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?
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.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 XBR500....................cant afford the GB500 clubman.
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...
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...
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
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