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Author Topic: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far  (Read 35823 times)

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #70 on: Oct 03, 2012, 12:57:33 »
bout time, i've been dying to see some progress on this thing :)  i came so close to picking up a pair of xl350's on craigslist last week, but they got sold out from under me.  i was dreaming of building them up something like yours. 

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #71 on: Oct 03, 2012, 13:33:35 »
Im expecting the seat back from the upholstery shop today!  Pix ASAP.

Offline onelifematt

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #72 on: Oct 05, 2012, 01:26:58 »
thing is lookin rad!! i've been wanting an XL350 for this same sort of project.. just seems to be a legit bike, with cool frame and tank to work with.

 Please mind the mis-informed or unknowledable, but what tread is that front tire? thing looks bad ass. and what size is that wheel? thinkin of something for my CB350 brat.. Thanks and keep up the good work!

-Matt
Matt Lee
Dice Roller at Nothing Routine
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Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #73 on: Oct 05, 2012, 12:56:00 »
Thx for the compliments Matt. The front tire is a trials tire. The wheel is a 21". It's the stock wheels from the xl350. Finally got the seat. Looks good and is way comfortable.  Will look better once the frame is painted.  I think it came out good tho.  The gold stitching looks great either the gold wings on the tank and the gold chain.
« Last Edit: Oct 05, 2012, 13:07:00 by ob1xl »

Offline shamus

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #74 on: Oct 05, 2012, 13:12:37 »
New Church Moto seat?
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #75 on: Oct 05, 2012, 13:25:49 »
Yes! Love her work. I think a good looking seat is just as important as a cool tank.  I figured me stretching some vinyl over some padding would've looked lame and totally screwed up the look of the bike.

Offline shamus

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #76 on: Oct 05, 2012, 13:27:02 »
She's quite talented. Too far for me to take advantage and have it be at all economically feasible.
My xs360 build:

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=37624.msg408051#msg408051

1976 Yamaha XS360
1977 Yamaha TT500

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #77 on: Jan 14, 2013, 17:56:08 »
so finally got the last couple brackets welded on for the exaust and for the battery box and ground off a few that were not needed on the swing arm and got them off to powdercoat....a simple black satin...they said 7-10 days...and its been at least that so im expecting a call any day

Offline 7aliveatlast7

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  • the bearded hessian
Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #78 on: Jan 18, 2013, 11:09:26 »
ya can't go givin' us updates just once every 3 months now!  this is the first build i started following on here, and i'm tired of being patient!  ;) ;D

Offline ob1xl

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Re: 1975 Honda xl350 brat? tracker? project so far
« Reply #79 on: Jan 18, 2013, 11:45:09 »
Yeah sorry about that. You know how life gets in the way.  Just wanted to let ya know I didn't abandon the project.  I'm back on it now. Probably gonna be able to reassemble it this weekend and get some smaller details together. I picked the frame up from the powder coater yesterday.
« Last Edit: Jan 18, 2013, 11:47:08 by ob1xl »