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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
After 2x POR treatments, I have a great deal of...

After 2x POR treatments, I have a great deal of confidence in the repose. The tank held water just after welding, so it should be in good.
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
Almost there ...

Almost there

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/maxiout77/XL350%20ADV/DSC_0143.jpg

Down to the bare frame. Rusty, greasy, nasty.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
All the fuel tank work was completed in late fall...

All the fuel tank work was completed in late fall of 2011. Late winter/early spring of this year, I decided I wanted to give the 'ole XL the attention it deserved. After its resurection, and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
After endless hours of carefull welding and...

After endless hours of carefull welding and grinding, the metal work was done! Not too bad if I dont say so myself.

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj596/maxiout77/XL350%20ADV/100_3260.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
Very sharp eye! The bike is indeed an '85,...

Very sharp eye! The bike is indeed an '85, however the PO sourced a seat from an '84, along with changing the fork boots to black. The only blue part left is the rear shock spring. I do like the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
After the trip was over and we were home safe, I...

After the trip was over and we were home safe, I had to dig into the tank issue a bit further. What I found nearly took my breathe away. How the bike made it 50 miles, nevertheless 500 miles, it a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
Unbelievebly, the bike ran like a top. We saw...

Unbelievebly, the bike ran like a top. We saw temps in the 90's, pouring rain, the works. The motor didn't so much as cough. Although the motor ran strong, a certian area of the bike showed its age,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
After I was satisfied the XL would make the...

After I was satisfied the XL would make the journey, we geared up and set off for the trip. We put a great deal of blind faith into the reliability of the XL. The bike performed remarkably well.
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Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,487
Posted By Maxitout77
Max's '85 XL350 Retro Restoration

The backstory:
Early summer of 2011, my girlfriend, myself and some nearby riding friends decided we wanted to tackle the Puppy Dog Ride (PDR) by the end of Fall. For those who are unfamiliar with...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 39,010
Posted By Maxitout77
From one northern Vermonter to another, good work!

From one northern Vermonter to another, good work!
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,360
Posted By Maxitout77
Sandblasted entire frame less the vin plate area....

Sandblasted entire frame less the vin plate area. Primed and painted.
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,360
Posted By Maxitout77
IIRC its PPG comercial single stage oil based...

IIRC its PPG comercial single stage oil based (not that new fangled water born stuff). A friend of mine is a painter, had him custom mix it up for me. The commericial stuff is definitely tougher,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,360
Posted By Maxitout77
I'm in the middle of a full restoration on my '85...

I'm in the middle of a full restoration on my '85 XL350R. I was in the same boat on the paint/powder/touchup deal. I ended up using a single stage commercial paint, 3-4 coats, masked off the vin...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 176,346
Posted By Maxitout77
Ok, I'll play along. I thought this thread was...

Ok, I'll play along. I thought this thread was nonsense, boy was I wrong. Awesome tip guys! This was a 24hr soak, a rinse off and a wipe. Unreal results.
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Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,874
Posted By Maxitout77
Another reason Im going to switch to wing nuts :)

Another reason Im going to switch to wing nuts :)
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,874
Posted By Maxitout77
My take on highway pegs. Its nice to stretch your...

My take on highway pegs. Its nice to stretch your legs on a long ride. I plan on switching to wing nuts so I can ditch the setup when the going gets tough. The best part is the whole thing cost under...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By Maxitout77
Making a quiet core actually QUIET??

I have a DRZ400SM with a Big Gun exhaust. First off, I know Big Gun sucks. However, it came with the bike, its a full exhaust, its light, looks good, and has done a decent job for many miles. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-06-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 443,567
Posted By Maxitout77
http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/2423097699.ht...

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/2423097699.html

3 Enduro's!
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