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Author Topic: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build  (Read 3091 times)

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2017, 12:26:07 »
Neat. Keep up the good work, man.
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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2017, 12:47:06 »
Be sure to have a machine shop check the valves, the valves on these motors were prone to bending. Check here for engine parts:

http://xlintperformance.com/index.php/parts/87-engineparts.html
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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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Offline Andrew.Y

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2017, 15:10:52 »
Neat. Keep up the good work, man.

Thank you, I appreciate that  :D
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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2017, 15:13:19 »
Be sure to have a machine shop check the valves, the valves on these motors were prone to bending. Check here for engine parts:

http://xlintperformance.com/index.php/parts/87-engineparts.html

Ill see if I can check them by chucking them in my lathe and running a dial indicator on the valves. I had emailed xlint but they have yet to respond. Did you ever end up using a Mikuni on your bike?
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1978 Honda XL350

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2017, 15:20:02 »
Ill see if I can check them by chucking them in my lathe and running a dial indicator on the valves. I had emailed xlint but they have yet to respond. Did you ever end up using a Mikuni on your bike?

Yeah you can check them with a dial indicator. Best way to get in touch with XLint is by phone. The guy who owns it is very helpful and knows a lot about these motors.

I am using the stock Keihin right now, but I may upgrade to a Mikuni down the road. I think irk is using a Mikuni on his 250, and I know CXman is using one on his 350 with a 418 kit in it.
"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 Andrew.Y

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #15 on: Jan 26, 2017, 16:37:30 »
Yeah you can check them with a dial indicator. Best way to get in touch with XLint is by phone. The guy who owns it is very helpful and knows a lot about these motors.

I am using the stock Keihin right now, but I may upgrade to a Mikuni down the road. I think irk is using a Mikuni on his 250, and I know CXman is using one on his 350 with a 418 kit in it.
Sounds great, I'll definitely have to give him a call

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #16 on: Jan 27, 2017, 21:48:32 »
Was having so much trouble cleaning the head, between all the fins and the baked on mud and oil. Decided to bring it to a soda blasting company nearby. Should get it back in a weeks time, but no rush since I'm waiting on a cam chain tensioner guide from eBay. Once I get that I should be good to bolt the engine back together.

Was looking further into the Mikuni's. The stock spigot mounting diameter of the stock Keihin is ~40mm; the VM 32 and 34 have the same diameter of 40mm. However I see alot of people using the VM36 on their builds which has a slightly larger diameter of 43mm. Will the VM36 squeeze into the stock carb boot? Seems like it would be a very tight fit, no?

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #17 on: Jan 28, 2017, 18:59:10 »
RestoCycle clean




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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #18 on: Jan 28, 2017, 21:04:33 »
RestoCycle clean




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Is that vapor blasting? Looks really good!

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Re: Frankenstein Honda XL350 Street Tracker Build
« Reply #19 on: Jan 28, 2017, 22:07:01 »
Yessir, I'm sold onit.
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