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500 Yammy

Don't you just love these things? The real thumper - the XT/TT500 Yamaha. Let's talk 500s.

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Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2017

So what is this 500 Yammy group?

The venerable XT/TT500 Yamaha - the big single reinvented by the Japanese. And wasn't she a beauty? If like us you love these old beasts, this is the group for you. So come on in - start or join a discussion, post a photo or even just comment.

How do groups work? Well, it's kind of like a separate area or room within the main site. Each group has a dedicated discussion forum where you can post or reply to posts, and a comment wall on which you can post a general comment or add a photo. Just keep it all in line with the group's theme. This group is for anyone into 500 Yamahas...

Discussion Forum

Yz490 triples hitting my tank

Anyone know of an easy ish tank to fit that will clear on full lock that won't look outa place. It will have to have a wide tunnel so I'm thinking of an older Yamaha mono cross that's a bit slimmer…Continue

Started by mark holden Nov 4, 2015.

Holy Grail at my house!!!

After 4 years i have finally identified my HOLY GRAIL as an EARLY PROFAB unit!!!!Continue

Started by Jason McRae Jul 10, 2013.

Best 500 Yamaha moment? Or, why do you love these things? 1 Reply

Sure, the old 500s are heavy, don't handle all that great and are hard to start. But there really is something about them. My first 500 was an old C model I bought in about 1978, and I was hooked…Continue

Started by Graeme M. Last reply by paul tierney Nov 4, 2012.

what model what value 2 Replies

Anyone tell me what model,year etc also approximate value.  It's in poor condition but i'm told it still goes will need a lot of work.ps. Owner has another in similar condition. Continue

Started by zane currie. Last reply by mick25 Dec 29, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Scott Johnson on January 14, 2014 at 7:28pm

Hey guys, Im new 2 OzVmx & am still trying 2 work it out. I have 3 TT500d , an E & a G. The D & E r very close 2 original, the d has an aftermarket front guard & the E has after markey preston Petty plastics, The G has a supertrap exhaust, gripper seat cover & Hi-flow air filter fitted, I would like 2 bring them back 2 pristine & am hoping I can get sum advice on here

Comment by Hugh Richardson on November 17, 2013 at 3:38pm

Curtis yep no worries if you change your mind let me know. Post a picture when you get a chance I am always keen to see 500's


Comment by Curtis Pullinger on November 15, 2013 at 10:27am

Hi Hugh, iv sorted it all out now. I dont need bits anymore and im using the YZ front end, just lowered it a bit. Sorry no spare tank.

Comment by Hugh Richardson on November 15, 2013 at 12:27am

Hi Curtis I just checked back in on the site. I have an Xt TT 500 with a standard front end and rear. If you would like a swap at least the front end I could be interested. Send me an email to discuss. Do you have a spare tank by any chance ?


Comment by Curtis Pullinger on June 23, 2013 at 8:50pm

So I bought a 78 XT500 recently, its got a early 80s YZ front end and modified rear end to fit. Im not really looking for long wheel travel as I want to dirt track this bike. Does anyone have a original rear end or front end or roller they want to get rid off? And does anyone want to buy YZ front end 43mm forks? I also have a 1980 RM400 swing arm!

Comment by Hugh Richardson on April 10, 2013 at 10:03am

Hi All 500 groupies I just got my old 500 back from the shop and it now runs. It was an XT but I would like to set it up as a TT so i am looking for guards, some plastics etc. Was there any real difference in the engines ?

Any info would be very helpful


Comment by paul tierney on November 3, 2012 at 5:56pm

i have a fully restored tt500c in my loungeroom owned it for 25 years qld rego is TT 501 also have a tt500f original unrestored.got 2 xt500s one a resto job needed i want to sell it $1500 its on evil bay now also another xt500 runner awaiting resto.

Comment by crsandrms on April 9, 2012 at 12:01am

im hoping to get a gmc frame and swingarm all help welcome i dont know to much about yamaha's lol

Comment by Brent J on April 8, 2012 at 8:52pm

I've got a bit of stuff I want to get rid of, modified PE swingarm, airbox, tank, forks, some other stuff I need to dig out and a heap of ideas that don't work. Seriously, I can probably save you a lot of dramas.



Comment by Graeme M on April 7, 2012 at 10:38pm

There's a heap of info on the forum. This thread has some stuff


but I reckon you need to talk to Brent J, he's done a lot with the stock frame and klnows all there is to know about getting it to work!


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