20 Most Recent 1979 Yamaha XS 500 - Page 2 Questions & Answers


Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

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

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Nov 23, 2010

go to kelly blue book for motorcycles and put in all info needed and
it will give you a price for trade in or sell..........

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Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Oct 23, 2010

i think your injectors may blocked try redex but b carefull because that stuff is notorius for buggering things up

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Aug 11, 2010

Sounds like your carb is dirty in all areas. Remove the carb and completely disassemble it. Blow carb cleaner and compressed air through every opening and make sure each opening comes out somewhere when you spray through. Clean the float needle seat with a q-tip and carb cleaner. Spray through each of the jets and be sure they are absolutley clear. Make sure you get the emulsion tube out and clean. it is what the main jet screws into and will have holes down the sides.Screw the mixture screw in and count the turns. remove it and any spring or o-ring and spray through it also and make sure the spray goes all the way through. Replace the mixture screw and set it in the same adjustment as you started. Reassemble and install the carb. If the carb was adjusted properly in the beginning, you should put it back on and your bike run much better.

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Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Jun 12, 2010

well you can either lightly scrape with knife or clean with electronics spray or carb cleaner and let dry. but chances are they are worn and in need of replacement. thank you have a great day josh service tech.

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Feb 24, 2010

Why does this person who ever he is think they are unsafe, your post doesn't provide very much useful information. There is certainly nothing unsafe about the rubber bushings, they have been used for decades to isolate engine vibration from the bars which can cause severe hand fatigue.

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Feb 03, 2010

the valve guides will be doing this . you will have to make sure all those are replaced asthe twin cylinder has a lot of compression and bend valves . some times this is why your bike will be hard to start .
OR you have misalined the cam and went too far by a full turn as the piston is touching the valves .

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Sep 26, 2009

It sounds like it might be flooding or the timing might be out of wack. iw ould start by letting it sit for 30 minutes and try restarting the bike,.If it starts and then dies again have the throttle leaned a bit. If that is not the issue have the timing adjusted

Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Jun 16, 2009

The VIN should be in front of the gas tank, stamped into the neck of the frame where the steering connects to the frame. The dealer should be able to read the VIN code and tell you all the info on the bike. That location is an industry standard. If the VIN is not there then something might be fishy.

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Yamaha XS 500... | Answered on Apr 06, 2009

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Yamaha... | Answered Yesterday

Check there is power to the coil/s

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 16, 2021

25thou or 0.6mm
Cigarette packet is what I used to used.

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 12, 2021

hit it with some good oil and work it slow with the key

Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 10, 2021

There are plenty of websites where you can enter you VIN to identify The year, make and model. The 17 characters are printed as a code system. The attached photo shows what each digit is used for.


Yamaha... | Answered on Jan 02, 2021

The buzz is probably the starter relay from a weak battery; loose connection at the battery, starter, or relay; or a corroded battrey or started terminal. R15

Yamaha... | Answered on Dec 31, 2020

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