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Offline sstibi

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My two 1974 TX500's
« on: October 29, 2012, 12:15:13 AM »
Thought I would have a go and post the two TX500's that I have. The sad looking one has 70,000 miles on it and the other with the twin disc front has 58,000 miles.
Not sure if anyone else has one with more miles.  ;D

Got a bit of work to do but I am just going for a mostly stock look with a few changes.




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Re: My two 1974 TX500's
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 12:15:45 AM »
Nice,
The high mileage on both of your bikes is a direct contradiction to the reputation these bikes have. Put that in your pipe and smoke it XS650 owners. Mine has 27,000 on the clock and purred like a kitten before I tore her down for restoration.
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Re: My two 1974 TX500's
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 12:16:16 AM »
That twin-disk bike is really nice looking.  What's that round thing on the points cover? 

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Re: My two 1974 TX500's
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 12:17:39 AM »
Someone tried to cover up the scratches in the cover with black paint. I noticed them but missed the golf ball sized dent.

These bikes will keep running as long as you keep an eye on that balance shaft chain. Both these bikes were parked for the same reason, they had severely worn out valve stem seals so they smoked.

58,200 miles is just a refresher for mine. It will look nice when I am done but I am going to be riding it a lot so I am not going for perfection.

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Re: My two 1974 TX500's
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 12:18:09 AM »
The twin disc bike really is a nice looking bike.Great lines.

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Re: My two 1974 TX500's
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 12:19:00 AM »
Marco, I moved your question to the "Chassis, Suspension & Wheels" section.
   

Morning,
i'm Marco from Italy, my question is: what oill quantity i have to put in forks? service manual says 173cc, but test race in this blos says 147 cc, what is correct?
Regards Marco