Looking at a 82 honda xl500r

Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
24
Likes
0
#1
I don't know alot about them. Im 31 now and I remember as a kid they were everywhere. The one I am looking at only has 8900 original miles on it and is pretty good shape save for faded plastics and paint. It runs real well, but I havent ridden it yet. A friend of mine has and he says its a pretty good running bike. I mainly deal with older pre 75 2 stroke bikes and I am looking for something to get back and forth to work on via back roads.

Im not even sure if this bike could be taken on the hwy could it? Whats a decent hwy speed if it has it? The guy that owns it doesnt know, he used it for a woods bike maybe 3 times a year.

Anyway, I dont know alot about them. He has papers from a local honda shop that did a valve adjustment and a new head gasket about a year ago.

Fill me in if you know anything about these bikes.
Im all ears.
 
Joined
Jul 2, 2007
Messages
3
Likes
0
#2
Here's a thread on advrider

ah, can't post links. search in advrider. there's a big thread on the 82xl500. Pretty will reviewed, i'd say.