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Old 06-30-2012, 01:54 PM   #16
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One of these for sale in Flatistan as well. I'm not tempted, but perhaps a braver soul than me . . .

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Absolutely! Also some other fun things (common among all makes back in the day) like brakes going away after a creek crossing, fouled plugs, dirty or water intruded points, throwing or breaking chains and my all time favorite, throttle stuck wide open.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #18
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Sc500

Well I had one of these too. One of my buddys bought one also. I raced on the weekends and he rode during the week. It took both bikes swaping parts to keep us going. Without a doubt the worst bike I've owned. It was a 125 on steroids. When it was running it was wide open and hang on. We called them the turkey back then because it gobbled transmission shafts and pistons like crazy.

I was a big boy so I needed a big bike. SC500, TM400,RM400,TT500. The TT 500 was far and away the best bike. Bored it to 534 Powrol kit and it was a wheelie machine. It would I guess suck oil up into the air filter and foul the plug when wheelied over 1/4 mile. smoke would roll everywhere out the exhaust. Pull the compression release when the front wheel dropped and it would clean the plug and restart before it quit rolling.

We were trying to climb a really bad hill one day. Muddy,slick and no running room at the bottom. we tried for over and hour to get half way up it. People started lining up at the top watching us knowing no one could make it. No one had made it much over half way and the hardest was at the top.
The SC and I caught it right just one time and when I cleared the top I jumped over a buddys of mine's brand new 250 Elsinore. I had people clearing out. Good times. When the SC's power came on it was brutal.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:33 PM   #19
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I have one sitting downstairs with a speed blocked Molly Yamaha jersey draped over the tank. My father bought it and a GT80 for me brand new back in the day. I still have both of them, hell, they're both wearing the stock tires that came on them as well. I think the the SC500 got a bad rap. A good rider could and did win races on them. I still have the original MSO for the 500 and it states " 44 BHP " on it. It's been a number of years since I've ridden it. I need to get it out and ride it. It's pretty entertaining when that thing comes on the pipe.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #20
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i've been doing lotsa yamaha mx's recently - i think the piston availability is what's killing the sc500. they aren't terrible and can be ridden - although that motor in stock setup is probably best suited for flat track.. - 73/74 mx250/mx360/sc500 all the same except motor... - just slap a mx360 motor in there, and you'll have a nice bike... the thermaflows aren't terrible but they're just a basic shock - the reservoir just makes them look fancy. they are super easy to rebuild - and i have proper seals for thermaflows if you need them..
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #21
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Anyone got any of an SC500 in action?
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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Worst ever made! don't get it! bla bla... pussies.
Seriously anyone who is looking at something like an SC500 or a TM500 is not looking at it the same way a guy looks for a 250F.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #23
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Worst ever made! don't get it! bla bla... pussies.
Seriously anyone who is looking at something like an SC500 or a TM500 is not looking at it the same way a guy looks for a 250F.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:36 PM   #24
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Anyone has an interested in resurrecting one, you can have this one for $350 cash:
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Sussex Wisconsin (just west of Milwaukee). I've got the carb and alternator and such in a box. Appears to be all there, and pretty straight. Got it this way, no history on the bike. It does kick over. PM me if you have a use for it.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:48 PM   #25
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Worst ever made! don't get it! bla bla... pussies.
Seriously anyone who is looking at something like an SC500 or a TM500 is not looking at it the same way a guy looks for a 250F.
TM500 ? I guess you are referring to some Suzuki ? Tell me about the germans bombing Pearl Harbor while you're on a roll.
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