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Black Gold by Muster (1976 XS500)
« on: April 17, 2016, 05:11:07 PM »
This bike was sitting outside a barn and had not been driven since 1989. Got it for $180, which was a bargain.
Started the restore in february 2014 but got sick of it by the summer. Since then its been in my garage until a couple of month ago. Fixed the last of it and rode it today! Amazing feeling after all those hours in the garage.

Tips for other beginners:
1. Make sure it runs or make it run before you tear everything apart. Otherwise its hard to say what you screwed up and what was screwed up.
2. Dont waste time and money on spray painting it in your garage. You'll spend a fortune on paint which does not stand a single scratch. My paint was ruined before the bike was finished.
3. Make sure that whats missing is available to buy before you start of.
4. Learn some basics about bike electrics.

Its been fun and I can't wait til autumn to start another project. This time with a bike that its easier to find parts to.

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Re: Black Gold by Muster (1976 XS500)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 05:12:12 PM »
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Re: Black Gold by Muster (1976 XS500)
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 05:12:41 PM »
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Re: Black Gold by Muster (1976 XS500)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 11:50:24 PM »
Great job, did you paint the wheels at home too?

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Re: Black Gold by Muster (1976 XS500)
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 08:59:07 AM »
No, they are done by professionals.