Join Cyclechaos! Motorcycles Wiki Forum Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Cycle Chaos > Cyclechaos Forums > General > Motorcycle Repair > 81 yamaha xt500 stalling

81 yamaha xt500 stalling

This is a discussion on 81 yamaha xt500 stalling within the Motorcycle Repair forums, part of the General category; Hi Guys, My 81 XT 500 seems to start and run pretty well - However, a few times in the ...

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-03-2012   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Default 81 yamaha xt500 stalling

Hi Guys,
My 81 XT 500 seems to start and run pretty well - However, a few times in the last 300 miles It has suddenly stopped running, and then is very hard to start again. After a half hour or more - it will finally start again and seems to run fine after that.
Any ideas?
Lake Wenatchee - WA
badger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2

What are you losing?,spark? Put a spark tester between your plug wire and spark plug,then go for a ride and see what happens. Could be a coil,bad plug cdi unit etc,try to narrow it down. If you still have a good spark make sure the gas cap vent is working,you can loosen off the cap and see if the engine comes back to life!

Last edited by atlasman; 08-05-2012 at 12:25 PM.
atlasman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 212

Check coil specs. If the coil checks ok, borrow your womans hair dryer and heat the coil for a few minutes with your meter hooked up. Will go out of specs if the coil is opening up on the inside.
recycledcycles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2013   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 431

Is the fuel tank vent clear? It's a hose, if it's plugged this might be the cause the issue.
John is offline   Reply With Quote


stalling, xt500, yamaha

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vertically Challenged Newbie... Jordan Roach New Riders 10 06-26-2011 12:02 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®