Thread: Yamaha XT500
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:18 AM   #102
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It's a decent motor one you've replaced the stock rod with a Titanium Carrillo custom made $$$), upgraded the piston to an Arias, upped the compression to 13:1, and added a reinforced base plate between the cylinder and the case. The mounting bolts are a little susceptible to fatigue and cracking. Since they don't go all the way through the case, this can lead to embarrassing moments on the track.

I guess the engineers put that red line there for a reason.

After we modified the engine, tho', nothing we did fazed it.
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