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Author Topic: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd  (Read 31945 times)

Offline advCo

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2016, 01:22:57 »
Spitballin'
"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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74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2016, 13:11:24 »
Can anyone give me any references for reputable shops in the New England area (or continental US) to send the head for servicing? I'd gladly support any reputable forum members as well.

I called Dave from XLint to get a quote, they offer bored cyl swap outs for $90 - I may go that route as I need to buy a piston/rings anyways and by the time I buy a hone Id be halfway towards an overbore cylinder anyways.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 13:32:02 by adventurco »
"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 #42 on: May 27, 2016, 14:38:00 »
I have used DWMS and highly recommend them, Joey is a sponsor of this site and a great human being to work with.
He is in AL.
http://www.dwmsracing.com/
Some of the pictures on the land page are of the work he aha done for me.
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2016, 14:57:56 »
I'll second Joey.  That shop is awesome, and about the most considerate guys you'll get to touch that motor.  Member Kanticoy just had a head rebuilt by them for his DR build here

I'm sending mine to him at some point after I beat the shit of this motor for a little while in it's mostly stock configuration.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2016, 15:28:18 »
you could do some brown with gold flake paint... itll go with the name ;D

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #45 on: May 28, 2016, 02:04:22 »
Spoke with David from XLint earlier tonight. He knows a thing or two about these motors. Gave me a few pointers on cracking the cases and some things to watch out for including the idler gear losing a tooth.

I can't quite justify the cost of having the top end rebuilt professionally at the moment. Going to really assess the damage tomorrow once i pull the valves out.
"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 #46 on: May 29, 2016, 22:43:38 »
Pitched a tent in the backyard and started some blasting. I called/went over to the sandblasting shop and no sign of the dude, SO i said f' it and grabbed the cheap 50 lb hopper/blasting gun setup from harbor freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/portable-abrasive-blaster-kit-37025.html

After about 3 hours of use, I will say this thing works pretty damn well.  I ended up cutting the hose from 10-12ft down to about 6' to avoid kinks. The hose is not that great quality so it can easily kink and screw up your media flow. I had the parts on the ground, and I put the hopper up on my welding table at about ~3 feet. Pretty necessary to have the hopper elevated since its siphon fed and not pressurized. Bought a 50 lb bag of aluminum oxide, and I've been able to save about 95+% of the media using the tent method.


Our compressor runs 6.8 CFM at 60 PSI, and I was running the gun at ~80, which seemed to be the best balance between air flow and blasting power.. It seemed to keep up alright, but after a few minutes I would take a break to let my goggles unfog and the air build up. Shake all the shit to the middle of the tent, screen and repeat. Had to run out too many times before I got started, so I only got the swinger and about 50% of the frame done before dark hit. I'll have the complete frame blasted and painted by tomorrow. Not bad turnaround time!
« Last Edit: May 29, 2016, 22:47:53 by adventurco »
"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 #47 on: May 29, 2016, 22:57:12 »
I'm curious to see how the frame comes out.

the swinger looks good so far.
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2016, 07:59:10 »
Just found this thread dude.  Looking good and gotcha bookmarked.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2016, 13:44:41 »
Getting there. About to head back outside now that the rain's done and finish blasting the frame. Hoping to get all that crap cleaned up, load glass beads into the blaster and get started on the aluminum parts.

Pulled the valves out on Saturday. A quick tap of the hammer and the exhaust valves released themselves. Despite all the junk and carbon, the valves and seats look to be in decent shape. Valve guides are definitely in useable shape. I will check the springs against the FSM specs, but I am planning to do a set of rings, hone, lap the valves and slap it back together and see what happens.

I have done quite a bit of browsing, but have only been able to find rings for overbore cylinders for these particular motors. If I cant find the correct rings, my most reasonable option will be to send out my jug to David at XLint to swap out for a bored cylinder, and pick up a set of rings to match.
"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