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Found 18 results

  1. ThumperTalk

    Honda XR500 1979

    9 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Road/Trail ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 497 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 6 TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 6 Dry Weight (lbs.): 276
  2. A very knowledgable and helpful forum member (Muzz67) advised it is possible to do this with good results, and encouraged I give it a shot. I'm making this thread to document the process, and as reference for other who might want to try it. First, disassembly:
  3. jrmilon

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    all day long
  4. Muzz67

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    Whats not to love about these great old machines? Look great, sound great, go pretty good without any mods, comfy. Love it. EDIT>> gotta sort out the headlight! 6volt=tired glow-worm!
  5. ThumperTalk

    Honda XR500 1980

    2 reviews

    MOTORCYCLE TYPE Road/Trail ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement (cc): 497 Cylinders: 1 Engine Stroke: 2 Speeds: 6 TRANSMISSION SPECIFICATIONS Number of speeds: 6 Dry Weight (lbs.): 276
  6. mrheehee

    Honda XR500 (1980)

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    Just bought this, runs but needs TLC.
  7. brother-gearhead

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    Heavy and a fun thumper<br />
  8. Cool! Congratulations! MAX ! I suppose there will be a run and shortage now of 500 s ? https://www.yahoo.com/news/honda-xr500-rescued-create-modern-scrambler-183020022.html
  9. xrmasterrace9134

    XR500 carb issues

    Hello! I know that this is posted in the XR600/650 section, but there was no 500 section. I am the proud owner of a 1983 XR500R, equipped with dual, progressive linkage carburetors and I'm having some very frustrating and confusing problems. Firstly, the idle speed changes when blipping the throttle. I will blip it and the idle speed will either decrease or increase each time it is blipped, sometimes going very high, mid, or going back to idling at a normal speed. As you can imagine this makes the bike very difficult to drive, as unless i blip the throttle multiple times to get it to idle right, the bike will carry on in 1st gear at around 15-20 mph without even touching the handlebars, meaning engine braking is nonexistent at low rpm. The throttle doesn't seem to be sticking, and the butterfly mounts for the cables are solid. Secondly, I am having issues with the floats. I tried setting them at first to factory spec (20 mm) at the highest (or lowest when installed) part of the floats and it poured fuel from the overflow tubes. I then set it at 20 mm at the back of the floats on the flat portion and it doesn't leak when running but will with the bike off. If i set them any higher it closes the needles all the time. I have replaced the float needles. When i got the bike the carburetor bodies were damaged, so I got a pair from a 1985 XR600R off eBay and didn't have either of these problems at the time. The bike then started suddenly pouring fuel from the overflow tubes a few weeks after I got them and it sat for about 4 months. After taking it out of the shed finally and cleaning the carbs real good and replacing the float needles, as well as messing with the float height it had the idling problem from the moment I started it up. Ive messed with the ratio screw and idle screw and nothing seems to be working. The jetting is 45 pilot, 100 primary on left carb and 128 on right carb, and I reside at about 5000 feet above sea level. The primarys are chewed up, looking as though somebody took some vice grips to them, but I don't see why that would affect the idle, and the bike runs very nicely otherwise. Thank you for your time, and any insight would be greatly appreciated, as I'm beginning to get very frustrated with the old girl.
  10. Uniqueusername

    1979 Honda XR500 purchase

    Just bought a 1979 Honda XR500 to chase my son around in the woods. The bike is in reasonably good shape for its age with the exception of the exhaust which was hachsawed off just after the rear mounting point apparently due to corrosion. Just wondering what options might be out there for retrofitting a new muffler. Not terribly loud at the moment. Just concerned about more moisture making it into the exhaust given the huge gaping hole in the back.
  11. wearetheroadcrew

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    It's a fun tractor!
  12. Jairman

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    Powefull and great bike. rides smooth
  13. bimbamboom

    Honda XR500 (1980)

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    Been a real good bike-had it since 1980. Simons 38 mm forks/Fox Piggyback rear shocks. C&J chromemoly swingarm. I put a 1981 XR500R dbl leading shoe on the front w/ 21" front Sun rim.(brake doesn't work worth a darn when you roll backwards) White Bros. exhaust w/Supertrapp Race muffler. Stock engine w/ 36 mm Round slide Mikuni.I sure know this bike well-it fits me like a glove-sure its limited by age-so what-fun is where you find it! Original motor-attests to the power of regular oil changes with full synthetic ester oil.
  14. Dutchspit

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    Home made C&J lookalike out of an 1979 XL500s.
  15. Muzz67

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    Whats not to love about these great old machines? Look great, sound great, go pretty good without and mods, comfy. Love it.
  16. winderf4s

    Honda XR500 (1979)

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    A vintage bike that I'm restoring. Pretty much have it done. Very difficult to find parts however. Good solid Bike, rugged, and a blast to ride.
  17. Silent Echo

    Burning Oil After Rebuild

    Hey guys, So, if you have not seen my thread, I rebuilt my 1984 XR500R with New piston, rings, valves, seats cut, valve stem seals, springs, keepers etc. So after I rebuilt it, it obviously smoked because the engine had not broken in yet. The smoke is bluish/white, so I know it's burning oil. I now have almost 4 hours on the bike, and it still smokes more than it should. I would think that my engine has broken in by now. I broke it in by riding it gently at first, then getting more aggressive to do heat cycles. After about 1 hour I couldn't help it and was braaaaaping all down the street. Not very long, but I did go WOT. Why is my bike burning oil? I don't think that my "break in" would cause it to smoke like this. Any "Additive" to help my rings seal or something? Thanks
  18. denro

    Show your PIG

    Hey guy's Let see your PIG's, I dont have much mods other than uncorked and street kit. But I have a long wish list. This pic is last weekend out on a ride near Midle River in New Brunswick. Denro
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