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Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By mtn500
another guy, the interference thread theory is...

another guy, the interference thread theory is what I am leaning towards. what is this stud installation tool you speak of?
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By mtn500
emti, the pitch diameter is different; the...

emti, the pitch diameter is different; the shorter thread length has a larger diameter than the longer length. The longer length will bottom out in the cylinder head but the short one will not; it...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By mtn500
Thanks for the input. I have ran a tap...

Thanks for the input.

I have ran a tap through the cylinder head threads, but I will do again to make sure everything is squeaky clean.

I will see what I can do about verifying the pitch and...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By mtn500
Replacing cylinder head exhaust studs

Does anyone have any experience with installing new exhaust studs into a cylinder head?
My question specifically is, how much resistance is normal given the threads are most likely interference...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
brucifer, thanks for chiming in. When the...

brucifer, thanks for chiming in. When the threads are screwed in the other way they are just noticeably loose/wiggly all the way until all the threads are sunk and the smooth part of the stud is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
Cylinder head exhaust studs

Has anyone got any experience with replacing the exhaust stud bolts on the cylinder head? The studs would be at the 5 and 11 o'clock positions around the exhaust...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
That is what I am thinking too as the rings are...

That is what I am thinking too as the rings are pretty thin. I'm probably just over thinking the whole process because I don' t want to mess it up. I've been told that the rings can be over expanded,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
I am investigation the need for a set of ring...

I am investigation the need for a set of ring expander pliers. As I have never installed new rings before can anyone comment on whether or not the ring expanders are necessary? Can the rings be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
Brucifer, thanks for your input and help. I saw...

Brucifer, thanks for your input and help. I saw the same with the other heads and figured the ones with no slots would be OK too, but I really wanted somebody else to have the same opinion/reasoning...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
Bump per my last post. Anyone familiar with...

Bump per my last post.
Anyone familiar with the 79 XL500 head and if it has the oil channels like the 80 head?
Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
It has been a little while since my last post and...

It has been a little while since my last post and I do have a little progress to report; but again not as much as I would like to have done. I had a local machinist bore my original cylinder for a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,849
Posted By mtn500
Megacycle Cams

Has anyone used the services of Megacycle Cams (http://www.megacyclecams.com) to install a needle bearing cam on a ruined cylinder head? I've got a smoked cylinder head and cover and would like to...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,849
Posted By mtn500
There does exist a company that can install a...

There does exist a company that can install a needle bearing, in California I think.

I've had the same issue for some time now. I'm in the process of rebuilding the engine using parts from a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
Thanks. I've located a local machinist and I am...

Thanks. I've located a local machinist and I am going to see if I can get honed and measured there.
I haven't been able to find a source for OEM size pistons, only larger sizes. Anyone know of a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
It has been 5 months since my last post but I...

It has been 5 months since my last post but I have made progress on the motor :D just not the progress I would have like to have made. I have purchased a motor from a 79 model that is in good shape...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
:lol3 I'm still working on mine. I did manage to...

:lol3 I'm still working on mine. I did manage to get the time to remove the cam and sprocket and all bolts holding the head on.




...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
Yes the Athena kit does come with several rubber...

Yes the Athena kit does come with several rubber seals; I don't know if all that are needed are there as I have only needed the right side crank case cover gasket thus far. It was the result of said...
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
after the bolts from under the covers are out tap...

after the bolts from under the covers are out tap on the cylinder head cover in the solid spots with a rubber mallet to break the seal between the gasket and the head.
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
well i certainly did not intend to take this long...

well i certainly did not intend to take this long but after a short hiatus....i pulled the motor and removed the top end. what i saw was somewhat discomforting, but expected. check out the timing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By mtn500
I've decided to strap the strom to the side of a...

I've decided to strap the strom to the side of a porch and hope for the best on that one (it's insured:wink:). As for the other two, I've moved them inside. I just hope a tree doesn't fall on that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By mtn500
Speaking of which...

I could not find a similar thread about Irene, except for jo mama and I would like a moderately serious suggestion for my question, so I'll post here and see how it goes.

I'm in coastal NC and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-27-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By mtn500
you can't beat the mountains. i don't know for...

you can't beat the mountains. i don't know for sure but I would guess what little land is on the outer banks that isn't paved there is some law prohibiting motorcycles from riding on it
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,849
Posted By mtn500
cool thread.

cool thread.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,015
Posted By mtn500
my .02 here... dirty... i've lived in them...

my .02 here...
dirty... i've lived in them there hills in patrick and floyd counties for the better part of my life. you can not beat the roads and the riding that is available for you in the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 155,627
Posted By mtn500
:thumb Pigford

:thumb Pigford
Forum: Trip Planning 05-10-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,625
Posted By mtn500
vfr?

vfr?
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 155,627
Posted By mtn500
wow, that is nice. here is another link to a...

wow, that is nice.

here is another link to a nice one, been around for a while, but I like what he has did with it.

http://www.xl500.de/galerie/daten/galerie_2/corey/corey.htm
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 155,627
Posted By mtn500
in the past I have had this exact thought. I come...

in the past I have had this exact thought. I come to realize that the bike is what it is. it "can" be converted to 12v, but why would you want to? accept the beast for what it is :D
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 155,627
Posted By mtn500
looks like a nice fixerupper scout. great...

looks like a nice fixerupper scout. great find.:1drink


while i'm at it, anyone got any spare xl500 parts laying around, specifically a top end? thanks
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By mtn500
that looks exactly like what happened to mine. ...

that looks exactly like what happened to mine.
i too looked for aftermarket source to no avail, so i ended up having to order off of ebay.
i looked for xl500 parts on ebay a couple days ago and...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,544
Posted By mtn500
flippin sweet:D

flippin sweet:D
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 155,627
Posted By mtn500
perhaps this should be moves to another forum...

perhaps this should be moves to another forum (mods)? but, I am in need of a head (top end) off of an xl500s, 79-81 model. I still haven't resolved the issues I developed after my bike partially...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,593
Posted By mtn500
i fixed my buffeting issues. i took the...

i fixed my buffeting issues. i took the windshield completely off and now no issues at all. with the stock shield in the highest position it was a semi-comfortable ride but when it rained there was...
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,205
Posted By mtn500
any pics of the two girls? they may help to more...

any pics of the two girls? they may help to more visualize this event:nod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By mtn500
i went and checked it out on the 11th. i got...

i went and checked it out on the 11th. i got there early and it was well worth it. all i had to do was show that i had a motorcycle endorsement and sign a release form, and i got to ride all day....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By mtn500
i grew up in that part of va. lots and lots of...

i grew up in that part of va. lots and lots of coal company property. lots and lots, miles upon miles, upon miles of roads that wind through mountains and valleys and hollows. the coal companies keep...
Forum: Vendors 03-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 70,902
Posted By mtn500
has anyone tried to order the trunk lately? I...

has anyone tried to order the trunk lately? I just tried and it said "item does not qualify for additional pricing discounts".
I went all the way through the order process up until submit order and...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,164
Posted By mtn500
hey, ive got a 99 honda quad, and although they...

hey,
ive got a 99 honda quad, and although they might not suffer from the exact same problem, definitely a similar one.
the rear brakes on mine are not hydraulic, they are actuated via a cable from...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By mtn500
if that was a new bike at any local dealer they...

if that was a new bike at any local dealer they wouldn't be able to keep enough of them.
thats friggin nice
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,916
Posted By mtn500
actually, to pull anything off the topend besides...

actually, to pull anything off the topend besides the valve covers, the motor has to come out of the frame. i really wish it only took a few minutes and was that easy but it is a time consuming...
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