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  1. XL500 Petcock

    XL
    Hi Im doing a scrambler build using an 1982 XL 500 tank. Im just trying to find a petcock but struggling at the moment. The thread size looks to be 17mm x 1mm. Would anybody be able to advise where to get one from in the UK please? Many thanks Sam
  2. 1980 xl500s

    XL
    Hi, I've just joined and am finding my way around . Looked far and wide for a long time to get a 70's XL but luckily I managed to buy my 1980 XL500s from someone a few streets away. Only issue I have that's recently arisen is an electrical one and have a new battery on order. Sent from my...
  3. Wanted: xl500s exhaust

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hey guys i'm looking for exhaust for my 1981 xl500s
  4. XL500 Problems

    XL
    Hi there, I have an a 1982 xl500s trail bike. Engine has just been rebuilt - starts ok but runs erratically at low revs and gets very hot. It has had new valves, new air cut off valve in carburettor. No air leaks that I can see, carb has been cleaned, jets etc. Running out of ideas, any...
  5. For Sale: 1979 XL500 Clearout

    For Sale / Wanted
    I have most parts for this bike except for the engine. All are in pretty good condition Tell me what you want and I will get back to you John
  6. 6v ac lighting question xl500s

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    So my 81 xl500 has 6v AC direct unregulated lighting. Am I correct in thinking Ineed all the correct wattage bulbs to effectively provide some kind of regulation? With just the headlight bulb and tail light the tail glows really bright and soon fails. I see in the wiring diagram there is another...
  7. Wanted: wanted xl500 engine

    For Sale / Wanted
    Hi hope you guys can help me i am after an xl500 lump don't mind the condition just prefer it is complete but beggers and all that take what you have
  8. Bearing source

    XL
    Can anyone advise where to source new crank and gearbox ball bearings for the XL500 range. In particular those with the grooved outer race that locate in the casings.
  9. Looking at a XL500s

    XL
    new to the site, and hoping you guys could help me out. I’ve been trying to find a vintage Honda trail bike for a while, and I just came across this XL500S it’s far away from where I live so I haven’t seen it in person yet… but from the pictures it appears to be all there a couple immediate...
  10. 1983 XL500 - bigger headlamp?

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    Hi all I just bought back my old XL, and am planning some light customisation. I'd like to fit a bigger headlamp, and ditch the plastic shroud - has anyone done this? I'm basing the new look on this - 4h10 Dirty Sandy - the Bike Shed minus the yellow light! Any thoughts welcome...
  11. XL/XR Exhaust Fitment

    XL
    Does anybody know if the XR500 silencer/muffler will fit on the xl500 header pipes as I'm struggling to find a decent silencer, alternatively if anyone out there has a good condition XL500s silencer for sale get in touch with details. Cheers
  12. What would you buy?

    Chatter
    I have just got rid of my Kawasaki Zephyr 500 and I am looking for my next bike. I have several bikes in mind and am looking for suggestions in the 500cc to 600cc single or twin. The bikes on my list are. Honda XL500/600R Honda XBR500....................cant afford the GB500 clubman. NTV 650...
  13. Honda XL500R

    Chatter
    I am thinking of finding a 1980s XL500R to replace my knackered daily ride. I have seen a few nice bikes for sale in Germany and a Paris Dakar version which was just outside my budget. Is there anything I should look for when I am looking for one? If you have owned one of these ,please share...
  14. B reg XR250 Headstock bearing shell diameter

    XR
    Hi, i am converting an xl500 to disc by putting a B reg xr250 front end on...can anyone tell me the outer diameter of the xr250 shells that drop into the headstock for the needle roller bearings ?
  15. XR 250 FRONT END to XL500S

    XR
    Hi, does anyone know if a 1984/85 XR250R front end will fit straight on to a 1979 XL500S.....I am trying to convert my bike from drum to disc as i have had one too many heart stopping moments, can anyone tell me the distance between the xr250r axle to the top of the forks - the diameter of the...
  16. I'm writing a blog!

    Ride Reports and Pictures
    Hey everyone, Just in case anyone would like a read, I'm writing a blog of how I got into biking and my adventures to far off lands aboard my 82 Honda XL500R. A +1 on Google+ would be greatly appreciated johnsmotorcycletravels.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks all Venice 2013
  17. XL500 race cam

    XL
    Hi, I'm looking for XL500 high lift cam. Megacycle 144-21 or 144-20 preferred... or Joy cam. Will accept a scrap one to copy profile. Thanks, Spike
  18. eBay: xl500s

    eBay - XL
    HONDA XL500S.....1981 Trail bike is in Scotland | eBay
  19. Clutch pushrod xr500 xl500

    XL
    I have a 1982 xr 500 project and the motor runs fine but its missing the clutch push rod,i am guessing that one from an xl500 would be the same? Anybody know if it would. Has one for sale or can measure one up length and thickness and I will get one made up . Thanks in advance
  20. Wanted: honda xr footpeg bolts

    For Sale / Wanted
    hi all,anyone got the bolts which bolt the pegs to a 1979 xr 500/xl500 s?cheers mark
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