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Author Topic: Project Shinjimei- 73 TX500  (Read 94407 times)

Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #10 on: Dec 27, 2010, 23:46:30 »
Also part of "the Plan" :
edit: I had wanted to do a bike with a dustbin fairing for some time. This bike just isn't it. Maybe if I do my FZ600/Seca turbo hybrid with the turbo above the motor, that will be the right bike for it. I keep imagining having the exhaust exit right out the side of the fairing like an old fighter plane...
« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2011, 13:05:53 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2010, 02:25:20 »
Took a minute today to look some things over, and found out the titled bike is actually a '73 TX500, the black parts bike is a '74, and the purple one is also a '73 TX500. Damn shame none have the automatic camchain tensioner..... I'm not real pleased with that fact. And I HATE breaker points, but can't find an electronic conversion for these bikes anywhere. i assume nobody makes one.
Also- I can't find a Manual either! I'd really like to have a book for reference before I do anything in earnest. edit: got one now! Lol. The last thing i want to do is start tearing into the motor and find out i can't put it back together....
If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.
« Last Edit: Oct 31, 2011, 13:07:31 by two-smoker »
"I suppose I'd say.... BOLLOCKS! But that's pretty much a reflex for me."

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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #12 on: Dec 30, 2010, 15:15:36 »
http://cgi.ebay.com/YAMAHA-500-TWIN-TX-XS-500-73-HAYNES-MANUAL-BOOK-/250739657938?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item3a613f8cd2
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CHILTONS-YAMAHA-XS1-TX650-TX750-TX500-Service-Manual-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem255f24023cQQitemZ160509985340QQptZMotorsQ5fManualsQ5fLiterature
 
 
Best I can find in a quick search. Call your local Yammy dealer and ask if they can get you a factory repair manual. It wont be cheap, but Im sure they can. The Chilton book is pretty spot on though.
 
As far as elec ign. there was a recent post somewhere on the site about a company that makes them. They are discontinued, but will be available in the next couple months I believe. Try doing a search, im too lazy, sorry. ha ha
« Last Edit: Dec 30, 2010, 15:19:40 by VonYinzer »
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Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #13 on: Dec 30, 2010, 17:39:05 »
Thanks, VonYinzer, I did find newtronic and yes, they did discontinue the TX500/XS500 unit.
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Offline white orbs

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 2010, 18:56:46 »
nice find,I might have a pdf manual gotta search . Could you help a brother out with two front caliper bolts?
1978 CX500 Cafe
1975 XS650 Standard
1977 XS750 Triple
1974 CB750
1975 CB550-4
1979 XS400 Cafe
currently looking for a RD or R5 ....

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #15 on: Dec 30, 2010, 19:23:29 »
Check the post about manuals by kodiak in the manuals section he provides a link to just about every manual out there.

Also, check mikesxs.com about the ignition. if they don't have anything online give them a call.

Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #16 on: Dec 30, 2010, 19:40:28 »
White orbs, shouldn't be a problem, assuming I have more than one set. Diesel 450, thanks, I didn't know Jake had those, I'll hit him up.
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Offline MotorbikeBruno

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #17 on: Dec 30, 2010, 19:48:46 »
I picked up one of these a few months back. Got her running, and first thing I would tell you to do is ADJUST THE VALVES!!!! I was even told by the "older" mechanics that you should adjust them a tad higher than the books say.  I've got a set of handlebars in perfect condition if you want em.  Here's what the old gal looked like when I sold her with a busted head gasket...  :'(


Offline two-smoker

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Re: My new project!
« Reply #18 on: Dec 30, 2010, 23:33:15 »
Yeah, I've read up enough to know that these things are known for certain..... character flaws. I already know my runner has a cracked head, but with a low-mileage spare motor, no worries. Once I find a manual to explain how to do it, first order of business is a valve adjustment and oil change. Then, clip-ons!
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Re: My new project!
« Reply #19 on: Dec 31, 2010, 10:41:28 »
Very cool.  I went with the drag bars, I am very curious to see what it would look like with a set of Clip-ons. I bet its going to look awesome.