1995 SR400 chopper, check out its details.
is attractive. Which look like balloon.
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".
JOINTS is scheduled in on April 12 2015 10:00-17:00 at Nagoya Port Messe
JOINTS custom bike show has been growing every year.
Custom cars booth are coming this year,so JOINTS occupy all building of Nagoya Port Messe.
So many visitor bikes will come,they also are worth viewing at parking. If it rained,sorry bikes come less than expected.
I will go there as I live in same Aichi prefecture.
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.
1998 SR400 bobber, light custom
Frame end is cut off and short fender with stock fender.
Indicators,stop lump looks vintage style. Owner seemed to make headlight stay and short seat to fit frame.
I like these light custom by owner himself.
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.
It's introducing latest custom SRs and parts for SR400fuel injection.
Shop's custom SRs are awesome. It is hard to tell you with words.
So,buy it at Amazon.
Used 2011 SR400FI custom by U-Trading
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.
I checked the mistake last night again.
That was mis-selection of motor. Controller was OK,no problem.
I have to buy a DC motor as soon as possible. E-V project is not easy to me.
UPS, I made a mistake on E-V project
When I checked wire connecting point between controller and motor,I noticed something queer.
Two wires come to motor,but motor has three connection point "W, V, U".
This motor is 3 phase AC motor. And controller is for DC motor so that there were two wire.
UPS, I mis-ordered controller. I should have ordered controller for AC motor not DC motor.
E-V project delayed again.