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Author Topic: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far  (Read 35820 times)

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 »

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #45 on: Jun 30, 2012, 22:42:43 »
Cpl more
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2012, 22:45:34 by ob1xl »

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #46 on: Jul 01, 2012, 09:51:17 »
man is that thing cool!!  i think a brown or tan seat would look sweet, too.  and good thinking on wanting to match the grips.  here's where i bought my grips:

https://www.battlescooterstore.com/sess/utn;jsessionid=154ff0462804bea/shopdata/index.shopscript

they have a pretty wide selection of browns and tans (or "natural" i suppose is the correct term).  i knew i wanted natural colored grips for my bike, and that's the best selection i found of old school grips.

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #47 on: Jul 01, 2012, 12:06:54 »
Thx! 7alive!  I think its petty unique so far.
And thx for the link. They do have a brown grip set I would go with if I go Brown on the seat!

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #48 on: Jul 01, 2012, 15:19:48 »
Looks really good! I vote for black,tan/brown would look good too.
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Offline 7aliveatlast7

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #49 on: Jul 01, 2012, 15:32:19 »
Thx! 7alive!  I think its petty unique so far.
And thx for the link. They do have a brown grip set I would go with if I go Brown on the seat!

sure thing! i think brown would be sweet, definitely not as common as black.  i'm planning on matching my grips, seat, and exhaust wrap within the same color family.  i feel like repeating certain colors like that can make, at least in this case, a seat look like less of an afterthought and more of a planned out idea haha.