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  1. I have a 79 tt500 runs like a champ. the problem is, when i get out of the throttle it puffs a bit of smoke. it will not do it when i am giving it gass. i have put a k@n filter and a second oil line to feed the exhaust valve. what do you think is causing this? john
  2. brent, i am leaving for australia wednesday (work), i will fly into sidney then to mackay. i will be there for about 7 days.
  3. over the last few days i have put on a k&n air filter (replace stock air box), new supertrapp, progresive shocks, progresiv springs, new points, condenser and plug. i now have 3 new problems. 1- when i make a high speed run and let off it will puff white smoke as it winds down. it may have done this before. i never noticed it. 2- it seems to be softer @ the low end (grunt work). it is like this with 8 or 12 disks. 3- it seems to have a front end shimmy at high speed. the forks are set the same. i did lower them in the tree about an inch to make up for the new rear shocks. one more question. are the k&n filters pre oiled from the factory? the crank breather was white and came with lube. the air filter was red and came with none. please help john
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    engine rebuilder wanted

    eddie, did you get my pm john
  5. i am looking to have someone rebuild my tt500 powerplant this winter. i will be getting the frame powder coated and reworking all the frame items. if you think you can do it, DO NOT REPLY. if you have worked on this engine a bunch and know the tuning tricks please reply. thanks john
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    carb/pipe kit

    i found an old post about a 36mm/white brothers exaust kit for sale in the tt store. i can not find anything on that website. please help john
  7. i have a 79 tt500 that will start awsome cold. however, when it is hot you can wear the kick starter out. what causes this ? how can i fix it ? thanks john
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    79 tt500 help

    first off, i am not a good mechanic, i do have some skills though. i just purchased a beutiful 79 tt. it looks and runs awsome. cold, choke and one kick. warm, one kick and i am off. but it does have some problems. 1-when you lean it to the side while running it pukes gass from the bottom breather tube. is this normal? 2-when you are putting around and flog the gas it wants to fall flat on it's face. then it picks up. 3-the lower banjo fitting for the oiler tube is leaking. it is not loose. is this an easy fix? 4-where the clutch arm goes in the case i have an oil leak. easy fix? last one. sometimes when i shift down into first it will hit netural. i do not think i am short shifting it. thanks for any help john