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Who remembers the SR185?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by Chairman, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. There's one for sale. These were a pretty rare item and I doubt that they'll ever be celebrated as a classic, but I've got a hankering for one - even if it is just as a lounge room ornament (Or so I can claim to have one of each SR model)



    Did anyone own one? Aside from being gutless (185cc - what did you expect?) can anyone comment on their strengths or weaknesses?

    BTW - they are a great bike for the vertically challenged.
     
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  2. I rode one once. It is an abomination. More gutless and pathetic than the SR250, GN250 and the other ill conceived cruiseresque 250 4 stroke singles. Dismal handling and pox brakes

    If if were vertically challenged I would throttle the miserable heartless soul who recommended it to me.

    Although... perhaps you could squeeze the 500 donk into it and upgrade the suspension and brakes...
     
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  3. I agree that you'd have to be very, very vertically challenged before this became your first choice - but I don't remember any other bike of that era with a lower seat. Maybe I should have said "it was the only bike for the severely vertically challenged".

    Thanks for the frank assessment :LOL:
     
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  4. Sure, it's greatest weakness was that it was designed at all. It's greatest strength was that it died the miserable death it deserved. My sister actually paid beer tokens for a new one. I hope for your sake that the one for sale wasn't hers.
     
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  5. Go on mate...buy the thing !!
    By the time everyone has lost their job due to the inability to pay for juice to get to work/ home....you'll have the hook-ups welded to the little crapper to fit the chair for the family-weekends. :shock: :shock: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  6. I just bought myself one this week (the one you were looking at?). It's beautiful! I enjoyed the comments :)
     
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  7. Good man :wink: Bring it to coffee soon - I'd love to have a look.
     
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  8. Cheers. I'm in Carlton. Next time you're cruising through the city give me a buzz (I'm a post-grad student - free anytime). 0401 092 760 :D Matt
     
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