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General Discussion / Re: 1977 xs500 restoration
« Last post by guylr on June 11, 2019, 10:51:55 PM »
Thanks for posting your serial number, I have you in the registry now.

Guy
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General Discussion / Re: 1977 xs500 restoration
« Last post by lumpy252 on June 10, 2019, 05:54:57 PM »
Cheers CrouchyUK I will check the balance chain and go through the check list on this site for other potential problems . The check list for new owners is a wise option and I will be following this shortly . I will let you know how I get on, I will commence work in a week or so when I sort out space to work in. Thank you for the great forum valuable info on here .
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Electrical / Re: static timing/points adjustment
« Last post by CrouchyUK on June 10, 2019, 04:39:33 PM »
Yes.  Each has it's own wire and they both ground through the bracket. 

The XS500 mantra to chant at all times you are working on the ignition of these bikes is to treat them as 2 entirely different systems.  Each has its own coil, own points, own condenser and all separate wiring.....
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Electrical / Re: static timing/points adjustment
« Last post by Bepyseta on June 10, 2019, 03:51:40 PM »
ah, ok thanks!

do you mean that these are 2 condesers on the same plate?

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General Discussion / Re: 1977 xs500 restoration
« Last post by CrouchyUK on June 10, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
Welcome- 103287 is only 68 bikes newer than my XS500D which is also the same colour! 

You will have the better balancer chain check/adjust system- the plug on the LHS engine case?  Please check the tension soonest, as we didn't have the best record in the UK for doing this back in the day.....
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Electrical / Re: static timing/points adjustment
« Last post by CrouchyUK on June 10, 2019, 03:22:01 PM »
Sorry, but i don't understand; you mount the condenser with the newtronics kit?

No, the condensers (there are actually 2 mounted on the same sub-plate, one for each cylinder) are not used with the Newtronics system.
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General Discussion / Re: 1977 xs500 restoration
« Last post by lumpy252 on June 10, 2019, 02:52:59 PM »
Thanks Guy Yes it is mostly complete but rusty , I have had the engine running (petrol tank from another bike)but stopped it after a minute to pull things apart and clean carbs as I did not want to push my luck . The engine and frame numbers are the same - 1H2 103 287 . I will have to make some room to work on this bike as I am nearing finishing a spares or repair project of an early xj600 .
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Engine & Transmission / Re: starter clutch more of the same tx trouble
« Last post by nk140 on June 10, 2019, 02:27:14 PM »
I got a motion pro flywheel puller on saturday and it looks similar to that picture you posted.  Flywheel came right off
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Electrical / Re: static timing/points adjustment
« Last post by Bepyseta on June 10, 2019, 01:00:07 PM »
Sorry, but i don't understand; you mount the condenser with the newtronics kit?
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General Discussion / Re: 1977 xs500 restoration
« Last post by guylr on June 10, 2019, 12:06:57 PM »
Good looking bike and it appears to be complete too. Those calipers are trouble but you have done the right thing to replace the pucks. There's another guy in the UK that has been working on a '76 model recently who has done similar work. He's on Instagram as justingetsabout. Keep us up on your progress and post your serial numbers if you like it added to the registry.

Guy
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