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Old 07-16-2012, 04:18 AM   #31
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Is there anywhere that does cam bearing kits,
remember reading somewhere that these kits fix bearing surface problems when they have been scored,
unsure whether it's a slipper bearing or a needle bearing used in the kit,
I know that it has to be done by an engineering workshop to machine out the damaged area,
any pointers?
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #32
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FREE '79 XR500 (not the XL street version) Come & pick it up

"FREE / FREE / FREE" YOU COME PICK IT UP!

I have an old '79 xr500 'twin laydown shocks + 23" fr wheel' sitting in a backyard in Bishop, Ca. contact me if you want to come and pick it up "FREE" you just have to come and get the bike yourself.

The last time it 'ran it ran fine/one easy kick to fire it up' it needs the mid-pipe/silencer can, it needs cleaning up, but when it runs it's sweet!

My health went Bad 5+years ago, so I haven't ridden it since then, everything's straight, never been crashed! it has been down (what bike ridden off-road hasn't)?

Bishop is in Inyo County 300+miles North of Southern Calif. Hwy#395 all the way out of Mojave.

If someone has the time + $$'s it's a Great Project Bike, It's an XR-offroad Only! but years ago my brother had it 'plated' if you're interested contact me well ahead of time - so I can find the actual license plate.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #33
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There does exist a company that can install a needle bearing, in California I think.

I've had the same issue for some time now. I'm in the process of rebuilding the engine using parts from a spare engine that I picked up from a fellow inmate.



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Is there anywhere that does cam bearing kits,
remember reading somewhere that these kits fix bearing surface problems when they have been scored,
unsure whether it's a slipper bearing or a needle bearing used in the kit,
I know that it has to be done by an engineering workshop to machine out the damaged area,
any pointers?
Cheers
Baza
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:45 PM   #34
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Almost done. Rideable as she is, but there's a few more things to do.
Build thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=xl500r+build

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:05 PM   #35
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Thumb Well lookie here:

Given this morning's purchase:



I think I shall be on this forum a lot in the near future.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:39 AM   #36
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Anyone found a good luggage setup for this bike? Looks like dirtbagz doesn't make a bag frame for this thing.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:36 AM   #37
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:01 PM   #38
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"FREE / FREE / FREE" YOU COME PICK IT UP!

I have an old '79 xr500 'twin laydown shocks + 23" fr wheel' sitting in a backyard in Bishop, Ca. contact me if you want to come and pick it up "FREE" you just have to come and get the bike yourself.

The last time it 'ran it ran fine/one easy kick to fire it up' it needs the mid-pipe/silencer can, it needs cleaning up, but when it runs it's sweet!

My health went Bad 5+years ago, so I haven't ridden it since then, everything's straight, never been crashed! it has been down (what bike ridden off-road hasn't)?

Bishop is in Inyo County 300+miles North of Southern Calif. Hwy#395 all the way out of Mojave.

If someone has the time + $$'s it's a Great Project Bike, It's an XR-offroad Only! but years ago my brother had it 'plated' if you're interested contact me well ahead of time - so I can find the actual license plate.
That's a nice offer. If you weren't 8.5 hours away from me, I think I'd take you up on it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #39
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Anybody have a spare 82 model tank thats worth fixing ? I want to put one on my 83 xr500, alter the subframe a little & make a street scrambler out of it. More like the desert sleds of the 60s. Already wired up a brake light so its street legal enough where i live. If someone wants to part with one that wont require a pound of bondo to repair please contact me at snakezrx@hotmail.com thanks
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:31 PM   #40
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I have been working on fixing up my Dads ol 1980 XL500, its still in really good shape but was leaking oil from about everywhere. Stumbled across this picture at my perants house the other day. Probably about 1985..... Thats me on the front, people would probably freak out nowadays!


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Old 11-16-2012, 03:25 AM   #41
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Anybody have a spare 82 model tank thats worth fixing ? I want to put one on my 83 xr500, alter the subframe a little & make a street scrambler out of it. More like the desert sleds of the 60s. Already wired up a brake light so its street legal enough where i live. If someone wants to part with one that wont require a pound of bondo to repair please contact me at snakezrx@hotmail.com thanks
I have an 80 xl500s and when I think of 60' era desert sleds the tank on my bike does not come to mind. Here is a link to an 80's era desert sled with what looks to me like an elsinore tank. https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...xJ2_CaqaVAtoqg
Anther option would be a tank from a 305 scrambler.

Dual high pipes, one on each side would also be a nice touch.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:44 AM   #42
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 PM   #43
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Well, everybodys got different taste. I just like the look of a 82 tank, i have some others in mind as well. Dual pipes are being considered and gonna go with a 19 inch front wheel. Need to get a 18 inch on the rear and run trials tires. Gonna be fun on the street or dirt.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #44
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Megacycle Cams

Has anyone used the services of Megacycle Cams (http://www.megacyclecams.com) to install a needle bearing cam on a ruined cylinder head? I've got a smoked cylinder head and cover and would like to repair it for a spare...

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:50 PM   #45
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Has anyone used the services of Megacycle Cams (http://www.megacyclecams.com) to install a needle bearing cam on a ruined cylinder head? I've got a smoked cylinder head and cover and would like to repair it for a spare...

Thanks
I've never had them do a needle bearing conversion but I have bought several performance cams and hardwelded rockers from them over the years. They've provided excellent service.
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