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Yamaha XT500 Building Year 78

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 660smc, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. 660smc

    660smc XS650 Member

    Hello XS650 Friends
    Is not XS BUT still Yamaha.
    Have restored an XT500 And brought it back on the Road.
    Greetings from Switzerland
  2. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nice work... these big thumpers have a follow'n here.... even beaters go for big bucks ($)
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  3. Superjet

    Superjet XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    wow that is a beauty!
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  4. 660smc

    660smc XS650 Member

    :) thanks
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  5. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice! That’s a great bike, I had one too. Long gone now.
    I had this one.
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  6. OHRider

    OHRider XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    When you laced up the rear hub was there any off set of the hub and rim. I am lacing up a XT hub for my SR.


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  7. 660smc

    660smc XS650 Member

    XT500 D 1977
    A super Color,:heart: I would buy anytime
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  8. jussumguy

    jussumguy XS650 Addict

    3F94B3F4-4F5B-4E63-9D9D-C169FB140520.png I fished one out of a dumpster a while back. I was horrified when I realized someone had just thrown it away
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  9. Goldenboy

    Goldenboy . Top Contributor

    If you leave the spokes loose and put the wheel on the bike in the verticle position and then alternately tighten spokes from opposite sides it will help. Also, my buddy Marlin told me he makes a guage by placing a punch next to the rim secured with tape to anything, a milk crate will do and slowly turn the wheel to see if it's true. You can also hold a small open end wrench against the spokes and turn the wheel and listen to the tune you play. A low note is a loose spoke.
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