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Author Topic: Another XT500 build  (Read 2448 times)

Offline Rozkrwawiacz

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #10 on: Feb 24, 2018, 13:30:20 »
I really like the fact that you didn't fix dents in the tank.

Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #11 on: Feb 24, 2018, 13:42:38 »
Nope tank has earned those "scars"' the aluminum is beautiful, might get a colored stripe like factory to match whatever color I paint the plastics but other than that she is staying the way she is.

Psy

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Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #12 on: Mar 13, 2018, 04:50:15 »
12v conversion kit arrivied from Rex's speed shop in the UK...

Psy

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Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #13 on: Jun 06, 2018, 12:54:50 »
Well its been a busy Spring but Im back on the XT project. Rear swing arm off for bearing inspection cleaning and fresh grease also installed a new swingarm chain glide.
Next touched up the paint on the rear sub frame and tore the front end apart to rebuild the forks....reinsatlled with new seals and gators.

Front end back together and fabed up a prototype guage mount...

On to the muffler... Cut off the rusted out cat or whatever that was and welded up the hole... Should save so e weight...

Next is fab an inner fender and get the wiring harnes back in and working...

Psy

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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #14 on: Jun 06, 2018, 13:44:52 »
I'm on board.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

Into The Sunset, CB750 build

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Offline canyoncarver

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #15 on: Jun 06, 2018, 15:41:18 »
Yeah....I need one of these.
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YZF750/1000R The Fly
KZ 750 Twin
ZRX 1100
KZ400 The Rabbit
KLR650, 65 Norton, my never finished shovelhead chopper, an 86' FXR, and an F9 Bighorn
more YZF750R's, more KZ's, a Zephyr750...and the ever unfinished 75' CB550 cafe.
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Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #16 on: Jun 12, 2018, 23:22:41 »
Plate mount fabed up and mounted along with the rear tail light and exhaust... Ended up having to make the rubber isolators for the pipe's mid mount out of chunks of rubber left from another project. Wiring is progressing slowly... Setback with a bad ..brand new Motobatt battery..  Hopefully Amazon comes good for it! Custom inner fender mounted... Needs some further tweaking but should keep the K&N filter dry.. Still need a crankcase breather filter...Shes getting close to rideable....

Psy

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Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #17 on: Jun 17, 2018, 00:28:14 »
Headlight ears shortend and chrome sandblasted in prep for paint. Diy inner fender ver 1.0... May get some tweaking down the road but for now shell do. Amazon is coming through with a replacement battery so back to the wiring.

Psy

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #18 on: Jun 17, 2018, 00:30:11 »
I'm in.  Love these older XT's.

Offline Psycrow

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Re: Another XT500 build
« Reply #19 on: Jul 13, 2018, 13:55:27 »
Well she's alive. Got enough going to hit some trails. She isn't road legal yet.. Headlight and dash lights are not wired yet and no Signal lights but it running and riding. Here is her maiden voyage!

Tasks left..
Finish wiring!
Finish Bashplate/engine guard
Finish luggage rack
Get it inspected and registered.

Psy

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