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Author Topic: Trash to Tracker, Xl350  (Read 4774 times)

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #50 on: Feb 15, 2018, 23:09:49 »
Small update:  Got the Triple Tree installed with the All Balls bearings greased and preloaded, super smooth now! New headlight brackets installed and bucket loosely installed for now, I like how the headlight will be slightly lower then stock.



Front forks were rebuilt/cleaned, installed new seals since both sides were leaking as well as new dust caps from All Balls.  I'm a big guy and prefer stiffer forks so I went with Lucas 15W fork oil. Measured out and topped off. Media blasted and Painted the legs satin, as well as satin clear coats. Time will tell how long they hold up.



Bolted up the new rental handle bars, I think I will really like this stance. The cross bar is removable, but I don't mind it.



Found this trailer frame for free on Craigslist and decided to make a little utility/motorcycle hauler out of it. Its kind of a pain to take the cap off my truck every time I want to transport a bike. Trailer has D Rings bolted through the plywood through the frame to secure the bike or cargo.



Take it from me, I'v made this mistake before.

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #51 on: Feb 16, 2018, 03:47:45 »
Nice little trailer. Bike is looking good.

I have had issues in the past with those style headlight ears where the light tends to sag downward. I added an aluminum support to one of the screws that fasten the headlight ring which helped get the light back on the road and off the front fender


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74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
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Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #52 on: Feb 25, 2018, 00:00:22 »
Continuing on. Cleaned up the gauges best I could and applied some "Mothers Back to black" to give them a little color again. The black was very faded, almost dull grey. I Fitted in new 6V LEds for the gauge lights to.







For the turn signals I couldn't find a set of 6V ones that I liked so I took a set of basic 12V signal lights and swapped in a huge 6V led bulb. Had to disassemble the light base to get the bulb in and then reinstall all as one piece. Only issue was the  satin black signal housing did not reflect the light to great so I cut up some reflective tape and placed it inside.





Also got around to installing the Rental full waffle grips, new black levers, and a all in one handlebar control switch. Its just a basic bar switch and doesn't appear to be super great quality, but its tidy which is what I wanted the most and the harness it came with is actually decently assembled and labeled.







Middle of this week we has some unusually high temps in Baltimore which allowed me to throw some paint outside on the new pipe from XLintPerformance! Used High temp engine primer, flowed by ceramic header paint, finished up with satin high temp engine paint.



Waiting on a few parts to arrive this week like a new set of shocks, different tail light then originally planned, stainless cone muffler and some misc hardware.
« Last Edit: Feb 25, 2018, 12:01:04 by 2strokeTRush »
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Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #53 on: Apr 01, 2018, 09:02:39 »
Well Im Back to work now, so I havent had lots of time to devote to the bike. But I am happy to say she is back on he own two feet! Mounted a set of Kenda 270 tires and new rim strips and tubes.  Carb is back on, throttle, choke, and clutch cables installed and adjusted. Installed a cheap set of shocks from DCC because the others were shot. Tig welded the cone engineering muffler to the header pipe from Xlint performance and test fitted it. Going to have to Fab some sort of support bracket for the upsweep though.  Started working on the fenders  yesterday while the weather was nice, sand sand sand, followed by some filler primer. More sanding and then laid some silver down. Im no body man so I hope they turn out ok, Still curing now. 





« Last Edit: Apr 01, 2018, 09:06:54 by 2strokeTRush »
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Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #54 on: Apr 03, 2018, 22:46:21 »
fenders are done with paint. Im no painter, so take it easy on me but I think they look pretty good! I taped off the original blue stripes.









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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #55 on: Apr 05, 2018, 12:17:58 »
Looking good. I like the look of the fresh paint on the fenders with the patina'd decals.
"He broke the mirrors off his Cadillac, 'cause he doesn't like it looking like he looks back."

74 CB360 - Luna - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=63294.0 - Sold
82 GS550L - Tracker-ish - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67229.0 - Sold
74 XL350 - The Turd - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=70252.0 - Sold
Suzuki FA50 "No-Ped" - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=71189.0
73 Suzuki RV125 -http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=73875.0
'97 BMW F650st - http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=75732.0

Offline travisvisual

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #56 on: Apr 05, 2018, 13:12:51 »
Looking so good, keep it up.

Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #57 on: Apr 05, 2018, 15:25:27 »
Looking so good, keep it up.

Thanks man!
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Offline 2strokeTRush

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #58 on: Apr 05, 2018, 15:26:08 »
Looking good. I like the look of the fresh paint on the fenders with the patina'd decals.

Thanks buddy
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Offline Pete12

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Re: Trash to Tracker, Xl350
« Reply #59 on: Apr 06, 2018, 08:59:32 »
Bike looks really good but, and please forgive me of I'm wrong, the headlight brackets look like they are on upside down, or is that what you intended?