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Old 12-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #1231
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You don't know XT CDI s then.

No offense. All of mine that are bad had spark. It was weak or sometimes acted like it was out of time. I pray it is something else simple though. Compression should be an obvious when you kick her over but a good thought to check.
Checked the spark again and it seems poor. So any advice on the Great Britain CDI vs the new Zealand hypertec
165.00 vs 198.00?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:56 PM   #1232
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I also am thinking this bike quit running at some point in the past and has sat for a lengthy period of time. Maybe back when cdi's were 500 instead of 200. What would side line a bike with 1900 miles on it original tires complete? I know I see the old 2 stroke enduro's with 2k around but they lived a different life than this beast.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #1233
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Checked the spark again and it seems poor. So any advice on the Great Britain CDI vs the new Zealand hypertec
165.00 vs 198.00?
I have the New Zealand CDI. It works well but expect to wait 2 to 3 weeks for it. Also check your pulser coils. They use 2. One for 12 degrees BTDC and one for 36 BTDC. If your 36 is bad, it will really flatten your power, like it is running out of breath, so to speak.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #1234
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1982 XT 550J Repair Manual

Hello fellow inmates, here are some pictures of my bike that I recently picked it up from my father-inlaw. It's a 1982 XT 550J that he purchased new and it has 3800km. I've made some mods to it but it is basically stock, it's still running the original tires! I've had the carb apart three times now to clean, the problem was at first it had sat since 1988 and was pretty gumed up inside. I used sea-foam and now it starts on the first kick with no choke, even in the cold. I have it leaned out and it is still dry fouling the plug. The original exhaust has been patched up for now so it has close to the right back pressure, does this sound like the primary needle and jet? The starter plunger (choke) is in good shape and does seem to be seating. I've read every post here and I can't recall seeing this problem. The carbs on these bikes have been an issue since day one, I have a magazine road test from 1982 and it took them 10 kicks to start and they had trouble with mid-range hesitation and bogging at that time.
Any help would be appreciated, I love the bike and if it wasn't for the 16 inches of snow in the yard I would be out riding today.
Thanks to ThumperStorm for the service manual info!















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Old 12-11-2012, 02:16 AM   #1235
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Yamaha XT550cc Enduro 6 Sigma Custom Carburetor Carb Stage 1-3 Jet Kit - I see this listed on ebay. Does anyone know anything about it? Have any thoughts?
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:16 AM   #1236
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Hello fellow inmates, I recently picked up a 1982 XT 550J and I'm looking for a repair manual in PDF. I have a copied service manual but there is alot left out. Any help would be appreciated. Also what is the easiest way to upload a photo, I'm on dial up so the easier the better. Thanks in advance.
http://ebookbrowse.com/yamaha-xt550-...pdf-d307157172
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #1237
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Is this the correct tail light? and bracket. I need one and want oem.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1983-Yamaha-...p2047675.l2557

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Old 12-15-2012, 09:50 AM   #1238
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Does not look like mine, mine is a rectangle.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:54 AM   #1239
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Does not look like mine, mine is a rectangle.
Probably why its not selling.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:47 AM   #1240
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Hi guys, here are some pics of my XT 550, before and after a few changes. Can't wait for spring!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #1241
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Nice looking bike. Tell me about that tank bag.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:43 PM   #1242
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Thanks ThumperStorm, the tank bag is a CCM from a pedal bike, its weather proof and has alot of room, should work for what I need.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:15 PM   #1243
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Thanks ThumperStorm, the tank bag is a CCM from a pedal bike, its weather proof and has alot of room, should work for what I need.
I like that bike too. How about the Yamaha bag on front? Aftermarket period piece? Also got detailed info on the rack and a link to the CCM bag. I didn't find it with google? Know I am Mr. Twenty questions but hopefully by spring I will have mine going It is clean and the same year as yours. Roll us any pictures you have. Not a lot of posting going on for these bikes.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:17 PM   #1244
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Oh you put the rear bag on the front?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #1245
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Sorry about the multiple pictures, I was having trouble posting. I found the tank bag at the local thrift store and the back rack is from a scrap yard. I believe the rack is medical surplus, it had a stainless handle on it with some framing; It's made of heavy gage plastic and arborite. As for the Yamaha tool bag it is from the back, putting it on the front felt like the logical thing to do, I like having the "Yamaha" showing!
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