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Lot 233 (A|B|C Live Auction Online, 27th May 2020)

1977 Yamaha XT500

Registration No: TLJ862R
Frame No: 1E6101154
Engine No: 1E6101154
CC: 499

Motorcycle Location: Kent

We are indebted to the Vendor for the following information:

"You will not find another like this!

Imported from the states showing only 2,100 miles!

I am inclined to believe this, as this bike is unrestored. Original factory paint on the engine and original factory lacquer on the fork sliders, this on a dirt bike does not stay on for long.

Matching numbers.

When this arrived, the tank had been scraped in transit and it was the ginger brown colour. As the tank needed paint anyway, I decided to change to the European white. The tank was sprayed. I sourced a brand new genuine rear mudguard in the correct clean white and new genuine side panels too. Front mudguard is a KEDO pattern identical to original. Also new genuine levers, and grips.

The only major non-standard part is the carb and throttle, this has been upgraded to a Mikuni in the States, should you wish it to be 100% standard the correct carb, new cables and correct genuine throttle will come with the bike.

UK registered historic status so free tax and MOT exempt.

Not concours but a 43-year-old bike that looks a couple of years old."

Sold for £6,188

(including buyers premium)


 

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