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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #500 on: Aug 17, 2017, 14:22:44 »
what is it you dont understand about the air screw adjustment out is richer

stock setting is 1.5 turns

Ok that's what I thought. If I turn it all the way in (bottomed out) the bike still idles normal. So down a size or 2 on the pilot?
"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 #502 on: Aug 18, 2017, 15:28:10 »
check for vacuum leaks make sure you check the mating surface of the boot to head
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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #503 on: Sep 21, 2017, 00:33:21 »
Time to get this thing ready for Barber, wrap it up and ride it. Re routed the exhaust for the fourth or fifth time. Fitted a Supertrapp so I had to change the pipe a bit. Needs some paint but I'm happy with it.



Got this slick billet gas cap with a recessed vent tube.




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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 #504 on: Sep 21, 2017, 08:03:14 »
the gas cap is COOOL.  Where did you get that?

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Re: 74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #505 on: Sep 21, 2017, 12:51:39 »
did you find a 36 yet?
am i going to see you at barber? im in booth f&g 38 right across from the concession stands

i will be there from friday aft till sunday some time
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1979 XS1100 Special
1974 xl350
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1982 cb900 c
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1983 GL1100 Nekid
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74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #506 on: Sep 21, 2017, 13:43:30 »
the gas cap is COOOL.  Where did you get that?

Came from xb33bsa. He may be banned from here but he's still got a ton of great vintage MX parts lol. Need to grab some vacuum line to run up under the bars.

I actually got it for this Vesco Desert tank I traded Mr. E for at mid-o, which will go on later.

« Last Edit: Sep 21, 2017, 14:02:17 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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74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #507 on: Sep 21, 2017, 14:02:56 »
did you find a 36 yet?
am i going to see you at barber? im in booth f&g 38 right across from the concession stands

i will be there from friday aft till sunday some time

Not yet. Decided to hold off on that for the moment and try and get her running right with the stock carb. I'll be at barber, hopefully I'll be able to grab a cheap one at the swap meet.


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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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74 Honda XL 350 - The Turd
« Reply #508 on: Jan 10, 2018, 20:25:09 »
Been a while since I've updated this thread. Been busy with other projects but still trying to get this thing on the road.

I 3D printed a bracket to mount the new TrailTech Vapor speedo. It mounts to the stock gauge bracket and the Vapor bolts on to the bracket from underneath. Eventually Iíll have one printed in metal, but I printed this one at high fill so it should hold up for a while.





Ran the wires as cleanly as I could and used a band clamp to hold a bracket for the speedo sensor. I drilled a shallow hole and epoxied the magnet between two of the spokes. It seems to pick up pretty well although I have yet to get the thing calibrated.






I got the bike running well enough and had it out around the neighborhood a couple times. The last time I had it out, I romped on it a bit in the sandy stuff down by the creek and something went amiss. I was able to limp it home but it seemed to be misfiring like crazy and hard to start. I bought a set of OEM Honda points to replace the crappy ND ones I had originally installed and re-set the timing but still hard to start. I plan to go back and check the tappet clearances again to make sure nothing loosened up, and I'll go back and clean the carb again just to be 100% certain the pilot isnt blocked.
« Last Edit: Jan 10, 2018, 20:27:26 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 #509 on: Jan 12, 2018, 20:24:22 »
been lookin for a update :)
Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.