Yamaha XT 500/550

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XT500 suffers from poor carburation and chain snatch at low revs, reluctant starting, quick wear piston and magnesium crankcases that rot away. XT550 better at low revs with two-choke carb, four-valve head and engine balancer, but has a weak clutch. Ironically, the better 550 very rare (the four-valve head goes eventually), while many 500s survive.
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