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Offline iwvc

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Bore da (Hello in English)
« on: October 28, 2012, 02:40:57 PM »
Possibly your first Welsh member? I confess that my XS500B hasn't been used since 1988 when it was superceded by a GPz500s.  It was a great bike on which I travelled all around the UK and as far as the (old) East German border in the 1980s. Did about 50,000 miles on it altogether.  It was replaced as my main bike as the electrics were becoming unreliable through age.  However I've kept it as a potential project for retirement.  It's looking very sad  :'( but hopefully will get back on the road in the next few years.  Hopefully this group will help me find the bits needed to complete a full rebuild to working condition. 

Ian C

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Re: Bore da (Hello in English)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 02:41:59 PM »
Welcome Ian,

Looks like you have your work cut out for you. But owning a bike for that long will make it all the better.
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Re: Bore da (Hello in English)
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 02:44:20 PM »
Welcome Ian,

Looks like you have your work cut out for you. But owning a bike for that long will make it all the better.

Yes, but I know it is complete and I have already accumulated a new petrol tank, headlight brackets, side panels (without decals unfortunately) handlebar switch and wiring and a brake caliper so things may not be too bad for restoring the running gear.  Finding engine bits and gaskets may be a problem over here though, since the "B" model was never popular.

Ian C
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