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Hi,

I have a XL500R with internal mesh or oil filter, as I'm going to start working on it doing a general refurbish I'm wondering if any of you changed the internal filter for this model. I know that there is another model with an accesible oil filter fron the side but in this case this engine is different. 

Any info about this will be appreciated.

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Not sure what you're saying here,,

  Yes, your bike will have a mesh screen inside the left-hand side-cover to catch lumps.

None of the early (Pre RFVC) engines, apart from the FT400/500 Ascot had a proper oil filter.

     It's a good idea to run a magnetic sump plug to keep an eye on whats going on inside,,

    just lean the bike to the right every few hundred km's and check magnet for metal.

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Thanks a lot Muzz now i see it more clear

My way to explain it was not the best. I'm going to order a gasket set and open to clean and take a look before I set new oil in.

 

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Theyre pretty sturdy those oil filters. I recently had the side cover of my 81 xl500s and it was in perfect condition. I didn't even clean it, it was pristine. I bought a new gasket too, don't use gasket sealer with your new gasket.. I only use sealer if I'm in a pinch, don't have a new gasket, and the old one has a tear or a bit missing.

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