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Yamaha Tx500 ~Head removal

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by Garn Cook, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Just wanted to confirm some tech details re-head gasket on the TX500.
    1. Do I have to cut the cam-chain to remove the head?
    2. Do I have to remove the engine from frame to remove the head?
    RegardZ


     
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  2. Get a service manual, otherwise you're just guessing. :) Should be pretty easy to find.

    I could be wrong, but I don't expect you'll find too many TX500 owners on this forum.
     
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  3. Or anywhere else, come to that. In 30 years of being able to reliably identify motorcycles I think I've seen two of them. Three if you count the double-knocker variant of the XS400.
     
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  4. Try asking at www.dotheton These guys restore a lot of old bikes & surely there would be someone there that has done a TX500.
     
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  5. Tinkering, I'm unable to get into that site [Server not found]. I will try again!

    I find that most manuals expect the engine toi be removed for most major work!
    RegardZ.
     
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  6. As has been mentioned. Service manual.

    Mate, just google exactly what you are after.... ie.. TX500 head removal.
    I did and it came up with a number of sites to choose from.
    Also check it out on youtube.
     
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  7. I looked at a tx500 parts diagram & they sell a joining link for the cam chain, part number 94962-09001. Usually genuine cam chains come already joined, so if Yamaha sells a link for the chain, that suggests it does need to be split to remove head.

    The web site should be www.dotheton.com/, sorry forgot to add the dot com. Alternatively try google with 'do the ton'.
     
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  8. Tensioner undo = loose chain.

    Mark the sprocket and retainer before removal so you can do it back up in the right place.

    Happy tinkering!

    - boingk
     
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  9. Also try XS500. It was rebadged thus after the TX750 debacle.
     
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  10. Thanks Guys, I was pointed to a TX500/XS500 forum. They should know all about my problems.
    RegardZ.
     
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