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Detour Rd.
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XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:57 am

After 18 yeaeed to let me have first refusal if he sold it which he didnt do instead sold it to another
I found this XTabout bikes (I always do) and he brought me over to his garage where behind screen doors and windoit. Hmm, 869 miles and in mint condition. it was an 81 the this was 1989. "Well what do you want for it?" I asked. "Give me three hundred and fifty bucks." Hmm, I had a 441 some yeathe exhaust valve. The jerk would kill the engine by pulling in the compression release. My gain his lost. A new valve and head gasket and forty bucks later I was thumping d
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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:10 am

The side covers were re
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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:16 am

so now I started cleaning off all the years of grime and changed the dimpled ball race s
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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:19 am

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the motor t after I strip out the rear end and air bo
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Re: XT500

Unread post by jimmy » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:48 am

Looking good, Det. Well done getting it back

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Re: XT500

Unread post by chilly » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:31 am

Nice one 8-)

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Re: XT500

Unread post by zesingle » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi Detour rd

I have a 1978 XT500 , it's the best motorcycle in the world !!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:34 am

H Great thump and much charactor. You fel get them new up to 1989. Here 1981 was the last year. Wish it was a points version though. The CDI is uno :P
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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:40 am

The fridged weather snow and ice are gone now and the birds are chirping so now back to work stripping down the bike
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Re: XT500

Unread post by Detour Rd. » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:45 am

While doing that took time for another project. The KDX200 in need of a new sight glass. What kind of a boneheaded engineer would put a sight glass on a woods bike
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