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About 1975XS twin

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  • Birthday December 31

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  • Current Bike(s)
    1975 yamaha xs500 DOHC eight valve twin

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Detroit, MI United States
  • Interests
    Bikes, Cars, Mechanics, Graphic Design, Winter sports

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  1. thanks for the help and welcomes guys, the BMW is giving me some electrical problems but it is a lot of fun to own as well, I'll see about the points, it does have electric ignition but it sounds like hell so i just use the kick starter. I know people have told me yamaha points are notorious for going out so that could be a good place to start. Thanks again and I'll keep you guys posted as it comes along, riding season in Michigan is just about here and i finish taking my riders course tomorrow so I'll be legal and ready to go so i definitely want this working right!
  2. Hey I'm new here just wanted to introduce myself, I'm from Detroit, MI and just recently purchased my first bike from a friend last fall as a winter project. It's a 1975 Yamaha xs500 DOHC and I bought it in non-running condition, i replaced the coils on it, the plugs, completely rebuilt the carbs, new (used but in good condition) intake manifolds, and got the bike running. Now heres my problem... The bike will start, and idle fine once its warmed up like any other bike, sounds great, has a healthy rev when in neutral but where i start to wonder what could be wrong, when i ride the
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