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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 4683 times)

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2017, 18:30:44 »
Cool project you got going.  BTW, I like the tank bare  ::)
Thanks mate! Yeah the bare tank does look awesome. But it has a few too many scratches and dings. Unfortunately painting might be the best option.

Offline Martin M

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2017, 03:30:12 »
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.
This nut needs 60 Nm, and use Loctite medium (243), or somthing similar.

Martin

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #32 on: May 07, 2017, 06:07:27 »
This nut needs 60 Nm, and use Loctite medium (243), or somthing similar.

Martin
Awesome Martin thanks for the reply and information, I will do exactly that. I appreciate the advice. Going to start the rebuild this week

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #33 on: May 10, 2017, 05:15:47 »
Hello all, thanks everyone for all the feedback so far.
i have just noticed a little issue with the valve guides. i am just about to start rebuilding the bike, so the fun stuff is about to begin.
however, take a look at the valve guide on the right. its smooth and different to the other guide, given that the manual images show that both valve guides are supposed to be the same, with groves to hold the stem seal etc. but this is doesnt have those groves.

Does any one have some feedback? who knows what has been done by previous owners.
Do you think i should buy a new valve guide and replace this plain one, so it will match the other. or perhaps this is standard? i cant find any info about it.

i hope this is clear. any help would be great.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2017, 07:26:35 »
Yay!!!!! new piston rings have arrived, just setting the gaps at the moment before i install the rings.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 20:49:19 »
Im super excited about the process at the moment, building and putting the bike back together is going to be awesome.
cleaning parts and re greasing at the moment, The swing arm components where all in great condition, they were just dirty and had 30 year old grease on them. cleaned everything and replaced what was needed. I just put the swing arm back together and its so solid and smooth now.

I moved my work desk in front of my timber shooting board, now i have no where to fire pucks! sucks.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2017, 08:02:45 »
Parts arrived so started putting the engine back together, new rings and honed cylinder

i dont know why my pictures are sideways.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2017, 08:08:49 by MCKAY34 »

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2017, 08:12:05 »
Completely rebuild wheel hubs, new pads, new bearings new clean grease, should be sweet

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2017, 04:43:15 »
I just had the new valve lapping done, installed the new valves and new springs. nice and clean looks good. pretty happy so far.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #39 on: Jun 13, 2017, 06:52:20 »
Finally got a new bolt to hold the Camshaft on,
and realised something is horribly wrong with the camshaft. its missing or has snapped off a guide that holds the sprocket on straight. its not there.
So the sprocket doesnt sit on and has heaps of movement. Wish i have know this ages ago.
So now its time for a new camshaft. sucks. more delays!