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Author Topic: Hondazuki XLRM250 Trans-America Hell Ride  (Read 26813 times)

Online irk miller

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Hondazuki XLRM250 Trans-America Hell Ride
« on: May 31, 2015, 16:02:16 »
I decided to explore the possibility of building a bike around a motor I got as part of the trade that landed me the CB750. The motor is from a 1972 or 1973 XL250.  The stamp on the case is an SL number that indicates it's a 72 or 73.  They went to XL designations in 74.  The beauty of an SL engine is it's connection to Honda's motorsports heritage of the era.  This also links it to the TL's, if I'm not mistaken.  The motor is not complete, but it's mostly there.  The goal is to build a bike that will do at least parts, if not all, of the Trans-America trail.  There are enough go-fast parts for the XL250 to soup it up a bit and hopefully end up with a machine that will handle long rides at 60 - 70mph, while also managing most terrain.










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Re: 1970's XL250 Trials-inspired Hell Ride
« Reply #1 on: Jun 01, 2015, 00:18:22 »
be following that motor swap closely.
You'll never guess what i found when i went to remove the kickstarter on my xl175 (you probably can).
bent as fuck, still turns the engine over but ill be looking for a donor motor while and track down an illusive new kickstarter shaft

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Re: 1970's XL250 Trials-inspired Hell Ride
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2015, 14:00:09 »
dayyyyum eric....didn't notice this thread till now.

Like me, "like I need another project".

I too have acquired an engine to build something around. CB350 twin.

So I'll be watching to see what you come up with.
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail
1975 Honda CB750K5 needs carb work
1974 Honda CB350F2 needs tins painted exhaust
1972 Honda CB175K2 roller no engine
1972 Honda CB/CL350 Engines need roller
1972 Honda CB100K2 needs kicker shaft
1990 Mitsubishi MM needs engine rebuild

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Re: 1970's XL250 Trials-inspired Hell Ride
« Reply #3 on: Jul 18, 2015, 09:12:28 »
looking forward to this

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Re: 1970's XL250 Trials-inspired Hell Ride
« Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2015, 00:38:05 »
Nice i love singles !! I to will be following this tread

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XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2015, 18:28:55 »


Possibly.

XL/RM


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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2015, 07:03:19 »
CHOP!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #9 on: Nov 23, 2015, 11:15:56 »
bring me those forks for a cx scrambler project
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others

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XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2015, 13:45:45 »
I believe 32 inches is the magic number...




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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #11 on: Nov 23, 2015, 13:46:42 »
That's what she said.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #12 on: Nov 23, 2015, 14:14:15 »
when are you bringing me my scrambler forks????
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others


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Re: XL250 Trans-American Hell Ride
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2015, 14:54:59 »
lets talk
1978 CX650 Super Deluxe
1979 XS1100 Special
1980 XS650
1980 cx500  The Beast
1983 GL650 i
1983 cx650 Custom
1973 CB450
1973 cb750
1980 cb750
1981 cb650
1982 cb900 c
1977  gl1000
1976 gl1000 LTD
 1983 GL1100 Nekid
and a bunch of others