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Smile Greetings from Germany!

Good evening,

I am a 22 year old traveller from Germany who stumbled over this page some time ago. It took me quiete some time to register, but here I am

I started riding a motorcycle as soon as I turned 18. I used to ride my dad's bike first (Yamaha SR 500), but I bought my own bike a year later. It is a SR 500 as well!
So far I visited Norway and Corsica with my bike, but I plan to make another trip this year, eventhough I've not decided where to go yet

In the pictures you can see my bike in Corsica.


I'm looking forward to get inspired/to help here!

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Guten Tag,

Gibt es vielleicht andere Bilder dass wir sehen können?

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Of course there are, I just uploaded a selection over here:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ha-sr-500.html
I'm going to add some descriptions tonight

( I stick to english so other people understand us as well )
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Thnx, I just came back Germany. I have been living in Germany the last 6 months and take every opportunity available to talk in Germany so I don't forget that much before I go back to Germany next year.

Do you like the new yamaha sr 400?
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I like the idea that Yamaha remembers the huge succes of the SR500/400 in some European countries and in Asia and that they want to continue with that.
That means that I like it that there is a new simple (!) motorcycle which focusses on the basics and that can even be repaired without you beeing a mechanic. And it's nice to see a new motorcycle that's not about having as much hp as possible.

Oh, and I guess some spare parts for the SR500 will get a lot cheaper ;D
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I agree with you but I am little bit disapointed that yamaha did not also equipp it with a electric starter. I have little bit problem with my hipp and would like to have a electric starter. Before I got problem with my hipp I have been testdriving the sr 400 and sr 500 and I like it.
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I heard rumours aboutpeople starting it with their hands..
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That I don't believe in for a second! It might be easier with fuelinjection and more modern ignitionsystem but no way that somebody can start it with their hands.
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I used to ride a SR500 when I was younger and travelled a lot on it to Great Britian, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and France. It was a great bike but unfortunately I got hit by a car on my way home one day and the bike was wrecked.
I had many bikes after that but that SR500 was one of my favourites.

If you know how, it was easy to start but without the right procedure, it is very hard. That was the fun of it. A big bodybuilder with a big mouth could not get it started but then my little, tiny girlfriend could kick it to life in two kicks ;-)

I wonder why they sell an SR400 now and not an SR500 again.

Anyway Irefusetowaistaminute, welcome to the HUBB !
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