Thread: Yamaha XT500
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by scootertrash
One of my XT's did that, would quit on the highway with semi's breathing down your back! Turned out to be a bad coil, the vibes killed it where it would only work intermittantly. Worth checking out... remember, it's a 6v coil in the XT.
A coil also blew on my high-mileage XT.
Symptoms - was on a very long highway ride (2 full days riding), motor started cutting out / misfiring intermittently, but the bike was still running.
Got to a gas station, switched off, and it wouldn't start again.
Got a new coil, ran like new.
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