ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2008, 05:17 AM   #31
MZcountryboy OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
MZcountryboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Northeast Kingdom, Vermont USA (close to Canada!)
Oddometer: 5,427
fork mod questions

So, I put new fork oil in, and I found there were PVC pipe + large steel washer spacers on top of the fork springs, under the top cap.

These forks had the "factory connection" sticker on them when I got the bike. Pink with white, oval style. You can make it out here.



Does it seem like the springs have been changed? The PVC spacers were about 1.75 inches long. I put stock quantity of fork oil back in.
MZcountryboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 02:03 PM   #32
WoovsHoovs
RUN SILENT
 
WoovsHoovs's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Motoplex
Oddometer: 3,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by MZcountryboy
So, I put new fork oil in, and I found there were PVC pipe + large steel washer spacers on top of the fork springs, under the top cap.

These forks had the "factory connection" sticker on them when I got the bike. Pink with white, oval style. You can make it out here.



Does it seem like the springs have been changed? The PVC spacers were about 1.75 inches long. I put stock quantity of fork oil back in.

The pvc pipe is for spring preload-the trick back in the day.
How did the oil look?
I have seen where the pvc gets nibbled by the springs and washers and plastic bits take out the seals-but not always.
WoovsHoovs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2008, 03:32 PM   #33
MZcountryboy OP
Beastly Adventurer
 
MZcountryboy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Northeast Kingdom, Vermont USA (close to Canada!)
Oddometer: 5,427
all looks good

Oil came out clean, nice green color, seals aren't leaking (at all) and the PVC spacers looked perfect. There is a large flat washer in between the spacer + the spring.

Can't wait to ride the thing + test it out. Should be another 10-18 weeks, and we'll have the snow melted.

MZcountryboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 07:27 PM   #34
WoovsHoovs
RUN SILENT
 
WoovsHoovs's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Motoplex
Oddometer: 3,830
Quote:
Originally Posted by MZcountryboy
Oil came out clean, nice green color, seals aren't leaking (at all) and the PVC spacers looked perfect. There is a large flat washer in between the spacer + the spring.

Can't wait to ride the thing + test it out. Should be another 10-18 weeks, and we'll have the snow melted.

nice-oil clean-either he just serviced it pre sale or it stays clean after use-hopefully the latter!!
easy to keep an eye on it.

you'll love this bike!

make damm sure before removing the spark plug, you clean the area and blow clean with compressed air.

spokes were sometimes an issue also
WoovsHoovs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2008, 07:39 PM   #35
Wild Willy
Bill
 
Wild Willy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Montana
Oddometer: 16
I have had mine for about 10 years. I have had no problems.
Here is a picture.
http://brule.home.bresnan.net/MVC-006F.JPG
Wild Willy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 03:50 PM   #36
Corky1
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Corky1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Prescott, Az.
Oddometer: 364
Heres a project I have been working on.
Its slow going. don't spend to much time on it.

1985 XR 350 R
Adding oil cooler, cartridge forks, XR 600 shock, 93 XR 600 swing arm, complete with disc brakes.
__________________
Corky
www.racersandranchers.com
Blueribbon Coalition Member # 34313
AMA # 199311 Charter Life Member
"Keep The Rubberside Down"
Corky1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #37
BikePilot
Beastly Adventurer
 
BikePilot's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Tampa
Oddometer: 11,139
Wow, that's going to be the most pimped out XR350 ever!
__________________
'09 Buell XB12XT, TL1000S, H1F, M620, CR250R, KX100, XR650R, Cota 315R

Summer 2009 Ride Report http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...1509c&t=507038
Summer 2008 RR. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=367703
BikePilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 04:46 PM   #38
lewismedlock
.
 
lewismedlock's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Bow and Arrow OK.
Oddometer: 12,556
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eurobiker
Lets see a pic. Does it have the pimp-daddy enduro speedo/ elapsed timer? This may have only been on the 85's. As for price, I'd try to get him closer to $500, as it will need something; even if running.

I bought an new 86 XR600R that had one of those. I must have crashed that bike 10 times and never hurt the enduro computer.

One day, my brother and I rode in the rain and got our bikes covered in mud. When we got home, we decided to leave them out in the rain for a while to wash some of the mud off. An hour later, I noticed that my kickstand had sunk in the mud and my bike had fallen over. When I picked it up, I saw that my computer was busted in the fall.

I still have the bike
__________________

lewismedlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #39
hornytoad
backyard machinist
 
hornytoad's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Burque
Oddometer: 30
Beautiful looking machines! I'm picking up a pair of XL350s this weekend to rebuild. The garage will be busy this year...
hornytoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2008, 09:57 PM   #40
WB-PDX
Beastly Adventurer
 
WB-PDX's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Where young people go to retire
Oddometer: 3,707
I just picked up an 85 that had been dualsported here in Oregon. I had a chance to spend a few more hundred and get a DR350 that would be questionable on making it street legal in OR, since it came from WA. I'm glad I got this beast instead so far. It's easily the most-fun-all-around bike I've ever had, and I think this is bike 12 or 13. Corky's pictures are an inspiration. My computer works, but it likes to switch back and forth between speed and odo whenever it feels like it.

Oh, and don't worry, it has proper switch gear\signals on it now :)
Attached Images
 
WB-PDX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 10:28 AM   #41
hornytoad
backyard machinist
 
hornytoad's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Burque
Oddometer: 30
Better late than never...


Weeks later here are the boys...

hornytoad screwed with this post 07-22-2008 at 10:34 AM
hornytoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 12:01 PM   #42
EsconDeasy
Ectomorph
 
EsconDeasy's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Oddometer: 1,397
Love this thread!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MZcountryboy



Mine was an '83 and it was an XL. Great bike.

Your's looks like it has a well blended in Clark tank (or was the stocker that big?)

I know a guy that gets a new XR250 about once every four years, but he always moves the digital speedo to the new bike. IIRC, the 250 had 17 hp and the 600 had 32 when unmodified so22 for the 350 may not be too far off.

IRC Vulcanduros and old XRs go together like ice cream and Kahlua
EsconDeasy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2008, 06:56 PM   #43
atokad
wan⋅der⋅lust
 
atokad's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: 6,450' above MSL
Oddometer: 2,373
So how much should I offer for this Pig?

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/808809877.html

No speedo/gauges. JB Welded right side case, probably would do all sprockets and chain, tires good, ran good, shifted fine, no visible shock/fork leaks but they are WAY spongy, drove straight, started easy, idled good, exhaust was good, whole motor/exhaust had been recently painted though so it's hard to tell what "may" have been covered up.

I was thinking no more than $800 or so. Don't think he'll go there though.
atokad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2008, 07:14 PM   #44
oziexplorer
fugarewe tribe member
 
oziexplorer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Perth, West Oz
Oddometer: 1,170
Thumb

I used to own a 1985 model that had a mikuni carb and WP shock installed.
Great little trailbike, and not too shabby with the right rider on it, since the bike didn't wear you out.


I sold it - and regret it.
Missing it's abilities for trailriding is one of the reasons I went "backwards", and bought a 2005 XR400.

This will be an interesting rebuild.
__________________
Cheers,
Dave
KTM 950sm
oziexplorer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2008, 07:49 PM   #45
Eurobiker
Vintage Cat Herder
 
Eurobiker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,890
Quote:
Originally Posted by atokadok
http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/808809877.html

No speedo/gauges. JB Welded right side case, probably would do all sprockets and chain, tires good, ran good, shifted fine, no visible shock/fork leaks but they are WAY spongy, drove straight, started easy, idled good, exhaust was good, whole motor/exhaust had been recently painted though so it's hard to tell what "may" have been covered up.

I was thinking no more than $800 or so. Don't think he'll go there though.
You're in line at $800. They didn't come with the endro speedo/ computer stock AFAIK. All the other stuff can be fixed.

__________________
Mark

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.



Eurobiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014