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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Looking For TX/XS 500 Resources

There is not a whole lot of info out there about the Yamaha TX/XS500 models. It is my hope people with info will send it here so we can have a place we can tap for information on these bikes. Also, you can send in pics and and details of your TX/XS.
I have listed in the links all the sites I could find with info on these bikes and will continue to add links as I find them. So if you have one of these bikes, don't be shy, share your story here.
Yamaha TX 500
Air cooled, four stole, two cylinder. DOHC
398 Bore x Stroke 73 х 59.6 mm Compression Ratio 9:1
2x 38mm Mikuni
Ignition / Starting
Battery and coil /
Max Power
48 hp @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque
4.5 kg-m @ 6500 rpm
Transmission / Drive
5 Speed / chain Frame Full cradle frame - Duplex type" and is 100% of circular steel pipes!
Front Suspension
Telescopic fork.
Rear Suspension
Dual shocks swing arm, preload adjustable!
Front Brakes
Single 10.5in dDisc
Rear Brakes
Front Tire
Rear Tire
3.50-18 Seat Height 32 in
458 lb
Fuel Capacity
3 4 gal

Model: Yamaha XS 500
Displacement: 30.45 cubic inches)
Engine type: Twin
Power: 49.00 HP @ 8250 RPM
Compression: 8.5:1
Bore x Stroke: 73.0 x 59.6 mm (2.9 x 2.3 inches)
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Cooling system: Air
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Weight wet 463.0 pounds)
Front tire dimensions: 3.25-19 Rear tire dimensions: 4.00-18
Front brakes: Single disc Rear brakes: Single disc Top speed: 73.3 mph
Fuel capacity: 3.96 gallons


  1. Hi Gymi,

    I have some additional resources for you. There are currently two bike builds on One is a TX500 and the other is an XS500. If you can't find them I can send you direct links.

    Also, there is a yahoo group for XS500 and other XS owners. However, they do have some good resources with some manuals for the 500 series. Again, I can find you the link... I have it on my home computer.



  2. thanks for the Info Robyn, I'll check it out.