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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 23879 times)

Offline teledan

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #220 on: Jan 01, 2019, 23:38:23 »
That looks to be a variation of the Yamaha “speed block” pattern. You might try searching “Yamaha speed block decal” and see if you can find something similar.

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #221 on: Jan 01, 2019, 23:53:43 »
Ok great, thanks for that, i will have a look.

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #222 on: Jan 03, 2019, 02:47:33 »
Hmmm i have had no luck looking for the tank decal.
im wondering now if its a custom tank decal.

Your correct about the speed block decal, its very close!

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #224 on: Jan 03, 2019, 06:32:56 »

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #225 on: Jan 06, 2019, 03:45:16 »
Why i am waiting for parts to arrive. like clutch plates and a few other bits, i thought i would wrap the exhaust.

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« Reply #226 on: Jan 06, 2019, 03:57:46 »
I just thought i would also add that earlier on in the rebuild, the bike was not starting. and i was having trouble. I realised that it was because it has low compression and it also had a faulty kill switch, because of the faulty kill switch the spark was very inconsistent .

So i had another fresh top end rebuild done. replaced everything! that fixed the compression issue. now the engine is absolutely perfect!!
Installed a brand new kill switch also.

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #227 on: Jan 06, 2019, 04:03:20 »
Today, i noticed my rear sprocket was a bit wobbly. Not too bad but definitely some movement!
So i replaced all the rubber dampers and o rings and its now super tight and snug. So that fixed the issue if anyone else is having the same problem.

Offline teledan

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #228 on: Jan 06, 2019, 12:16:12 »
Nice work! That old XT is getting some love!

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #229 on: Jan 06, 2019, 16:38:48 »
Nice work! That old XT is getting some love!

Yes definitely! I have done every inch of this bike!
Nearly finished! Parts should arrive tomorrow. Can’t wait to get it going.


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