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Old 01-18-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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The Honda XL (and other vintage singles) thread!

Yes. I'm addicted to the XL's. So sue me. Seems like I'm always going back through pages of threads to find a bit of information to (re)share with another inmate. SO- I'm going to make a "Bike Specific" index. Seems to have worked well in Thumpers!

For now, I'm going to compile threads on info, links, how-to's, etc on all of the older Honda Singles here. As (if) it grows, I may pare that down to be a little more bike specific and copy Meats format for Thread Indexes.

***THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!***

FOR NOW:



How To's:

How to: Cheap muffler for the Sideport 350's:

How to: Fork Seals ('75 XL350)

How to: Fork Seals ('83 XL250)
(new)

How to: Engine Removal/Installation and Head Removal/Installation

How to: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

How to: Troubleshooting spark issues

How to: Make your own side covers

How to: Reviving an old dead bike.





Inmates Bikes:

ErnestT's '74 XL350 Restoration

pckopp's '74 XL250 Ressurection

EvilClown's TL125

Links:

XL Forum: http://xlboard.aimoo.com/
-Great board relating to all things XL

XLinterpformance: http://www.xlintperformance.com/
-Lots of new and stock parts available

dorkpunch: http://www.dorkpunch.com
-A history of the Honda XL, some maintenance info, some used parts. I'm in the process of moving and updating my site, so bear with me!

XL Riders: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...605318&page=14
-Pages of thumpertalk's XL riders and rides!

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Old 01-18-2009, 05:03 PM   #2
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Please also feel free to suggest threads I may have missed... Off to thumpers to do a search!
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
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I am considering working on my '80 XL125 next winter.. I like what you've done with your bikes.
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Old 01-18-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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Yessssssss

I am subscribed.

I was just corresponding with another XL owner on another site. We talked about a TAT trip limited to Hondas over 25 years old. We would need this thread to get us prepped.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:33 PM   #5
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Been lots of questions here and on the XL board about spark, so I added a HOW TO on troubleshooting spark issues...
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Old 01-27-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Keep em coming!! Old Honda singles are GREAT !
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:28 PM   #7
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Does my 1974 TY250A count as a vintage single?

Well?

here's a pic form yesterday...

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:33 PM   #8
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Nice Bike Highchief

Here's mine.

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #9
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Here's mine.

Sweet scoot!! I used to have the off-road only version of that bike many years ago. What a great engine!
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:35 PM   #10
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I'll post mine. I did the top end last year and love to blast around on it.



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Old 04-17-2009, 10:01 PM   #11
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Here's mine.

Is that the Nerf moto?
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:03 AM   #12
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Not really sure if this counts as a resurrection, I am sure its not a restoration, but it is my XL500R.



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Old 08-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #13
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Not really sure if this counts as a resurrection, I am sure its not a restoration, but it is my XL500R.



Arr, matey! I'm lovin' this thread!
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:47 PM   #14
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Here is yet another 1972 XL250K0. I fitted the panniers last week and believe they were original Honda panniers fitted to CB900Fs. I also added the Ventura rack "L" bars and rack.
The panniers are fibreglass and I got them off E Bay for AUS$26 the pair with an original (modified) rack. What a steal!
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:20 AM   #15
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Here's another 1972 XL250KO. Picked it up last fall. Is actually in very good condition, starts right up 2nd kick and runs great. Just too bad that at some point someone repainted it.




Haven't really decided on just what I want to do with it yet.
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