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Old 09-01-2008, 09:26 AM   #93
jegrmajstr
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Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Slovenia, Europe
Oddometer: 135
Since there aren't many of us here with the 350's, I'll go on and intruduce my little pet :)
This is my 15-year-old XT 350, which went through a transformation from a worn dual-sport to a lightweight enduro-tourer :)
I bought the bike last year, and because it was a bit worse for wear, but the engine was ok I took it apart during the winter and completly rebuilt it.

necessary overhaul:
- changed the fork oil (15w)
- lowered the circlip on the rear shock
- changed the worn clutch pads
- changed the front disc for a Braking disc, with new brake pads, also changed the rear brake shoes
- swapped the stock exhaust for a Fabi Power
- installed new, smaller indicators
- changed the stock rubber brake line for a braided steel brake line
- swapped the stock light with an H4
- new chain & sprocket set

touring upgrade:
- reupholstered seat (comfort sup: )
- MotoDetail 42l topcase (old 29l Kappa on pics)
- Wintex saddle bags (had to make brackets for them)
- Sigma Sport speedo/travel computer
- Renthal handlebars (better hand position)
- Michelin Sirac front and Pilot Activ rear tyre)

The bike handles and runs great, it gives me 50-60mpg with cruising speed at 60-70mph (occasional bursts up to 80mph at overtaking) and it'll scrape a peg with no problem on tight and twisty roads, but there are still some tinkering that awaits the bike:

- rejetting and airbox mods for a bit more power
- oil cooler
- crash bars (home made ofcourse )
- manifold heat wraps
- 20T countershaft sprocket for a bit more useful road speeds
- spacers in the front forks
- new mirrors and handguards

Here are some pics:

before:




during:






after:






on the road:





This is all so far, an XT a bit out of the ordinary D-S league, but still a small andventure bike (I sometimes joke that all it needs now is a bigger tank and it will be the world's first 350 Tenere :) )

PS: you can see the full galery here: http://www.bikepics.com/members/jegrmajstr/93xt350/ and a short film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI5d7oXkWGE

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