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Old 11-13-2011, 06:34 AM   #1
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Honda XL350R?

Are these bikes any good? Can you still get parts for them? I found two for sale,a package deal, both running and on the road. I sold my XT500,dumb mistake. Are these Honda's as reliable and trouble free as the XT's? Any opinions on the would be appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:37 AM   #2
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Very few parts are available if any.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:38 AM   #3
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:41 AM   #4
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To bad Mr. Honda passed on, remember those old Honda commercials? If you buy a Honda from me I guarantee you will always be able to get parts for it. Right after he passed the parts dried up.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #5
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Very few parts are available if any.
I just rebuilt an 84, I got every part I needed through my local Honda dealer.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:10 AM   #6
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I just rebuilt an 84, I got every part I needed through my local Honda dealer.
You're pullin my leg right, what parts did you get?
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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To bad Mr. Honda passed on, remember those old Honda commercials? If you buy a Honda from me I guarantee you will always be able to get parts for it. Right after he passed the parts dried up.
bullshit.

I have a 96 CB1000. The speedo drive thingy stripped. I got the part number on the Interent, went to the dealer and got a new one for five bucks. It came from a warehouse in Atlanta.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #8
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The XL350 is a great bike. Check out the XL thread here.... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424841
& another XL forum here....
http://forum1.aimoo.com/XLBoard/TodayTopics.html

Here's my '73 XL250 still running despite being rode hard & put away wet all her life.

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Old 11-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #9
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So Cyclewizard,how do you like the '84? Or the bike in general.I have three streetbikes.And I want a bike for some dirt roadand light trail riding.I've thought about a DR650,elec start and all the more modern stuff.I'm afraid if I get the Dr650 I would probably ride it all the time and neglect my other bikes. And if you don't ride them enough they seem to not run as well.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:12 PM   #10
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Sorry that last reply was for Iamotovita.
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Old 11-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #11
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you can still get parts for them and they are fun...... get um.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:52 PM   #12
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I've found parts for my 86 XR600 without trying. Parts are out there.
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Old 11-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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XL350R's are great bikes; made as much or more power than the XL500; nice compromise between good power and (relatively light weight/manageable size). I've got one tagged and titled (awaiting reassembly--new top end, ceramic coated piston, combustion chamber, valve faces, header; XR350R suspension, etc.), 2 parts bikes, and a good bit of an XR350R parts bike. About the only significant parts no longer available are replacement pistons and bodywork. XLintperformance has/had oversize piston/rings kits and aftermarket fenders can be mounted--the side covers are the only things you'll need to find on ebay or the like. Suspension updates range from swapping out forks and shock for XR350R units to (more involved) modern USD fork swaps. Aluminum swingarm from the XL600 will fit up in place of the stock steel XL350 unit--early model donor keeps the drum brake, late model lets you go with rear hydraulic disc.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:04 AM   #14
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bullshit.

I have a 96 CB1000. The speedo drive thingy stripped. I got the part number on the Interent, went to the dealer and got a new one for five bucks. It came from a warehouse in Atlanta.

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Old 11-16-2011, 02:07 AM   #15
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The XL350 is a great bike. Check out the XL thread here.... http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424841
& another XL forum here....
http://forum1.aimoo.com/XLBoard/TodayTopics.html

Here's my '73 XL250 still running despite being rode hard & put away wet all her life.

Great bike, I have one just like it but a 72 model year with 800 miles on her, I bought an oem air cleaner for it the other day.
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