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Burtonridr 09-26-2007 10:32 AM

The XT350 thread
Use this thread to ask questions,share tips, share good links, photos & stories about yamaha's great little XT350.

Bike Specifications for quick reference:

<table width="580" align="left" border="1" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Displacement:</td><td>346.00 ccm (21.11 cubic inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Engine type:</td><td>Single cylinder</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Stroke:</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Carburetor:
</td><td valign="top">24mm Teikei
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Power:</td><td>27.00 HP (19.7 kW)) @ 8000 RPM</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Compression:</td><td>9.0:1</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Bore x stroke:</td><td>86.0 x 59.6 mm (3.4 x 2.3 inches)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Valves per cylinder:</td><td>4</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Fuel control:</td><td>DOHC</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Cooling system:</td><td>Air</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Gearbox:</td><td>6-speed</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Transmission type
final drive:
</td><td>Chain</td></tr><tr align="center"><th colspan="2">Physical measures</th></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:</td><td>150.0 kg (330.7 pounds)</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Dry Weight:
</td><td valign="top">262 pounds
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Overall Height:
</td><td valign="top">88.2"
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Overall Width:
</td><td valign="top">34.1"
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Overall Length:
</td><td valign="top">47.6"
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Ground Clearance:
</td><td valign="top">10.8"
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Wheel Base:
</td><td valign="top">55.9"
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Seat Height:
</td><td valign="top">33.7"
</td></tr><tr align="center"><th colspan="2">Chassis and dimensions</th></tr><tr><td valign="top">Front Fork
</td><td valign="top">Telescopic forks w/ 10" of travel
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">Rear Shock
</td><td valign="top">Single Rear Shock w/ 8.6" of travel
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front tyre dimensions:</td><td>3.00-21 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear tyre dimensions:</td><td>110/80-18 </td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Front brakes:</td><td>Single disc</td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Rear brakes:</td><td>Expanding brake</td></tr><tr align="center"><th colspan="2">Speed and acceleration</th></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Top speed:</td><td>135.0 km/h (83.9 mph)</td></tr><tr align="center"><th colspan="2">Other specifications</th></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="25%">Fuel capacity:</td><td>12.00 litres (3.17 gallons)</td></tr></tbody></table>

Burtonridr 09-26-2007 10:34 AM

Here are a few websites with some good mods and tips

Burtonridr 09-26-2007 10:49 AM

For a rear rack try

For a clarke 4 gallon gas tank try

For moose guards, protaper handle bars, bar risers, heated grips, luggage, etc try

Truckin_Thumper 09-26-2007 12:10 PM

Corky has some decent info, but nothing like what is needed, seems these XT's are getting more poplular.
Saw one go on fleabay for a hair over 2500.00 2000, 2000 miles, it was a nice specimen. Oh, this was just a day or two ago.

I can help out a bit, I have wrenched enough on mine to help others out.

For a good daigram and part numbers, start here

Mine. '99 all stcok, runs like a champ and 8300 miles

Burtonridr 09-26-2007 12:17 PM

Truckin, you know of a way to protect a saddle bag across the rear of the bike from the muffler?

Truckin_Thumper 09-26-2007 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by Burtonridr
Truckin, you know of a way to protect a saddle bag across the rear of the bike from the muffler?

You'll have to make yer own frame, make room for an aluminum heat shield.
Thats the only way.

Burtonridr 09-27-2007 06:38 AM


Originally Posted by Truckin_Thumper
You'll have to make yer own frame, make room for an aluminum heat shield.
Thats the only way.

Thats what I figured... the xt225 stuff doesnt work on ours huh?

Anyone know how to make the thing easier to kick start?

Mine is an absolute bear to start. Maybe its just me, maybe it will just take time to get used to its quirks. But it also seems like it is lacking fuel when cruising at about 4k rpm. Im gonna pull the spark plug tonight and see what the crystal ball tells me.

Anyone know if the electrical system can handle heated grips?

Anyone know how to re-wrap the generator to put out more watts?

Is the thing I read true, does the xt350 generator put out around 28v and/or cause problems with the electrical system?

Burtonridr 09-27-2007 06:40 AM

Is it normal for the headlight to flash with the turn signal? It seems like its because of lack of watts or something?

Fauster 09-27-2007 09:15 AM

Ahhhh, my first DS, first thumper,!

Mine was a '94 and I put 5000 trouble-free miles on 'er.

My experience with the charging system was that it was anemic. The headlight would dim at idle. And starting could be a real bear. Surprisingly, it was most finicky when it was warm (not hot). It needed just the right amount of choke or else I would kick start myself into exhaustion.

Still....good memories.

Truckin_Thumper 09-27-2007 09:58 AM

Airbox and Clean the carb (use ALOT of SeaFoam)

BTW, anyone got a SuperTrapp or similar they wanna sell? :ear

Burtonridr 09-27-2007 09:59 AM

Found a few more good resources,

Roberts XT350 site

Has links to download shop manuals (clymer manual)and parts lists, as well as other usful carb, chain, sproket, etc info

Edit 12-9-08: those links above are broken.... I have a full electronic copy of the clymer manual if anyone wants one, shoot me a PM.

Burtonridr 09-27-2007 10:07 AM

so does anyone know if the electrical system can handle heated grips? They would be soooo nice in a month or two

R'oli 01-30-2008 05:06 AM

I am looking for a Suzuki DR 350, but can not find one, how does the XT 350 compare..?


Jeff@TheQuadShop 01-30-2008 05:45 AM

The XT350 is a nice bike but the DR is better. Better suspension, better power, later models came with e-start, more aftermarket support....

TheRiderman 02-02-2008 07:53 PM

I just bought my XT350 today. It is really fun. I have never rode any other bikes, but the 350 is just fun. I have not had it much out of 2nd gear on my farm but it has alot of power.

Heres a pic.

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