Sunday, October 25, 2009

It’s done


XL500 And now the hunt for parts can begin. Anyone have a spare 1981 XL500S exhaust system lying about?

10 comments:

  1. Have fun with your new bike. I know you like ebay, and I am sure you will find lots of parts there!

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  2. Could also join the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club. Might get help there.

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  3. Lance - eBay has been getting a workout already. I expect it will be my primary source.

    Bikerted - There are quite a number of good groups, forums, etc. out there thanks to the internet. I'll add them to the list. Thanks.

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  4. If I did I would send it to you. Congratulations on the new bike.

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  5. That looks like a lot of fun! The wife might shoot me If I had plans for a second ride, but that looks like a great idea!

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  6. woohoo!!!!!!!!! you are going to have such a great time, im sure :) congrats.

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  7. cpa3485 - You just need to get your wife her own expensive hobby. lol

    Ms. M - Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting it on the road next spring.

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  8. nice XL! i bought one of the exact same this summer, and the only pressing part needed is also an exhaust system. did you have any luck finding a source?

    also, did you find a source for a 23" tire replacement for the front?

    thanks.

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  9. @Korb - Thanks. For the exhaust I ended up making one out of a tractor muffler and a piece of flex exhaust pipe. It looks and works okay but is a bit loud. I did find a source in the UK for replacement parts but wasn't prepared to spend $400 just for the exhaust system.

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