1980 HONDA XL500S PROJECT




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mike murphy: I had a 1979 XL-500S. Great bike. Good hill climber, and handled a lot better than the old 500 BSA that I rode on enduros in the 50's and 60's. Unfortunately, the big burned up when my garage caught on fire in 1993, otherwise, I'd still have it, I'm sure. With the compression release, and some practice, I could actually start the thing sitting on the ground beside it using my right arm. I loved that bike. It also could easily hit 70mph, but with knobbiest, it got a bit squirrely. :-)

jeff ferguson: The xl series is not an enduro, the xr series are enduros. The xl 's are dual sport or dual purpose meaning street/dirt. A lot of people think enduro means on/off road , this is incorrect. an enduro is strictly off road

Patrick Jones: awesome bike

thereaper1able: i was jw because i found one cheap and im kinda short (5"4)

motoforlyfe: Not really sure, probably some but not a whole lot!

motoforlyfe: Timing could be off check for spark

thereaper1able: How much taller is this than an xl250? Jw

4Cars44: I found some parts at Jerrys cycles.

4Cars44: I have the same bike. It has been sitting since 2005 and I cant get it started. It has spark, fuel and "compression" from what I can tell. It is a mystery for now. When I bought it the auto compression cable was unhooked at the bottom, maybe that was an issue? It also had a cracked intake manifold, so I think that is what it was parked. I replaced the manifold, when I cleaned the carb. I tried starting fluid, and it just "pops." Any tips, email me?

4Cars44: I need a carb kit for the same bike, any luck finding a deal on one?

motoforlyfe: Thanks buddy I'm glad you liked it! I've been trying to get the guy who owns it to let me take it out for a ride...it's a lot of fun!!

Carry Smith: those old bikes r awesome,,americans have forgot about havin a fun,pratical,simple,relaible bike,now its all about the latest technology,light weight,high horsepower & offcrose ultimately, goal,open up your wallets & and shell out $5grand for a 250cc dirtbike..i ride a 1987 honda xr600,full restored & its a freaking blast & bulletproof...great video dude.

motoforlyfe: I'll take a look!

UntamedRitard: I just add a video of me riding an original 1980 xl500 please check it out on my channel

motoforlyfe: It sure is, I could have some fun with it if I had a bigger property!

motoforlyfe: Pretty cool, turns it back into a real dirtbike!

ron bell: i have a 1980 185 xl an it look the same i took the the lights off.

motoforlyfe: You dont!!!

motoforlyfe: I rode it around a little but then I gave it back! I'm thinking about seeing if we can bring it out today though!

junkman6261: I once had an 83 xr350r, it had dual exhaust and dual carbs and it too was single cylinder. It would scat. Have you done anything with the bike yet?
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mike murphy: I had a 1979 XL-500S. Great bike. Good hill climber, and handled a lot better than the old 500 BSA that I rode on enduros in the 50's and 60's. Unfortunately, the big burned up when my garage caught on fire in 1993, otherwise, I'd still have it, I'm sure. With the compression release, and some practice, I could actually start the thing sitting on the ground beside it using my right arm. I loved that bike. It also could easily hit 70mph, but with knobbiest, it got a bit squirrely. :-)
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Erika Fuzzbottom: I never got much out of the HD rumble. It was interesting for finding objects hidden in the ground, but even though I was holding a Joy-con in each hand, it was never good enough to point me in a direction other than left or right. And everywhere else, it was just rumble, and I actually found it kind of annoying that it rumbled so much, even when you landed from a normal jump. For a while, I kept thinking that maybe there was something hidden in the ground nearby. Eventually, though, I just tuned the rumble out. I'm all for rumble in video games, but Mario Odyssey overdid it.
30:18 I stopped watching the trailers after E3 because I felt that Nintendo was spoiling too many levels, so I never saw the one that had the T-rex chase. Thankfully, this means that when I got to that, it was a shocking and fun surprise. So I'm glad I didn't let Nintendo ruin that for me.
49:57 I'm having trouble deciding whether I like Odyssey more than 3D World. Odyssey has a great sense of exploration, and it was fun turning into so many different creatures. But 3D World has pure, fast-paced platforming, and I didn't have to give up my special power just because I walked through a door.


1980 HONDA XL500S PROJECT