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Author Topic: 1980 XT500 BUILD  (Read 19374 times)

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #230 on: Jan 07, 2019, 10:23:11 »
I can dig it.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #231 on: Jan 13, 2019, 03:38:21 »
I have a question, i hope someone can help.

There doesnt seem to be any marks on any of these cogs. So while re-installing the clutch basket. how do i know i have the clutch basket cog line up with the correct teeth. i have read the manual but cannot seem to find a clear answer.

I assume the clutch basket must line up with the oil pump cog, the kick starter and the contact breaker cog. All on the correct teeth.
but there are no marks apart from the marks on the contact breaker.

So can anyone help?

Offline teazer

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #232 on: Jan 13, 2019, 11:21:00 »
Crank and breaker shaft are geared together to set ignition timing.  The rest don't matter.  Just fit the clutch basket and keep going.

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #233 on: Jan 13, 2019, 17:45:55 »
Crank and breaker shaft are geared together to set ignition timing.  The rest don't matter.  Just fit the clutch basket and keep going.
Really?
Ok great thanks for the help. Iíll get onto it!


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Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #234 on: Jan 15, 2019, 21:56:35 »
Quick question for everyone!

While lining up the marks on contact breaker shaft. and installing it.

Where does the piston need to be. does it need to be TDC ? because i have noticed it goes around twice, and i dont want my timing to be 180 degrees out!
So do i line up the marks on the "T" mark as per the pic. with piston at the top?

Any help is very much appreciated.


Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #235 on: Jan 19, 2019, 02:31:46 »
Yep all good, bike needed to be at TDC on compression stroke.
I put everything back together . and the bike is started first kick!!
Just rode it up and down the street a few times.

Offline teledan

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #236 on: Jan 21, 2019, 12:00:11 »
NICE!!!

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #237 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:45:09 »
Thanks Teledan,
I feel like im only writing to you! haha your the only one that replies. I think the thread has gone a bit flat.
Anyway im going to carry on, perhaps it will help someone some day!

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #238 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:51:59 »
The headlight i have been using is good, but it really has been too tight for all the cables and wires, the headlight shell was too wide. So i am going to swap it out for a thinner headlight.
A couple of times the throttle cable especially was pulling when i turned the handle bars, i am really unhappy with everything so squashed. So a new thinner headlight and some cable re routing will be the best option for a smooth turning circle and free up some space.

Dont want any issues while fanging it down the street on one wheel. brrraaaaaaaaabbbb!!!!

Offline MCKAY34

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Re: 1980 XT500 BUILD
« Reply #239 on: Jan 22, 2019, 04:56:51 »
Much better, really happy with the way the cables are all organised, it was a bit of trial and error getting the cables all in the right spot. but super happy how clear it is now.
« Last Edit: Jan 22, 2019, 04:59:10 by MCKAY34 »