Author Topic: FT oil pan / XR  (Read 1782 times)

wrk2ride_ride2wrk

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FT oil pan / XR
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:45:15 pm »
Howdy,

The purpose for my build is country back roads, mostly gravel, up hill and down dale, so I'm interested in a post were it was suggested,
an XR500 ( not mentioned which yr ) lower profile oil pan can be bolted straight onto the FT, giving it more ground clearance.

Is this right? I have only found that one post suggesting it.
Any info on the yr or,  yay or nay would be appreciated.

Cheers, Neil

Lefty

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Re: FT oil pan / XR
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 03:31:40 pm »
Are you going upswept with the exhaust? From what I remember, the header is much lower than the engine.

scottly

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Re: FT oil pan / XR
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 04:30:13 pm »
Sorry Neil, but the answer is nay. The '79-'82 XL/XR 500s did not use an oil pan separate from the lower crankcase half.
 

wrk2ride_ride2wrk

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Re: FT oil pan / XR
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 05:14:48 pm »
Are you going upswept with the exhaust? From what I remember, the header is much lower than the engine.

Well...I'm thinking about a 2 into one,  high  right/left side, havent decided yet.
Dont have to deal with a kick start so maybe tight on the right side?

wrk2ride_ride2wrk

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Re: FT oil pan / XR
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 05:26:50 pm »
Sorry Neil, but the answer is nay. The '79-'82 XL/XR 500s did not use an oil pan separate from the lower crankcase half.

Thanks again scottly, and... yup, as you mentioned before sellers can, mis-label items;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3137-Honda-XR500-XR-500-Oil-Pan-Drain-Plug-with-Oil-Filter-Housing-Cover-/130892862320

The combination of that post & this item ( which didnt look too different to the depth of an FT O/P) only was.. legendary..

I picked up an XR bash plate for only $3, so I guess I'll fit an extra shroud of some sort to protect the pan;