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Author Topic: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd  (Read 31944 times)

Offline Tune-A-Fishİ

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2016, 22:14:01 »
Last resort chisel the pistion into chunks
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2016, 09:02:14 »
If you park your motorcycle outside for 30 years with the exhaust valves open, you're gonna have a bad time.

It'd be cool if you could strap the motor to something big and vibrating for a couple weeks, and just stop by to top it off with PB once in a while.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2016, 17:26:26 »
The penetrant solution was about 1" lower in the jug than last night, so I decided to take a "whack" at getting the piston out. Used a heavy hammer and a wooden block to pound the piston free. As it neared the bottom of the stroke I used wooden blocks on either side of the cylinder to raise it up.



Surprisingly the jug doesn't look THAT bad, but I'm not sure if the corrosion at the top would hone out. No major pitting where the piston had seized, either. Will probably try a hone and see how it looks from there.

"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2016, 17:48:26 »
Did you get a quote for the frame yet?
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2016, 20:18:29 »
Got about .014" of play on the push rod, cause for major concern or just a bit of noise? Didn't see a tolerance for that value in the FSM.



Cleaned up the cylinder bore.  Looks like crap in the light, but the walls actually look pretty dang smooth.





Tank & parts looking pretty good in the vinegar. Turns out it eats aluminum, so the petcock will have to be replaced. Sprung a small hole near one of the forward mounting brackets, but should be easily repairable.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2016, 21:12:21 »
For anyone curious about the VT registration process, I spoke with a guy from the VT DMV earlier, and he told me:

Fill out VT Registration form D119 from their website (dmv.vermont.gov), mail it in along with bill of sale and  a check for registration ($44.00) + 6% sales tax (min. $30).

This is what I was told for a motorcycle older than 15 years.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0

Offline B541Niner

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2016, 22:17:53 »
Does the Bill of Sale have to be notarized?
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2016, 22:51:21 »
Does the Bill of Sale have to be notarized?

Edit: You should call the VT DMV to be sure, but I don't think it does.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2016, 23:13:55 by iatethepeach »

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2016, 23:14:43 »
There was no mention of it and no mention of it in the text of the form either, so I would say no.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0