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Author Topic: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd  (Read 45141 times)

Offline cxman

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #450 on: May 12, 2017, 07:42:47 »
when in doubt check it out
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 redwillissuperman

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #451 on: May 12, 2017, 09:26:21 »
When in doubt, add gas ⛽️....

If you spray carb cleaner down the throat or use a syringe to squirt fuel in, it should cough and run if spark is present. If it doesn't, then it's ignition.

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74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #452 on: May 20, 2017, 21:05:42 »
I swapped the original stator back onto the bike. Double and triple checked the valves and timing, gave her a few big huffs of ether and she fired right up.

Took a maiden voyage around the block. The tach stopped working about halfway around and the new can is way too loud, but I made it back with no issues.

Planning to make a baffle this week and I got a repop seat cover to throw on. The paint is staying for now. I will to repaint the tank and fenders later, when I get my paint gear back from my rents place in MA.

Here's a shot after the test ride

« Last Edit: May 20, 2017, 21:42:53 by advCo »
"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 #453 on: May 20, 2017, 23:46:16 »
lookin good, we need an MT250 XL350 faceoff

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #454 on: May 21, 2017, 00:13:19 »
Winner!  8)

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #455 on: May 21, 2017, 09:23:13 »
Right on! Not having to push the bike home on its maiden 'round-the-block voyage is a nice morale boost. I think I had to do that three times in a row with my CL.

Watch out for the front end getting light over bumps when you have the panniers loaded up; they sit pretty far back. If there's any room to slide them forward, I would.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #456 on: May 21, 2017, 09:30:01 »
Gotta love the old XLs. Makes me want to rip into mine...
I'm not sure, but don't ask Brodie.

Way to many build and half done projects to list here.
Sr250, Gs750, Z50A, XV1100, A10, Z160A.

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #457 on: May 22, 2017, 21:09:19 »
Thanks guys. I'm pretty happy with it so far.

Peach - I hadn't though of that. I can't really move the boxes the way I have em mounted currently without a bunch of cutting and welding. I'll have to do my best to keep the weight forward. Long term plan is to upgrade to larger aluminum boxes in the future anyways, so I will revisit that later.

Took her out again yesterday without changing anything. Did great on the road and even got a taste of some dirt/sand for a bit.

I did have two stalls, both when I pulled in the clutch to downshift/slow for a stop sign. Pretty sure I just need to play with the mixture and get the idle ironed out and that should take care of it. I'll do that and put the timing light on it sometime this week.


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"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 #458 on: May 23, 2017, 16:07:37 »
Attempting to dial it in today.

I set static timing w/multimeter and it was dead on. When I put the strobe on it, it's advanced quite a bit from the 'F' mark this setting at idle. The closer I get it to F at idle(retarding the timing), the worse it runs. At 4K the advance marks are nowhere to be seen. I was careful reassembling the advancer after cleaning it up, but that could be causing an issue.


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« Last Edit: May 23, 2017, 16:19:30 by advCo »
"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 #459 on: May 23, 2017, 17:29:02 »
Where do you have your idle set? By "closer I get to F at idle" where is the mark in relation to the F mark- to the left or to the right of it?