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Another single I'd buy!
05/14/22 at 11:45:14
 
Listen to him talk about flywheel weight.

I fell in love with flattrack bikes a long time ago, sad that no one actually built one for the street, maybe the Yam xs650 came closest, but not a single.
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Reply #1 - 05/15/22 at 01:06:11
 
What about the Yamaha SR500/400 , Honda FT500 both with different dirt track styling. If the SR had a happy button it would sell much better here. I still have one. The Yamaha 650 and even that rare bird Yamaha 500 twin had classic dirt track styling. Shapes and lines , color is irrelevant , if it doesnít look good carved out of grey clay it will never look good , colors are used to accent the shapes and lines. Flat tracking is a huge influence on my building. Street trackers really only for racers to raise hell riding on the street. Itís built to raise hell everywhere you go , the perfect bike for a Sunday morning rides , wheelies on Main St , jumping R/R crossings and all that kind of stupid stuff thatís so much fun.
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Reply #2 - 05/15/22 at 03:40:49
 
Ruttly wrote on 05/15/22 at 01:06:11:
What about the Yamaha SR500/400 , Honda FT500 both with different dirt track styling. If the SR had a happy button it would sell much better here. I still have one. The Yamaha 650 and even that rare bird Yamaha 500 twin had classic dirt track styling. Shapes and lines , color is irrelevant , if it doesnít look good carved out of grey clay it will never look good , colors are used to accent the shapes and lines. Flat tracking is a huge influence on my building. Street trackers really only for racers to raise hell riding on the street. Itís built to raise hell everywhere you go , the perfect bike for a Sunday morning rides , wheelies on Main St , jumping R/R crossings and all that kind of stupid stuff thatís so much fun.


Wheelies on Main Street ?  
None of that for me, balance and such has degraded a bit over the past 50, crashing hurts.
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Reply #3 - 05/15/22 at 12:01:35
 
A '60s bonnie is closest, getting the stance right is the the key item. 18" wheel at the back helps.
An S40 could be made to work with a bit of welding, new wheels and seat.
Maybe I should do it as a last hurrah!
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