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Author Topic: '75 Yamaha XS500 Cafe Project - Open Throttle  (Read 95137 times)

Offline valvesprung

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #70 on: Aug 01, 2010, 01:10:45 »
Wow engine looks amazing man. I was going to say Red/Silver before the pic, but DEFINITELY after. That looks amazing.
'79 KZ650SR (the show pony)
'97 Buell S3
1980 XS850

Offline twinrider

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #71 on: Aug 01, 2010, 17:35:47 »
well, I have to say that Candy red/silver metallic combo looks awesome!

But you really have to go with the candy red I think and not a simple solid red, you need the deep shine of the candy with the silver!
dont know much about car paint, but it may very well be the same silver used as a basecoat and simply masked and shot over for candy effect...
would be a lot faster to spray for you!


Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #72 on: Aug 01, 2010, 20:37:52 »
yeah.  def going to get it professionally done.  I want it to look immaculate!

And if the wheels don't match I'll just redo them after.  Can't redo chrome. :-O
« Last Edit: Aug 02, 2010, 00:46:43 by SrgtBear »
Ted

Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - Top End Work
« Reply #73 on: Aug 09, 2010, 05:52:34 »
Hey, just a quick update.  Lots of top end work this last weekend and lots of small parts.  Headlight, signals, gauges, switches, ignition coils, wire harness, carb seals, rebuild caliper and bleed brake.  Wahoo I now have a functioning brake.  Btw, the wiring harness still looks like spaghetti.  That will keep me busy next weekend.

Anyways here is some pictures.  Ignore the beat up tank.



« Last Edit: Aug 09, 2010, 13:07:50 by SrgtBear »
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Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline Big Rich

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - 8/9 - Quick Update
« Reply #74 on: Aug 09, 2010, 06:09:09 »
Looks good man! It's cool how you can tell what you have and haven't worked on yet.

Is that front tire mounted backwards?

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - 8/9 - Quick Update
« Reply #75 on: Aug 09, 2010, 10:31:42 »
Looks good man! It's cool how you can tell what you have and haven't worked on yet.

Is that front tire mounted backwards?

haha. thanks.  yea that front time messes with your head.  It apparently mounted correctly but when i first got it i had to check.  And the arrow on the side points the right directions.  It's that stupid "V" tred.  Looks correct against pavement and incorrect when it's staring you in the face.

I bought the bike with some semi fresh tires on it.  Could be incorrect but ehh not a big deal as long as it functions properly.  I'll just be that guy who is different. lol
« Last Edit: Aug 09, 2010, 10:34:46 by SrgtBear »
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Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - 8/9 - Quick Update
« Reply #76 on: Aug 09, 2010, 12:23:09 »
i thnk we have the same tires on our scoots mine look just the same!
Joe
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recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - 8/9 - Quick Update
« Reply #77 on: Aug 09, 2010, 12:29:12 »
i thnk we have the same tires on our scoots mine look just the same!

lol.  i think our bikes are gonna end up looking the same too.  Quick question, how hard was it to install the eye lid on your headlight.  Did you get it off ebay and how did it fit?
Ted

Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0

Offline JRK5892

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500) - 8/9 - Quick Update
« Reply #78 on: Aug 09, 2010, 12:34:45 »
it was a snap! just tear out the lamp and it goes on the trim ring... i think it was sent to me from a memeber on here if i can recall
Joe
"your life is an occasion, Stand up to it"
www.thepowderpro.com

recent builds: Hd street bob, TX cafe, KZ bratt, Goldwing tour, bratt wing, st fighter, road king, vriago bobber, chop, FXD, 1200 sporty, 1200xl sporty, GSXR, Royal enfield.. and more

Offline SrgtBear

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Re: 1975 Yamaha XS500B Cafe Project (TX500)
« Reply #79 on: Aug 15, 2010, 23:19:46 »
No new pictures, but I got 98% of my electrical components hooked up.  Lots of soldering my MikesXS gauges to the existing wire harness.  Lots of ridiculous lights on the old dash panel.  For example, a 4 different back lights, a brake light ( like i need to see when im hitting the brake..like i didn't know), also there was a brake lining light.  I was very impressed that a 1975 motorcycle even had such a warning light for the rear drum, but the new tach and speedo didn't have a light for it so i let them go.

After hooking everything I discovered two problems, 1 is fixable, the other isn't.

The major problem was my starting motor.  It spun but didn't sound pretty.  It didn't engage the engine which make me believe it needs lubrication on the internal gears.. or the starting motor gears are grinded down.  I checked the engine sprocket and chain and they were in good shape.  Will take a look at it next week.

The second problem is bearable but kinda annoying.  On of my MikesXS gauges one is brighter then the other.  Voltage is the same on both.  Gauges are same manufacture.  Tach light is brighter cause it only has 1 light in the housing.  Speedo has tons plus there is a mileage and trip meter which i believe are the guilty suspects for why its dimmer.  I think they are just in the way of the back lighting.

« Last Edit: Aug 16, 2010, 08:38:43 by SrgtBear »
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Kawasaki Kaiju (怪獣) - 79 KZ650 - 700cc Bore Cam Rocket - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=39748.0
75 Yamaha XS500B Cafe - Completed - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=14392.0
74 Honda XL 125 - Original - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=25706.0