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Old 04-25-2009, 04:17 PM   #106
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My 77 with a few modifications...




And my 81, I love these bikes, kick back and all...
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:10 PM   #107
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Mi xt500

Thought i'd try to keep this thread going with some pix of my "rehabilitated xt"...




My friend has a pic of the bike when i got it, i'll try to get it from him and upload it later. The xt was a basket case when i got it... replaced fork seals, gas tank, tires, handlebars, carb rebuild, new seat, new tt500 exhaust, chain, sprockets, case saver, rear fender, front fender, tail light, wiring issues, coil, and probably a few other things i can't recall!

There's still more to be done, though. On cold start up, she smokes like a chimney, but after she warms up, no more smoking. I'm guessing i need to replace the valve guides... Any input from anyone on what all i should replace if i do it? valve guides, valve seals, maybe timing chain while i'm in there? Still got to fab a rear rack, get some handguards, fab a small windscreen, replacement forks w/ aluminum front wheel and disc brake...i'm sure i'll think of more!
love this bike! torquey, simple, and fun...
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:13 AM   #108
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what sort of rear fender is that? plastic?
does it shake like a vibrator? mines steel with rubber bushings, it shakes so violently cant keep taillights in 1 piece.
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:10 PM   #109
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yeah, it's an acerbis plastic fender. it definitely vibrates, but i haven't had any problems with it blowing bulbs out
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #110
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what sort of rear fender is that? plastic?
does it shake like a vibrator? mines steel with rubber bushings, it shakes so violently cant keep taillights in 1 piece.
put some leds on it
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:30 AM   #111
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put some leds on it
been runnin the same LED for the last 2 years, thats stayin together... the cheap lens & wires arent holding up to the steel-fender 10+ richter magnitudes
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:38 AM   #112
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plastic fender

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yeah, it's an acerbis plastic fender. it definitely vibrates, but i haven't had any problems with it blowing bulbs out
do you have a part number or model #?
direct bolt-on or make-it-fit?
thanks
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:43 PM   #113
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rear fender

it's an acerbis "classic?" or something like that. they used to sell them out of chapparall motorsports, but i don't see them anymore. it was a universal model and took some trimming and drilling to get to fit...
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:50 AM   #114
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My new (?) bike





This is a XT engine in a '78 Maico GS frame. Rides like crap due to very bad suspension; lot of work to do.

I'm new here. My other rides are a BMW R100GS

and a KTM 450 EXC (the KTM is for sale, now that a bought this beauty) I rode the Alto Turia Ride in Spain on both of them.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:10 PM   #115
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This is a XT engine in a '78 Maico GS frame. Rides like crap due to very bad suspension; lot of work to do.

I'm new here. My other rides are a BMW R100GS

and a KTM 450 EXC (the KTM is for sale, now that a bought this beauty) I rode the Alto Turia Ride in Spain on both of them.
I have a husk frame thats going to get the 500 motor!! Nice work!! Welcome TOO!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:47 PM   #116
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this is gorgeous, damn i want one

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The motor that started a lifelong love-affair with thumpers ...

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Old 07-29-2009, 06:24 AM   #117
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HEY DUDES

ANY PICS OF THE XT 600 3AJ OUT THERE?
CHEERS
SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:33 PM   #118
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HEY DUDES

ANY PICS OF THE XT 600 3AJ OUT THERE?
CHEERS
SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA
It dont belong here since this is a XT500 thread but what the heck.


Was mine, still miss it sometimes.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:52 PM   #119
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Hey Peke Dude

Looks A Gem Shot , We Bussy Building One Out Here , Thanx For The Pic [sorry 500 Gods For The Interuptoin]

Cheers All
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:09 AM   #120
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Dutch XT500 ride

I am a member of the Dutch XT&SR500 Club, and we did a little tour round Utrecht last sunday. About half of the group were on different brands and models (a few BMW's, 2 enormous Triumph Cruisers), some trailered their XT and some had a different kind of Yamaha, like my little TT350 but who cares.

These XT's were participating






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