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Offline Paulval

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New to the Forum
« on: August 17, 2019, 08:39:46 AM »
Just bought a 1977 XS500 in boxes. As far as I can tell it is complete (but cannt be certain) Looking on it as a long term project, taking me back to the days of my youth. No doubt I will become a pain on here asking questions that have been asked before.
The bike was last on the road about 30 years ago, though the previous owner said he had it running about 7 years ago before stripping it, and then moving on to more interesting projects
Thank you in advance for your help!!

Offline CrouchyUK

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 09:20:11 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  Most of the major stuff a new owner needs to know has been covered- just use the Search feature, but ask away if you are unsure.

It helps (certainly me) if we know the exact model, in the UK with our strange registration you could either have a late registered XS500C or a XS500D.  Engine and frame numbers are the best way to tell.....
1975 Honda CB200T (2) - 1975 Yamaha XS500B (2) - 1976 Yamaha XS500C
1977 Yamaha RD400D - 1977 Yamaha XS500D - 1978 Honda CB550K - 1980 Honda CB400N
1980 Honda CB900FA - 2000 Kawasaki ZX6-RG2 - 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000K2

Offline Paulval

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 02:20:49 PM »
The frame and engine numbers match, 1H2 000732
Bike has wire wheels and single disk front and rear
Not much progress so far, had the frame and swinging arm powder coated, replaced the swinging arm bearings, stripped cleaned and rebuilt the back mudguard (how does the plastic tool box attach to the metal rear mudguard?)
Nice easy stuff to get back into the swing of things!

Offline guylr

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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 03:40:57 PM »
Welcome! Your bike is in the registry and thanks for supplying the frame number. The tool tray is held on to the mudguard with three pop rivets. If you need to remove it and don't have the rivets or rivet tool you could just use 5 or 6mm screws and nuts.

Guy
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Re: New to the Forum
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 09:29:30 AM »
Thank you