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1980 xl500s


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Hello everyone. I'm looking for some feedback on my old xl. I rode it for about 3 months in the summer, and rode the crap out of it. It has lots of power and was a blast to ride. Gets me lots of attention while riding through the cities. This thing is old but its most definitely a tank.

It developed a few oil leaks and one of them was coming from the head bolt. I tried to tighten it a bit and it broke loose from inside the block. Was not a very fun day. So I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a new head stud or if I'm better off just fabricating my own? I would also like to know what the torque specs are for the head bolts. I love this bike and will most likely keep it forever. So any feedback would be appreciated !

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