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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #1201
Paulutions
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Parting Out 82 XT550

As painful as it is to say, I will start parting out a good-running 82 XT550 as soon as I start getting requests for parts. That is, unless night elves find and produce a titled frame for this thing. I may consider selling the bike as a titled parts bike, but know that the frame on this one is bent. I would also consider trading for a nice set of tires and/or a lift kit for a Jeep Cherokee. PM me your requests. Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:59 PM   #1202
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xt550 parts needed

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As painful as it is to say, I will start parting out a good-running 82 XT550 as soon as I start getting requests for parts. That is, unless night elves find and produce a titled frame for this thing. I may consider selling the bike as a titled parts bike, but know that the frame on this one is bent. I would also consider trading for a nice set of tires and/or a lift kit for a Jeep Cherokee. PM me your requests. Thank you.

That sucks man...I have two 82 XT550's and one needs a stator/pick-up coil assembly. Let me know what you want for that item. Or if you might be interested in taking this bike off my hands let me know.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #1203
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That sucks man...I have two 82 XT550's and one needs a stator/pick-up coil assembly. Let me know what you want for that item. Or if you might be interested in taking this bike off my hands let me know.
Do you have a title on it? How much you asking?
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #1204
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Climbing to a 1830m peak

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:58 AM   #1205
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As painful as it is to say, I will start parting out a good-running 82 XT550 as soon as I start getting requests for parts. That is, unless night elves find and produce a titled frame for this thing. I may consider selling the bike as a titled parts bike, but know that the frame on this one is bent. I would also consider trading for a nice set of tires and/or a lift kit for a Jeep Cherokee. PM me your requests. Thank you.
I'd be interested in an Engine Bashplate......... our bikes in SA did not come with them (for some stoopid reason)...... PM me if you do strip down .

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #1206
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Climbing to a 1830m peak
Nice pics. Where did you get the muffler?
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #1207
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XT550 for sale or would like to get the stator, coil assembly

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Do you have a title on it? How much you asking?
Yes I do have the title. a little about this particular bike...about 100 miles on the new piston and rings, all valve work done in the head recently. bike has 18k miles and it has been torn down to the frame, all bearings looked great so I cleaned & greased them up, clutch in great shape, new decompression and throttle cables, new intake boots between carb and cylinder, new air filter, tank is faded and has some dents, but not rusty. I would like to get $750 for the bike or get the stator pick-up coil assembly and this bike will run another 18k miles. i don't have access to post pics here but if you send me your email i can send you some. let me know and glad to see you are interested in being a XT550 rider! I get compliments all the time on my other one. (my girl might be mad cause she wants this bike...but bros before hoes
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:35 PM   #1208
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Nice pics. Where did you get the muffler?
Thank You. -- It is a Stock one. Made from aluminium i think it will last forever .
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:06 PM   #1209
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Question do you have a stator/pick-up coil assembly for sale?

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As painful as it is to say, I will start parting out a good-running 82 XT550 as soon as I start getting requests for parts. That is, unless night elves find and produce a titled frame for this thing. I may consider selling the bike as a titled parts bike, but know that the frame on this one is bent. I would also consider trading for a nice set of tires and/or a lift kit for a Jeep Cherokee. PM me your requests. Thank you.

do you have a stator/pick-up coil assembly for sale? if so, how much, i'm in utah
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #1210
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Nice...

Do you run the bike without the battery? If so - how is that working out?
I've run mine without a battery since 1993. I swapped it out and replaced it with a 2MC style capacitor mounted in a sprung holder from an old BSA ( any holder would done just fine.).and to make sure of the system everything is twin earthed.
Since then I have had NO electrical problems. I've taken her up through Africa round Europe and dispatched round London and she's still going strong on the original capacitor I fitted.

The lights work just great with this as the capacitor smooths the circuit and acts to the system as a brand new battery. I've a theory that because it always behaves like a battery in prime condition its makes for a optimum circuit, whereas if you run a battery and it sulfates,runs dry etc..... then that causes irregular or high outputs from the system that can cause damage down the line. I don't know how true it is but it makes sense to me.

I'd never go back to one.
Straight forward fit and inexpensive
http://www.trialsbits.co.uk/product_...oducts_id=1031
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:30 AM   #1211
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I've run mine without a battery since 1993. I swapped it out and replaced it with a 2MC style capacitor mounted in a sprung holder from an old BSA ( any holder would done just fine.).and to make sure of the system everything is twin earthed.
Since then I have had NO electrical problems. I've taken her up through Africa round Europe and dispatched round London and she's still going strong on the original capacitor I fitted.

The lights work just great with this as the capacitor smooths the circuit and acts to the system as a brand new battery. I've a theory that because it always behaves like a battery in prime condition its makes for a optimum circuit, whereas if you run a battery and it sulfates,runs dry etc..... then that causes irregular or high outputs from the system that can cause damage down the line. I don't know how true it is but it makes sense to me.

I'd never go back to one.
Straight forward fit and inexpensive
http://www.trialsbits.co.uk/product_...oducts_id=1031
Thanks, great info. Makes sense to me to.


What do you mean by “everything is twin earthed”? Are you talking about the two black wires from the capacitor (one for the wiring loom, and the other one to be connected to the frame I assume)?
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:39 AM   #1212
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No I just went a little over board when it came to the wiring.Most looms just seem to run a single earth wire throughout, a little corrosion and one bad connection later faults are showing up all over the place. What I mean is that where stuff is connected I've spliced in an additional earth wire in direct to the frame, CDI ,lights etc. I did it all before I took it through Africa in '93 and never had to touch anything since. Not even a bulb.



Rat Juggler screwed with this post 11-05-2012 at 01:02 AM Reason: pic added
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:03 PM   #1213
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No I just went a little over board when it came to the wiring.Most looms just seem to run a single earth wire throughout, a little corrosion and one bad connection later faults are showing up all over the place. What I mean is that where stuff is connected I've spliced in an additional earth wire in direct to the frame, CDI ,lights etc. I did it all before I took it through Africa in '93 and never had to touch anything since. Not even a bulb.

Ok. Makes sense, one grounding point can easily fail or corrode. Thanks again for the info.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #1214
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As painful as it is to say, I will start parting out a good-running 82 XT550 as soon as I start getting requests for parts. That is, unless night elves find and produce a titled frame for this thing. I may consider selling the bike as a titled parts bike, but know that the frame on this one is bent. I would also consider trading for a nice set of tires and/or a lift kit for a Jeep Cherokee. PM me your requests. Thank you.
A good weld shop would be able to swap your steering head, where your VIN is, from your bent frame to a new one or fix your frame I would think.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #1215
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Hi inmates. I entered the world of thumpers yesterday. 82 XT 550 with less than 2 K miles. PO said it had spark but I get none. I would like input here. I ordered the CD rom manual last night from Great Britian and hope to have it next week. If you guys can steer me to some troubleshooting procedures in the meantime that would be great! Maybe someone has a cdi II can borrow or one of the homemade units I saw linked to here I could borrow. I am a longtimer on the YE.com forum and need a helping hand. The obligatory pictures......





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