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Offline mclarkson

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Yamaha SR185 build
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:55:57 AM »
I'm new here so please let me know if this is the wrong forum for this.

I've never been mechanically-minded. Until a couple of years, I'd never even changed the oil in a bike (or a car), but I decided to give building a go. I built this Kawasaki 454 bobber, and was really happy with the experience and the result.




I wanted to do it again and talked my daughter into working on a project bike with me. It's her first bike, so we wanted something small. Eventually I found a Yamaha SR250 on Craigslist, which turned out to actually be an SR185. :)



Here's a quick Photoshop sketch of what we're going for:


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Re: Yamaha SR185 build
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 03:40:34 AM »
You should patent that blue transfer ware effect on the SR185 ?!
Don't think I've seen that before.

I'm not a big fan of bobbers I must say, just getting the SR185 back shipshape and tidy would probably make it something special and unusual these days.
They were quite a stylish little jigger with that tank shape already ??
Havefun...

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Re: Yamaha SR185 build
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 05:08:35 AM »
Well as I said, that's just a "sketch" of what we'd like to build toward. Currently experimenting with different ideas for getting that china pattern on there.

I'm not sure if I'll have to buy a new tank, or if we can save the one that's currently on there (it's a mess!) Weirdly, 90% of all "cafe racer" style tanks are for the Honda CG125.