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Author Topic: '75 Yamaha XS500 Cafe Project - Open Throttle  (Read 95536 times)

Offline n0regret5

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all good. moar work! MOAR PICS!!!!

Offline bikeboy

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Looks good so far. Will be watching this come together for sure  ;)

cheers
ian

Offline SrgtBear

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First full inspection of the engine. Real clean. Rebuild Contact Points and adjusted Tappet/Lifter valve clearances. Covers sent out for chrome.



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 Big Rich

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Chromed covers, huh? That will be nice to see. Glad the motor's treatin ya well.

Offline SrgtBear

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Finally got the engine in the frame.  Polished up the carb caps and float bowls.  Pod filters are from www.hvccycle.com and look freaken sweet.  I used Joe's (JRK) recommendation of using copper pipe tubing insulation when installing the engine so nothing got dinged up.  Still waiting for chrome pieces to come back.

Enjoy!



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 Swagger

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You may want to consider adding an oil cooler and/or perhaps a small fan blowing directly on the head.
The 500s have a tendency to crack the heads so anything will help.
Looks like a nice job thus far, I can't wait to see how the chromed bits look with the wrinkle....should be gorgeous!
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

Weiner tetanus is nothing to scoff at. ~JustinLonghorn

Offline SrgtBear

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You may want to consider adding an oil cooler and/or perhaps a small fan blowing directly on the head.
The 500s have a tendency to crack the heads so anything will help.
Looks like a nice job thus far, I can't wait to see how the chromed bits look with the wrinkle....should be gorgeous!

Thanks, yeah joe did an awesome job with his tx500 oil cooler.  But, Im not sure i have the knowledge or know how to pull it off.  I have the air scoop for the bike and after reading a bunch of stuff it looks like the real issue is to make sure the tappets clearances are adjusted right or it will get hot and overheat...and maybe crack.  The engine has about 10,000 miles on it and still looks beautiful inside.  Pulled off the spark plugs and cylinders look super clean and intact.  Whoever had the bike before looked like they maintained it well.  We will see... 

If you have any knowledge on how to add a oil cooler to this bike by all means share.   :)
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 Swagger

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Off the top of my head..no I don't. I think we had one in the hsop here for a grand total of 3 days....not much time for exploration. Joe however should be able to point you in the right direction. If it's fitment ie; tapping for oil lines and such that you're not comfortable with I'd be happy to help.
.....there's no way that little rice cooker is going 100m/h when the work need to get up to those speeds includes a big fuck off fairing shaped like a giant cock. ~Staffy

Weiner tetanus is nothing to scoff at. ~JustinLonghorn

Offline Maritime

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Joe used an adapter on the oil filter to put his cooler on, there are pics on his build.  Looks great so far, hate for you to have a cracked head after all of this.

Cheers,

maritime
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
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Offline SrgtBear

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Off the top of my head..no I don't. I think we had one in the hsop here for a grand total of 3 days....not much time for exploration. Joe however should be able to point you in the right direction. If it's fitment ie; tapping for oil lines and such that you're not comfortable with I'd be happy to help.

Joe used an adapter on the oil filter to put his cooler on, there are pics on his build.  Looks great so far, hate for you to have a cracked head after all of this.

Cheers,

maritime

I know!  I'd hate for that to happen too.  Let me ask you guys this then,  what do you think about this Billet Oil Cooler?  Fuctional or a complete piece of crap?  The idea of heat sinks works on computers so why not here on my bike....?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Billet-Oil-Cooler-Honda-Goldwing-Kawasaki-Yamaha-Metric-/390212996731?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item5ada81ce7b
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