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Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,280
Posted By GravvyTrain
Update 5/13/2012

Well its been a few weeks since I got the XR engine installed, and its going ok. Few problems I ran into along the way. Not really related to the swap directly, but one of the exhaust studs is...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,280
Posted By GravvyTrain
Laugh Update 4/21/2012

Shipping the Engine taking longer than expected. Mixup on shipping destination..Now have to pick it up at a Fedex ship center due to being greater than 80lbs which I think I am happier doing since I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,280
Posted By GravvyTrain
thanks Switchblade ! my mystery wire goes from...

thanks Switchblade !
my mystery wire goes from the alternator to the cdi...hmmm still not sure what purpose that serves because Im a newb at this stuff , but its not important because ill be...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,280
Posted By GravvyTrain
Switchblade, My engine was running OK until it...

Switchblade, My engine was running OK until it completely stopped one day.. took it apart and found a circlip in the oil screen with a bunch of metal, sooo I feel It would be better to just get a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,280
Posted By GravvyTrain
XL500R Engine swap with XR500

I need a new engine in this bike but as you all are probably aware this '82 bike has 12v electrics, and the 79-81 models are 6v stator. The only complete running motors I am finding are from xr500.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By GravvyTrain
I've come across this great huntington beach...

I've come across this great huntington beach honda site - they've got just about everything stock at surprisingly good prices as well! Looks like they got the side stand for 'bout $45 :deal
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
I did have support on the rod and had help with...

I did have support on the rod and had help with it to make sure I didn't cause anymore damage getting that darned wrist pin out.
Reassembled the motor last night and mounted it today - its running...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Yes I did what you say, but there was a bit of...

Yes I did what you say, but there was a bit of melted metal inside where the wrist pin makes contact with the rod. The wrist pin was stuck on the on clip. Had to bring out this air tool that pounded...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
New chain & gaskets

I got the finishing parts in the mail today- if everything goes alright with the stuck wrist pin I can make some progress.. Didn't expect my old cam chain to be the same length as the new one ?...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Hey that's a nice new piston you got there. and I...

Hey that's a nice new piston you got there. and I don't think adding some sealant w/ the gasket would hurt anything.
I cant get old my piston off , the wrist pin is STUCK on one side slightly...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Sure you're welcome by me :freaky I've...

Sure you're welcome by me :freaky

I've ordered another piston and a YBN cam chain. Should be here this week along with the various other OEM parts that should be arriving today [nuts, bolts, air...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Piston cracked

After looking at the piston again, I've found a crack in the skirt..THAT wasn't in the ebay description! Talked to the seller and now it looks like USPS threw my parts around like they didn't care...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
USPS to blame?

Well I received the cylinder/piston I ordered from Ebay today , and it showed up on my doorstep in a wet, torn box - with the top fin exposed and broken. :huh
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
cheap timing chain??

Well after a quick ebay search I have found a pretty good deal on a timing chain. about 40 bucks..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140659256680?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

No...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,655
Posted By GravvyTrain
I know that is an aftermarket headlight, but I...

I know that is an aftermarket headlight, but I have seen this '82 model with a red headlight cover. Was that cover on the US models - or is it just one of the vulnerable parts on the bike? I have...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,750
Posted By GravvyTrain
hey mtn500, Did you order the Athena Complete...

hey mtn500,
Did you order the Athena Complete gasket kit? Does it come with all the rubber seals as well?
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
So apparently all of the bikes from 79-82 are...

So apparently all of the bikes from 79-82 are just about the same, and the jug is interchangeable.
This thread says it all:
http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-806655.html
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Hey this seems like a good deal I found on ebay...

Hey this seems like a good deal I found on ebay listed as "79-81 XR500 XL500 CYLINDER&PISTON".
$74 including shipping...I'm pretty sure that will fit with my motor :huh
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Wow now I could believe how much oil it burnt...

Wow now I could believe how much oil it burnt through. These old bikes need TLC .
And how do you fit OS rings with stock jug??
That is a great build you got on your xl - i like what you did with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Yeah it moved when I put a wrench on the cam...

Yeah it moved when I put a wrench on the cam sprocket and tugged it a bit. I will take off the other side cover as soon as the rain goes away..
Its a mystery how the engine could have burnt that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
Eek OK guys I am getting a manual, but until then......

OK guys I am getting a manual, but until then... AM I MISSING A CHAIN?? down there behind the clutch cover?
Looks like on the bikebandit schematic, there is supposed to be a spring that lets the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,750
Posted By GravvyTrain
I got the piston loose. Now I got to check out...

I got the piston loose. Now I got to check out the condition of my cylinder. I also started my own thread, so I won't be jacking your thread anymore :lol3 . ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
YES the piston is stuck no more after moving the...

YES the piston is stuck no more after moving the top cam chain sprocket !
I could put it all back together now, but I want to see about this cylinders condition.
Probably need rings/seals and I'll...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,815
Posted By GravvyTrain
XL500R Seized at TDC?

This is my first rebuild and it looks like I got a seized piston. I want to take off the head/jug but the timing chain needs to come out first. I want know what is the timing for this bike so I won't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,750
Posted By GravvyTrain
I found the stud and washer in the oil pan. Stud...

I found the stud and washer in the oil pan. Stud is broke and intake threads are pretty mangled. I might have a to buy this used xl500r motor I have my eye on, but I'm hoping the head will be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,750
Posted By GravvyTrain
Well I took the advice and got the top cover off...

Well I took the advice and got the top cover off and it looked good. When I drained the oil out, I found that there wasnt much oil to drain. Now I know why it seized ... Also took the side cover off...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,750
Posted By GravvyTrain
[QUOTE=mtn500;17601875] I have an 82 xl500r,...

[QUOTE=mtn500;17601875]

I have an 82 xl500r, and just about the same kinda thing happened to me just last week. Motor seized- loss of power ,and the kicker won't move. Not too sure if it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 74,737
Views: 7,846,356
Posted By GravvyTrain
Just picked up this XL 500R from 1982. It has a...

Just picked up this XL 500R from 1982. It has a Supertrapp pipe and a 4" extension on the pro-link bars. I wasn't taken care of that well:cry Ill give it some TLC:D

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