1995 SR400 chopper, check out its details.
is attractive. Which look like balloon.
TW200 is know as off road bikes with fat balloon tires.
Her unique looks attract some people.
TW200 was released in 1987 but not big sale,
later TW200 became famous as a customize base in Japan.
And then,TW225 with carburetor was ended its production in 2008 due to regulation.
TW's swing arm and rear drive is designed to fit fat tires,
so is capable to install 17inch tires like circuit racer.
Please see below motoard custom TW225.
IF you stropped original parts and changed to tank and seat,she must become a cool cafe racer.
Cookie's 2015 SR400 updated, details as Cookie's 2015 SR400 section
Cookie now has 10,000 kilometers on the bike (owned for 10 months).
He say "I've just got to say this is the most fun to ride motorcycle ever...it is my daily driver...I just love this bike!"
He still get compliments wherever he goes with this bike. It is most unusual to see cafe racers around there, yes a few, but very rare.
His bike always causes somebody to come over and ask, "what is it?" ...and ask many questions about it.
Vintage Motocross is in fashion as Bratstyle started several years ago.
We see some used VMX as below these days.
Below SRs seem to be custom by owner,not professional builders.
Is she SR400? Nobody identify her SR400. I like her but her swing arm is too long. for hill climbing?
SR only vol.12 is now on sale
Needless to say magazine SRonly is recommendable for every SR owners.
Which introducing latest parts for SR400FI,recent works of famous shops and reader's SRs.
If you are interested in,go get it at Amazon jp site.
I found SR400F.I. chopper custom
As I you know 2015 SR400F.I. is hard to customize.
Even if frame modified,other parts arrangement is annoying. Especially fuel tank is headache as it differs from earlier tanks.
2016 SR rally was held.
I visited there and took pictures of them as below.
I was so excited as many SR came due to very good sunny day. Which SR do you like best?
2016 SR rally will be held at Daytona in Shizuoka prefecture May 22nd.
My SR500 was out of order so that I overhauled CR carburetor. And she has ignited engine.
However my wife did not permit SR500 register to ride on road due to budgetary reason. I am going to there with XB9S.
Red tank is Mr.Hayama's SR400.
Rough works but she looks cool. Comment are at bottom of pictures.
2016 JOINTS custom motorcycle show was held on April 3rd.
Mainly H-D V-twin motorcycles were shown. Metric motorcycles are not many at a hall.
However it is worth watching visitor's various motorcycles at a parking lot.
Magazine "Single of sounds vol.7" now on sale
Various information are contained.
Specially shops in the world are intruduced not only Japanese market.
It is recommendable to buy. If you need it,go to Amazon Japan site.
SR400 Vintage look scrambler
Vitage-look SR400 dirt scrambler custom is popular lately among SR owners.
They ride SR at dirt track like XT500/TT500 run in 70'ty. You can see some custom SRs at Bratstyle page.
Below SR400 was built by professional builder in Kanagawa prefecture.
This builder is familier with vintage motorcycle and hot rod automotive.
Frame rear section is modified drastic and seat is a new one off seat. I thought seat dead stock at first but it is a new.
I've got a used frame with loopend modified.
This frame was listed on auction for a while. but anyone did not bid.
As I have been thinking loopend modification,I got this frame at reasonable price.
Frame part beneath seat is one off made,not stock frame.
Rear suspension upper pivot section looks simple. No gasset. I like it. How do you think?
Several weeks later,
When I removed rust,I found loopend modification done by non-professional.
Bead were not beautiful,it was rough welding works.
YAMAHA announced 2016 new color SR400 has come for Japanese market.
Details: page of 2016 feature
Used SR500 price got high these days in Japan. even at Yahoo Auction.
This 1988 SR500 caferacer is typical caferacer customed. She looks simple but a lot of parts were replaced than you expected.
In case of 2016 SR400,you can not remove side covers as fuel pump locates there. Try to remove front and rear fender then replace with clip on bars. She becomes care racer.
Please look at a close up photo of ingition key between meters. There are no any marks of key position. This means SR500 have been runnin so long yearts actually like my black SR500.
I remember my SR500 funny episode. The key got away and was missing while I rode on highway on the way back home from STINKY. The key and cylinder inside must have been worn for long years.
Then I had bought a new Key cylinder set from YAMAHA.
DELL SARA in Hiroshima's SR400FI caferacer Dell-sara
I have never seen SR400FI cafe racer replaced with Firestone tyre.
Top bridge is Payton's TZ type and exhaust is Peyton's too. Headlight case was replaced with Lucas style. No fenders.
Below year2000 SR400 bobber is 16inch rear wheel. Rear suspension seems to change a little shorter suspension. Handle bar changed. Dell sara's custom technique is awesome.
SMOKY MOTORCYCLE's SR500 bobber
I think their custom category Bratstyle. Their custom bikes are hi quality. Take a look their custom SRs. SMOKY MOTORCYCLE
Garage Goods 2010 SR400fi,displacement changed to 500cc
She was changed to 500cc displacement. Big engine head fins were welded,look like old british bikes.
You will see rib on tankside. I thought rubber pad removed but they customized with ribs on tank sides.
Headlight case and stay were changed. There are so many custom parts assembled.
She looks vintage SR.
Bucause headlight case,meter cases and front fender are painted black. And fuel tank graphics looks really vintage.
Eliminating rear fender is good way but I would suggest she should ware short rear fender with black color.
Norton Max tank
Norton Max replica tanks for SR are made by several makers.
Polished aluminum tank below looks short to fit stock seat. Is not it Indian made?Precisely imitating original tank is better.
Peyton,Daytona and OverRacubg tanks are long tanks so they supply with short seat to fit.
MAGURA Hydraulic clutch system
Mr.Hayama asked me if he could get used MAGURA hydraulic clutch earlier.
He is old to ride SR400 everyday use. Kich start is tough job as SR engine sometimes does not ignite.
Gripping stock clutch lever is also heavy for him. That is why asking.
MAGURA brand hydraulic clutch system is expensive even if it was used MAGURA.
Below left red hydraulic clutch system is carried by a SR shop.
Right silver is assembled by on SR owner not shop's products.
Which sylinder is made in China. China products might be low quality.
But It worth trying to build own hydraulic clutch system by yourselves.
Me? My SR500 clutch lever is not heavy fortunately.
I saw Fujitake's SR under construction at 2014 SR rally.
Fujitake makes one off parts for some SR shops,H-D shops and various shops.
Their works are awesome. Take a look their blog.
You will see some custom SR at recent SR rally where I could not go to.
YAMAHA released YAMAHA 60th anniversary SR400
Tank color is from YAMAHA old racer. Some guys know this color patern. If you want to know further,go to Yamaha site.
W650 with SR tank
I came across custom W650 with SR tank. I could not recognize W650 at first.
Which is installed SR tank and replaced with cast wheels. Wheels seemed to come from other Kawasaki's model.
Mike's SR bobber under construction from Kansas US
Updated on Oct.2015
Customizing progress might be slow but He do not conpromize for his ideal bobber. I understand him and agree with him.
Pinstrip on rear fender is cool. New paint looks awesome beautiful. Thanks Mike for great custom SR like a professional!
2012 SR400fi with Over racing titanium exhaust and Peyton fender,seat and handle bar.
Over Racing titanium exhaust is so beautiful but expensive. Which exhaust is weight lighter,titanium or stainless steel ? It is not big difference. I would recommend stainless steel exhaust.
Peyton Place very short rear fender,stainless front fender,seat,headlight case,stay and hadle bar are essencial for cafe racer. Rear suspension is also Peyton place brand.
2011 SR400fi with Over racing exhaust
I found used SR400fi with Over racing exhaust as below.
Exaust looks stainless steel not titanium.
Indicators are replaced with small. Fenders are aluminium,rear fender installing Lucas type stop light.
I like this light custom SR.
Dynojet Power Commander for 2015 SR400
Though I introduced below "GarageGoods"device, I do not forget Dynojet Power Commander.
We can buy it through internet shops but Dynojest does not support products purchased via. non-approval dealer.
Power Commander needs performance check after installation with Single Roller Dynamometer.
If you want high level performance for your SR400,I would recomment buy from approval dealer.
I would say,
If you use these devices,why do not you replace SR400 crankshaft with SR500 crankshaft to get much more power?
Tunning up SR400Fuel Injection engine with "Garage Goods" products.Which is availabl at Webike - - - -> http://japan.webike.net/products/21848223.html
It sounds difficult for 2015 SR400 owners. Yes,I think so.
A shop "Garage Goods" supplies with Fuel injection tunning device.
They specify Ratio: Gasoline1 & Air 13 is most effective than normal Gas 1 & Air 15.
How do you check its performance ?
If you have a motorcycle home-doctor or shops who has chassis dynamometer to evaluate,
please try "GarageGoods" control unit !
After receipt of device and got problem with it, will Webike help desk respond quickly?
A Webike help desk will ask "Garage goods" so it will take some time.
Is a Webike help desk famillier with these devices? I do not think so.
Count on me,if you are concered such situation.
SR651 fuel injection by AAA
Below SR651 is demonstraion SR of shop"AAA".
They are engine tunning specialist so that some magazines intruduced their work.
Reader's photo added.
I received SR400fi photos from Thailand. Black color new SR400 is cool. Please see readers photo added.
I met limited edition SR400 at hotel last Saturday when I went long touring with my friend.
Next day, a lady kick-started SR very easily.
2015 SR400 is very nice for ladies as it is easy to kick start than ealier models.
Zohkeisha publishing SR only vol.11 is now on sale.
Latest aftermarket parts for SR400fuel Injection is introduced.
New shop custom SR information are introduced as well.
And you can see custom SRs of owners at Yamahaka lake rally.
Are you interested in ? Please buy it on Amazon JP.
SR500 from Ireland,added readers photo.
She was restored by Ron from Ireland.
SR all Japan rally at Lake Yamanaka on May 10th
I had been waiting for the rally but I could not get there due to bad cold.
Some shops exhibited custom SRs. I would introduce some.
It's great OMC Dustbin SR.
Tine Machine Motorcycle's racer Facebook
I will introduce some other custom SR later.Please wait for.
If Kawasaki W650 intalled SR500 fuel tank, "Not bad"
Magagine "Sound of single vol.6" is now on sale
If you can not get it at local bok store,go to Amazon;
When you are trouble in translation of details,you can ask me. Because I will buy it.
Shop WM's web shop http://www.wmpdt.co.jp/wm_online_shop/english/index.html
Some shops are openning web-shop in English like BratStyle,PaytonPlace and WM.
But quick response is not expected. Traslater are not familer with specific SR parts.
When you were trouble with received goods,you will feel frustration in communication.
If you are in trouble,I might help you.
However, If your goods were not expensive,I would ask you "give up this goods".
2015 All Japan SR rally is held at Lake Yamanaka Communicatin Plaza on May 10 2015
All Japan 2015 SR rally : May10th (Sun) 11:00～15:00
location：山中湖交流プラザ“きらら” Yamanakako Communication Plaza "KIRARA" No.2 parking
Google map: 山梨県南都留郡山中湖村平野479-2
The other 2015 All Japan SR rally is held at Ena port,Iwaki-shi,Fukushima prefecture
If you miss Lake Yamanaka rally,go to Fukushima rally.
Phillip's SR500 1978 in Australia. Photos from readers added.
DEUS opened shop in Tokyo,
As you know DEUS is famous in motorcycle custom scene.
They opened shop at Harajuku,Tokyo in Dec.2014.
If you have a chance to stay in Japan,go to DEUS Tokyo.
FRP tank cover for 2015 SR400 fuel Injection
2015 SR400 is hard to change fuel tank,which is different from earlier fual tanks for carburetor.
Shop "Three A" carries FRP tank cover for 2015 SR400. Two type covers are "BSA goldstar" and "Racer look" as below.
Do you prefer to aluminum BSA tank? No problem. There days paint like aluminum plate is available onto FRP material at automobile paint shop.
2014 YOKOHAMA Hot Rod Show was held
HOT ROD SHOW mainly exhibits Hot Rod cars and costom motorcycles. You will see customized many Motorcycles V-twin old engines motorcycles.
If you were chopper/bobber fan,you can enjoy it. For caferacer fans it could disappoint you. You can not find any cafe racers. However I found a Buell cafe racer with H-D's gray and red colors. Please take a look.
Picture from reader
Jason's SR400 35th Anniversary edition 2013model and his wife's SR400
Good season to ride in Japan,The scalet leaves contrasted finely with motorcycles,Green SRs,orange MT-09 and CBR1000RR.
2013 SR400 tank is stock graphical patern.
Front screen is Y's gear . Seat is aftermarket parts.
Newest SR400 which is still 392km riden.
When I made short touring,I encountered newest SR400. Tank is awesome beautiful.
Please see carefully. As to twin lines on tank,outer line is ligth gold,inner line is silver. I admired Yahama's works.
When you select rear short suspension,you should make front suspension low down.
This SR400 was customed by MMC motorcycle.
owner is listing it on Yahoo Auction at 300,000yen starting price. Wow! real bargain.
Because owner had spent 1,000,000yen or more for custom.
Buying used custom chopper is better way than you do it by yourself.
"Y's gear"option, SR400 frame shock absorber
which is unique product,
When assembled this shock absorber,vaibration gets reduced and handling response gets better.
I think it suspention mechanism for frame and whole body.
Note: This is applicable only to 2015 SR400 fuel injection.
SR400fi with PeytonPlace seat and short rear fender
Seat for fuel Injection SR is not usable to carburetor SR400/SR500. Muffler as well.
Very short rear fender looks SR400 cool.
Below Peyton place's stainless muffler is beautiful. Y's Gear tail lamp replaces.
SR400fi cafe racer by Garage Goods
This seat is GarageGoods brand,not to be NITROHEADS seat. Tail lamp is unique shape.
Upper SR400 selected Y's Gear optional cast wheels front 18inch and rear 18inch,which are lighter than 1978 SR500's wheels.
Both handle bars are changed. Optional Y's Gear red sun burst color and side covers are selected.
WM's seat and muffler are for SR400fuel injection. Indicators are small after market parts.
These new parts are expensive but they upgrade normal SR400FI.
Customizing 2015 SR400fuel injection is limited due to some reason.
Fuel pump locates side cover inside. Muffler mounting point is different. Seat installing point is diffrent so you have to buy seat for fuel injection. so on...
Please see below SR400FI,which is assembled 265mm short suspension.
Normal handle bar is not good,which should be changed chopper handle bar. Tail lamp is Lucas type for cafe racer,which should be changed vintage looks one.
Seat looks boring. How do you think?
"STINKY" custom SRs at 2014 SR rally.
I have been thinking how explain "STINKY"'s customized SRs awesome.
Red unique shape tank is quite beautiful. Which is same tank as my black SR500.
White tank is Ducati single replica tank for SR.
Norton Manx tank is specially designed for SR,which tanks are as beautiful as museum collections.
SR400 rally was held on May 11 at Lake Yamanaka near Mr.Fuji.
It was fine sunny day to visit. So many SRs came and they were quite amazing custom.
Please see many SRs;
Congratulation! YAMAHA released SR400 fuel injection in USA market !
When you make your own custom SR400fi,some aftermarket parts for SR500 parts dose not fit SR400fi.
Because there is small change in frame around step. Please remember it when order aftermarket SR400 parts.
Hayama has been customizing Rob's SR400fuel Injection.
He have finished his red tank SR400 1997year model recently.
This SR400 was sent him from me to repair earlier.
Because there was no engine compression and I could not repair myself.
He is specialist in automobile so finished it like below photos.
He put Peyton place rear set.
Stadio TAC published "SR file 8"
It worth buy to see latest custom SR and parts.
Yes, You can find newest parts for SR400 fuel injection model.
Real racer is cool.
When I saw tanks of Yahoo Auction,I found it. Flame end was cut off. Wheels were changed. Honda racer's shape seat is cool!
Yamaha starts to sell SR400 fuel injection model in Europe.
European can buy it at your local YAMAHA dealer at last.
Other than Europe like USA,Australia and New Zealand,please ask your local YAMAHA dealer the schedule when they plan to sell.
2013 Yokohama HOT ROD SHOW was held on Dec.1st.
YAMAHA announced 2014 SR400
Brown color is new. What is surprise 47,000yen price down than 2013 model.
It will be released Jan.14 2014.
Swing arm extension by "Garage Goods"
When you make a bobber/Chopper,you should extend swing arm about 2 inches.
That sound difficult. If you use following plate,you can make it.
Which plate makes axle shaft point at 35mm lower down and 50mm backward.
It is also recommendable to make a cafe racer.
SR with extended swing arm looks like old British bikes.
Black rims looks vintage off road bike.
I was attracted by Daytona's black meter,which was cool. We see almost chrome case in Daytona's meters.
Bellinger caliper is also rare. SR owners like Brembo caliper.
Handle bar,fenders,rear step,muffler etc.were replaced with after market parts except tires.
Tires seem stock tire from its pattern.
Another moderate one
It is vintage look SR400 1995 year model.
A lot of aftermarket parts are installed.
Those are really nice selection.
It was really old engine so that I could win.
Fins got aluminium rust which appeared under black paint.
At a glance there was not damage on both sides.
Condition was not bad Instead of its old age. I am satisfied with it.
My second green SR400 has no engine as I sold it to Marlon in AU.
If I installed this engine,it become SR500!
Indicator problem was solved at last
I checked electrical continuity of indicator line.There was no problem.
And I cleaned up inside of left switch box but right indicator did not blink.
I looked at wire diagram of service manual carefully and found mis-wiring.
I confused + line and - line. Finally problem was solved.
It was mere mis wiring.
I replaced 4 bulbs with 4 LEDs and changed to flasher relay for LED
But right indicator did not blink ! What is happening to my right indicators?
My SR500 right indicator did not blink
On the way back home a month ago,my friend told me right indicator did not blink.
My SR500's flasher relay is conventional flasher relay not IC flasher relay.
As you know conventional flasher relay makes sound when indicator blinks.
But when I removed a seat and turn left indicator on,it blinked and relay made counting sound.
When I turned right indicator on no blink,flasher relay made continuing sound like a beep.
I have to buy a new relay.
I am thinking to change bulb indicators to LED indicators with flasher relay for LED.
Good point of LED: LED consumes less electricity than conventional bulb light.
SR500 dose not generate sufficient electricity so LED lights are recommendable which works with less electricity.
Bad point ? I can not say.
As you know below blue small fairing is WM products.
It is pretty smaller than Peyton's Ducati fairing.
Do you know origin of this small fairing?
KAWASAKI built EL250E with small fairing a long time ago.
And some SR owner's begun to assemble it onto SR.
Then WM developed this blue fairing.
Please do not ask " How it works against wind ? "
Meanwhile, below black SR wears Ducati replica side covers.
Cafe racer with short muffler and black rims looks cool.