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XT500 Technical Specifications

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XT 500 Model Specifications
XT500 Carburettor Specifications
XT500 Gearbox Specifications
XT500 Engine Specifications
XT500 Maintenance information

 

 

MODEL INFO XT500C XT500D XT500E XT500F XT500G,H
Length 85.4 in 84.8 in 84.8 in 84.8 in 84.4 in
Width 34.4 in 34.4 in 34.4 in 34.4 in 34.4 in
Height 48.0 in 46.5 in 46.5 in 46.5 in 45.7 in
Wheelbase 55.9 in 55.9 in 55.9 in 55.9 in 55.7 in
Clearance 8.5 in 8.9 in 8.9 in 8.9 in 8.9 in
Weight 304 306 306 306 304

 

CARB XT500C XT500D XT500E XT500F XT500G,H
Make Mikuni Mikuni Mikuni Mikuni Mikuni
Type VM34SS VM32SS VM32SS VM32SS VM32SS
Main Jet 210 240 230 230 250
Air Jet 0.8 0.8 45. N/A N/A
Jet Needle 5J10-3 6H2-4 6FL24-3 6FL24-3 5FL34-Fixed
Needle Jet Q-2 Q-2 Q-0 Q-0 P-8
Cut-away 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5
Pilot Jet 35 30 25 25 20
Starter Jet 60 60 55 N/A N/A
Air screw 1 1 Preset Preset Preset
Float Level 22.02.5mm 22.02.5mm 34.00.5mm 22.0 1mm 23.5 1mm
Idle speed RPM 1100 1200 1200 1200 1200

 

GEARBOX Type 5-speed, constant mesh
Gear Ratios 1st 2.357 : 1
  2nd 1.555 : 1
  3rd 1.190 : 1
  4th 0.916 : 1
  5th 0.777 : 1
Primary drive ratio 2.566 : 1
Final XT500C, D, E, F 2.750 : 1

 

XT500 ENGINE Type SOHC Four Stroke
  Bore 87 mm
  Stroke 84 mm
  Capacity 499cc
  Compression ratio 9 : 1
Cylinder Barrel Type Aluminum with cast iron liner
  Standard Bore 87.00 - 87.02 mm
  Wear limit 87.1 mm
  Taper limit 0.05 mm
  Ovality limit 0.01 mm
  Cylinder bore/piston clearance 0.050 - 0.055 mm
  Wear limit 0.1 mm
Piston Oversizes 1st oversize 87.25 mm
  2nd oversize 87.50 mm
  3rd oversize 87.75 mm
  4th oversize 88.00 mm
Ringe End Gap Top and second ring 0.3 - 0.5 mm
  Wear limit 0.8 mm
  Oil control ring 0.2 - 0.9 mm
  Wear limit 1.0 mm
Piston Side Clearance Top ring 0.04 - 0.08 mm
  Wear limit 0.15 mm
  Second ring 0.03 - 0.07 mm
  Wear limit 0.15 mm
Valves and Valve Springs Valve seat angel 45
  Intake valve stem diameter 7.97 - 7.99 mm
  Exhaust valve stem diameter 7.96 - 7.97 mm
  Intake valve stem guide clearance 0.02 -0.04 mm
  Wear limit 0.08 mm
  Exhaust valve stem guide clearance 0.04 - 0.06 mm
  Wear limit 0.1 mm
  Inner valve spring free length 45.25 mm
  Wear limit 43.9 mm
  Outer valve spring free length 45.15 mm
  Wear limit 43.8 mm

 

MAINTENANCE
Engine Oil Lubricant SAE 20W/40 or SAE 20W/50 motor oil
  Dry capacity 2.5 quarts
  At oil change 2.1 quarts
  Oil and filter change 2.2 quarts
Front Forks Damping fluid SAE 20 fork oil or SAE 10W/30 engine oil
  XT500C Capacity 7.34 fl oz
  XT500D, E, F 7.5 fl oz
  XT500G, H 8.0 fl oz
Contact Breaker Gap 0.3 - 0.4 mm
Spark Plug Type NGK BP-7ES or Champion N-7Y
  GAP 0.7 - 0.8 mm
Valve Clearances Intake (cold) 0.07 - 0.12 mm
  Exhaust (cold) 0.12 - 0.17 mm
Ignition Timing Retarded 7BTDC
  XT500C, D, E, F Full Advance 27 3 BTDC
  XT500G, H Full Advance 33.5 BTDC @ 7000 rpm
  XT500C, D, E, F Range 20 3
  XT500G, H Range 26.5
  XT500C,D,E,F Advancer system Centrifugal
  XT500G, H Advancer system Electronic
  XT500C Advance starts 2250 150 rpm
  XT500D, E Advance starts 2100 300 rpm
  Advance finishes 3000 200 rpm
Ignition Coil Make Nippon Denso
  Type 029700-3900
  Primary winding resistance 0.75 ohms 10% at 68F
  Secondary winding resistance 5.75 K ohms 20%  at 68F
Condenser Make Nippon Denso
  Capacity 0.22 microfrads 10%
  Insulation resistance 3 Megaohms or more

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