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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #50 on: May 30, 2016, 22:07:44 »
Finished blasting the frame today. Would not recommend. Took about 8 hours total. But the good news is all the rust was superficial, and I got the frame and swinger primed and painted in gloss black. Had to try out the rustoleum "appliance epoxy" I've been hearing so much about.



I'll give it 4-5 days to hang and dry before moving it since it's niiiiice and humid this time of year.
"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 #51 on: May 30, 2016, 22:48:26 »
Lookin great!  The epoxy is tough stuff.  I love it.  did my alum fork lowers and headlight bucket.  Years ago...still good.  8)
Im most impressed w its aluminum adhesion.  tiedown ratchet rubbing from Kentucky to Illinois scraped some off...but zero rock chips.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2016, 22:50:08 by trek97 »

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2016, 23:54:33 »
Lookin great!  The epoxy is tough stuff.  I love it.  did my alum fork lowers and headlight bucket.  Years ago...still good.  8)
Im most impressed w its aluminum adhesion.  tiedown ratchet rubbing from Kentucky to Illinois scraped some off...but zero rock chips.

I used the VHT Satin black epoxy on damn near everything on the 360. Hasn't let me down yet. Hope this stuff is just as tough.

Window shopping dual sport tires. Came across this *interesting article on tire tread wear.

http://www.w6rec.com/duane/bmw/cupping/index.htm
"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 #53 on: May 31, 2016, 18:35:59 »
Well, I may have left the tank in vinegar for a bit too long...



That damn crevice between the bottom of the tank and the mounting plate.





Probably going to cut this tank up and see if I can't save it, got nothing to lose at this point. Start shopping for a replacement.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2016, 20:39:04 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 #54 on: May 31, 2016, 18:50:01 »
just braze those holes shut and then seal the tank
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #55 on: May 31, 2016, 20:36:13 »
What about JB weld  ;D ;D
"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 #56 on: May 31, 2016, 21:40:47 »
lol not jb weld.  ;)

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2016, 21:42:23 »
the bottom of my CL100 tank was swiss cheese.  local radiator shop fixed me right up.  I did seal it afterwords w por-15.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2016, 21:43:02 »
lol not jb weld.  ;)

Anything but JB weld!

I got a lead on a XL in the area with motor w/"good compression" and chopped frame. If i can pick it up for a lowball it would be cheaper than rebuilding my motor.
"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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« Reply #59 on: Jun 03, 2016, 12:02:59 »
Quick update. Been cleaning/painting random parts for reuse. A lot of it is pitted and looks mediocre at best but if i decide to keep this thing that will be for much later down the road.

Scooted over to a machine shop yesterday. The guy checked the offset on the jug, gave it a quick hone and I was on my way. Looks like the clearance is tight enough that I will be able to run stock rings and call it a day. Score +1.

Just about finished disassembling the carbs. I have never had anything as stuck as the throttle valve in this carburetor. Ended up tying copper wire (didn't have any steel lying around  :-\ ) around the linkage, the other end around the needlenose, and twisting and prying until the fucker popped out. I probably fought with it for at least an hour, broke 3-4 pieces of doubled up copper wire, and it's a wonder I didn't break anything on the carb or my hands. Good news is all the brass looks to be in good shape. I picked up a full NOS carb rebuild kit for $16 on ebay, so can't beat that deal.



« Last Edit: Jun 03, 2016, 12:05:26 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