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Author Topic: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far  (Read 37763 times)

Offline ob1xl

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1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« on: May 21, 2012, 17:10:10 »
ok so im makin some progress and figured id share what i got so far....never posted so im gonna try to get the pix on here correctly..bear with me
bought for 400$
smoked quite a bit so got a nos piston and put it it.....
« Last Edit: May 22, 2012, 02:56:44 by ob1xl »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 17:43:48 »
tore it down....lotta take off parts to get rid of...
i took off all un needed brackets, seat, air covers, battery, fenders...
i made lopped off the rear of the frame and made a rear loop...
put cb550 pegs on, cb550 shocks, disassembled, cleaned and painted the wheels...put new tires
fabbed up a battery box mounted to the frame under the swingarm
removed and painted motor
made a seat pan, padded it, about to send to upholstry...
still workin changing the new exhaust to stay on the right side of the bike..
after i get the rear fender brackets made for the cb550 fender i can send the frame to powder coat..
im tryin to get this build caught up on the site here, it would have been alot easier if i had taken pictures and posted as i went
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 18:21:56 by ob1xl »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 17:45:24 »
just adding pix

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 17:46:17 »
more
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 18:01:18 by ob1xl »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 17:46:55 »
not sure how to add more than one pic at a time

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 17:49:29 »
wheels pegs etc

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 17:49:52 »
pegs were tricky to get to work on the xl brackest but i was able to rig it up...
the wheels were so grimey and dirty that i had to take em apart to get em cleaned up and this was my first time lacing a rim...that was an interesting trial and error.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 18:21:20 by ob1xl »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 17:52:28 »
more....
sanding the fins on the motor was annoying lol but looks decent
the pic with the seat foam on the bike shows how u cant even see the battery...love it
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 18:09:53 by ob1xl »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 17:55:17 »
totally open to any questions, opinions, suggestions as this is the first bike ive ever built....!

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 xl350 brat?
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 18:06:31 »
the look of the bike is really growing on me..i bought the bike because i was in love with the way the tank looked and the patina that it has....may switch the front to an 18" rim to match the rear tire but i kinda like the look of the old trials tire so far

Swivel- ugh i hope the small cheap pod filter doesnt mess up the way it runs..i love the look of it and cant stand the big k&n filter that they offer for this bike...it looks like a big 16 beer can sticking out....i didnt want anything protruding into the triangle under the seat

so far im most proud of the battery box and the  way u cant even see that sucker!
« Last Edit: May 21, 2012, 18:15:22 by ob1xl »