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How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule way

How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule way

How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule Motorcycles way.
We know Richard Pollock is a master of his craft—and we know he’s thorough. But we’re beginning to think he’s a little obsessive. This Yamaha SR500 went onto the Mule Motorcycles bench for some basic upgrades. But as Richard dug deeper, he found more and more issues. Things snowballed fast…

“The bike was an ex-road racer converted to a street tracker, that had a bad idle” he says. “It fitted a very common profile: a race bike that had been to hell and back (maybe even making repeated trips), and was severely worn from end to end.”

How to build a Yamaha SR500 street tracker, the Mule Motorcycles way.
Despite the state of the SR500, Richard really liked its basic theme—just not the execution. “All the right intentions … but the puzzle was just assembled all wrong,” he tells us.…

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