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    Blueprints for XR 500 engine?

    http://www.nefo.med.uni-muenchen.de/~tkobler/XTSR/XT/ Full XT service maual available here.
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    82 xl500 out of retirement no spark ???

    Had a similar problem, replaced the plug, and strted first kick. If that does not help, check the impedance of the flywheel generator coil, about 2.2 ohms. The ignition coil has 2 windings to earth. The primary should be about 0.7 - 1 ohm and the secondary or HT winding is about 5.7k ohm. Check those first.
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    LOOK @ what I won!!

    Awesome, dreams do come true. The other day a friend of mine won a Ducati superbike in an online competition. He just had it crated from Germany to Namibia.
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    XT500 and synthetic oil

    Thanx for the tip.Spoke to one of my clients (BP Lube Agent), and he can supply me with a BP/Castrol Vanellus C3-40, which he claims is equivilant to the Rotella 40. Hope this lasts longer than normal oil. In Namibia our ambient summer temperature is about 35 deg/cel, so normal oil breaks down after one long trip through the desert.
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    XT500 and synthetic oil

    Thanx for the tip.Spoke to one of my clients (BP Lube Agent), and he can supply me with a BP/Castrol Vanellus C3-40, which he claims is equivilant to the Rotella 40. Hope this lasts longer than normal oil. In Namibia our ambient summer temperature is about 35 deg/cel, so normal oil breaks down after one long trip through the desert.
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    XT500 and synthetic oil

    Brent Thanx for the tip, but I prefer not to use PTFE additives. Tends to clog passages (See links). I think the best tip is just to replace oil more often than recommended by service manual. This ensures a clean engine and an oil that has not broken down due to heat or age. http://www.msgroup.org/TIP043.html or http://skepdic.com/slick50.html Any other comments welcome.
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    XT500 and synthetic oil

    Recently obtained a 1979 XT500, with a 1980 TT500 engine block. Was an old farm bike which just took me 2 months to restore. Now that it is running like a dream, the debate of traditional to synthetic oils, has risen it's ugly head. Dealers tell me the synthetics can cause binding on the clutch plates. Any comments?
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