I'm sure I've seen that bike before - remember the clever name.
The 500 was known as the H1. The earliest one (1969) was wicked fast. Later years were detuned somewhat, and the rake decreased to keep the front end down. The 750 came later as the H2 and had the well-deserved moniker, "widow maker" due to flexy frame, not-so-good stoppers and stupid power.I took a very ratty H1 750 for a quick ride back in the mid 70s. I wasn't game to give it any throttle, such was its reputation, I did notice though when turning, one way it wanted to stand up, the other way it wanted to lay down. Even though I was going very, very slowly, that scared the crap out of me.
The H2 500 was the one that got all the attention and scared the crap out of everyone, makes you wonder what the H1 was like???
Great Sled, you should have run a build thread on it.Finally got the SR500 starting reliably. After MANY MANY hours banging my head against the wall, melted seized piston , missed matched ignition ￼parts, and rookie mistakes. Probably going to ride it Sunday to see how it runs and do any carb tuning in the spring.
Hope this post is Ok here some of the XS650 Society guys didn’t like it LOL
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