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Title: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Oct 29, 2016, 19:23:28
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161029/74b102ae8bbd1919f01dbb9c90c4f1cf.jpg)

I see a pattern developing. My kids need a mini version. So does Mid-O and Barber.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cxman on Oct 29, 2016, 20:53:09
wow that is eerie

i picked this one up the week before last for barber lol

and fixed the motor in it last week did the carb and its running like a watch

its a 82 xl100 but someone stuck a 80 seat on it weird

(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/murrayfeldman/20161022_115346_zpsxa5do3eu.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/murrayfeldman/media/20161022_115346_zpsxa5do3eu.jpg.html)

between the 2 of us we may get the whole set of them

Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Oct 29, 2016, 21:55:39
wow that is eerie

i picked this one up the week before last for barber lol

and fixed the motor in it last week did the carb and its running like a watch

its a 82 xl100 but someone stuck a 80 seat on it weird

(http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa422/murrayfeldman/20161022_115346_zpsxa5do3eu.jpg) (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/murrayfeldman/media/20161022_115346_zpsxa5do3eu.jpg.html)

between the 2 of us we may get the whole set of them

Toys toys toys... Ixat CX a welding rig or a hose reel  :o
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: clem on Oct 29, 2016, 22:07:21
Looks like a CR80 seat from about the same period.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 01, 2016, 00:53:32
PO said stuck valve. Stuck valve to stuck piston and something in-between. Got it apart. Time to make the donuts...

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: advCo on Nov 01, 2016, 01:52:40
Right on.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 01, 2016, 08:27:01
Full take down eh.

If you look at the bright side of that. your gonna know that little guy will be a solid runner for many years.

It could be four holes  :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 01, 2016, 09:01:35
Yessir.  Parts are cheap enough too.  Overbore, pistons, new valves and seals under $150.  Can't go wrong.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 01, 2016, 09:19:28
Yessir.  Parts are cheap enough too.  Overbore, pistons, new valves and seals under $150.  Can't go wrong.

Hows the trans shift, might look in the bottom if its iffy shift forks are cheap also and a good chance to desludge  ???

Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Nov 01, 2016, 11:14:34
Signing up to watch.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: VonYinzer on Nov 01, 2016, 11:19:47
Cool beans... May start looking for a little 50 for the nieces/nephews to beat up when they visit. Keep the updates coming and as always, hollar if ya need anything.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Nov 01, 2016, 11:45:20
yep.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 01, 2016, 12:15:02
Cool beans... May start looking for a little 50 for the nieces/nephews to beat up when they visit. Keep the updates coming and as always, hollar if ya need anything.
Yessir.  You've got a good yard for it, too.  Looking for a seat.  Not that you have one, but if anyone out there does...
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: fieldpice on Nov 01, 2016, 12:43:49
I too am working on a xr80 will post pics soon


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: fieldpice on Nov 01, 2016, 21:56:07
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161102/1c4043d94c9f4e93b61fa163a5e35714.jpg) fell over twice today :/


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 01, 2016, 22:34:51
Nice.  I wish my rims were in that good of shape.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Tune-A-Fish© on Nov 02, 2016, 00:29:27
Just got offered this for part trade on the GPZ

Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cbrianroll on Nov 02, 2016, 00:42:58
(http://)Nice...here's my sons...it needs help, has a rejected three wheeler carb on it, is losing power, I'm gonna have him do a rebuild, he's 11....time to jump into it.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: WhyNot on Nov 02, 2016, 06:53:47
Eric, you sure know where to find them.

Cool little thing, You come across a 350 twin roller let me know.

Always watching your build, very talented for sure.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 02, 2016, 22:18:04
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161103/6a655ed9a7c616b43356fa10dab369d5.jpg)

Just cleaned the cutest little 18mm Mikuni for this thing.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: fieldpice on Nov 09, 2016, 12:07:25
https://vimeo.com/190882443 (https://vimeo.com/190882443) bike act so strange, ideals good but rev the throttle and it lags then gos super crazy high rpm's. Then when I put it in gear and go, it delays and bogs, and only worse as it slows down, have to give it a lot of gas if I'm a high gear but just drives poorly overall. I'm suspecting a timing issues, as I swapped all the top end to a different bottom end, and I'm a nube to timing and tuning. Also a note that I change the original carburator for a $20 eBay one that has a pod filter. I'm kind of still leaning towards the timing, just need to grab it by the horns.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: advCo on Nov 09, 2016, 12:15:23
#threadjack





done yet?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 09, 2016, 12:24:44
Hahaha.  About to send the jug off to the great land of Trump called Ohio and have them bored 1 over.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: advCo on Nov 09, 2016, 12:27:44
Hahaha.  About to send the jug off to the great land of Trump called Ohio and have them bored 1 over.

Aww yiss.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Nov 09, 2016, 13:14:09
Hahaha.  About to send the jug off to the great land of Trump called Ohio and have them bored 1 over.

make that jug great again
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Nov 10, 2017, 15:18:42
Hahaha.  About to send the jug off to the great land of Trump called Ohio and have them bored 1 over.

its been a year. whats the haps on this? distracted by a pile o z50?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 10, 2017, 15:20:13
its been a year. whats the haps on this? distracted by a pile o z50?
Hahaha.  A pile of Z50 and a pile of CB750.  This will go to Mid-O as a running bike.  Guaranteed.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Nov 10, 2017, 15:21:06
Hahaha.  A pile of Z50 and a pile of CB750.  This will go to Mid-O as a running bike.  Guaranteed.

a running xr80 is like THE BIKE to have as a seller at mid o.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 10, 2017, 15:32:17
a running xr80 is like THE BIKE to have as a seller at mid o.
Hell yeah, that's what I was hoping.  I've been holding off because I need to send the jug to Mototech. It's not in the best shape.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Nov 10, 2017, 15:33:34
Hell yeah, that's what I was hoping.  I've been holding off because I need to send the jug to Mototech. It's not in the best shape.
I should really just but up cheap pit bikes all winter to sell there

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Nov 10, 2017, 15:34:58
I should really just but up cheap pit bikes all winter to sell there

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Do it, man.  That's what I'm doing down here.  That's exactly what the Z haul is for.  Seems like you have more listings than we get, too.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Hurco550 on Nov 10, 2017, 15:38:51
Do it, man.  That's what I'm doing down here.  That's exactly what the Z haul is for.  Seems like you have more listings than we get, too.
I did alright on that 90cc Yamaha. Need about 10 more of those. The z50 haul will treat you right

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 27, 2019, 17:29:44
Time to revive this thread for a little Mid-Ohio tomfoolery. Planning out a sidecar swap buggy...




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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Jimbonaut on May 27, 2019, 18:42:40
Bloody hell.  I'd say you were prolific, but that would be an understatement.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: ridesolo on May 27, 2019, 20:45:22
Wow, very sizeable!  You could hire out as a poor-man's hearse with that thing.  Nice. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 27, 2019, 23:20:41
Itís also sitting on a stack of boards. This is just to illustrate intention. No cutting or welding has happened yet.


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Title: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 28, 2019, 02:05:44
Seats for these are weirdly hard to get and expensive, when available. In the meantime, Iíll fiddle with a custom seat. Oh, and fat people shocks. 13Ē Koni shocks to add lift and stiff.




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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Luugo86 on May 28, 2019, 03:23:15
 That thing has a pretty cool stance to it already.. Can't wait to see what you do with it... Oh, and whatever you take to make you so productive on like 133 projects at one time... I wan't some haha.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on May 28, 2019, 09:56:12
Rad, too bad I'm committed to another event the same weekend as Mid O this year.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: canyoncarver on May 28, 2019, 11:55:58
Hooray for sidehacks!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 29, 2019, 00:58:49
Wheel and suspension




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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 29, 2019, 09:07:37
I will be taking notes, man.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: advCo on May 29, 2019, 09:31:40
Ha! Awesome, z50 wheel and swinger?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 29, 2019, 13:42:33
A little further along...


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cbrianroll on May 29, 2019, 14:36:08
Rad sir.....
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on May 29, 2019, 15:14:21
All kinds of Rad, swap meet lookout!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 29, 2019, 15:49:54
Quick work, man.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: SONIC. on May 29, 2019, 17:43:52
Awesome. Put a cushion on the front so you can just drive down a row of people and take out all their legs.
The cushion is so you don't get sued, only yelled at.
Title: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 30, 2019, 10:24:47
Well, I made a very large wheel lead error putting in at almost 3X what it should be. If I do it at the edge of the tugs rear wheel, it should be 7 inches. I decided to move it to 3 inches for less scrubbing. I also welded some toe-in to the fix.

This also reversed the swinger, which I like better. And made for an inbound shock (also better).

I still need to fab up a forward and aft strut, but itís mounted through the receiver. Thanks Curtis.




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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 30, 2019, 10:36:30
Standard wheel lead for a hack is 8-12 inches.

But the inbound shock and new swinger setup is definitely better, man.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 30, 2019, 10:39:28
Standard wheel lead for a hack is 8-12 inches.
It depends on the size of the rear wheel, how you want weight distributions, and how much tire scrub you want.  Standard location is at the leading edge of your tug's rear wheel.  On a mini-bike with a 14" wheel, that is no more than 7".  Race hacks run as much as 15".
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on May 30, 2019, 10:44:30
that's true. I forgot how small that XR actually is.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on May 31, 2019, 20:14:52
Hopefully that last bit of fabrication before paint.  I want a shock that can handle at least 200lbs in the hack.  Luckily, I have a pair of cheap CB550 shocks that I have zero intention of running on a bike.  Perfect.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: iatethepeach on Jun 03, 2019, 17:27:47
Somehow I missed Part 1 of this project. Now following with great interest.

This is my bro's XR80 from when we were kids. I think my mom and dad got it for him the summer of '82. I've been trying to motivate him to do something with it (see spark plug taped to grip) but he's 3000 miles away and has a lot going on. Although the bike sat for 30 years, the tank looks rust-free and I bet it could be ready to ride in an afternoon. So these are popular as pit bikes?

(https://i.imgur.com/ALlmGj1.jpg)

I'd also love to make a mini sidecar for my CT like the one you're building. But first things, first.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 03, 2019, 17:53:58
Somehow I missed Part 1 of this project. Now following with great interest.

This is my bro's XR80 from when we were kids.  So these are popular as pit bikes?

(https://i.imgur.com/ALlmGj1.jpg)

I love it.  I think any of the small cc Hondas are popular pit bikes, and the twin shock ones have some special love.  But, the 100s are more popular than the 80s.  It's way easier to get aftermarket bits for the 100s, plus the lighter cranks and more horsies.  I have a 100 engine that has a trashed bottom end, but a good crank and a good top end.  One of these days, I will pillage it for the crank and top end and maybe bore the 80 engine case going in here for a 100 sleeve to convert it to a 100. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 03, 2019, 22:49:21
XR80 head left. XR100 head right.

Iíll be running the XR100 head.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 04, 2019, 11:35:56
A couple of swage tube struts. I think Iíll have to make a couple clearance adjustments once the motor is in, but this is basically it for the hack.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: JustinLonghorn on Jun 04, 2019, 11:41:51
YES!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: WhyNot on Jun 04, 2019, 15:04:30
Cool Eric.

Wow as always.

Looks like lots of room in the garage.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Jun 04, 2019, 15:15:10
Rad, I see sooo many fun things I am going to miss by not being at Mid-O. Why did I said yes to the other event before I knew the dates dammit!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Rider52 on Jun 04, 2019, 16:29:21
This makes me giggle!!!!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cxman on Jun 04, 2019, 16:41:12
where is the beer/cup holder??

Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 04, 2019, 18:30:35
Ha, yeah thereís space because weíre in a drought and I can put everything outside.

Almost forgot a fender.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 04, 2019, 19:19:55
Well that looks like fun.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: ridesolo on Jun 04, 2019, 20:39:05
Looks great! 

The size is somewhat deceptive in most of the pix.  The one w/ you sitting on the hack puts it into perspective a bit better. 
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 10, 2019, 22:26:26
Iíve got a motor together with a mosh mash of three different engines, including the 100 head.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190611/d40578ed999c7ef0d3d2159d0f5e1185.jpg)

I also did a heavy cleaning on the Mikuni carb I hoped of avoiding running a Chinese carb I have here. Something Iíve gotten into the habit of doing with the flanged carbs is truing the o-ring face on a surface plate. This one was bad enough I could see into the intake.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 11, 2019, 10:58:22
What method do you use for the truing?
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 11, 2019, 11:06:57
What method do you use for the truing?
Tape wet/dry sandpaper to the surface plate, oil it, then patiently push it back and forth longways until you see an even plane of sanded surface.  Any gaps or valleys will show up very clearly until it's all uneven.  If you're worried about squareness, you can block it on the face of the carb, but I haven't felt the need to do that.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 11, 2019, 12:18:46
Sweet. That was my next question... I wasn't sure if it needed to be square or not.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cxman on Jun 11, 2019, 19:52:02
tm24

light it up!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 14, 2019, 16:04:03
It was pretty tough, but I was able to redo the wiring harness.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Jun 14, 2019, 16:10:14
Ha! That must have taken for ever.
Title: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 14, 2019, 19:01:42
Iím a front brake cable and clutch cable away from riding this thing (regardless of a seat cushion). I swapped chrome rims for aluminum rims off a YZ80. That makes the front 17 inches. The front wheel is all YZ. It was an easy swap that only required machining a half inch of the spacer down to 18mm, so it fits into the dust seal.

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Title: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 15, 2019, 13:26:57
Did some hot laps in the back yard with my girls. Even the wife took a ride. Just need some seat foam to quick pricking my legs. And no front brake yet. Oh, and itís a hit with my cattle dog.

https://youtu.be/oj3wovYmFKI


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: iatethepeach on Jun 15, 2019, 22:11:04
This is genius. Though, I fear for the safety of your dog.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: trek97 on Jun 16, 2019, 08:14:44
This is genius. Though, I fear for the safety of your dog.

I fear for the safety of your girls...Not many more years, and they'll be out doing this., together.  LOL

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 17, 2019, 19:25:19
It was pretty tough, but I was able to redo the wiring harness.

Nice! A lot of people would be intimidated by such a complex job.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 19, 2019, 11:56:46
Found a useful seat on my old mower

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Jun 19, 2019, 12:18:57
Awesome so get on on the bike cause I nominated it for BOTM ;D
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cb360j on Jun 19, 2019, 16:34:35
Can it do wheelies? You should do lots of wheelies on it.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: trek97 on Jun 19, 2019, 20:00:45
My man,  that is awesome.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 23, 2019, 10:19:19
Strangely, seats for this gen XR80 are non-existent. So, until I find a proper one, I trimmed a previous gen XR70 base, sculpted a foam pad, then covered it with an aftermarket cover. Itís far from perfect, but not a bad option to get me through. I also got my flag. Still waiting on my raccoon tail. Got a Meier rear fender.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: trek97 on Jun 23, 2019, 11:58:01
Loving the "OH SHIT" grab handle.  But could use a Hurst shift knob on it.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Jun 23, 2019, 11:59:46
Yep. Rad.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: iatethepeach on Jun 23, 2019, 12:20:42
Nice. The seat looks stock from here.

In case of an unexpected big bump while cruising on the freeway, should the sidecar have a floor to keep the monkey's legs from falling through? Maybe expanded mesh or something.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 23, 2019, 12:53:02
Nice. The seat looks stock from here.

In case of an unexpected big bump while cruising on the freeway, should the sidecar have a floor to keep the monkey's legs from falling through? Maybe expanded mesh or something.
Most definitely. Iíve been trying to figure out what I want to use for that. Maybe plexiglass. I thought about some of that plastic pegboard material if I can find a cheap enough. Itís a white plastic.


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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Jimbonaut on Jun 23, 2019, 12:54:03
Looking cool, but flagpole's too short
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: ridesolo on Jun 23, 2019, 20:36:44
I also got my flag. Still waiting on my raccoon tail.

No racoon tail, a skull & cross bones pirate flag is more appropriate for you.
   
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: canyoncarver on Jun 24, 2019, 11:47:00

No racoon tail, a skull & cross bones pirate flag is more appropriate for you.


Agreed, a Jolly Roger would be awesome.    That way, when somebody gets smacked by that giant whip, they can say it was a Pirate.  Better story.  Besides sailor boy, it fits you.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Sonreir on Jun 24, 2019, 13:09:43
I'm surprised there isn't a semi-official Hellride symbol by now. :P
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jun 24, 2019, 21:28:42
Got the hack painted.

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Jun 24, 2019, 22:22:52
Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: cxman on Jun 26, 2019, 08:00:43
just awesome
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2019, 11:10:25
Mud-Ohio anarchy

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Jul 10, 2019, 11:33:02
More anarchy

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Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 07, 2019, 14:03:05
It survived Barber but barely.
Turns out an XR80 with a harbor freight sidecar is less than ideal for the enduro trails on the back side of barber, mush less with two "grown" adults aboard.
Add in drunken slow races and contests to see who could keep it on 2 wheels for the furthest with a passenger in the sidecar and shes a little worse for wear but still kicking!

I did get a full lap of the ring road on 2 wheels. Got lots of cheers for that one.

Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: Maritime on Oct 07, 2019, 14:04:17
I want pics and vids!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Oct 07, 2019, 19:56:36
Oh man.  I really hope it was worth it.  I rode Shupe around Mid-O, but that bent the Z50 wheel after a bit.  I swapped out the wheels and rode it a while since.  I really built it to ride my girls around.  They're 4 yo and 6 yo, so it was perfect fun for them.  Regardless, a running XR80 with YZ wheels isn't such a bad thing, I hope.
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: SONIC. on Oct 08, 2019, 12:07:55
Oh man.  I really hope it was worth it.  I rode Shupe around Mid-O, but that bent the Z50 wheel after a bit.  I swapped out the wheels and rode it a while since.  I really built it to ride my girls around.  They're 4 yo and 6 yo, so it was perfect fun for them.  Regardless, a running XR80 with YZ wheels isn't such a bad thing, I hope.

Dude totally worth it we had an absolute blast on it. Nothings broken, just bent the HF hitch a bit lol, i'll straighten it out and we'll keep her cruising!
Title: Re: 1984 Honda XR80 SLO Burn Hellride
Post by: irk miller on Oct 08, 2019, 18:55:39
Dude totally worth it we had an absolute blast on it. Nothings broken, just bent the HF hitch a bit lol, i'll straighten it out and we'll keep her cruising!
I bent the HF hitch on purpose to get the right angle and tracking, so check over everything first.  It may have bent more, but know it had a purposeful bend there too. It was hard otherwise to get the bike to lean a bit towards the hack, so it was more stable in a right turn.