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Old 07-03-2010, 12:31 AM   #1336
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Ive never gouged a fork leg using this method.
But each to his own ..

My tool i use

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that looks exactly like the one i have,,,,, that you copy,d off
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:23 PM   #1337
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Hi guys, I'm still alive and kickin', so is the 350, if anyone wondered my absence here (which I doubt )
The problem is the 'no time whatsoever' syndrome, which I'm suffering from this whole year. I barely touched the bike in months, although I managed to do some two-up riding with my significant other Which made me realise a very disturbing thing: no mater how 'good' the xt350 is, a two-up tourer does not make I'm still getting over this conundrum, which stirs me towards something with more grunt, more cylinders, more paint, more bling, more complexity, more money sent through the pipes... oh the agony

Anyways, now that I finished my rantings, I have a bit of a question. My bike started to produce clicking sounds, originating somewhere from the top end. This happens randomly, with no apparent reason, when starting cold, hot, while riding etc... First I thought the valves were to blame, but they're in spec, so is anything else - I had the bike checked over at a yamaha shop since I couldn't locate the problems myself.
Have anyone experienced this clicking? I tried to record it, but as if on purpose I couldn't get a single click out of the bike when I had my camera with me
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:37 AM   #1338
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Hi RCSmith I just ordered a set of racks for my XT350 and for my girlfriends XT225 will probably have them by Thursday will let you know what I think.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:31 AM   #1339
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Hi guys, I'm still alive and kickin', so is the 350, if anyone wondered my absence here (which I doubt )
The problem is the 'no time whatsoever' syndrome, which I'm suffering from this whole year. I barely touched the bike in months, although I managed to do some two-up riding with my significant other Which made me realise a very disturbing thing: no mater how 'good' the xt350 is, a two-up tourer does not make I'm still getting over this conundrum, which stirs me towards something with more grunt, more cylinders, more paint, more bling, more complexity, more money sent through the pipes... oh the agony

Anyways, now that I finished my rantings, I have a bit of a question. My bike started to produce clicking sounds, originating somewhere from the top end. This happens randomly, with no apparent reason, when starting cold, hot, while riding etc... First I thought the valves were to blame, but they're in spec, so is anything else - I had the bike checked over at a yamaha shop since I couldn't locate the problems myself.
Have anyone experienced this clicking? I tried to record it, but as if on purpose I couldn't get a single click out of the bike when I had my camera with me
Is the kickstarter all the way up and staying there during the ride? That will click if it flops down a bit. Were all the oil plugs in the head in good shape? Could it be the cam chain a bit loose? Maybe a little hole in the exhaust pipe? Could be just about anything under the tank just rattling, sounding like a click in the engine. Does it sound the same with the skid palte off? Could be at the bottom of the engine and just reflecting up off the skid plate. Just some ideas...
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:43 AM   #1340
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WOW
that looks exactly like the one i have,,,,, that you copy,d off

It was your old tool , you made another , remember...
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:29 PM   #1341
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Hi RCSmith I just ordered a set of racks for my XT350 and for my girlfriends XT225 will probably have them by Thursday will let you know what I think.
Looking fwd to hearing the report. When I inquired (mostly about the side attachments to hold pelicans or something), the guy sent me a hilarious message:
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The bag supports work on all my racks, the rack is 18.5 inches wide so not a problem for exhaust and they will carry more than your bike will, way over 100 pounds, we have had elk quarters on these racks they are tough and guaranteed, we'll replace it if it breaks. The panniers are made of Hypalon, you tear them up and we'll replace them also, they are water proof, heat does not bother them and they will not support fire, they are also bullet proof.
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I could use some bulletproof/fireproof bags!
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:37 PM   #1342
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Dumb jetting Q

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Very common. You can get rid of it with jetting.
Start with this.
All changes to the primary carb
Fuel screw 3 1/2 turns out
130 main jet (from an xt600)
shim the needle with some small washers(I cut the eyelet off of some electrical connectors).

I hear someone is selling a decent jet kit on ebay. that would work too.
Anyone --
Is there any way to know what jets are *currently* installed in one of these carbs? Are they numbered or something when removed? Is that 2 eyelets for the jet shim? More?

Unfortunately, I don't have the time, garage, or expertise to re-jet it myself. Also, I'm not sure it hasn't been already, since it has a drilled airbox, SuperTrapp, and seems to run okay (albeit more slowly than I'd like). So if I decided to re-jet, I'd want to tell the shop what to look for and what to switch to.

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Old 07-07-2010, 07:52 AM   #1343
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Anyone --
Is there any way to know what jets are *currently* installed in one of these carbs? Are they numbered or something when removed? Is that 2 eyelets for the jet shim? More?

Unfortunately, I don't have the time, garage, or expertise to re-jet it myself. Also, I'm not sure it hasn't been already, since it has a drilled airbox, SuperTrapp, and seems to run okay (albeit more slowly than I'd like). So if I decided to re-jet, I'd want to tell the shop what to look for and what to switch to.

Thx,
-Micah
The jets will all be marked. The eyelets go under the needle because there is only one clip position and the needle needs to be raised.
The Pilot screw is easy to check. just turn it in until it bottoms counting the turns. With a drilled airbox and supertrapp, if it hasn't been rejetted, it's living on borrowed time. Check your plug, if it looks OK, chances are some jetting has been done.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #1344
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The jets will all be marked. The eyelets go under the needle because there is only one clip position and the needle needs to be raised.
The Pilot screw is easy to check. just turn it in until it bottoms counting the turns. With a drilled airbox and supertrapp, if it hasn't been rejetted, it's living on borrowed time. Check your plug, if it looks OK, chances are some jetting has been done.
Will ck the plug again after a good ride, but last I looked it was fine. Sorry, how many washers under the needle, then?

Since the pilot screw would have been covered by the infamous brass plug, I guess I have at least a hint if the plug is drilled out. I;ll have to check that out.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:13 AM   #1345
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Will ck the plug again after a good ride, but last I looked it was fine. Sorry, how many washers under the needle, then?

Since the pilot screw would have been covered by the infamous brass plug, I guess I have at least a hint if the plug is drilled out. I;ll have to check that out.
Start with 1. You might need 2.
It's all trial and error. One change at a time. Gets kind of tedious, but its the best way to do it.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:07 PM   #1346
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Well Folks
My trip to lake placid got canceled but i did install and try out the 49 tooth rear sprocket that i got for free off of an RT 180 . the results were pretty much what i expected. the bike puts away nicely at 100k and will gradually climb up to 130 max if needed. in reality the bike lost some top end but did perform modestly considering. I had to take 4 links out if the chain to run it but will be reinstalling the 55 tooth again as i do run dirt about 50% of the time and like the bottom end pull of the standard gearing.
Just thought i would let ya know how i made out.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:18 PM   #1347
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time to show my bike, new headllight on the way
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:34 AM   #1348
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Great lookin bike man!

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time to show my bike, new headllight on the way
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Great lookin bike man! What are the forks from and how are they workin for ya. Did you have to set them up different in any way, springs ect?
it looks awesome.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:35 PM   #1349
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forks are after market Ohlins of a WR 426,
setting is for a 90kg rider of the WR 426, works not bad , i have 80 kg and the tt 350 have some kg more than the WR (20kg?), the fork go´s to service after my romania trip
i took the pic after the cam chain tensioner assy was broken..need new intake valves .....50km after finishing the modification

the bike some other nice features, hydraulic clutch, ohlins shock,...more pics after the repair

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Old 07-11-2010, 06:11 PM   #1350
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Anyone have any idea as to what would cause an 94 XT350 with 3000 miles on it to seize? My son and I were out riding this weekend, nothing rough, not terribly hot but in the upper eighties and typically around an average of 30 mph. His bike just stopped. The tach bounced and then the engine died. I came back to find him on the road and I couldn't kick it over or turn the engine. Pulled the plug, all looked fine. Spun the engine with some force but it wasn't smooth. Oil was good. No signs of anything like this happening. It will now turn over but it's tight.

Any ideas would be welcome. I'll need to get it to a shop anyway since I don't have time to look at it. We go on a trip in two weeks and this is looking like a deal killer.

I forgot to mention that his bike is immaculate. Well cared for and in great shape. I'm baffled by this one. Never saw it coming.
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