Thread: Yamaha XT500
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:21 AM   #569
motomike14
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Sounds like your ring is still not seeding itself well. Yamaha makes a product called "Ring Free" that deposits through your fuel. Similar to seafoam, but probably a little bit better.

Does it make any knocking noises or sound like it's worn? I have a TT with about 500 hours on the top end; it knocks because the wrist pin bearings are shot, but I used the Ring Free and it alleviated a lot of the smoking, hot and cold. Even yet, rings for them are cheap.

Just make sure you put your cam in the right way. Last time I had a motor rebuilt, we screwed up and put the cam in 180 out. Luckily, rotating the points plate 180 alleviated that issue.
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