- Yamaha (1)
Class A for sale in Pennsylvania
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Category Class A
Posted Over 1 Month
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A RIDE ALONG VIDEO OF THIS BIKE PLEASE MESSAGE ME, I HAVE A YOUTUBE LINK. This is a running, driving, fully functioning everything works, unrestored all original with clean PA title in my name and full paperwork 1974 Yamaha TX500 with only 6100 original miles. If you don't know anything about this bike it was only produced for 2 years, 1973 and 1974. It was made to compete with the Triumph Tiger/Daytona, and it smoked them. It is overhead cam with a very high redline, this bike absolutely rips for a 500. Tears through all gears like a banshee. I purchased this bike out of a collection from a guy with a lot of old rare oddball bikes. He never ran the bike. I bought it from him and got it fired up for the first time in a while (the bike was last inspected in 2010). I did not do anything to restore the bike since it is untouched. However, I freshened it up by doing the valve clearances, putting on new fuel lines and fuel filters, and having a specialist re-sync and clean the carbs. Everything electrical on the bike is rock solid. The paint and finishes are in great shape considering the bike is 41 years old. It does have some minor dings and scratches, regular wear and tear you would expect of a bike that has survived this long. The chain is in excellent shape, no rust no kinks. Same for the sprockets, excellent. I will mention a couple things that aren't perfect about the bike. The bike has brake and clutch levers that do not match (as seen in pictures) because somewhere along the line somebody upgraded/changed out for whatever reason the front brake master cylinder and brake reservoir. Also, the right side peg is a little bent due to being toppled over while loading it up with previous owner. Otherwise all the lights work, turn signals, horn, high and low beam. Brakes work great as they should. Clutch feels great, as it should for having such low milage. This TX500 has on a nearly brand new set of Cheng Shin tires, and has a brand new Interstate Battery. By the way this bike has both electric and kick start, both of which the bike starts from no problem every single time. The seat is in 10 out of 10 condition with no rips tears or abrasions whatsoever and still displaying the Yamaha print on the back after all these years. I have a video of me taking the bike for a spin for everyone to see but it won't let me post it here, so if you would like to see the bike out on the road just message me and I will send you the youtube link. I will answer all questions, take extra pictures if necessary, or take any trade offers. Which brings me to the reason I am selling this bike. I love it and it is a lot of fun but frankly I am just more interested in British and American bikes. If you have any trades running or not let me know, no matter what type of bike. May also trade for a dirt bike. If you want to make an offer go ahead, the worst I can say is no thanks. This bike would be a very easy restoration or cafe racer, but I would just leave it all original. Buyer is responsible for pickup. Thanks for looking!