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Old 06-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #256
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Retro is a huge draw in Japan.

You'll see more shovels, pans and even knuckleheads on the streets of Tokyo than you ever will in NYC.


Sure would be nice if it were like that here. Of course, for a price, you can get a brand new Harley from any era you want. That is not the case with vintage Japanese and even most British bikes. You can find like new ones for sale, but they are collectors items. The parts are not available to keep them going.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:21 PM   #257
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Sure would be nice if it were like that here. Of course, for a price, you can get a brand new Harley from any era you want. That is not the case with vintage Japanese and even most British bikes. You can find like new ones for sale, but they are collectors items. The parts are not available to keep them going.
The SR400 has been in production for 30+ years.

https://sites.google.com/site/yamahasr500sr400/history

You can find any part you want for them. 90 mpg is a bonus too.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #258
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I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:



Nice, like the style of the SRX. That's the XT engine?
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Old 06-18-2013, 11:49 PM   #259
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Drooooooooool!!! That SRX-6 is Sweet, sweet, sweet!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:23 AM   #260
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The SR400 has been in production for 30+ years.

https://sites.google.com/site/yamahasr500sr400/history

You can find any part you want for them. 90 mpg is a bonus too.
Unfortunately neither the bikes or parts have been available in the U.S for all that time. If they had been I would almost certainly have or have had one. With the exception of a tiny little Kawasaki Eliminator 125, I have never owned a single cylinder street bike. I have seriously considered the Suzuki TU250, and S40, but neither have centerstands like the SR400.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:14 AM   #261
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I looked it up, and it seems you can get any part you want in the US for the sr500/400.

Still, I hope Yamaha brings it to the US, if only for a year (or a month) as I would snap one up as soon as they came off the boat.

Dual sports have tube tires and no center stands, how do they do it?



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Unfortunately neither the bikes or parts have been available in the U.S for all that time. If they had been I would almost certainly have or have had one. With the exception of a tiny little Kawasaki Eliminator 125, I have never owned a single cylinder street bike. I have seriously considered the Suzuki TU250, and S40, but neither have centerstands like the SR400.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:58 AM   #262
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My XT225 has a centerstand. I got it here. http://www.cigarmikes.com/2010/07/xt...-shipping.html

Unfortunately he is no longer in business.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #263
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still, i hope yamaha brings it to the us, if only for a year (or a month) as i would snap one up as soon as they came off the boat.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:50 PM   #264
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The KTM Duke 390 should be here within six months.

I like the Yamaha SR400, but Yamaha has never committed to bringing it here. KTM is likely to scoop the super-mono niche with both the Duke 390 and Duke 690.

Unless you want a smaller thumper - Honda CBR250R (or CBR300R if they boost displacement to try to compete with the Kawi EX300R) - the Japanese will be late to the table again in the mid-sized market in the US.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:17 PM   #265
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The KTM Duke 390 should be here within six months.

I like the Yamaha SR400, but Yamaha has never committed to bringing it here. KTM is likely to scoop the super-mono niche with both the Duke 390 and Duke 690.

Unless you want a smaller thumper - Honda CBR250R (or CBR300R if they boost displacement to try to compete with the Kawi EX300R) - the Japanese will be late to the table again in the mid-sized market in the US.
The problem with those bikes is that they are not retro. That SR400 is absolutely beautiful.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #266
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Agreed!

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The problem with those bikes is that they are not retro. That SR400 is absolutely beautiful.
The original SR 500 was only the 2nd M/C that connected with me. The first was a BSA441 Victor

I bought an SRX600 the single year they were sold in the US and my worst ever motorcycling mistake was selling it!

I will probably buy a Duke 390, unless Yamaha does bring a street single to the us between 350-500cc. That is my sweet spot.
Oh, give it chrome fenders front and rear, a center stand, and kick starting!
I miss the drill!
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:18 AM   #267
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I owned one of these. Think Honda would sell something like this over here again?

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:38 AM   #268
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I owned one of these. Think Honda would sell something like this over here again?


Not a chance. That is way to cool for the U.S. market. Triumph might get away with that, but not Honda. The few of those Honda did sell in the U.S. quickly became collectors items, like Kawasaki's W650.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #269
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I see your SR 400 and I raise you my SRX-6:



Trumpped!
Is the srx a counter balanced motor?
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:13 AM   #270
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Trumpped!
Is the srx a counter balanced motor?
Yes it has a balance shaft. It is a little vibey but nothing too serious.

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