Gidday, I have a SR500E frame and engine bought as a donor. The engine is good and with CDI, big exhaust valve and polished finish on the cases, I reckon a good base for a racer. My question is whether the SR chassis is viable to use as a dirt bike. I think that it is basically similar to the XT/TT brothers. I would be removing all excess brackets and tabs, using another swingarm and front forks/triple clamps. The rear frame loop has already gone and I would fit different tank, seat, footpegs and brake lever. Has anyone looked at steering angle, wheelbase, weight etc before and have an opinion? I can't afford a HL replica and XT/TT frames have become rare locally, Brisbane, Australia.