3h to go on with the teardown tonight.
The goal is to remove the fuel tank to get more space and then to empty the rear of the bike.
1h30 tonight to empty the oil from the engine and go on with the air box.
The oil is blocking at this point, after it, I’ll be able to remove the tank and and get easier access below.
Wow, what a pleasure, the garage is cleaned and I finally started to work on the bike.
2 hours spend this week end.
Everything has a beginning, I started with the seat and rear fender.
Then the side covers. Easy on the right side with the screw. On the left, I discover the lock near the carb that give access to the battery. It’s rusty here. The battery is KO, I’ll throw it at the right place in my city.
I also discover that box for the tools, missing unfortunately.
I go on with the chain guard and the second rear fender. By the way, nice the holes for the airbox.
To finish, I take the rear set and the mirrors off.
I tried to take the front fender off but I couldn’t because of the caoutchouc peace that keep the brake line. I need to find a way or it’s gonna wait until I take the front brake off.
Next step, the engine oil (I’ll try not to put it on the front wheel). Then I’ll have more space. I’ll go on with the air box to clean it up.
There are some pleasure we cannot imagine before getting it.
One sunny morning, I prepare the bike and myself for a road try. I want to know how fast the Yamaha SR500 goes. The kick is ready, I’m on the bike and let’s go. I mean, it’s not the bike that started, it’s me kicking kicking again.
Every single story has a beginning.
Here starts my new motorcycle’s restauration. October 6th 2012, I become a Yamaha SR500 owner. Return to Reims to get it!