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Author Topic: Trash to Tracker, Xl350  (Read 3370 times)

Offline cxman

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #20 on: Dec 31, 2017, 18:51:24 »
i may have one let me look tomorrow
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1974 kawasaki 350 bighorn
1983 GL1100 aspy full dress
1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #21 on: Dec 31, 2017, 20:24:31 »
i may have one let me look tomorrow

That would be great man! thanks
Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #22 on: Dec 31, 2017, 20:27:23 »
So after a bit of thinking, I think I'm going to build this more of a classic enduro, not a restoration candidate, just a clean looking classic bike with a few touches. I really wanted to turn it into something like the bike below, but I think for now ill hold off and stick with the stock seat and rear part of the frame. Maybe next winter. But for now ill continue tearing her down and making her better.

Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #23 on: Jan 02, 2018, 11:18:01 »
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202025278766

I may have an extra bracket that goes up by the handlebar clamps.


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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 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #24 on: Jan 04, 2018, 21:17:27 »
thanks man, I have the bracket, but unfortunately my cable is broke exactly where the one in that ebay listing is broke
Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #25 on: Jan 06, 2018, 22:04:46 »
Well the wife got called into work, so I made it a shop night. But then I ran out of propane in my heater and its 16 degrees in Baltimore right now. So here I am......

Taking the bike to the state police this week to have the VIN check done, and then start the Vermont Title process. So I stripped the bike down as much as I could, just incase the VIN comes back Dirty, then I can claim this was how I bought the bike and not have to give up expensive parts to replace.



Started getting my parts ordered in line. Still have a few more things on there way.





Started cleaning the inside of the tank, was getting lots of rust and pieces of hardened gas or something. It was like mud that smelled like gas. Can still see some in the seems of the tank welds so Im considering lining the inside of the tank. After I got all i could out of the tank I filled it with Metal Rescue. It seemes to have gotten the rust out very well, Im still getting some flash rusting when I empty the tank out. Anything I can do to stop this? Like rinsing down with baking soda?



On the subject of the Tank, I was planning on stripping the tank and having it painted black, but I can't bring myself to strip a original tank in such good shape. So for now my plan is to have my buddy from the SOHC4 Forums print me out a sheet of silver graphic and lay it over the bad parts on the sides. I think that'll work good.





I will have the fenders re-sprayed



Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #26 on: Jan 11, 2018, 12:45:16 »
You don't need a VIN verification for this bike since its under 350cc for the VT registration.
"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 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #27 on: Jan 12, 2018, 00:20:06 »
You don't need a VIN verification for this bike since its under 350cc for the VT registration.

damn i thought i had to, well i got it checked anyway, no problems!

Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #28 on: Jan 12, 2018, 00:25:39 »
Started cleaning the inside of the tank, was getting lots of rust and pieces of hardened gas or something. It was like mud that smelled like gas. Can still see some in the seems of the tank welds so Im considering lining the inside of the tank. After I got all i could out of the tank I filled it with Metal Rescue. It seemes to have gotten the rust out very well, Im still getting some flash rusting when I empty the tank out. Anything I can do to stop this? Like rinsing down with baking soda?

Get it as clean as you can with the metal rescue and either some drywall screws or BBs to break anything loose if necessary. If you do, make sure you get em all out. Once you're happy with it, swish around some pre-mix gas and coat the inside and dump out the excess. The oil in the pre-mix will prevent flash rust.

I would avoid lining the tank unless you absolutely have to.
"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: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #29 on: Jan 12, 2018, 00:28:44 »
Sandblasting may be my new favorite thing!  My buddy has a professional machine and let me use it for a while.



Cleaned up the frame as best I could and laid some paint on it as well.



The engine side cases had some wear on them, I think I'm going to pull them off, prep and paint them a darker metallic.



blasted and painted the sprocket cover to see how the cases would turn out, after it cures ill see hoe it looks against the motor.



Also found out that the rear brake cable is hard to come by, and i think i can reuse mine, so i have been soaking it down every day.  still need a choke cable.

Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.