A lot of people asking and messaging me about this bike so I’ll tell you a little more about it. This jigger has been in & around my family since it was new. Some of my fondest memories are of my Dad on it following me on my first bike around the river bends where I grew up. When I was 11 I asked him if I could have a ride on it, like most responsible fathers he said “if you can start it” ...so I kicked it over like he’d shown me and it fired!
The torque yanking my arms from their sockets was addictive! So began my love for thumpers. The dent/scar you can see on the tank is mine: on Anzac Day 1989 I rode the bugger straight off the edge of a huge sand pit and didn’t make the other side - probably a 60ft distance from my foggy memory... a night in hospital under observation for concussion and an arm full of prickles was my reward. It didn’t stop me loving the 500 though. Cut forward about 25yrs and through a series of conversations I managed to take possession of the bike in 2015 and began to restore it. There’s immense sentimental value in this bike - I spent most of my teens flogging it around the bush where I grew up, and since my dad passed away last year it’s even more special to me. It’s also the namesake/origin of the name Seven Six Collective. I hope to pass it on to my grandkids one day. #yamaha #tt500 #original #oldschool #thumper #fourstroke #xt500 #tt500c #1976 #se7ensixcollective #s7nsxco #76co #76coracing