Originally Posted by locomatt
1979 Honda XR 500
not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it yet, but the price was decent. May try to make it street legal? May keep it just dirt? If I go the legal route I'll probably try to pick up an XL 500 and graft them together. If anyone knows someone selling a 79-81 XL 500 (or even a 250) let me know, I could use it for parts!
Definitely needs a ring job (probably an overbore at this point). It was funny, as I was checking the crank case for leaks, he assured me that the oil was only leaking out of the connection between the exhaust pipe and muffler! Wonder how it got there?
Dude, that is freaking sweet! Your plans sound like a good idea, that would make a great foundation for local riding and just "coolness".