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Found on eBay: 1980 Yamaha SR500 racer

by Landon Hall

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Have you been fighting an itch to get involved in vintage racing? Maybe you don't have the right bike for it, or you don't feel you have the mechanical skills to build a bike that would be both safe and competitive. Either way, this week's eBay find may be the solution to your problems. It's a 1980 Yamaha SR500 roadracer that is turn-key and ready to go vintage racing.

According to the auction, the it is an "extremely well set up, turn key race bike that is very competitive in both AHRMA and WERA." The bike features a Megacycle cam, a ported and flowed head, a Wiseco 12:1 piston, a 40mm Mikuni carb, RaceTech emulators and springs, Progressive Suspension shocks in the rear, and much more.

To visit the auction for this 1980 Yamaha SR500 racebike, go here. 

To read the Motorcycle Classics feature about a Yamaha SR500 street bike, go here.