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Topic: 1983 XT 500 and spares
GC
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1983 XT 500 and spares
on: May 26, 2019, 14:53

Yamaha XT 500 with spares.

History:

Bought new 1983. One owner.

Replaced:

• Shock absorbers – never used. Now refitted as new.

• Petrol Tank – never used. Now refitted as new.

• Heavy duty chain and sprockets.

• H-duty fork springs (got originals

• Reinforced sump guard

• Reshaped exhaust to accommodate gas-assisted shocks (now discarded)

• Enlarged stand base (for soft sand)

Rode from UK across Europe and down through Africa to Botswana 1982-1984. A trusty and reliable ride on the adventure of a lifetime.

Brought back to UK and stayed in a barn for many years.

Allowed a couple of experienced enthusiasts to work on it: Piston rings rusted to liner, professionally bored to size and honed. New gaskets. Headworks and valves stripped and cleaned and reassembled. Never finished refurb and reassembly.

Still much fun to give but sadly I will never now have time to restore and repair. It’s time to say goodbye.

What you get: (would like to load photos but can't work out how!)

Will need work on it to get it going again, including new tyres, tubes, chain and exhaust end. The cables and wiring loom need putting back.

Comes with lots of original spares, Haynes Manual (battered), shocks and tank as new (see history).

Where : Based in Midlands.

Email: g_crom@hotmail.com


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