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Offline Jason

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XS 500 Survivor
« on: April 01, 2013, 07:33:44 PM »
Here she is, ridden hard and put away wet. I picked her up last summer. All original including the front tire and oil filter. I've been told it spent the 90's in a basement. Then it was brought back to life and ridden about 10 mile a week from 98 - 2011.






Offline Jason

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Re: XS 500 Survivor
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 07:34:10 PM »
One of these days I'll post a how-to chain and sprocket, but here's the cliff notes.

The parts:


It's past time:


Out with the old, in with the new:


A little trick for removing the front sprocket:


What are the chances that the previous owner put a green mark on the oil filter?!?

Offline Gymi

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Re: XS 500 Survivor
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 07:34:44 PM »
WOW that's what I call a real time warp bike. What a beauty, welcome to the forum.
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Offline berniebee

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Re: XS 500 Survivor
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 07:35:28 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Original front tire!?!?! That would make it...let me think...freakin old.
Bike looks in great shape.


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Re: XS 500 Survivor
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 07:35:49 PM »
Very nice!!

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Re: XS 500 Survivor
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 07:36:20 PM »
I just pulled off Andy's air filter fix (patent pending). Thanks Andy that worked great! I was able to order it from my local Yamaha dealer, $19.99 and the filter came pre-oiled.