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Old 10-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #322
lilsmokey
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Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 335
I used to have a 1984 Honda xr500. Great bike. Nice plastics. Terrible everything else. I loved that bike though

-Headlight mounting straps were to tight so when i hit a bump they would snap. (3 times)
-Dual carbs were a b**** to get off, easy to clean, then a b**** to get back on.
-Cam chains stretched really easily.
-Pegs sat at a funny angle so riding for very long your feet started to cramp up.
-Front brakes (Hydraulic disc) was fit for a 150 lb like so whenever i tried to stop that monster of a bike they'd heat up and boil the fluid out of the lines.
AND THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF EVERY SINGLE USED BIKE

PREVIOUS OWNERS
The jack*** thhat owned my xr before me rebuilt the bike in his garage.... Stripped 3 of the bolts holding the head down, 1 bolt holding the cylinder down and had the engine loosley tightened to the frame. At least pulling the engine out was easy for me
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