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Old 03-03-2013, 05:49 PM   #1291
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And so the quest for rear end travel begins!
Hmmm, not much to work with!
Gonna need a longer swingarm for a start!
but all I'm ever going to get with that little shock stroke is 6and a half inches of wheel travel,so the hunt is on for longer shocks!
I know the early stock XL350 swing arm is longer (not sure how much) &
will bolt right in.

What's the eye to eye shock length you need?
I'd start looking at duel shock elsinores. Think they're 17.5"
(stock is 13"-14" eye to eye, right?)
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:05 PM   #1292
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IIRC, the 350 is exactly one inch longer. I could be wrong though...
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #1293
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And just for fun a blast from the past. Sure I've posted these here already, but just found them in the vault. Love this pic. Wish I still had 'em all.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #1294
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Can anyone post of pic of the correct kickstart return spring installation for an XL 100 ? I have the new spring rady to put in but my bike had none in there before to use as a reference. I can't even be positive I have the right spring.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #1295
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And just for fun a blast from the past. Sure I've posted these here already, but just found them in the vault. Love this pic. Wish I still had 'em all.

Nice. My BILs and FIL and I are planning a one-night back country ride on our old XLs: 1978 XL250, 1981 XL185s, 1982 XL250, and 1983 XL350. I'll post pics when it happens.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #1296
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Got my 82 XL500R running today's after my restoration. Never heard it run before but it seems to be very loud.
Are they loud bikes anyway? Anything I can do to quieten it down? I've got the stock muffler on it and its in good condition, no rust or holes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfGiy...UBkryg&index=1

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Sounds a bit louder than my 82, hard to tell on the video.
Is the little cover plate in place underneath the very rear of the exhaust?

Mine is louder than I would like for it be.
Yeah, can't really tell from the video. Not sure what you mean. There is no plate underneath the exhaust. Inside the cladding/outer packing (whatever it's called) looks very good.
I went for a ride today and it's very loud. Apparently i could be heard easily about half a mile away

Anyone have any ideas on how to quieten the beast down?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:56 AM   #1297
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Yeah, can't really tell from the video. Not sure what you mean. There is no plate underneath the exhaust. Inside the cladding/outer packing (whatever it's called) looks very good.
I went for a ride today and it's very loud. Apparently i could be heard easily about half a mile away

Anyone have any ideas on how to quieten the beast down?
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #1298
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I see. I don't seem to have the cover on mine. Just had a quick look on the internets and saw that without the cover, it can sound poppy and farty. Exactly how mine sounds. Seems to be popping/backfiring a lot on decel

Take a look at my pics of it.


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Old 03-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #1299
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Yours seems to be modified.





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Old 03-04-2013, 03:13 PM   #1300
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Yours seems to be modified.
Hmmm... Interesting. I may have to invest in another muffler. Don't get me wrong, I love a noisy bike but this just takes it to a whole new level. It really is a bit too loud for me.

May get this if I can't find a stock one
http://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/X...2/part_31684/#

Doesn't have the cover but I've had a musket muffler on another old Honda and found them to be good.

Thanks for the help BTW, really appreciate it
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #1301
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Hmmm... Interesting. I may have to invest in another muffler. Don't get me wrong, I love a noisy bike but this just takes it to a whole new level. It really is a bit too loud for me.

May get this if I can't find a stock one
http://www.davidsilverspares.co.uk/X...2/part_31684/#

Doesn't have the cover but I've had a musket muffler on another old Honda and found them to be good.

Thanks for the help BTW, really appreciate it
The #12 cover was missing when I acquired mine. Fabbed a cover and it solved my problem, was hoping for an easy fix on yours.

Glad I could help.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #1302
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Wiring help

Does anyone know if I can download a wiring diagram for a 1981 XL185s? I have the Haynes manual, but it has nothing like that in it.

I just repaired the cracked headlight casing. When I took the casing off, I took pictures of each connection. Once the headlight was off, I was able to hook the wires back up (except the blue and white wires that go to the headlight). The bike ran great without the headlight, so I know I hooked up those wires correctly.

Today I tried to put the headlight casing back on, but I must have messed up. I have extra male connectors--including two greens and two blacks--and I have no idea where they go.

All the wiring is stock, so the colors should match a factory diagram.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #1303
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There should be a wiring diagram in the manual. Try here:http://www.manualedereparatie.info/en.html
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:27 AM   #1304
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My $100 beast. Well $100 before I spent another hundo on engine parts. Just went for a first ride after putting it all back togther, and I had to take a pic.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:42 AM   #1305
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I'm planning to sell my 1976 honda xl350 this spring. As far as i can tell, its 90% original, including paint. The bike only has 9,200 miles on it. Everything works (all lights, gauges, buttons) and there are no dents or major scratches in the tank, sideocovers, or fenders. I also hve a complete spare 350 motor, extra carb, spare voltage regulator, and an extra gas tank (1977 spint scheme with a baseball sized dent in the side). Oh yeah, its street legal and I have a title for it.

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What is a fair asking price? I'm thinking maybe $1200 for everything, $1000 without the spare motor and parts. Is this fair, too high or too low?

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