1978 Yamaha SR500 Original Survivor

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You just don't see them like this any more!!!  An Original Survivor!! 

In today’s world of massive, 1,800cc cruisers and 150-plus horsepower sportbikes, it’s easy to forget that middleweights once ruled the road. While there were plenty of big bikes around in the late Seventies, the middle ground of 400cc to 850cc machines was a hotly contested category. This one is a 500cc. -----------The SR500 is probably the most reliable, strongest (in terms of longevity) bike Yamaha ever built. Mileages of 100.000 or more are commonplace. This one has only been ridden only 237 miles a year, for a total of 10,156 miles. The 500 is a downright unassuming workhorse. It does everything extremely well and in an extremely effortless way. Handling is neutral and with an emphasis on stability. Performance can easily be described as adequate, with a good power curve from way down.  Through the years, I have seen a lot of these bikes cut up and made in to flat trackers, to find one still in stock trim is rare!!    This bike is easy to maintain and has been fully serviced, We have replaced the rear tire.  Features found on the SR500 that are attractive to the used motorcycle buyer include long lasting engine, large comfortable seat.  It even has a center stand!!

We have serviced it, and we also know that the charging system works correctly.  Looking at this bike is like opening a time capsule!!! It runs and rides correctly,  and it still has the stock air box!!! The paint is also original. The muffler is aftermarket.  You just don't see them like this any more. Not perfect, but not in bad shape ether!! 


Each bike goes through rigorous inspection, cleaning and examination before we feel comfortable considering it a part of our inventory and available for sale. Once we are through with our thorough inspections and cleanings and the bike has been approved for sale, we photograph it from all angles. The picture views assure to our clients that the bike is in good condition and there are no flaws to hide, which is important to both us and to our online buyers. Be sure to check out brennys dot com for this, and lots of other bikes, scooters, and ATVs!!

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    1978 Yamaha SR500 Original Survivor
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    10,156 miles
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    Brenny's Motorcycle Clinic, Bettendorf, IA 52722
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    As Is

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