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Author Topic: TX500 build  (Read 141101 times)

Offline JRK5892

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #140 on: Dec 02, 2008, 13:14:21 »
hell ya if you have a cooler then prep that sucker and prime it... then light coats to get full coverage! will look great!
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 colpumpkinnuts

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #141 on: Dec 02, 2008, 15:38:34 »
I thought about those but my engine is now 450cc and the head gasket and base gasket would be the wrong size, although all the other gaskets and o-rings would work. 

My bad, I forgot that you had the 450 engine now. I'm sure you can find a gasket set for it on ebay for about the same price.

Offline steve

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #142 on: Dec 02, 2008, 21:15:10 »
Awesome build!  It will be outstanding when you're done.   It's great to see a TX500 getting the attention it deserves.

As for the oil cooler, you may not need that.  A TX500 will not run especially hot unless the carbs are jetted too lean, or the valve clearances are set too tight, or the timing is off, or it is being revved up for a long time while it's parked.  Pretty much like any other bike.  Unless you are planning to do a lot of stoplight-to-stoplight drag racing, I bet your bike will not overheat.  





Offline BigBSBusa

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #143 on: Dec 02, 2008, 23:16:00 »
Awesome build!  It will be outstanding when you're done.   It's great to see a TX500 getting the attention it deserves.

As for the oil cooler, you may not need that.  A TX500 will not run especially hot unless the carbs are jetted too lean, or the valve clearances are set too tight, or the timing is off, or it is being revved up for a long time while it's parked.  Pretty much like any other bike.  Unless you are planning to do a lot of stoplight-to-stoplight drag racing, I bet your bike will not overheat.  






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Offline JRK5892

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #144 on: Dec 03, 2008, 01:28:48 »
screw it! i am buying gaskets! i failed 4 times making them... they where alright but not perfect! i dont want a leaker.. i will just buy new and suck it up! 60 bucks for 3 gaskets MAN that is STUPID $$$$$
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 Maritime

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #145 on: Dec 03, 2008, 08:41:02 »
So the parts store being closed when I got there last night is probably a good thing ;) I was wondering how hard it would be and was trying to figure it out.  I may just have to swallow the full price new gaskets and try to save $$ in another way. My budget is just about blown on the build.  I may have to  sell off some of the spares to afford gaskets, plugs, paint..... Fun.
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Offline JRK5892

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #146 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:49:00 »
Awesome build!  It will be outstanding when you're done.   It's great to see a TX500 getting the attention it deserves.



everything i have read on this bike is about how it runs hot... being that i PRIMED AND PAINTED the motor gloss black that will not help it to dispense heat... i am going to cooler it just to be safe... is that you TX500 in the pic? awesome ride! tell me though... WHERE DID YOU GET PARTS?! i am searching high and low for gaskets!!!
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 JRK5892

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #147 on: Dec 03, 2008, 10:51:25 »
everything i have read on this bike is about how it runs hot... being that i PRIMED AND PAINTED the motor gloss black that will not help it to dispense heat... i am going to cooler it just to be safe... is that you TX500 in the pic? awesome ride! tell me though... WHERE DID YOU GET PARTS?! i am searching high and low for gaskets!!! also what jets are you running? i am doing almost the same exhaust but a bit shorter... where you able to tune it in with the stock jets?
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 steve

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #148 on: Dec 03, 2008, 15:25:23 »


Gaskets are very hard to find for TX500s.  I bought a complete NOS engine gasket kit from a guy who posted it for sale on the Yahoo TXs and XSs group.   (It's a great group, they know everything about TXs.  Join, and ask for whatever you need; a few guys there have some spare parts).

Engine gaskets are not available through any Yamaha retailers that I know of.  Some gaskets do come up on Ebay from time to time.  MikesXS.com has a lots of gaskets and seals for the suspension, brakes, fuel system, etc., but none for the engine.

Which gaskets do you need?  If you need the stator cover gasket, clutch cover gasket and valve cover gasket, you can definitely make those from gasket paper.  It takes time and is very delicate work, but you can do it for sure.  That gasket you made in that one photo looked good, what was wrong with it?   

I made a stator cover gasket and valve cover gasket using gasket paper and an Exacto knife.  It took me four tries to get a decent gasket, but now I know how to do it.   Start by tracing the outside of the cover onto the gasket paper using a fine point pen, and then sketch the "inside" line freehand.  Save any bits of the old gasket that you can, and use those bits to guide you in sketching the inside line.  Then cut out the gasket very slowly , using the Exacto knife.  Your first gasket will probably be too narrow in some places, and too wide in other places.  Use you pen to mark the too-narrow and too-wide places on the gasket.  Then trace another gasket on a new sheet of gasket paper, using the first gasket to help you make corrections.  After a few lousy gaskets, you'll get a good one.  Before you install the gasket, make sure you trace it onto gasket paper and save it, so you'll have a spare for later.

I am running 135 main jets (two sizes larger than stock), and I raised the needle jet a little.  It was way too lean with the stock jets., since I am running pod filters and nearly open pipes.


Offline JRK5892

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Re: TX500 build
« Reply #149 on: Dec 03, 2008, 15:36:49 »
AWESOME!!! i found the TX site, that will be a huge help! i found the valve cover gaskets on bikebandit... 35 for both of them... i did make the smaller one for the points cover... i am going to use permatex the right stuff to make the gaskets on the side cases... alot of people i know use it and just LOVE IT!!! so i will go with that... as far as the jets... where did you track those down?  I am going to be using stock Harley mufflers and V-stacks... so i bet those would not be too far off!!! Man i am so glad you found the thread! love your bike... thought i was the only one out there with this bike, ha ha ha
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