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Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 06:55 AM
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Posted By MCM
Mine is the same way. A few wraps of electrical...

Mine is the same way. A few wraps of electrical tape and it works fine.
For me anyway. :nod
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
I did the same thing. Was loosing power...

I did the same thing. Was loosing power (slipping), so replaced the clutch discs & springs. I went with factory parts. Let me know if you have trouble finding 'em. If you need a hand I will look up...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 757
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Posted By MCM
Mine started out as a brown one. Then turned...

Mine started out as a brown one. Then turned orange.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b190/Modenaro/IMG_5333_zps3f07fd0d.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
I have been riding everyday and not stopping by...

I have been riding everyday and not stopping by here.
That really came out nice! :clap
They really are fun bikes to ride. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Thanks! (I hate electrical issues) :puke1

Thanks! (I hate electrical issues) :puke1
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By MCM
Thanks, will check it out......

Thanks, will check it out......
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 08:02 AM
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Posted By MCM
All of a sudden I have a straight 40v to the...

All of a sudden I have a straight 40v to the headlight on the 80 XL500S.
Any ideas?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
As far as travel plans..... I happen to have a 70...

As far as travel plans..... I happen to have a 70 SL350, 77 XT500 and a 1980 XL500. I would say XL 500 for travel. Its the most comfortable of the three. The SL350 is a close 2nd as its a nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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Posted By MCM
Seldom get around to painting......... Not too...

Seldom get around to painting......... Not too bad with the right stuff.
DMV and CHP 4/2/14 - (6) OEM clutch discs and (4) clutch springs in the mail......... :1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Let us know how it goes. I never look forward to...

Let us know how it goes. I never look forward to painting. Just got lucky this time I guess.
These bikes are so much fun to ride! I cant stay off this thing! Really an easy bike to ride. Best...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2014, 12:46 AM
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Posted By MCM
I found a used pair that had been re painted , I...

I found a used pair that had been re painted , I just stripped them with thinner. Stickers had been removed. I would warm 'em up and try a razor blade. But there may be better ways?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
The adhesion promoter went on the plastic to...

The adhesion promoter went on the plastic to allow the paint to stick. Your special primer might do away with the need for the stuff I used.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
New Batt is on a trickle charger on the work...

New Batt is on a trickle charger on the work bench LOL LOL.
Thank You! :rofl

Forgot to install... Get exited at the end........
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By MCM
Got the paint here: http://ocpaintstore.com/ ...

Got the paint here: http://ocpaintstore.com/
Had the red mixed to match the front fender. $25.00 a can. (1 can) U-pol custom can talon sting red. (SO846)
The plactic got primed then SEM 77723 XXX...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 02:14 PM
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Posted By MCM
Its alive! Runs great! a lot of paint burnt off...

Its alive! Runs great! a lot of paint burnt off the cylinder, brakes are not as strong as I remember, melted the rear tip of the front fender on the pipes (will trim) the clutch slips a bit at times...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Need to pick up a spark plug & fuel filter. Then...

Need to pick up a spark plug & fuel filter. Then fire it up!

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b190/Modenaro/IMG_7397_zps0815a1ee.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2014, 09:03 PM
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Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Did you clear the hood/roof? Were you pretty...

Did you clear the hood/roof? Were you pretty banged up?:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Very cool! Your right! The same! Not everyone can...

Very cool! Your right! The same! Not everyone can tell a Taco from a Bonanza. Had a POS swap meet frame with an engine from an xtra edger before the one in the pic. It was a death trap. LOL LOL. Back...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 02:18 PM
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Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Thanks, wasn't sure if this was cool, or more...

Thanks, wasn't sure if this was cool, or more like watching someone else's old home movies. LOL LOL Those were the days...... Bike exploded in the 60's & 70's...... It was fun being right in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2014, 01:05 PM
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Posted By MCM
Thanks for the tip on the glass bead / blinkers....

Thanks for the tip on the glass bead / blinkers. Yes, Meier xr front fender.
I just have a wire wheel on a bench grinder (Old washing machine motor) for the chrome / rust.

That photo with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Thanks! I just painted the same springs and...

Thanks!

I just painted the same springs and XL tank that are in the 1st photo.
About every part / nut bolt and washer was cleaned up on a wire wheel.
Then either painted or polished.

Nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
Throw back Thurs... Just for fun, here is an...

Throw back Thurs...
Just for fun, here is an old pic of my wife and I at Pismo in 1984.
On my "new" 1983 XR500. (We were both 22 back then LOL LOL)
She was so lite on that bike she threw a 30'...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
A bunch of hours. some paint, 6 timeserts and a...

A bunch of hours. some paint, 6 timeserts and a valve job & its getting close. Need to paint & bolt in the engine. Maybe next week.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2013, 08:08 AM
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Posted By MCM
Have been very pleased with Shinko tires. I run...

Have been very pleased with Shinko tires.
I run 705's in 18" & 19" on my XT/TT 500 and 241's on my 70 SL350.
No problems at all, and the price online is unbelievable at under $100 a pair. Note the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By MCM
Here is the 244 ...

Here is the 244

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b190/Modenaro/SHINKO-DS244_zps15ec2571.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2013, 04:33 AM
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Posted By MCM
Ended up ordering a Shinko Dual Sport 244 in the...

Ended up ordering a Shinko Dual Sport 244 in the stock 4.60 -18.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By MCM
Thanks! Looks like the "Kenda K270 Dual Sport...

Thanks! Looks like the "Kenda K270 Dual Sport Tire" I was just checking out. They offer in in 4.50-18 and 4.60-18. Is the stock 4.60 a lower profile tire than the standard 4.50-18? Only need 0ne....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
XL500S rear tire close to a TW9 front tread wise?

What rear tire is close to the Bridgestone TW9 Trail Wing Dual Sport 23" Front tire? (Only game in town)
Thought I could buy a pair/set? But they do not offer an 18. Orig rear was a 460x18.
Anyone...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Thanks, will give it a try. (In this case,...

Thanks, will give it a try.

(In this case, I wanted advice) :o)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
Anyone here found a good engine paint that more...

Anyone here found a good engine paint that more or less matchs the stock cases? Have tried a few through the yrs. Wheel paint mainly. Anyway just thought I would ask.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Talked to the seller. Mint tank and good side...

Talked to the seller. Mint tank and good side covers $170.00 shipped.
In case your interested. I have 10+ hrs in my tank. Its nice now, but for the money above I would have probably jumped on it....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
Agree on the tank. I used 2 gallons of apple...

Agree on the tank. I used 2 gallons of apple cider vinegar and a hand full of dry wall screws, nuts & bolts. But my rust was minor. Came clean after 1 week of soaking, shaking like a maniac and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
I am a few steps ahead of you. Same bike / same...

I am a few steps ahead of you. Same bike / same cond. I have most of the parts I need now, but know a guy starting to part out an 81 XL500. I think he has all the parts you mentioned. Including a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
My mistake. Have the 500 on the brain as I just...

My mistake. Have the 500 on the brain as I just ordered rear bearings and dust covers........ And about everything else... LOL LOL
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Just found this. Looks like it takes a tool to...

Just found this. Looks like it takes a tool to remove. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202096


Is it #23 under dust cover #8?
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 303,212
Posted By MCM
They offer dozens of spring options. These really...

They offer dozens of spring options. These really are a good way to go. You don't need to spend a ton unless your vintage racing. Even those guys often run these shocks. You can mix and match shocks...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2,348
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Posted By MCM
Thanks! I can live with 5mph

Thanks! I can live with 5mph
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 01:43 AM
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Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Did find that Maier makes an 80 XR500 front...

Did find that Maier makes an 80 XR500 front fender that will work. More curved than the XL. Might just get one of those in red.

Here is another one......... Would like to run a regular round...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,348
Views: 628,465
Posted By MCM
Are there any good front fender options for the...

Are there any good front fender options for the 23" front wheeled XL500s other than stock?

CR? XR? Etc.......

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 303,212
Posted By MCM
Have had much success with the progressive shocks...

Have had much success with the progressive shocks I pit on my 77. Used 76 XT specs as I wanted it 1" lower for the street. Cheap to at PHAT.

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