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Author Topic: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far  (Read 14383 times)

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 17:28:08 »
hmmm great points!  where do u get this stuff?
still gotta get the frame blasted or dipped...its coated in shit i dont even care to try to get off lol

Offline rays650cafe

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2012, 18:03:06 »
I like.....something different....very cool.
PS black forks yea.
High functioning sociopath.

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2012, 22:02:00 »
hmmm one for polished and a couple for black so far....

Offline Dfinnegan

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #33 on: Jun 05, 2012, 23:20:21 »
Looks killer! I woulda never thunk to do up an XL like this but I love it so far! Keep the pics coming.   Polished forks, for a little contrast.  Too much black is...well, actually never a bad thing.

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #34 on: Jun 06, 2012, 04:17:04 »
Thx dfinn! 
I finally got the rear fender mounted up! My welds are getting better.
I should get some free time this weekend to work on it and can get some pix up.
I'm usually all for blacking out a ride but for some reason I'm leaning towards the polished forks. I'm still undecided.  but it kinda seems if I don't black out too much, it looks as if this bike was originally made this way. Any parts I've used from other bikes have still been 1975 parts.

Offline Dfinnegan

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #35 on: Jun 12, 2012, 21:57:53 »
Because of you and this thread I am seriously considering buying a 78 XL350 off CL and doing a build like yours.  I told my wife this is going to be her bike to ride, I was like " ya baby it's a small 350.  It's perfect for you!"   ;D

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #36 on: Jun 12, 2012, 22:20:40 »
Awesome! cant beat em for the price they are goin for!

Offline hallin222

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #37 on: Jun 14, 2012, 01:15:46 »
I'm loving this project, and it kind of has me wanting an ex-offroad single, but maybe an XL600 or something.  I grew up on the pegs of the XR lineup from Honda and still appreciate them.

Offline casper3043

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #38 on: Jun 14, 2012, 03:36:04 »
i'd go black forks...i think it'll give it a meaner stance as the forks will kind of disappear with the wheels. brat style would suggest black too.


Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #40 on: Jun 15, 2012, 16:55:03 »
wow, when i saw your first pic of the bike in it's original form, i wasn't too excited about what you'd be doing.  by page 5, though, i can't wait to see what's next!  awesome build, and the engine looks amazing with the chrome studs on black!

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #41 on: Jun 21, 2012, 18:23:56 »
Thx for the compliments!!
looks like another vote for black forks.....

been busy with the baja trip, fathers day, jeepin, etc....

yeah should have some pix up soon.....workin on gettin the exhaust routed the way i want and i need to get that frame dipped or blasted or something to paint or powder....lots of grime and shit i dont really care to clean off myself...

on the way home from the mountains the other day i came across these 2 bikes i picked up for 25$ each.....gonna sell em to keep funding this project...
one is a yamaha rt1 360 and the other i think is a 175....the one tank looks kinda cool when i set it on my XL...and i could steal an 18" rim from one of them and lace it to the front of the xl if i wanted to run the firestones front and rear at 18"....
« Last Edit: Jun 21, 2012, 18:27:50 by ob1xl »

Offline andrew6v

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #42 on: Jun 22, 2012, 10:29:02 »
I really like that patina tank, the rest of your bike looks a little too clean for it though.


Looks great btw.

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #43 on: Jun 22, 2012, 12:38:30 »
Thx Andrew. Well I sold the 2 bikes this morning.  Bought them for 25 each and a guy is on the way with 100 each. So I got a lil money in case I need to pay someone to help me when it comes to wiring.

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #44 on: Jun 30, 2012, 22:19:08 »
Finally got 2 hrs between the babys nap to cut the exhaust in to 3 sections to change and weld it up to exit on the right side just behind the foot peg.
I think it looks pretty good.  Streched an old tshirt over the seat to get an idea of a black seat.  Not sure I like the black......maybe it'll look better when its vinyl.  Or maybe Brown?  But then I gotta find Brown grips.
Still gotta paint the hubs on front and rear.   And polish the other fork. 
Here are a cpl pix to check out.
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2012, 22:40:09 by ob1xl »