Honda XL500 Project

Honda XL500 project

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:42 pm

a few pics of basket case... and new beginning for it.
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Basket case XL as it is torn down.
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not pretty, nor functional at all.
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Motor in tear down, to begin rebuild. Head/cylinders already out to machine shop.
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original frames bent, so got another.. all plastic bead blasted, epoxy primed, now uretane single stage painted, along with swing arm.
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color i picked... tomellina red or something like that... thinking a light tan/beige will be better than white for fenders/fuel tank..Hmmmmmm!
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Just the otherday... someone told me they have a 1989 BMW K100 for sale... basket case..$400.....I am going to go look find out what the deal/situation is..BMW's... even if total loss still parting out can easily pay for itself.
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Re: Honda XL500 project

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:34 pm

Parts off one frame on to nwewer frame...steady as we go.
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transferring igniton/eletrical main plate, plus tripe tree.
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Front shocks..... gonna reseal, polish lower tubes a little.. Maybe put in newer progressive springs.
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tapped all bolt holes to clean out... some basic wiring in place. Need to rewire all lights etc. All 18Ga wiring.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Honda XL500 project

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:05 am

Looks like an interesting project. Where do you source any replacement parts from?
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Re: Honda XL500 project

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:34 pm

rubicondave33 wrote:Looks like an interesting project. Where do you source any replacement parts from?


OEM replacement parts are hit and miss. More NEW OEM parts are available overseas.....Netherlands, Japan/China. Used oem parts for some items are plentiful... others are like Hens teeth, DANG hard to find. There are some major OEM new parts sellers on Ebay, and they are in my list of sellers I go to every 4>5 days and search for parts. got until next spring... so I will keep searching. Normal wear items, fork seal, wheel hub bearings/seals, some control cables easy to get, some cables not so easy. Honda probably stopped making new OEM parts about 20 years or so ago.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed