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Offline 2wheelluv

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Hey guys and gals....
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:46:10 AM »
I wanted to share what I'm working on. I recently picked up a 74 tx500 from a friend for a few hundred bucks with 4,44x miles on it. It has been sitting in his building for about 8 years. I brought it home put new plugs in it, changed oil and filter(m22), new battery, give carbs a thorough cleaning and bench synced, new petcocks, de-rusted the tank, added sum in line fuel filters...added mmo the oil and fuel...hit the button and after a few cranks she fired up and purred like a dream....I'm waiting on fork seals, bearings, brakes, tires and a few other things before I'll be able to give her a test ride but she is alive and running  ;D ...im not new to motorcycles or working on my bikes, BUT this is my first vintage so I'll will be wanting all the advice I can get with this ol girl...thanks in advance
2006 Suzuki dl1000 (thinned down)
1974 Yamaha tx500a (brat racer project)

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 06:48:30 AM »
Also I found sum papers under the seat that go back to 1974, it's only had 111 miles put on it since 1982....
2006 Suzuki dl1000 (thinned down)
1974 Yamaha tx500a (brat racer project)

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2018, 07:28:31 AM »
Iíve just bought an identical bike.  :)

Like you, this is my first classic bike, Iíve mainly had 1990s sports bikes before.

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2018, 12:43:04 PM »
Welcome to the forum you found a very nice example! Is it a US import? Someone did a good job on the seat cover too.

Guy
Now Retired Yamaha guy. Cut me and I bleed "Cinquasia Red"

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 12:45:00 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  Your A model looks like a good one!

Guy
Now Retired Yamaha guy. Cut me and I bleed "Cinquasia Red"

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 04:46:43 PM »
Yes, mine's a US import, imported a couple of years ago, like the OP's bike mine's done very little mileage, just over 6000.

I like the seat cover, although it's not an OEM style, I think  it looks really good, so it'll stay!
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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2018, 02:48:48 AM »
Yea thats a great liking bike hamburg
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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 02:52:52 AM »
Hey guy thanks...yea from the papers I found under the seat and what the previous owner says, the bike has always been here in the county where I live in Virginia..I think I would be the 5th owner..best I can tell :)
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1974 Yamaha tx500a (brat racer project)

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Re: Hey guys and gals....
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 04:49:05 AM »
Just to update...I took carbs back off and had to replace the left side carb body cause one of the float towers had broke off. So while I had then apart I rebuilt them both to spec. Foam wrapped the stock air filter unit (after removing the old paper LoL). Also I rebuilt the brake caliper, installed new fork seals, added sum preload to forks (I'm 6'2" 240lbs), sandblasted and painted lower tubes or fork legs (whichever u choose to call it). I will continue to update as the build progresses.
2006 Suzuki dl1000 (thinned down)
1974 Yamaha tx500a (brat racer project)