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Old 11-16-2011, 01:09 AM   #16
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Sorry that last reply was for Iamotovita.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:15 PM   #17
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Motor swap?

Speaking of the venerable XL350R. Here is a picture of mine before adding a SuperMoto front fender.


Just a quick thought will an XL600 motor fit the mounting points in the XL350R frame?
If so, what about the accessories like the Carbs and pipes?!? Is the XL600 a dual carb motor?
I do not want to make a major project out of it, but....... if it was more or less an easy swap.
Why not build a spare "big bore" motor to drop in from time to time.
Just curious.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:50 PM   #18
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Speaking of the venerable XL350R. Here is a picture of mine before adding a SuperMoto front fender.


Just a quick thought will an XL600 motor fit the mounting points in the XL350R frame?
If so, what about the accessories like the Carbs and pipes?!? Is the XL600 a dual carb motor?
I do not want to make a major project out of it, but....... if it was more or less an easy swap.
Why not build a spare "big bore" motor to drop in from time to time.
Just curious.
Thanks, Jeff
hey jeff i'm going to say it wont work? i bought a 350 tank for my 600 because it looks identical, but it was too narrow to even fit over the 600's frame backbone. The 600 tank also has bigger cutouts on the bottom to clear the top of the engine. Maybe the actual mounting points would be congruent but i know your tank wont fit over the 600. 600 is dual carb and pipes though.

hence, my 350xl tank is for sale

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Old 11-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #19
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Thank you for the info.
I think I will do a little research on frame and tank P/Ns.
I thought the frame P/Ns were the same, way back when
I was looking for an exhaust silencer for my XL350R.
Ended up using a Staintune for an XL or XR600. Only minor
modification to make it fit..

Thanks again.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:11 PM   #20
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Some parts are discontinued.
The XR350R and XL350 are great bikes. I would own one if I could find one. They are not as common as they used to be.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:17 PM   #21
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XL / XR350 parts

I've got a friend with several parts bikes. Just let me know if you need anything & I'll pass on the message
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Old 12-21-2011, 11:51 AM   #22
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I've got a friend with several parts bikes. Just let me know if you need anything & I'll pass on the message
I'm looking for a muffler for an 85 XL350R. Any chance your friend might have one?
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #23
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XL350Ralum swing arm / disc brake mod?

I've got an 84 xl350r in great shape, and saw someone comment here on changing out to alum swingarm possibly with disc brake... I have seen that the XR350R (same years) had the alum swingarm, is that a straight swap keeping original XL wheel?

What swingarm would also give you discbrake?

My XL is a great bike, heavy, but pulls like a tractor, and a great climber, doesn't seem to bog down... did i say just heavy, and kinda wish someone had thought "electric start" when they came up with this bike... even tho the "three twists, 3 kicks w/key off, plus choke, don't touch throttle" fires it off by second kick every time...
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #24
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I recently bought an '85 and can't get'r to fire up. Previous owner said it ran great, but it's been sitting for 6 months. The battery is good, he put in new plugs 7 months ago, I've drained the gas and put in some new, drained the bowls on the carbs.
Kicked her 1000 times but no luck YET.

What are some good general tips to getting a bike up and running that's been sitting?

What's some good tips specific to the 85 350?

Thanks!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:03 PM   #25
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I've got an '84 with 70,000 km (43,000 mi) on it. Lot's of trail miles.

New piston is 2nd oversize from Honda.
New timing chain, camshaft and rockers from Honda.
New crank and rod assy from Honda.
I used to be able to restart her in a creek but recently the spark plug cap has sprung a leak.

Now I've got a 2009 690 ER and the old girl just bides her time, so sad.

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #26
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #27
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They're not bad little bikes......they just never had enough power for me
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #28
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I got mine out for some dual sportin and trail riding. Check'r out if you wanna.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdAHGEl3aPg
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #29
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That bike is MINT! That's a "keep it for life" bike.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:40 AM   #30
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Does anyone still make a 23" front tire or was that on the 250?

That XL350R above is spectacular. Mine bikes never looked that good by the time they were a month old.
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