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Old 06-19-2013, 05:31 AM   #616
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Thanks for the help guys! Turns out the fuel vent hose from the gas cap was wedged up against the under bracket which might explain the fuel cutting out at higher speeds. Runs fine again. I might be an idiot....
Well done johnclaude and glad I could help. Obviously smart enough to ask the right question in the right place!

Now as recompense please post a pic.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #617
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Ask and ye shall receive- XT500 pics

Who says Iowa isn't pretty?
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Question about this last picture-there is an oil leak where the clutch cable enters the tranny. Any ideas? Missing a seal? Hmmm...
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #618
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Hay Older XT owners I found an old unopened/unused part over the weekend. It's a rubber boot that goes from the motor to the carb. On the road workin so no pix but can when I get back to Castle Cole. If its something of value you can have it, just pay to ship from FL.

Edit - it's for an 81 xt 550 (my long gone college thumper).
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #619
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Hay Older XT owners I found an old unopened/unused part over the weekend. It's a rubber boot that goes from the motor to the carb. On the road workin so no pix but can when I get back to Castle Cole. If its something of value you can have it, just pay to ship from FL.

Edit - it's for an 81 xt 550 (my long gone college thumper).
Dibs!
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:58 AM   #620
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Who says Iowa isn't pretty?
Looks like some nice XT ridin' country. And does look like a "weep" wouldn't worry much. Keeps things from rustin'.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:01 PM   #621
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Dibs!
I send ya a pix and part number when I get back to the beach tomorrow.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:24 PM   #622
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Question about this last picture-there is an oil leak where the clutch cable enters the tranny. Any ideas? Missing a seal? Hmmm...
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dried out seal perhaps.
the stock spring is missing as well
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #623
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I send ya a pix and part number when I get back to the beach tomorrow.
Very cool.

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:27 AM   #624
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Is it still something you can use. If not let's get it to someone who does.
PM me your address and I get it off. Now........ I am leaving on a 1800 mile trip in the morning so let's see how fast ya get back. If not perhaps Mrs Manfu can sub in. She an impact player . Guessing I can throw it in a small 3 day priority box?

Back side of of unopened 8 year old part.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:36 PM   #625
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Is it still something you can use. If not let's get it to someone who does.
PM me your address and I get it off. Now........ I am leaving on a 1800 mile trip in the morning so let's see how fast ya get back. If not perhaps Mrs Manfu can sub in. She an impact player . Guessing I can throw it in a small 3 day priority box?

Back side of of unopened 8 year old part.
Going by the part number, it looks like it will not fit my old girl. I'll have to pass it on to the next FF.
Thanks anyway.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:32 PM   #626
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I'll take it. One of the last pieces to my build.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:37 PM   #627
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #628
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Question re Front forks

Hi Guys,

I have a '76 XT500 with crappy forks, lots of stiction some pitting. Rides crappy. I also have a set of forks from a latter model with the leading axle. Much better condition.

Does anyone know, will the later tubes and caps fit the early lowers? I'm thinking of rebuilding but would like to avoid the cost of re-chroming.

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Old 06-22-2013, 09:52 PM   #629
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Why not just swap them intact? I have 79 YZ forks on my Xt500

I bet if OD of stanchions and size of bolt at bottom of fork that attaches fork to fork internals are same then you can swap internals. Just make sure your have some preload on the springs if the length is longer.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:10 PM   #630
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Why not just swap them intact? I have 79 YZ forks on my Xt500
Thanks Sic, tried that. Steers like crap, under-steer. Maybe they were longer. Will have to look again.
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