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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 4682 times)

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #20 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:11:49 »
I feel the frame is too long. i have taken 9.5cm out of the rear loop. Only for aesthetic reasons, the seat i want to make will be a little bit smaller.
I have welded it back together and it looks pretty good and worked great.

im going to try and fit a TT500 rear fender. the original wont work now, because i have changed the rear loop.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #21 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:17:08 »
I welded some tabs for the rear TT fender. works pretty good,
i think it looks ok.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #22 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:20:13 »
Just mocking up a battery and wiring box. welded some tabs for the box.
i know it looks rough, but its just a mock up.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #23 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:23:03 »
Some parts have arrived so i rebuild the carb.

Check out the hydro blasting job on the carby. ohhhhhh wow! i love hydro blasting. looks sick.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #24 on: Apr 24, 2017, 05:27:37 »
New parts arrived so i fix the kick start stopping plate.
feels good when you find a problem, and get it fixed.

Offline MCKAY34

  • Posts: 116
Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #25 on: Apr 29, 2017, 21:34:27 »
Hi guys, frame is painted and looks great. just getting some cleaning of old parts done, while i wait for new parts to arrive.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #26 on: Apr 29, 2017, 21:37:57 »
Always the best way to remove old spokes, i started taking them off , but they were a little rusty and doing my head in, so the grinder jumped off the wall and was begging me to use it.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #27 on: Apr 29, 2017, 21:47:22 »
Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a torque setting for this nut?
Its the nut that holds on the contact breaker drive pinion

Any help would be much appreciated.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2017, 06:54:49 »
stripped the tank today, need to repaint, ill probably go with a yamaha yellow and gloss black tank, im not sure yet.

Offline interceptor

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2017, 18:16:06 »
Cool project you got going.  BTW, I like the tank bare  ::)
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