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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 8097 times)

Offline hillsy

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #40 on: Jun 13, 2017, 20:35:18 »
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!


That's weird - looks like the shoulder snapped off and the PO dressed the face to run it with just the bolt and the pin.


A bit ghetto, but probably worked OK....

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #41 on: Jun 13, 2017, 21:39:45 »
Yeah mate, your spot on. I tried putting it back together with just the bolt, just to see if it worked , I would never run it like that, but just out of interest, and the sprocket moved side to side. So needless to say I need a new camshaft.
Thanks for the reply! Hasn't been much conversation on my posts so far. So I appreciate it.


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Offline hillsy

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #42 on: Jun 13, 2017, 22:38:25 »
Been thinking about pulling out my old XT and re-doing the top end (it's been in the corner of the garage patiently awaiting it's turn).


Your thread is giving me some inspiration  8)

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #43 on: Jun 13, 2017, 22:47:04 »
Hahah!!! Woooooo!!! Get it out man! Xt's are sick!! Fire that thumper up!
I can't wait till mine is done.
My thread will start to get less boring now as I do the rebuilt with shiny new parts


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Offline daffysaurs

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #44 on: Jun 19, 2017, 17:50:46 »
Stumbled across your XT rebuild today. Looking great.


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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #45 on: Jun 19, 2017, 19:52:43 »
Stumbled across your XT rebuild today. Looking great.


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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #46 on: Jun 19, 2017, 19:54:27 »
Thanks mate!
Going a little more slowly than I wanted because waiting for parts take a while, but it should get more exciting this week, I'm picking up the wheels today, they have just been re-spokes and powder coated! Can't wait


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Offline Popeye SXM

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #47 on: Jun 19, 2017, 20:15:09 »
Hi I just found this. I rode a bike just like your's when I was in OZ 20 years ago. I have been a fan of XT's ever since. Looks like you are doing a great job. Enjoying the build, keep posting the pics please

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #48 on: Jun 19, 2017, 20:31:13 »
Awesome Popeye!
Thanks for the feedback. Be ready for some pics this week.


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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #49 on: Jun 20, 2017, 06:02:44 »
Hey everyone, Just picked up the wheels from being re spoked with new spokes.
powder coated the rims and hubs. looks pretty good.

Shopping for tyres tomorrow! yay! im going to try and get a dual tyre. Something i can ride on road and off road. For some adventures and exploring. Stay tuned to see what i come back with!!!