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Author Topic: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd  (Read 28919 times)

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2016, 23:19:15 »
If you are confident in your ability to peen it back on I see no real reason why not but I will likely be scolded haha! I use a fresh chain when possible.
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2016, 23:46:19 »
I use a fresh chain when possible.
  Same.  I haven't looked into the availability of them for the 350.  I assume it has to cross reference with another motor.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2016, 19:57:01 »
If you park your motorcycle outside for 30 years with the exhaust valves open, you're gonna have a bad time.




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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2016, 20:02:17 »
Same. Except I have no idea about engine modding

Besides penetrant and heat, wooden drift and heavy hammer to free the piston?


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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 20:33:41 »
Same. Except I have no idea about engine modding

Besides penetrant and heat, wooden drift and heavy hammer to free the piston?


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I wouldn't use heat. A nitrogen penetrant might help, too.   It's a thumper, so you might be able to twist the jug back and forth off the piston.  Your praying to the gods of hellfire that the jug isn't pitted beyond all hell to not mod anyway.  That Xlint link I sent ya has the piston kits and megacycle cams.  Some 250 and 350 parts are the same, like valves and hp valve springs.  IMO, these things could use a beef up on low end torque.  I'm doing it with the carb, but a cam is down the line too.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #26 on: May 25, 2016, 20:57:50 »
Yep, not hard to find race parts for the motor. Money makes power  :-[
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2016, 21:44:41 »

  It's a thumper, so you might be able to twist the jug back and forth off the piston. 

As in 'rock' it side to side? The studs prevent a twisting motion with the jug.


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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #28 on: May 25, 2016, 21:47:29 »
After a high pressure bath.




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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2016, 21:57:32 »
As in 'rock' it side to side? The studs prevent a twisting motion with the jug.


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Yeah, rocking is a better way to put it.  If you can get it passed the pins, it can be rotated counter and clockwise.