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Old 09-26-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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The XT350 thread

Use this thread to ask questions,share tips, share good links, photos & stories about yamaha's great little XT350.

Bike Specifications for quick reference:

Displacement:346.00 ccm (21.11 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder
Stroke:4
Carburetor:
24mm Teikei
Power:27.00 HP (19.7 kW)) @ 8000 RPM
Compression:9.0:1
Bore x stroke:86.0 x 59.6 mm (3.4 x 2.3 inches)
Valves per cylinder:4
Fuel control:DOHC
Cooling system:Air
Gearbox:6-speed
Transmission type
final drive:
Chain
Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:150.0 kg (330.7 pounds)
Dry Weight:
262 pounds
Overall Height:
88.2"
Overall Width:
34.1"
Overall Length:
47.6"
Ground Clearance:
10.8"
Wheel Base:
55.9"
Seat Height:
33.7"
Chassis and dimensions
Front Fork
Telescopic forks w/ 10" of travel
Rear Shock
Single Rear Shock w/ 8.6" of travel
Front tyre dimensions:3.00-21
Rear tyre dimensions:110/80-18
Front brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes:Expanding brake
Speed and acceleration
Top speed:135.0 km/h (83.9 mph)
Other specifications
Fuel capacity:12.00 litres (3.17 gallons)
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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Here are a few websites with some good mods and tips

http://www.geocities.com/xt350pilot/

http://www.pbase.com/corky1/xt_350_project_bike
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Old 09-26-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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For a rear rack try
http://www.cycleracks.com/

For a clarke 4 gallon gas tank try
http://www.justgastanks.com/makers.php?type=1

For moose guards, protaper handle bars, bar risers, heated grips, luggage, etc try
http://www.happy-trail.com/
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Corky has some decent info, but nothing like what is needed, seems these XT's are getting more poplular.
Saw one go on fleabay for a hair over 2500.00 2000, 2000 miles, it was a nice specimen. Oh, this was just a day or two ago.

I can help out a bit, I have wrenched enough on mine to help others out.

For a good daigram and part numbers, start here
http://www.xtremepowersports.com/OEM...oem_parts.html





Mine. '99 all stcok, runs like a champ and 8300 miles
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:17 PM   #5
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Truckin, you know of a way to protect a saddle bag across the rear of the bike from the muffler?
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Old 09-26-2007, 05:01 PM   #6
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Truckin, you know of a way to protect a saddle bag across the rear of the bike from the muffler?
You'll have to make yer own frame, make room for an aluminum heat shield.
Thats the only way.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:38 AM   #7
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You'll have to make yer own frame, make room for an aluminum heat shield.
Thats the only way.
Thats what I figured... the xt225 stuff doesnt work on ours huh?

Anyone know how to make the thing easier to kick start?

Mine is an absolute bear to start. Maybe its just me, maybe it will just take time to get used to its quirks. But it also seems like it is lacking fuel when cruising at about 4k rpm. Im gonna pull the spark plug tonight and see what the crystal ball tells me.

Anyone know if the electrical system can handle heated grips?

Anyone know how to re-wrap the generator to put out more watts?

Is the thing I read true, does the xt350 generator put out around 28v and/or cause problems with the electrical system?
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:40 AM   #8
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Is it normal for the headlight to flash with the turn signal? It seems like its because of lack of watts or something?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:15 AM   #9
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Ahhhh, my first DS, first thumper, first....bike!

Mine was a '94 and I put 5000 trouble-free miles on 'er.


My experience with the charging system was that it was anemic. The headlight would dim at idle. And starting could be a real bear. Surprisingly, it was most finicky when it was warm (not hot). It needed just the right amount of choke or else I would kick start myself into exhaustion.

Still....good memories.
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:58 AM   #10
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Airbox and Clean the carb (use ALOT of SeaFoam)



BTW, anyone got a SuperTrapp or similar they wanna sell?
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:59 AM   #11
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Found a few more good resources,

http://www.imbris.net/%7Etoadie/

Roberts XT350 site
http://www.imbris.net/%7Etoadie/XT350mods.htm

Has links to download shop manuals (clymer manual)and parts lists, as well as other usful carb, chain, sproket, etc info
http://xt350.ve7lyd.com/

Edit 12-9-08: those links above are broken.... I have a full electronic copy of the clymer manual if anyone wants one, shoot me a PM.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:07 AM   #12
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so does anyone know if the electrical system can handle heated grips? They would be soooo nice in a month or two
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:06 AM   #13
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I am looking for a Suzuki DR 350, but can not find one, how does the XT 350 compare..?

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Old 01-30-2008, 05:45 AM   #14
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The XT350 is a nice bike but the DR is better. Better suspension, better power, later models came with e-start, more aftermarket support....
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:53 PM   #15
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I just bought my XT350 today. It is really fun. I have never rode any other bikes, but the 350 is just fun. I have not had it much out of 2nd gear on my farm but it has alot of power.

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