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Author Topic: '75 Yamaha XS500 Cafe Project - Open Throttle  (Read 95134 times)

Offline Swagger

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You might see a couple degrees but more than likely not much of an improvement there.

Your best bet is to plumb one into the oil pump. A filter adapter is the way to go for simplicity.
.....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

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Offline SrgtBear

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You might see a couple degrees but more than likely not much of an improvement there.

Your best bet is to plumb one into the oil pump. A filter adapter is the way to go for simplicity.

I was looking at that filter adapter.  I gotta figure out how it fits.  It requires 1 inch of clearance and that's crazy with how tightly packed the covers are to the filter.  Steve and his clean TX500 mentioned something about running bigger jets because the stock ones run to lean.  That might be part of the solution.  Well I'll keep ya posted.   http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=5959.140

Thanks Swag
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 Triple

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Nice work mate, I used the VHT wrinkle black paint on my XS850 head and barrels and polished the outer lip. Looks sweet.
Also if you're worried about the bike rolling off the center stand, just leave the transmission in 1st gear and the rear wheel will stop it!


Cheers

Offline SrgtBear

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Nice work mate, I used the VHT wrinkle black paint on my XS850 head and barrels and polished the outer lip. Looks sweet.
Also if you're worried about the bike rolling off the center stand, just leave the transmission in 1st gear and the rear wheel will stop it!


Cheers

Good idea!  Why didn't I think of that, duh... VHT wrinkle does look sweet.  I am really happy with it.  Thanks for the props.
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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how did i miss this sucker! nice work man!!!
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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how did i miss this sucker! nice work man!!!

Thanks Joe.  I got a lot of good ideas from your build including painting the starter cover which you probably noticed.  I also bought a braided chrome wire cover kit too.  I'm thinking about putting knee cut outs in the tank and/or stretching it.  I have no experience in this kinda stuff but my father is pretty crafty so we'll see.  Then I would finish up with Carpy's cafe seat and a red and black or silver paint scheme.  Gotta measure first. 

Hopefully something like this design and scheme for the tank and seat but in red and black or silver stripes.
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2010, 15:39:58 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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So my cover are on their way back from Chrome.  Next Step will be to put some motor oil in it.  The manual says 20w-40, but from my understanding Yamaha is the only person who sells this.  I want to upgrade to synthetic because it can handle the higher temperatures.  I found a few places where people are using SAE 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil for their bikes.  It has a wet clutch so obviously this is also a concern.

Will 10w-40 Synthetic work on this bike?  recommendations? Thanks.
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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i use rotella 20w 50 in mine runs great
Joe
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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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i use rotella 20w 50 in mine runs great

awesome!  thanks for the quick response joe.  Where did you buy your oil?  Motorcycle shops have this stuff available or internet purchase?
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 beachcomber

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Nice work Bear - an inspiration for my own build . A sixties style Cafe Racer and a Flat Tracker [ bought 2 bikes for the price of 1 ! ]

Swagger - can you tip me in the direction of the oil cooler thread? Can't find it - ta.

What about an adaptor with remote oil filter as with car engines?
I'm just bidding on a pair of Borrani rims [ e-bay] - fingers crossed.

BTW - Rotella oil - here in the UK it's readilly available in commercial vehicle and farm outlets - and half the price of auto / bike oils !

We recently found a wrinkle paint that is much more consistent than VHT - it's not actually used for automotive purposes, but we have been using it now for 3 years. Much simpler to apply than VHT.

The guy only did Black, but we recently persuaded him to produce Red, Gold and aluminum.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

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