1979 Yamaha XT500F Enduro Unregistered US Import Barn Find Classic Restoration


Price: £1,900.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Stoke 0n Trent, England, United Kingdom
Make: Yamaha
Model: XT500F
Type: Enduro
Year: 1979
Mileage: 7,889
Color: White
Engine size: 499
Power: 27
Gears: Five-speed manual
Start type: Kick start
Drive type: Chain
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1979 Yamaha XT500F Enduro Unregistered US Import Barn Find Classic Restoration Manufacturer: Yamaha Model: XT500F Enduro Year: 1979 made in Nov 78 Engine No: 1E6-223615 Frame No: 1E6-223615 Colour:Clean White Mileage:7889 Capacity:499cc Starting at: ?999. 99Stock Number. 71477WINTER MADNESS SALE. LOOK BID BUY!!!It's now officially winter & that time of year when a man needs something to tinker with in the garage. SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PIC's & DESCRIPTION. This much sought after iconic 1979 Yamaha XT500F Enduro has recently been imported from North America where it has spent all its life – the air is thin and the climate is far kinder to machinery than ours. PLEASE CHECKOUT THE PICTURES. As you can see this bike is not complete missing the mirrors & indicators. The bike has obviously stood a while so the carburetor is stuck. tyres are perished & battery is flat. Sadly the handle bars are bent. side panels are cracked. front brake lever is broken. BUT NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS. The bike is every bit as solid as it looks here. The wheels are straight with alloy rims. good hubs & brake plates. Forks & yokes look straight. Mudguards are both solid. Tail light assy is good as are the headlight & hangers. Instruments look ok. Alloy fuel tank is squeaky clean inside and has just minor marks & scratches in the original paint. Exhaust system is original & solid. The engine is cosmetically very clean for the nature of the beast. it turns over nicely off the kick starter – sounds/feels great & has compression – When we hooked it up to a good battery. fed it a few squirts of ether & got one of our young apes to jump on the kick starter it fires & tries to run but the carb does need cleaning. If you require any further information please give us a call or better still visit our showroom and have a good look over the bike for yourself – after all who are you going to believe me or your own eyes?

If you have been looking for a classic iconic Yamaha XT500 Enduro to restore then look no further – THIS ONE COULD BE YOURS so get bidding!!!

We are listing this bike as a trade clearance item with a super low WINTER MADNESS SALE starting price and NO RESERVE so get bidding and grab yourself a bargain. Ask your self the question “CAN I AFFORD NOT TO BID?”

Please call NEIL WILSON or MARK RUSHTON on 01782 861100 ext 241 or 244 who will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. and can facilitate viewing of this bike.

The bike is currently unregistered. The registration process is reasonably uncomplicated.

We HAVE NOT got the Certificate of title but we will provide proof that the VAT & Duty is paid on the NOVA system.


1. You need to get the bike MOT’d.

2. You need to prove the year of manufacture in writing. Phone Yamaha UK customer services on 01932 358000 with the Model. frame & engine Numbers for a small fee they will send you a letter confirming the age.

3. You need to have valid insurance on the bike. You can insure it on the chassis number.

4. Send all this paper work to the DVLA. who will charge you ?55 for the 1st registration & the current amount for the road tax.

5. The DVLA will send you your age related registration number.

Spares you may need

Our used spares dept may carry items you need for this project. give them a call on 01782 862200. if parts are available they will be happy to list them on EBay so you can purchase.

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