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Engine & Transmission / Re: starter clutch more of the same tx trouble
« Last post by nk140 on January 23, 2019, 12:29:44 PM »
Hi nk140 I got the repair kit from yambits.co.uk though mysteriously this particular one item REL004 is no longer showing on the site. However item REL003 looks identical and fits the xs400 and many others. If you just do an eBay search for xs500 or tx500 starter clutch repair kit there is one there for the xs500b so that should fit a tx500 .

Lumpy...I am about to pull the trigger on a NOS xs500b starter clutch assembly but really want to confirm it fits the TX.
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General Discussion / Re: bike needs overhaul
« Last post by jonrivera1 on January 19, 2019, 11:57:11 PM »
thanks much appreciated crouchyuk. any recommendations of brand?
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General Discussion / Re: bike needs overhaul
« Last post by CrouchyUK on January 17, 2019, 10:52:41 AM »
I am still voting to conduct those basic engine health checks and then Time-Sert the damaged thread. 

There is no drilling involved- the insert tap is stepped- you just run it down the original threads and it cuts the new thread automatically.  With plenty of grease and an air blast- we have never had any problems with chips getting into the cylinder. 

You can buy the Time-Sert kit just to re-thread spark plug threads- they are very expensive but not when you look at the alternative costs- and do it yourself.  Shame you are the other side of the world or I would do it for you....
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Here's an old thread with info on air filters:   http://www.xs500forum.com/index.php?topic=2116.0

Avoid pods; "rebuild" your old filter with some new foam.

Yeah that's part of the problem... I don't have the cage at all.... No idea where it went  :-[
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General Discussion / Re: bike needs overhaul
« Last post by jonrivera1 on January 15, 2019, 01:20:52 AM »
yea that'll be next gotta order it no one carrys it in stock
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Here's an old thread with info on air filters:   http://www.xs500forum.com/index.php?topic=2116.0

Avoid pods; "rebuild" your old filter with some new foam.
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Vince & Steve - Unfortunately I wasn't this lucky... I'm not sure exactly how much gas I had left in the tank, but when I went to clean the tank out last year it was this thick gel like globby substance that oozed out ... I put some rust removal stuff in there and left it for months at a time, and it was working, but ended up taking it in and having it professionally done. I'm not sure of the process was used, but it has this dark red coating on the inside now.

I haven't had a chance to pull the carbs yet as I ran into an electrical gremlin on my 85 V65 Magna... hopefully this weekend I'll the carbs off and see how bad they are,.. I'm sure they're horrible :D ... I have a good ultrasonic cleaner, so I'm sure after a good scrubbing and a couple passes through the cleaner, they should be good to go...

I also found a complete tune up kit for it that I had bought back all those years ago so that's one less thing I have to come up with.

I need to find out the best solution for an air filter as well,.. mine is "gone".. .. I think I had bought a couple of individual pods for it back in the day,.. but now I'm thinking I'd rather have one that fits in the factory air box (?)
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General Discussion / Re: bike needs overhaul
« Last post by dailydose1 on January 14, 2019, 03:05:29 PM »
Are you going to try a helicoil?
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General Discussion / Re: bike needs overhaul
« Last post by jonrivera1 on January 14, 2019, 06:44:39 AM »
tried a tap there nothing to re thread  :-\
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As you pointed out Steve, I had my concerns during the rebuild, but the further I got into it, the better it looked. I did a full rebuild on the engine, carbs, brakes and new tires. The forks didn't leak, but I replaced the seals in them anyway. All the other rubber was still good! Even the seat looked NOS. Our Canadian (west) winters are long, cold and low in humidity. This may be why there was very little preservation of the parts required. It WAS a lucky buy!
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