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Old 02-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #6982
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Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Nationwide, USA
Oddometer: 549
New Owner, Old Bike

Proud new owner of this fine machine. Kindly donated to me by a friend, this '83 XL has 34K showing on the odometer, the previous owner tells me it had a full top-end rebuild about 10K miles ago. Bike runs strong but has trouble idling. First thing I want to do is get a new front tire, then go through the front suspension and the carbs. Could use a rear fender as it's been rear-ended and there's some cracks.

I'd really like to upgrade the suspension somewhat, try to get some more travel out of it. Whatever I do it's going to be on a budget. All I want out of it is a useful machine that works well and doesn't look too bad.

If anyone has any advice, especially carburetor info and good sources for parts let me know!


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