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Offline KEDOSP

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New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« on: February 07, 2018, 05:27:04 PM »
Hello!  I picked up a 77 XS500 a few weeks ago with the intent of getting it  back on the road.  It was stripped of many things at some point so it will be more of a restomod and not an original type restoration.  I love parallel twin motors and the lines of the XS500 sold me on this project.

Iím 37 and Iíve had many, many bikes over the years and I know my way around fixing most things.  Currently I also have my daily driver 2015 Fz-07 and a 1996 Yamaha xt350 dual sport.

Plans are to powder coat the frame and wheels satin black, new paint for tank and side covers, all new controls and electronics using a cleaned up factory wiring harness.

Iíll post some pics once I figure out how to shrink them

Offline guylr

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 08:06:44 PM »
Welcome to the forum. When you're ready post the serial number and assembly date and we'll get you in the registry. You have a good stable going there. I'm looking to add an XSR700 to my fleet. The FZ07 engine is a jewel.

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 08:07:07 PM »
Welcome sounds like a great plan. How about some pics?

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 02:07:58 AM »
The day I brought it home

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 02:10:04 AM »
Stripped to the frame

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 10:35:45 PM »
I do like the tanks colours👍

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Re: New member from Ft Worth TX with 1977 project
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 08:35:34 AM »
Hello Kedosp,

Welcome to the forum!

Interesting project.

You work quickly on it, don't you?