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Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
Haha well my guess is that it's gotten to it's...

Haha well my guess is that it's gotten to it's current state from this very disuse. I use the rear brake on bikes in low speed (parking lot) maneuvers as well as on gravel. It's got a load of front...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
Well gents, here she is! ...

Well gents, here she is!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/gtemnykh/IMG_1351_zpsa54be5fd.jpg (http://s40.photobucket.com/user/gtemnykh/media/IMG_1351_zpsa54be5fd.jpg.html)

I'm going to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
Does anybody have a line on a back rest setup for...

Does anybody have a line on a back rest setup for one of these (96-2000)? I know Corbin and the like made a seat with an optional backrest, did anyone make a luggage rack with a removable backrest? ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
Hah! I bought the bike mainly to have something...

Hah! I bought the bike mainly to have something that's comfortable for two-up touring, my gf is still getting used to the whole 'riding on the back of a motorcycle' thing.

On the test ride, yeah...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
LOL well I was hoping I could touch 40 mpg on...

LOL well I was hoping I could touch 40 mpg on longer trips going 60ish on back roads. That's about what my old Suzuki GS1000 used to get. The Bandit has a remarkably similar 'feel' to that old...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
My plan was to just try and adjust the pilot...

My plan was to just try and adjust the pilot screws and add a shim to the needle, and maybe slightly larger main/pilot if that is really the only way to get smooth response. I am not modifying the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
They aren't pods I don't think, at least those...

They aren't pods I don't think, at least those gaudy chrome airbox covers are still on :rofl my best guess is that it's a K&N filter element in the stock box. Thanks for the input, I had read the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,104
Views: 513,275
Posted By XS500RUS
Thumb new to Bandit, picking up 1999 1200s next weekend

Hey Banditos,

I'm going to be picking up a 1999 Bandit 1200s next weekend, test rode it yesterday. Seems to be in great shape: not banged up, 16k miles, new tires. Only things I noticed that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,466
Posted By XS500RUS
Yeah the "cross country on a $50 bike" has made...

Yeah the "cross country on a $50 bike" has made the rounds of the internet:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366117&highlight=XS500

that same Yamaha is the one I've kept around and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 23,466
Posted By XS500RUS
Thumb Just found this thread, and very thankful for it!...

Just found this thread, and very thankful for it!

I relocated to Indy for work from Ithaca NY, haven't brought my $50 cross-country veteran XS500 out here yet, but am dead set on it now that I dig...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,112
Posted By XS500RUS
Just helped a female friend of mine get one as a...

Just helped a female friend of mine get one as a first bike last fall, we got a 2001 with 6k miles from the original owner for $1400 in great shape (slightly bent front brake lever and slight oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
As a beginner (or someone getting back into...

As a beginner (or someone getting back into riding), you'll find a 'standard' riding position much better for low speed handling. I've never ridden a Vulcan, but the Blast is a hell of a lot of fun,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
Buell Blast with the optional low seat. As low...

Buell Blast with the optional low seat. As low as just about any baby-cruiser, but a much better motorcycle.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
Agreed, my friend paid $650 for his, and it...

Agreed, my friend paid $650 for his, and it needed a thorough going through. I wouldn't relegate one to strictly museum/artifact status, but for someone who wants to learn to ride a motorcycle...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
I'd say you're on the wrong forum there pal :lol3...

I'd say you're on the wrong forum there pal :lol3

My friend's 'artifact' of a KZ650 made it across the continental US and back in 2008 (albeit with a Yamaha rectifier swapped in near the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
What 650s are those? :rofl

What 650s are those? :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,905
Posted By XS500RUS
I strongly suggest you buy a nice running newer...

I strongly suggest you buy a nice running newer bike. That way, you can learn wrenching by slowly immersing yourself in maintenance (oil change, filter, sparkplug) then work up to valve adjustments...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,881
Posted By XS500RUS
Mine doesn't have a rack, the tank might be off...

Mine doesn't have a rack, the tank might be off of a different year bike. It's really rough cosmetically, painted primer gray with a white on the plastic tank cover :huh It's donating the headlight...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-15-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,881
Posted By XS500RUS
Wow quite a nice little racket :rofl I...

Wow quite a nice little racket :rofl

I bought a pair of inop T500s a month ago from a friend for $400, currently doing a low budget-restoration on the '75 and using the much rougher '70 for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
So after thorough reading of Triumphrat's tens of...

So after thorough reading of Triumphrat's tens of 'cold start problems' threads, I'm finally convinced that this is par for the course for these bikes. Now I have to figure out how I caused it to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
So to follow up.. Airbox had a puddle of...

So to follow up..

Airbox had a puddle of gas in it and had soaked the filter. Now I can't confirm that this only happened after my cleaning of the carbs, but with the filter out (removed with a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
I'm gonna check the air filter next, there was...

I'm gonna check the air filter next, there was evidence of a rodent in the battery tray (pieces of nuts etc)... so I could totally see a mouse getting in through the snorkel.

Does the air...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
Super long warm up time?

So when I first rode my 2001 (bone stock) after I bought it, it took forever to warm up, and still had crappy throttle response on my short test ride (4 miles or so in 50-55F temps). I thought no...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 861,233
Posted By XS500RUS
Early 60s triumphs

I'd like to cast a vote for early 60s Triumphs (Bonnevilles, etc):

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/photogallerys/1960-Triumph-Bonneville_4.jpg

Nothing superfluous on the bike, functional yet...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
:wave Bike was rock solid on the trailer! ...

:wave

Bike was rock solid on the trailer! I'm gonna clean off all that road grit tomorrow, and put the battery back in after charging (it didn't like all that cranking my dumb ass did when I was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 241,882
Posted By XS500RUS
Joining the Bonneville crowd

Hello all,

Just picked up this '01 with just 3k miles from fellow Inmate Zanotti. Stock as a rock! Planning on dumping the air injection system and rejetting ASAP, and am considering a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By XS500RUS
Haha I have a MAC 2-1 on my XS500, not thrilled...

Haha I have a MAC 2-1 on my XS500, not thrilled either. Compared to my old 2-1 (not sure of brand, Hooker? S&S?) the MAC had awful ground clearance, was heavier, and was more restrictive yet LOUDER....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,448
Posted By XS500RUS
I wasn't aware that Japanese bikes even had...

I wasn't aware that Japanese bikes even had dual-walled headers, I remember my GS1000 started bluing the exhaust after I rode it 'vigorously' in cool weather (dense air), maybe 10% ethanol crap gas...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,448
Posted By XS500RUS
Looks like she's running a bit lean/hot, judging...

Looks like she's running a bit lean/hot, judging by the exhaust headers, perhaps raising the needles a notch is in order?

Although that bluing does look cool :evil
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,042
Posted By XS500RUS
Test rode a '78 XS750 once, man those are sweet...

Test rode a '78 XS750 once, man those are sweet bikes! I loved the triple's power delivery, it really does straddle the middle of a parallel twin's punchy character and an inline 4's smoothness.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,928
Posted By XS500RUS
PM'd :deal

PM'd :deal
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 171,623
Posted By XS500RUS
Word of caution

Just did a set of Mikuni VM32s from my T500, they didn't look all too terrible to begin with, the jets weren't even clogged when I took them off. But I was curious to see how clean I could get them...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,425
Posted By XS500RUS
Yep I've read about the gearbox oil capacity at...

Yep I've read about the gearbox oil capacity at length! My parts bike '70 has the 1200cc capacity, the '75 1400cc. Haven't looked in the gearbox to see if there was oil in it, but the oil tank has...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By XS500RUS
The TX500 was arguably the first bike made 'for...

The TX500 was arguably the first bike made 'for the masses' with a DOHC with 4 valves per cylinder. Certainly not the first DOHC, and not even the first production 4 valve per cylinder bike. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,425
Posted By XS500RUS
Very cool! Love seeing old bikes on overnight...

Very cool! Love seeing old bikes on overnight trips, seeing as that's what I like to do myself. Also happy to see a T500, I just started restoring a '75 this weekend, and am planning on doing some...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By XS500RUS
I feel a need to chime in any time one of these...

I feel a need to chime in any time one of these is mentioned, I own a later XS500 with the 'euro' styling and one piece head. My friend owns a '73 TX500, which did infact crack its head on a ride to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-29-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,635
Posted By XS500RUS
Unrelated to the Ryca discussion at hand, but...

Unrelated to the Ryca discussion at hand, but I've also had some run ins with cafe hipster morons:

Went to the Bennington Triumph bash and there were some guys on retro styled Bonnevilles and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 300,448
Posted By XS500RUS
I was surprised to see this near on the first...

I was surprised to see this near on the first page out of the blue:eek1

Well, we were originally planning on a "XC on cheap bikes Pt. II," had the bikes ready and everything, but life got in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,376
Posted By XS500RUS
Thumb Got this 2-1 off Ebay, pretty sure it's a MAC. ...

Got this 2-1 off Ebay, pretty sure it's a MAC. $211 shipped to my door, header fitment was a bit off but we made it work. Awful baffle design, it's one of those 'maze' like sets of chambers. The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,169
Posted By XS500RUS
All you need brother:deal ...

All you need brother:deal

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e213/gtemnykh/DSC06159.jpg

48 claimed hp, and I bet you could find one for around $1k on craigslist, they pop up from time to time....
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