Thread: Yamaha XT500
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Old 06-21-2008, 12:53 PM   #88
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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.

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