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Offline Hamburg

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New member with a 1973 TX 500
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:26:26 AM »
Greetings from Oxford, Iíve just bought a nice original 1973 TX500 so I thought Iíd sign up to the forum. Seems a but quiet but looks like a good resource for technical information.



It was imported in 2016 and previous owner spent a fortune recommissioning it and having the tank and side panels painted to very high standard. However he never registered it.

itís all very original, only 6000 miles and really detail correct. Iím just collating all the documentation so I can send off the V55 to the DVLA, but hope to have it registered over the next couple of weeks.

My plans are to largely leave it alone and enjoy riding it this summer, Iíve cleaned up the engine cases already, avoiding over polishing, and Iíll just slowly go through it, cleaning and detailing just really to improve it. Mechanically it seems very good, the engine is oil tight and quiet, recent gaskets point to some engine work but I donít have anything documented.


1973 TX 500A
1994 GPZ 500

Offline 2wheelluv

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Re: New member with a 1973 TX 500
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
Beautiful bike! Someone took care of it and put sum time in it too
2006 Suzuki dl1000 (thinned down)
1974 Yamaha tx500a (brat racer project)

Offline Hamburg

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Re: New member with a 1973 TX 500
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2018, 09:11:36 PM »
The TX was never officially sold in the U.K. so theyíre very rare bike over here, looks like we have very similar bikes, Iím looking forward to seeing yours coming together.
1973 TX 500A
1994 GPZ 500

Offline mvluv13

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Re: New member with a 1973 TX 500
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 07:43:13 AM »
You have a great example. Someone has shown it a lot of love.