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  1. xl500s / xl500r cylinder barrel interchangeable ?

    my barrel on my xl500s is now at maximum rebore at 1mm oversize and is now so worn that i need to either reline or get a barrel that can still be rebored...will the xl500r barrel fit an xl500s
  2. engine cases

    Hi Guys i'm having trouble splitting the bottom engine case on my 82 Xl500r, i have to replace the kick start return spring, i have the engine upside down on the head & I've removed all the exterior screws, are there any internal screws i have to remove & what is the best way to separate them...
  3. kick starter

    Hi Guys need a bit of help, i have an Xl500r 1982 & i have had it for over ten years, but have since got the urge back to ride her again, no i was trying to kick her over after changing the CDI unit & gave her a freshen up with new plug & oil + filter etc etc, now this issue is when i went to...
  4. XL500 R Carb?

    Hello, im new to the forum and had a question about a bike i started rebuilding, the bike is a XL500 R Paris-dakar edition (1983 i think?) when i got the bike it was in regular condition, not running as some parts where missing, unluckily the carburetor is one of them. After checking around the...
  5. New seat.

    After many hours of surfing the net to find a seat for my project bike , I found one that I like but its a custom built seat from the US. The seat costs $225 dollars plus about $100 shipping and then Danish import tax and vat sticks about $125 on top of the bill. Do any of our members know of...
  6. 1982 XL500R Carburettor - Major Problem - help please?

    Hi All, I have had a major issue with an XL500R and wonder if anyone can help with info. Trying to start it, the bike backfired and has blown the plastic top off the Keihin Carb. When I look closely I can see that the slider has jammed right at the top of the carb also which means the throttle...
  7. XR500R for sale

    I have a guy coming round to show me his Honda XL500R he has for sale. The engine has 50000 miles on the clock , is there anything I should look out for with this bike apart from the dodgy front mudguard? Anyone aware of any weaknesses with this bike:thumbup:
  8. Honda XL500R

    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...
  9. 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 Thanks all Venice 2013
  10. hello my name is christof

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    ::just joined ive got xl500r which i bought for offroad pleasure but since getting it tidy i think its a waste to offroad it .as i do not have a iicence for the road i was thinking of selling it.its 1982,import 1994,done 35000kl approx not to bad condition but i dont no what its worth if anybody...
  11. Wanted: xr/xl 500 headers

    For Sale / Wanted
    morning guys,anyone out there got a spare set of exhaust headers for a xl500s or xl500r for my ft500 special?cash waiting cheers mark
  12. Site home made about xr500r 82 and a bit more

    hy every one, i have a XR500R 82 and come from Belgium i have made a little site with cool pics of XR and Dakkar xr/xl500r 82 it all come thanks to other web sites sorry it is in french but enjoy the eXpeRience just for you thanks Greg
  13. What end Can ?? xl500R

    Guys,, am needing an silencer fur ma xl500r, what after market cans will fit it, i see real nice ones all the time,, but dont have a clue where tae get one,,, I saw a user on here.JARGLE he had a nice can,?? id like a std one, but an after market can would do as well, does anyone know if the...
  14. Battery Eliminator (on my XL500R)

    I got this little item off eBay a week or two back, and just fitted it today. It just replaces the battery - its got a neg & pos terminal - so self explanatory to fit :thumbup: Tried it our - about 10 miles - and it does what it says on the tin. Obviously when motor is not running - no lights...
  15. Need Cheep XL500R Seat Base

    Peeps, I hope this is in the right place. I'm looking for a CHEAP XL500R Seat Base, to hack around and generally modify etc etc!!! Anyone got one??? Cheers, Mark.
  16. XL500R Seat Options

    Peeps, I'm looking at doing a Flat Tracker style seat conversion on me XL500R, something like in one of the pikkies below (ignore my crappy Photoshop skills, and the dreadful exhaust can which is being changed with a nice Vance and Hines one) Has anybody done anything like this, or have...
  17. 1982 XL500R Front End up-grade!!!!

    Hi everyone :D OK, so as per the title, as much as I love my XL500R, the front end is the achilles heel :rolleyes: My plan is to do an EASY upgrade - and get a complete front end, including yokes & wheel, etc, and whack it on - sort of plug & play :thumbup: My thoughts were an early...
  18. XL500R PD

    If I only were in Berlin... Motorrad-Inserat: Detailansicht With a small effort even I could make it look almost like this: Last three Racing pictures from: Stormforce8's Photos | SmugMug //Kjell
  19. XL500R Carb settings with Micron pipe

    XL Technical Specs
    I just thought I'd post the carb settings for my bike. Its a 1982 UK XL500R. Its pretty much standard except for a full Micron exhaust system. This is going to be typical of this bike, as the standard system tends to have rotted out after nigh-on 30 yrs :( OK, the bike has a standard air...
  20. 1982 XL500R Mesh Oil Filter clean

    Unlike my old XR250 (1994) which had a paper element oil filter, the older XL just has a wire mesh oil filter, at the bottom of the sump. :rolleyes: So, as the bike is quite new to me, and been off the road since 1996, with 18000 miles I decided to check it out. Its a bit of a pain, coz you...