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by rebelrider
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500



Here's a short update: The tank is back on, and the engine starts and runs well. Shifts great, but the clutch internals are seized. Probably from 11 years of disuse. Looks like I'll get to see inside the clutch cover soon. :)
by rebelrider
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Murray Mower needs my help
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Murray Mower needs my help

Transmission works!


Fortunately, the internal stuff was in great shape. Got the brake and shift selector un-seized, and it's back on the mower for now. The pulleys won't be here for a couple weeks, so I don't get to ride around quite yet.
by rebelrider
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Murray Mower needs my help
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Murray Mower needs my help

Made some more progress. https://youtu.be/-zV8G33g9lk Got the top and transmission off the body. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/32/37/6c/32376cfbfd353fa380425c07a793a5ef.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/ef/5c/96ef5cb25ab3ae88c9ede35fd644db17.jpg Took a while to get the drive pulley off of the t...
by rebelrider
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Murray Mower needs my help
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Murray Mower needs my help

Got more work done on the mower.


Mostly electrical, thought I did get the covering off and the mower deck removed. I think I'll go after the transmission next. I'm hoping the issues there are just external rust. But we'll see.
by rebelrider
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Murray Mower needs my help
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Murray Mower needs my help

Hi folks! I'm not on any tractor mower forums, but since y'all are pretty mechanically inclined, I though you might enjoy this project. I finally bought my first riding lawn mower. And because I'm cheap, I bought a fixer uppper. One of those "ran when parked" sort of deals that of course doesn't run...
by rebelrider
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

More progress...
by rebelrider
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Yeah, I'm a novice spray painter. I'll probably come back and work on this some more later. Another can of clear coat, and maybe some Turtle w@*? I don't know. I've read that paints don't hold up to gasoline well, and being a gas tank... I'm looking for something to protect the paint from fuel drips...
by rebelrider
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Fixing up an old air compressor.
Replies: 45
Views: 4425

Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

I spent a lot of time lately waiting on tools to be delivered, so I've done some cosmetic improvements to the air compressor in the meantime. https://youtu.be/PgE4PnQhAr8 I did end up replacing the bearings in the motor, so some constructive stuff got done. Still no luck getting those big plugs out,...
by rebelrider
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Fixing up an old air compressor.
Replies: 45
Views: 4425

Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

Looks great!
by rebelrider
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

The project is moving slow right now, but here's a couple pictures of the progress I've made with the fuel tank: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/44/69/44/4469449eefd319e9c7348764e22e6cc2.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/89/f7/cf/89f7cf4982d7d5f23bf8ec34b2e74cb9.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/aa...
by rebelrider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?
Replies: 36
Views: 1643

Re: Anyone used an LSK fuel gauge?

That's really cool. I'd go for the analog gauge option. :)
by rebelrider
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Jack storage
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Jack storage

I like this idea. I want to eventually carry a jack on road trips. My trunk though, is so full of "what if" tools and parts, that I can't actually us it as a trunk anymore. Maybe I need an external box just for road trips...
by rebelrider
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

Thanks!

Here's one more video, which catches me up to where I actually am at the moment:
by rebelrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Fixing up an old air compressor.
Replies: 45
Views: 4425

Re: Fixing up an old air compressor.

Got some video edited:
by rebelrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500
Replies: 77
Views: 4975

Re: Refurbishing a 1980 Yamaha SR500

More progress.