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on: July 15, 2020, 12:38


I am restoring what I think is a 1980 XT500.

It is W reg but something isn't adding up with what I see on the net.

I'm a bit confused as to whether its a

Short or long Seat

I have a new seat that came with the bike but it is v close to the rear arched bar ( long Seat ? ). I have seen pics of other 1980 models and the gap seem bigger.

Is this important ? CMS parts list seems to be different between long and short seat but I'm not sure why?

Engine and frame number is 1U6-132136 which I think means its a Europe bike circa 1980. ( Correct?)

Struggle to find the correct head light brackets and front foot pegs.

Where is the best UK based place to get bits.

Would also like to see pics of the mounting of the front foot pegs, cant work that out at all.

Are they metal or rubber for that year?

Have seen many different ones on the web all claiming to be 1980.

Also would love to know what the correct paint job is.

I think its white mainly with a black section coming to a point on top of the tank with a red pin stripe.

I really want to get it right and make sure the bits and look are correct for the year.

Will be working on it through this winter ready for summer 2021.

Would be interested in getting the engine refurbed and painted if anyone has any ideas.

Can,t seem to attach pictures here but have lots if that helps

Any help would be much appreciated.


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