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Old 04-10-2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gadget Man View Post
I once owned a 1979 XR 500. I bought it brand new in 1980.
It was never meant to be street legal. But "back in the day" I went to the license bureau and just told them it was a Honda 500 and they gave me a plate.
I bolted it right on the rear fender and rode that bike all over northern Minnesota for several years. I called it my two wheeled tractor. It was a great bike.

I also had a 1972 Honda CT 90. Another awesome bike. It had the high/low gear box with the automatic 4 speed.

I would love to find either one of those bikes for sale today.

Good luck.
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You might talk me out of my 1979 XR500. Im in the process of fixing her up now. The 23 in front tire on them is kinda odd.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:53 PM   #17
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:37 AM   #18
Got some screws loose!
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Originally Posted by woahblackbetty View Post
Yeah, I've already rotated the tubes back around the right way and swapped them left to right. That puts the axle back in front and moves the drum mounting lug outboard & clear of any interference.
It may not handle badly at all, some bikes were designed that way. The Yamaha Vision comes to mind. I never had a problem with the way it handled.

But of course that's no guarantee THIS bike will handle correctly. I guess it's a moot point since you swapped the tubes left to right to solve your interference issue.

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