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Offline Jamie70

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Jamie’s WR500
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:28:29 PM »
Finally got the WR home, and a couple of photos taken for everyone to see. When I get more time I’ll get it out in the sunshine and get some better shots after giving it a clean.

The bike has been previously registered, although I won’t be getting it back on the road. Apparently the bike was ridden very regularly in the forests around Canberra, and on some remote trips in the north of Australia. I’m sure you’ll notice the heavy duty protection and support placed here and there, not least the bash plate/exhaust protection. The fabrication is not pretty, but very purposeful in order to avoid the sort of damage that would ruin a good trip.

It’s well used, but looks well maintained mechanically. The clutch cover was off the bike, and it’s missing a few of the clutch parts which have probably been thrown out when the house was being cleaned. From what I can see,  it appears that the previous owner was in the middle of fitting a new gear selection shaft, so hopefully that’s the only mechanical problem it had.

I’ve got some holidays coming up, so that’s when I’ll get into it more, and hopefully get it running and cleaned up.

Cheers
Jamie

Offline Jamie70

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 09:33:14 PM »
Protection plus!

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2017, 09:36:35 PM »
Shiny!

Offline fred99999au

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2017, 12:40:39 PM »
I like the theory of the expanded mesh.

Offline rah99

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2017, 02:13:27 PM »
Hey Jamie  Nice find  For interest sake  What compliance plate was used to allow rego on your bike  as my wr500 was previously regoed as well and was originally sold in woolongong and ended up in queensland .my frame number is 000382    Cheers Ross

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 08:27:54 PM »
Protection plus!

OMG this thing is a BATTLE TRUCK

A functional artwork built around the best old tank ever.

It seems a shame to change a thing.

A Pure Mad Max Awesome brute  8)

Offline sweede490

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 08:50:23 PM »

  Nice score Jamie , it’ll clean up no problem look forward to it’s progress
     









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Offline Jamie70

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 10:33:23 PM »
Thanks guys. Yes Vader, a Mad Max machine. Once I get it out on the weekend, I’ll take more photos showing the other mods he made.

I’m looking forward to getting it running. I’ll be keeping some of the protection on the bike, and the rest I’ll keep in the shed.

Cheers
Jamie

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 07:48:47 PM »
I’ve been gathering clutch parts to replace what’s missing, and tidying things up. I took some pictures of the extra protection the previous owner added to the bike for longer remote trips. It’s mostly made from 2-3mm checkerplate.

Front guard mounted storage platform:

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Re: Jamie’s WR500
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2017, 07:50:47 PM »
Rear guard reinforcement, also possibly for gear storage: