||Broken Hill, NSW
||Sunday, 24 May 2020
David Merritt has the following Kibblewhite (USA) items for sale, to suit a 1976-1981 Yamaha SR/TT/XT 500:
- 1x High performance Chrome Silicon spring kit, 0.560″ lift, $110 incl. postage
- 2x Bronze valve guides, 0.001″ oversize, $90 for the pair, incl. postage
Or $190 for the lot, incl. postage to anywhere in Australia.
Contact: David Merritt
Phone: 0427 312 119
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic and associated social distancing rules, we have no choice but to cancel our monthly meetings*, with immediate effect, and until further notice.
Please do follow Federal and State/Territory Government health department pandemic and social distancing advice to ensure you, your families, and communities are safe.
Until such time as the pandemic situation de-escalates, life returns to normal, and we can once again meet as a Club, please… stay safe and stay healthy!
Please watch the Club website and social media channels for updates.
*The venue of our meetings, The Royal Standard Hotel, West Melbourne, remains open for takeaways & deliveries, only. Lucy & Frank will gladly take orders for their delicious meals over the phone – we’re sure they’d appreciate your business during this difficult time.
Club member, Mike Cowie, has moved house!
Mike is no longer living at 38 Grant Street, Brighton East (having recently moved south to Mt Eliza).
To anyone who ever posted Club correspondence (e.g. membership applications, renewals, or Club Permit renewals) directly to Mike when he was Treasurer, please do not use his old Grant Street address anymore.
All correspondence to the Club must be posted to:
SR500 Club Australia, PO Box 500, Braeside, VIC 3195
The Rally was a great success again this year!
Thanks to three days of fine weather and daily temperatures of 30°C, attendance was good (~125 people signed in), and there was a great selection of bikes on display!
Show ‘n’ Shine
At Saturday’s Show ‘n’ Shine, there were eight award categories. Congratulations to the following winners!
- Best stock SR – Mathew Rode (1984 SR500), again!
- Best modified SR – Steven Findlay, again!
- Best XT/TT 500 – Brendan van de Zand
- Best 4/5 valve (XT/TT/SZR/SRX 600/660) – Mark ‘Alistair’ Cumberland (SZR660)
- Best non-SR – Chris Rowley (Honda Super Hawk), again!
- Peoples’ choice – Bruce Reid (Honda CBX)
- Best rat bike – Gary Cuthbert (SR500)
- Longest distance – Drew Jackson (all the way from Warwick, QLD)
Saturday night raffle
A number of companies kindly donated items for Saturday night’s raffle, resulting in many lucky people winning some great prizes!
A big “thank you” to everyone who donated prizes:
- Andy Strapz, Seaford (VIC)
- Deus ex Machina, Camperdown (NSW)
- KEDO Parts Australia, Raymond Terrace (NSW)
- Ikon Suspension, North Albury (NSW)
- Vanem, Lane Cove (NSW)
- Yamaha Australia
- Motorcycle Trader magazine, Oakleigh (VIC)
Annual General Meeting
At Sunday’s AGM, nominations for the Committee were heard, and the following elections were made:
- President: Jeff Gillman
- Vice President: Paul Newbold
- Treasurer: Craig Lemon
- Secretary: Mike Haysom
Congratulations to Jeff Gillman, Paul Newbold, and Mike Haysom (who retain their positions as President, Vice President, and Secretary, respectively), and to Craig Lemon, who takes on the role of Treasurer, after Mike Cowie chose to stand down. Thanks, Mike, for all your work managing the Club’s finances, memberships, etc., these last five years.
||Sunday, 27 October 2019
Mark Fraser, from the XS650 Club of Australia, is selling his 2014 SR400. It was a display bike at the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show, and features a special 1976 XT500/TT500-inspired colour scheme. Mark says it’s in excellent condition, with 1,981 km on the clock.
Contact: Mark Fraser
Phone: 0416 022 114
Being a ‘social club’, we wish to encourage Club members to meet up and ride together on a regular (or, at least, semi-regular!) basis.
The Club endeavours to schedule rides for the third Sunday of the month (unless riding to a specific event).
However, we also need the support of members to make this work! Everyone has a favourite ride, or bit of road! If anyone would like to come forward with a suggestion for a ride, and/or would like to lead a ride, please let us know, or specifically, our Club Ride Captain, Tony Jones (0419 150 669).
Tony will happily assist anyone in bringing an idea to fruition, i.e. choosing a date, ride leader, meeting point (see suggestions below), and advertising the ride on the Club website.
A ride doesn’t always have to be to far flung destinations, hundreds of kilometres away. You may wish to suggest meeting up for breakfast somewhere in Melbourne so that the commitment is only for a few hours, and not the whole day. Overnight and/or interstate rides are also options, but would obviously require a bit more commitment and planning.
Some suggested meeting points:
- BP Western Fwy, Rockbank
- BP Calder Fwy, outbound
- BP Cooper St, Epping
- United West Gate Fwy, inbound
- United West Gate Fwy, outbound
- Naked Racer Café/Antique Motorcycles, Cheltenham
Final request: The Club would like a brief report following each ride, for posting on the website, from someone who attended. A photo or two would be good too.
Big thanks to Guy ‘Guido’ Allen for putting together our Club newsletter for Autumn 2019.
To view the newsletter, go to the newsletter page (click here).
Note: Members must be logged in with their membership no. and password to view the newsletter page.