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bunnys22

  • 4
  

It's a lot of fun to drive this old bike, although its a lot more work than my DRZ400...

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shortanoar

  • 3
  

Really solid no nonsense engine but really average handling and brakes ,the engine I own has been in everything from off road carts to sound of single tar racer in the 30 years I've owned it ,now in a loose HL replica setup.

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MedicAndy

  • 5
  

1979 XT500, purchased from original owner in July 2012. She is inspected, insured, and received her antique license plate in June 2014. I did a partial restoration on her, which included: Repainted the tank and rear fender, new brakes, chain, sprockets, tires, added luggage rack, rear shocks, rebuild front forks, seat, powder coated the exhaust and skid-plate, installed a twin feed cam oiler, and did a proper engine tuneup. I also installed a new Mikuni TM-36 carb, which eliminated the rough engine idling, hot-start issues I used to have, and added lots of engine torque and throttle response. She does drive great now, has lots of power, and does not smoke or burn any oil. I invested, besides the original purchase cost of $2,100.00, approximately $3,200.00 and about 80 personal shop hours into her cosmetic / mechanical restoration.

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