Honda XL500R

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Honda XL500
Production 1982 - 1984
Class Dual purpose
Predecessor Honda XL500S
498[cc]] single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 89.0mm x 80.0mm
Compression ratio 8.6:1
Top Speed 83 mph (134 km/h)
Horsepower 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 5500RPM
Torque 27.29 ft/lbs (37.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK DR8ESL [1]
Battery YUASA YB3L-A '82
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 520x100
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Suspension Front: Leading axle coil spring forks
Rear: Swing arm two dampers
Front Tire 3.00-21 '82
Rear Tire 4.60-17 '82
Length 2155mm (84.8 in)
Width 865mm (34.1 in)
Height 1260mm (49.6 in)
Seat Height 895mm (35.2 in)
Weight 139 Kg (306 lb) (dry), 152.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity change: 1.5 L
Recommended Oil Honda GN4 10W-40
Fuel Capacity 2.77 Gallon (10.50 Liters)
Related Honda XL400R
Manuals File:Honda XL400R XL500R Service Manual.pdf
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The Honda XL500R is a motorcycle produced by Honda in 1982. It replaced the Honda XL500S and then was abandoned. It was very similar to the Honda XL400R which was not exported to the US at all.

1982[edit | edit source]

The XL500R'82 was sold in 1982 in Monza Red. The gas tank, side covers, fenders, and frame were red. The seat, fork boots, number plate panels, and engine were black. The bike had a Pro-Link suspension, 12-volt electrical system, and a 2-into-1 exhaust system. The front wheel was 21" while the rear was 17". It also featured double leading shoe front brake. The engine was a 498cc OHC 4-valve single cylinder linked to a 5-speed transmission. The serial number began JH2PD020*CM000021.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1983 Honda XL400R/XL500R Service Manual. Honda. 

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