Originally Posted by fatherof4
I just picked up a 1977 XT500 with 7300 miles for $200. It had been sitting for 8 yrs.
What I am looking for is any suggestion on gearing this bike.
Congratulations. That's the exact same model I had. I rode it to Alaska and back with stock gearing, but that was in the day of the 55mph speed limit. Stock gearing is already pretty high for technical off-road riding, but if you stick to easier trails you could drop some teeth on the rear to make the engine less busy on the freeway.
Often wrong, but never in doubt.
montesa_vr screwed with this post 11-07-2008 at 08:02 PM