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Author Topic: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!  (Read 38010 times)

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #110 on: Nov 13, 2013, 12:18:57 »
Thanks. Funny thing.....just ordered the black titty cushons from DCC  ;D They have always been my favorite. These bottle grips moved around to much.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #111 on: Nov 13, 2013, 20:59:36 »
So does anything look wrong with the front end?  ;D :o Bent bars, bent triple. The fork tubes are fine.

Rear fender got a little munched up. That was a cb360 fender. I did manage to save the brake light. Just need a new bulb. Had to straighten the bracket that mounts the plate.

Offline rundown

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #112 on: Nov 18, 2013, 20:34:07 »
I'll be watching this "re-build".  I'm cafeing a 75 xs500, if you need something may be able to help, although it looks like most of the stock parts I'm not using you aren't either.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #113 on: Nov 19, 2013, 23:57:14 »
I'll be watching this "re-build".  I'm cafeing a 75 xs500, if you need something may be able to help, although it looks like most of the stock parts I'm not using you aren't either.

Thanks man. I have everything coming in right now that I think I will need. Found a really nice cb360 fender off of ebay for cheap. Bike isn't going to look as nice as before because I am not going to sink the money into paint on the tank. So be it. Just want to get back on the road.

Offline Azbiker

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #114 on: Nov 28, 2013, 14:19:35 »
Pretty much put back together. Tank sucks but will look out for another one. Second rear fender off of a CB360 is on it's way (first one was crap from a seller off ebay....fighting with him now). After fender is on. Going to pick up a new plate at the DMV and I am on my way again.I put some tracker bars on this time. Nice and wide. Went with different mufflers too.
 Oh....and I also have a fork brace on the way.

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #115 on: Nov 28, 2013, 17:58:25 »
Looks great AZ !

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #116 on: Nov 29, 2013, 00:26:17 »
wow dude, she's looking good!

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« Reply #117 on: Nov 29, 2013, 03:08:10 »
Thanks guys. Not as nice as before but oh well. I will work on it more throughout the year. Might be purchasing a new Honda CB500F in a month. When I do, I will be tearing this bike back down and starting from scratch, cleaning the frame up and other misc crap.

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Re: 1974 Yamaha TX-500.....Rebuild time!!
« Reply #118 on: Nov 29, 2013, 06:33:27 »
you got the sickness my friend.

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« Reply #119 on: Dec 04, 2013, 17:51:35 »
OK, I didn't like the tank in white. Went with metallic blue and since it was such a crappy paint job I added some flavor.

I am having a hell of a time getting the carbs adjusted right. Don't know if it is the new mufflers (different style from last time) or what. The bike sputters when accelerating hard out of every gear. Once up to speed it goes just fine.