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Picked up an XT500 from auction

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Got a XT500 from auction sale for 265.00  Bike is complete just presented bad.  My first thumper after 20 DT 250-360-400 etc.
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Replied by MarkT on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

wow, You stole that thing!  Congratulations!  
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21 Jun 2022 12:58 #2

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Replied by run103 on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

Time will tell but its complete and that's a big plus. The piston is stuck tight but the transmission is free so I have to remove the scow of a motor.  I've got wrenches on both sides of the motor and it wont budge. Not sure what I am going to find but what I don't need in parts I'm probably going to spend in Labour.  FUN FUN FUN
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Replied by RT325 on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

Wow, good score.
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Replied by OhHeck04 on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

Odd tank color. Is it a 1977? Looks like an exciting project and well worth the effort. I had a '78 TT500 and loved the smooth power delivery. Good luck.
21 Jun 2022 19:10 #5

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Replied by msavitt on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

nice score run103!
you will soon find out why it was parked...perhaps you can free it up and get it chugging
please post updates as you go thru the process
22 Jun 2022 07:45 #6

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Replied by run103 on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

Ok here are some more pics of engine coming apart.  Piston was stuck like I have never seen before.  Tried a rubber dead blow hammer and had to switch to a bress hammer which destroyed the piston but It did get it moving.  after that installed a puller and pushed it out.  took 2 hours.  Anyhow all it needs is a piston and rings and a crosshatch honing and it will be good  hjead and valves are all good as is the camshaft.  Also went riding on sunday and took a trip over the bars into a cactus bed.  no smarter at 69
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Replied by RT325 on topic Picked up an XT500 from auction

Yamy pistons can take a fair beating. Had mine running good as new, full compression & power. Pity about the rest of it haha [of mine i mean]. Check my link to save clogging your post with my rubbish. Used a BIG sledge hammer as nothing else would move it haha.
Just saying might be able to save your piston.
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