1973. 250 Class which Gary won. Interesting that while riding for Suzuki in the open class Gary rode a Yamaha (I assume as an independent) in the 250 class.
Tom Leeming