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payupcycles
12-22-2010, 11:41 AM
look what i picked up last night, pretty cheap too
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu84/mikeschoppers/016.jpg

rusjack
12-22-2010, 11:48 AM
Goddamn I love SR's. How much did that run you? Does it run well?

gmp
12-22-2010, 3:10 PM
im always on the look out for a sr myself even tho i have a full garage already this winter..
but this one looks like a clean start good luck.

payupcycles
12-22-2010, 3:34 PM
pick it up for 800 bucks
not running at the moment need to charge battery

MitchMotors
12-22-2010, 3:36 PM
SRs should run without batterie... I hope you're right anyway

blackedoutiron
12-22-2010, 7:34 PM
hey nice find payup...saw you posted on my build thread. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

payupcycles
12-22-2010, 7:39 PM
hey nice find payup...saw you posted on my build thread. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

kool man thanks
i sure will need the help
battery is dead wont hold a charge, any advice on getting a capacitor for it
i didnt know an sr will start without a battery ill give it a try
thanks

ZekeYoung66
12-22-2010, 7:39 PM
Nice man.

blackedoutiron
12-22-2010, 9:27 PM
payup--

http://www.thumperstuff.com/SRXTTT.html

go to that link and scroll down to electrical parts. The part you need is the 1701, battery eliminator. Works great and Mark is great to work with. let me know if you need anything else.

you only need a battery for lights and accessory power...

payupcycles
12-22-2010, 10:44 PM
Thanks I'm going to try and start it tomorrow

payupcycles
12-23-2010, 12:49 PM
i guess it was a good buy i got her running
thanks for the input on starting with no battery

Edencustoms
12-23-2010, 3:55 PM
what are your plans for it?

TwoShoes
12-23-2010, 6:27 PM
Damn, I have been looking for an SR for a few years but can't find anything near $800 bucks. Great score!

payupcycles
12-25-2010, 11:52 AM
plans are to make it bratstyle no solo seat so the wife can ride with me
she wants no part of my hardtailed triumph.

payupcycles
12-25-2010, 12:00 PM
ive started to take all kinds of parts off of it that i dont want
so my question is what are most of you doing on the wiring? building new harness or just eliminating whats not needed

MitchMotors
12-25-2010, 2:58 PM
you can achieve a much cleaner look if you decide to relocate some stuff (like ignition switch under the seat f.e.) and build a new wiring harness. it also gives you the chance to include a wire for mass so you won't be having any mass problems ever again.

payupcycles
12-25-2010, 6:28 PM
It may be a dumb question but what do you mean by a wire for mass?

payupcycles
12-28-2010, 9:47 PM
payup--

http://www.thumperstuff.com/SRXTTT.html

go to that link and scroll down to electrical parts. The part you need is the 1701, battery eliminator. Works great and Mark is great to work with. let me know if you need anything else.

you only need a battery for lights and accessory power...

do i even need a battery eliminator
if it runs without one
what is the advantage or purpose of using one
thanks for the help guys

JimmytheSalmon
12-30-2010, 2:58 PM
just what i was looking for!! wiring help....

i picked up a 79 SR FOR $350 canadian!! not sure if it runs yet but i was planing on stripping it down anyway, and well the wiring is something i have no clue on......

sohcool
12-31-2010, 1:53 AM
do i even need a battery eliminator
if it runs without one
what is the advantage or purpose of using one
thanks for the help guys

You can run a capacitor. That's what battery eliminators are. ;)

Batteries and capacitors share a similar function: They store the excess charge your bike makes. The difference is one slow drains (battery) and one instant drains (capacitor).

Because of their design, a weak or flawed battery can actually start drawing power and cause fluctuations in current available to the bike while it runs. You can tell from shit like lights getting super dim at idle, then bright when you rev.

Capacitors, on the other hand, don't draw. They are simply a dump for energy.

So, when you run a capacitor your bike makes some power, uses what it needs, and dumps the rest in the capacitor free of draw.

Smooths out the system and makes things happy.

Do you *need* one? Not to make it run. But will it help? Yes, and for the average $.69 the capacitor will cost, why bother asking questions?

So what's the catch? You lose ALL POWER pre-run. So no lights, no electric start, etc. You'll be kickstarting all the time. Or bump starting if you bike is in good tune. ;)



Have fun, ride safe.

payupcycles
12-31-2010, 9:19 PM
thanks sohcool for the info thats just what i needed. i went ahead and ordered a battery eliminator from thumperstuff.

now on to making a seat pan and grab bar
i cut up my seat pan today( ill post pics later), im thinking i may have to just make a new one to get that low profile look. any suggestions?