Unexpected Custom – 1980 Yamaha XT500

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Post-Listing Update: This XT500 did not get any action at the BIN of $13,500.

Yamaha’s XT500 was an instant sales success and it led to a full series of XT bikes. Thanks to the big thumper of an engine and the ample ground clearance, this could be a fun bike to customize – and two years ago, Scott Halbleib did just that.

hgarage Yamaha XT500 Custom - Right Side

Highlights of the build include a CT175 gas tank, shaved and modified frame, Dominator headlight, custom split seat, custom exhaust with SuperTrapp muffler, Progressive shocks, crash bar, and a nifty custom mounting plate with mounts for a Rotopax fuel canister or Kriega saddlebag to be swapped out at your whim. For more information on this build, check out this article on Pipeburn.

hgarage Yamaha XT500 Custom - Seat

It looks like this bike (just like yours truly!) will be at the Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas next month if you want to pick it up there, or find this XT (VIN: 3H6001772) for sale in Lousiville, Kentucky with a BIN of $13,500 or best offer

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