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I don't know what bikes sell for in Canada but that is way out of line at $1500 IMO.
I remember reading an article about them in Classic Bike or some other magazine...apparently this twin used a countershaft for balancing...that is why they are so smooth for a twin...unfortunately if the crankcase was even slightly over filled with oil, this countershaft would froth the oil causing oil starvation ...but a good looking and interesting old bike IMO
Went to look at one of these for a friend today. Any of you guys have personal experience with these bikes? It seemed to be in good shape overall.A '73 H1 triple popped up on Kijiji here today as well. Not sure if that would be a better choice for him or not. Its his first bike. Thanks, Lenny.
The 500 has a similar balancer in it, I haven't read about any oil issues with it though.I won't tell him he overpaid, he seems really happy with it, so WTH? Hopefully we can make it run nice and sweet. I was reading that they are really cold-blooded.Srust, I'm a sailor as well. I crew on a J-35 for my racing fix, and I own a Thunderbird 26 for cruising. Sadly I haven't had the T-Bird in the water for the last couple of years though, been too busy with other stuff. Are you cruising up here, or coming up to race?
Dude is that a tire ? or an O-ring..??
I think I read something about the heads cracking on those...
Hello to all lovers of bikes, I am new member of this forum, and after reading the article that talks about a model of my bikes, I decided to join. I have a yamaha tx 500 twin, 1973, I believe that is the only this model that are here in Argentina and I am currently rebuilding the engine, the hardest part for me is to get the necessary parts and buying as I find them in ebay and various vendors who still retain parts for this model . As I bought does not work, yet I have no experience in the operation and handling of this bike, I hope soon to get the parts that I need and be able to finish putting it together, I'll tell you my impressions of driving this bike!!!will be up soon!.