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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 crsandrms on April 7, 2012 at 8:47pm

hi all thinking of doing a hl 500 rep i have tank, two sr500 engines, it front forks ,it tripple clamps ,front wheel,  ohlins shocks any advice or info would be good its a long term project

Comment by iain cameron on December 9, 2010 at 12:21am
Graeme I was only having a stir , Im on to a thumper and thought i would join up before I got it
Comment by Graeme M on December 8, 2010 at 11:33pm
Well, I must admit I meant the thumpers when I started this group. I guess the SC500 was the FIRST 500, true enough. Funnily enough it wasn't until I got into VMX I even found out those things existed!
Comment by iain cameron on December 7, 2010 at 8:26pm
do you guys include the first 500 the mighty sc ?
Comment by Brent J on November 24, 2009 at 1:28am
How many...................
1 race bike, complete
A 95% complete "G"
Another race bike 90% finished
A "C" in 5 boxes
And enough parts to build one more bike
and I do ask myself how many I need?!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Graeme M on November 23, 2009 at 8:32am
How many do you actually have Brent? I don't have one myself but would like to again. I've owned probably a dozen over the years.
Comment by Brent J on November 23, 2009 at 1:39am
Somehow I've ended up with more of these things than I ever planned! Most are in bits but having one brand/ one model makes rebuilding and maintaining them easier. I have a few years work ahead of me but what the heck, LONG LIVE THE 500's!

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