Yamaha XT500

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  1. plugeye

    plugeye MC rescue

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    lined up with the other tractors i see
  2. Johny Brando

    Johny Brando n00b

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    I luv em too as you can see.......seem to take a lot of my money & time !!!!!!!!!!

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  3. JensEskildsen

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    Whoah, stunning!
  4. montesa_vr

    montesa_vr Legend in his own mind

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    Nice looking Oliver. As I recall, the front brake even on the XT was marginal, although it was a lot better than the one on the XL500 that I bought next.
  5. plugeye

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    the 77 sporting an XT600 throttle, improvement imo
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  6. plugeye

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    now with a full unmolested skid plate, thanks to my buddy AmericaMarsh
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  7. nerone

    nerone Been here awhile

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    My new XT 500 :

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  8. JensEskildsen

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    Wowza!
  9. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    What year model is that? It's beautiful!
    More pics, please.
  10. jank

    jank Been here awhile

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    Whats with the tank? It looks strange, maybe it's the picture, but it does not look stock. Other than that- WOW!
  11. nerone

    nerone Been here awhile

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  12. nerone

    nerone Been here awhile

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    B06A6936-FB98-486D-BDD5-FBEFECF99157.jpeg New luggage rack and seat!
  13. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    I scored a '79 XT500 recently, all original equipment is intact, except the skid plate is missing. Only has 7700 miles showing, it spent the last two decades sitting in a grain bin. It's apart at the moment, refurbishing the fuel system and a few other things.
    Edit: title search is in order, after quizzing a few people, it seems it may have been my cousin "Alroy's" bike. ( RIP Alroy)
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  14. plugeye

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    aluminum bars finally
  15. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    What brand and bend did you get? I've been looking for aluminum bars, but most are way too low for an old school bike.
  16. plugeye

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    these are protaper SE CR-hi
    feel pretty natural in the short spin i took so far
  17. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    I ran the Renthal "Desert/vintage high" on my XT600. It's high enough, but really wide, and when you cut them to 31.5 inches, there's barely enough room for the controls and switches. I had a set of Answer chromoly steel "Hannah" bars a long time ago that were great. Those bars were unbendable, they lived through 3 bikes, a Husky 400, and 2 YZ250s.... Glory days....
  18. nerone

    nerone Been here awhile

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    You need only skid plate, front blinkers and side covers which can find from KEDO. So you have a beautiful original bike!
  19. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    The front blinkers are present, the angle of the picture hides them. I went through all the lights, every light works, blinkers blink, every bulb in the bike is the original Stanley from the factory. Side panels are present also, but need replaced. And I have a skid plate in my hourde. The inside of the fuel tank was ugly, fuel varnish.... Acetone barely phased it. I mixed a pretty hot batch of muriatic acid and it was clean in 3 minutes. The tank has zero dents!
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  20. motocrossross

    motocrossross Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had a '79 XT back in the day, my buddy has a '79 XT now, the '79 came with a Mikuni VM32SS pumper carb. A good carb, but a little finicky with the pumper. BONUS with this bike, someone swapped in a '76 VM34SS with no pumper, and jetting is correct for an aftermarket header and 3" SuperTrapp. I just Happen to have a brand new 1 3/4" White Brothers header, S-bend, and 3" SuperTrapp.
    I also have a cylinder already bored to fit a Wiseco 88mm 10/1 piston, and gaskets, ready for installment. I started the bike yesterday, it smoked pretty bad for 10 minutes or so, then cleared up some, but not completely. The spare cylinder and pipe were ment to go on my TT500.... But since this bike is street legal and has a good title, I may use them on it.
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