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No I need the timing aspects for yamaha xt500 1979


when you post about a 79 xs 500,then that is the answer you get,line up the timing marks at tdc

May 12, 2015 | 1979 Yamaha XS 500

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I have a 1980 yamaha xs 1100 special, it sat in a garage for 3 years, i replaced the fuel lines, cleaned the tank, and replaced the plugs, how come it only idles when the choke is on and it sounds like a...


You probably have varnish build up in the carburetors, causing restricted air flow, and therefore the engine is running too lean, especially on the right side, and a lean running engine will run hot at the exhaust. It only idles when the choke is on because the choke creates a richer fuel supply. A can or two of commercial fuel cleaner through the fuel supply may get the engine's jet's orifices cleaned out. Otherwise, overhaul the carbs.
Hey, nice old bike, though. Good luck

May 20, 2011 | 1979 Yamaha XS 650 F

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What is born in my yamaha xt 500 that it can learn. Where can I get parts catalog


The parts catalog can be found on line. Search with the make and model.
It was not born it was manufactured

Feb 01, 2011 | 1979 Yamaha XS 500

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Xs650 one cylinder lean


I had the same bike.there is a rubber line that connects the two carbs together.the carb with the lighter lean sparkplug is the one being feed by the other carb with the darker richer sparkplug with the fuel line connected to it i bet.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1979 Yamaha XS 650 SF

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