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Hello, hope you can shine any light on my oil filter problem otherwise i will have a bike here that has a very limited life, it's a 1980 yamaha xs 500 twin, and i need an oil filter that yamaha dont make anymore and reading blogs and other material on't internet i'm not the only person with this problem with this bike the engine no is 371-208829 if that help's if there's no filter available is there an external device that could be explored. thank's Ian

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I see XS 400 , 650, and 850 for 1980. I see no XS 500's
I do find XT 500 and SR 500's

Check this out. is this your bike ?
look at line item # 20

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

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    Eric Cross Nov 23, 2010

    This links to the latest year I could find an XS500, it's 1978. I could not find xs 500 in 1980.
    As you can see in the link, the part for the oil filter is greyed out meaning that it is unavailable I'm sorry.



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