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Old 09-29-2017, 08:48 PM
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Hey guys,

I am a noob when it comes to diatribes but i bought a 1979 Honda XL 500S that was pretty beat up but running for $800. i am going to replace the spark plug, gaskets, Oil, and anything else you guys recommend and just putter around on it to get to work and around town. I removed the cover that seems to house the clutch after draining the oil and noticed this inside. They look like little cracks but I suppose they could just be imperfections in the metal itself. What do you guys think? what should I do? The images are attached.
While I at it, what is the proper term for the part of the bike I am talking about?

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Brandon
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Old 09-29-2017, 09:45 PM
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Casting marks. It should be ok. They are on the engine cases. That is the clutch side of the engine. You need to make an attempt to locate a service manual for this ride to help you. I would suggest looking on Ebay to start.

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