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by pensioner
Dec 5, 2017 16:31:24 GMT -5
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408 2,904 Cable routing, what is correct
by norton
Dec 26, 2017 22:17:39 GMT -5

XT500 Technical Forums

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Use this board to discuss suspension, frame, wheels, tires and brake topics.

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389 2,965 Best rear shocks?
by mundry
Jan 21, 2018 20:12:11 GMT -5
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Use this board to discuss all your engine, clutch and trans repairs, upgrades and modifications. As well, oil and lubrication issues.

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308 2,575 engine locked up
by tzr2503xv
Dec 19, 2018 14:39:30 GMT -5
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217 1,569 What carb do I have
by norton
Dec 26, 2017 22:11:14 GMT -5
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200 1,580 78 mod xt 500 flasher and horn problem
by norton
Dec 28, 2017 18:28:37 GMT -5
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Use this board for your tanks, side covers, fenders and fairings discussions.

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60 481 Rear mud guard under seat for 1976 TT/XT
by rhn
Aug 3, 2018 2:24:49 GMT -5
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67 613 I was hoping to get a quiet Supertrapp
by norton
Dec 26, 2017 21:54:23 GMT -5

Bike Projects

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87 1,516 Flat track TT500
by 45brit2017
Feb 18, 2018 12:59:14 GMT -5

Riders Forum

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11 77 White Stuff in Australia, in October? On an SR?
by commando
Oct 30, 2008 1:23:27 GMT -5

XT500 Images & Videos

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136 1,015 My 1981 XT
by cruzerlou
May 5, 2016 22:27:36 GMT -5

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39 154 '76 XT500 tail light bracket wanted
by fossilrdr
Jan 25, 2019 23:08:49 GMT -5
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8 19 OMFG! Check this eBay item out!!!
by yamatopdog
Dec 18, 2008 21:42:47 GMT -5

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12 40 Where to get Daytona parts
by sjef
Nov 25, 2008 11:23:52 GMT -5
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2 10 Deus Ex Machina
by caferacercarl
Mar 25, 2008 2:30:16 GMT -5

XT500 Links

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54 191 European supplier
by sjef
Nov 1, 2008 10:52:13 GMT -5


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kenny: Hello all new to this forum stuff. just got an 81xt project with one and half spare engines, A$100. Very rough. Looking forward to sharing the rebuild journey. Tried to dowload a pic, but not happening yet Oct 10, 2016 5:54:42 GMT -5
german: Just joined. Also from South Africa. Just bought my 3rd XT500 after 32 years! Jan 19, 2017 10:40:24 GMT -5
zulu: hi all. just joined. testing the activity on this forum. have 1980 xt 500. looking for good/enthusiastic mechanic in sydney, preferably eastern suburbs. Feb 28, 2017 1:23:06 GMT -5
bandit1200: hi I'm from warminster Wiltshire England I have a 1976 and A 1977 XT500 S BUT CANNOT GET LIGHTS WORKING COULD SOMEONE GIVE ME ADVICE Mar 9, 2017 14:51:31 GMT -5
bilby: g,day.from australia.have 77xt/78 tt.looking forward to reading tech stuff.your never too old to learn.cheers Mar 30, 2017 3:57:46 GMT -5
rodent: hello just joined i have a 77 tt wanting to know what where the correct handle bars they had i think mine are a little to big Apr 25, 2017 14:01:03 GMT -5
pete: hi can anyone tell me the jet size for mt xt500 carb now I have put a foam filter on May 28, 2017 5:52:44 GMT -5
huskyfrk: thank you for allowing me to join. just picked up a 1980 TT500 not sure which way i am going to go w it. like to have a HL500 but time and $$$ will tell. the bike is complete except lights. Jun 15, 2017 8:53:25 GMT -5
pfbiker: Hi, have just acquired an 81 XT500 project and have joined in the hope to learn and gain assistance and help in getting the project up and running. Look forward to getting into the forum. Aug 7, 2017 17:16:09 GMT -5
gardensandcars: I've picked up two 1976 XT500's. One is a dirt track bike that runs, having a modified front end, tank, and seat. The other is a rolling chassis with old motor. I'm looking for parts, especially electrical parts, and advice on how to refurbish the bikes. Aug 28, 2017 23:49:35 GMT -5
pensioner: Hello all, I have just acquired a 1981 XT 500 we have a XT forum in the UK but it is virtually inactive so I am looking forward to some good advice from your wealth of experience with this model. Dec 5, 2017 15:18:33 GMT -5
45brit2017: I picked up a tidy TT500 a few months ago. I’m intending to use it as a occasional off-roader, occasional flat track bike and occasional sprint/hillclimber Jan 3, 2018 5:59:46 GMT -5
ross: Howdy from south Texas! Mar 23, 2018 7:55:16 GMT -5
buffalo500: Hullo, I have a 1981 xt 500 rebuilding from scratch.Have stripped and painted frame, rebuilding engine,clutch adjustment is a problem.Any suggestions? Apr 24, 2018 9:16:41 GMT -5
buffalo500: clutch adjustment xt 500 help!!! May 2, 2018 12:31:23 GMT -5
tonyquad: Looking for some advice. How can I confirm the age of a bike ? I have the frame number Is 1T1- 001647 supposed to be 1976. Thanks in advance May 26, 2018 17:01:55 GMT -5
teddybear: I recently acquired a SR500, equipped with mags and a pump type Mikuni. I think its a 78 model but Im not sure. Problem is that it is hard to start, and acts like it has an air leak. I have stripped the carb and blown out the passages with high pressure Jul 9, 2018 17:06:34 GMT -5
teddybear: It runs like its quite lean. Carb stripped and cleaned, won't idle. Accelerator pump works. Air screw set at 2.5 turns. Suggestions? Jul 9, 2018 17:08:32 GMT -5
chadwick: Gidday, Has anyone had plug fouling using Kedo 49mm inlet valve. Dec 1, 2018 15:17:32 GMT -5
n2old: Just purchased a 1979 XT500 last weekend, going to spend the winter here in Canada going over it, with the help of some new friends on this board. I would like to learn from the members from time to time when I get stumped. Thank you all in advance! Dec 20, 2018 19:03:32 GMT -5