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Hi, I have just got back from blasting my 81 XT500 G around the Auvergne and the Pyrenees. Great times and not a single problem. I can even start it first kick now!

Will post pics in a separate thread.

The only issue is the bike runs rich, the inside of the tail pipe gets sooty soon after cleaning it out, the plug is dark and sooty.

I went with two other XT500s. When topping up with fuel it was clear I had used more than them although we had covered the same distance.

It has the standard airbox and filter (newly cleaned)

The tailpipe is an aftermarket anonymous thing, basically straight through.

Any advice on what to check first? 

Other than this it runs great, really pleased with it.

Adam.

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5 minutes ago, S.O.A.N.Z said:

Try adjusting your fuel mixture screw clockwise to lean it out a bit

Also 81 is an H

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You might have been jetted too rich on the pilot and main, based on the elevation you were at. 

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