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'81 XR500R needs top end work

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I had an '82 xr500 that I did head work on. The valve covers should come off no problem. You will have to remove the engine to get the head off though. I didn't get into the jug on mine but assuming you will need the engine pulled for that too. Best wishes

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OK, turns out the motor has to come out to pull the rocker cover off.

I took the 500 apart tonight. It leaked oil like a sieve and had some funky stuff going on like a tire valve instead of the flat plug that goes at the end of the cam shaft.
Also, the last time I used it I had a hard time starting it back up and there was an awful noise coming from the valve train.
There was a screw floating around in there... and I have no idea where it came from???

 

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