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Old 11-12-2012, 08:26 AM   #48901
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #48902
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Just picked up this 1984 XL350R. It's my first dual sport/enduro bike, and so far I'm having a blast on it! Rode it to work this morning.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #48903
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Just picked up this 1984 XL350R. It's my first dual sport/enduro bike, and so far I'm having a blast on it! Rode it to work this morning.

My uncle has that same model. We ride everywhere and that little 350 is a great bike. Almost 30 years old and it STILL has honda reliability. ENJOY !!
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #48904
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Does anyone know Mark Sutton? I need to get in touch with him ASAP. I sent him an email about the oil cooler a few days ago when I first noticed mine was cracked and I haven't heard back from him yet. I fixed it with JB weld, but that is starting to crack now too. I just slapped some zipties on it today to keep it as tight to the bracket as possible until I can figure out what to do. Right now I'm looking at two options:

1. Find someone to weld the existing oil cooler. Pros: cheaper, possibly faster. Cons: I've got a ton of JB weld on that thing now.....what's the best way to clean off JB weld? Sandpaper? Also, I have to find someone to weld aluminium, which may be pretty hard for me (I think) as I will be in Guatemala tomorrow.

2. Get someone to ship me a new Jagg oil cooler that has already been welded. Pro: easier, better quality, can get bypass switch shipped out as well. Cons: expensive, time consuming.

Here's a picture of where the cracks have formed:



And here is a picture of the JB Weld-ed version.



Only the top lug is cracked now, and it hasn't gone all the way around the JB weld, just the bottom half. I had a really fun time doing this in the courtyard of my hotel in downtown Oaxaca....

I'm crossing into Guatemala tomorrow and will probably spend a few weeks there improving my Spanish at one of the language schools. I have $$$ for whoever can give me a hand......haha!
Ill teach you spanish and give you beer ir you pay me! jajaja Im in ATACO, el salvador...next border....

cheers

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p.s. I can try and help out with your cooler situation if you bypass it for the meantime...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #48905
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Just picked up this 1984 XL350R. It's my first dual sport/enduro bike, and so far I'm having a blast on it! Rode it to work this morning.

Awesome old bike. My pig carouses with one when I am at work.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #48906
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So you adjusted the valves? If so from your description the right front exhaust valve was adjusted incorrectly. You must rotate nthe engine past TDC to get the decompression cam that holds that valve open during starting to fall out. Run the engine around to about 10 deg ATDC and re check the valve clearance.
He said he rode it the previous weekend and didn't mention any valve adjustments in between.
I think what he is hearing is the decomp lever...which is normal to hear it click.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #48907
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He said he rode it the previous weekend and didn't mention any valve adjustments in between.
I think what he is hearing is the decomp lever...which is normal to hear it click.
He also said " I did notice the valve rockers were all well oiled and not binding during cranking; however, the right front valve taps twice during it's cycle and the other valves only tap once. Is this an important clue?"
??????
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 AM   #48908
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Anyone have a pic of those Tusk hippo-hands mounted on their bike? Will they work with handguards installed?
Only photo I could find while at work. I have them installed over Cyra-Probend barkbusters. They cover just enough to keep your hands warm but dont intrude on the fore-arm.... and they make the bike wheelie easier!

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Old 11-12-2012, 11:40 AM   #48909
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Only photo I could find while at work. I have them installed over Cyra-Probend barkbusters. They cover just enough to keep your hands warm but dont intrude on the fore-arm.... and they make the bike wheelie easier!
Damn! If I knew they made the bike wheelie easier I would have ordered a set!
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:48 AM   #48910
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Only photo I could find while at work. I have them installed over Cyra-Probend barkbusters. They cover just enough to keep your hands warm but dont intrude on the fore-arm.... and they make the bike wheelie easier!

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:42 PM   #48911
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Chain Guard Mod

An inmate from TT who lives up the street opened up the cutouts in his chainguard... so I decided to get off my butt and follow suit. The plastic is really tough stuff, but a dremel makes short work of it.
I made a quick how-to.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #48912
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Or you can do what I did. I broke the sprocket cover and discovered the price of a replacement, so I just left it off. I always wear boots on the bike so not worried about part of me going into the couter sprocket.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #48913
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Or you can do what I did. I broke the sprocket cover and discovered the price of a replacement, so I just left it off. I always wear boots on the bike so not worried about part of me going into the couter sprocket.

How good a job are your boots gonna do should your chain decide to jump ship and punch a hole in the engine case?? They'll just shrug and say Not My Job.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #48914
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How good a job are your boots gonna do should your chain decide to jump ship and punch a hole in the engine case?? They'll just shrug and say Not My Job.

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:35 PM   #48915
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Or you can do what I did. I broke the sprocket cover and discovered the price of a replacement, so I just left it off. I always wear boots on the bike so not worried about part of me going into the couter sprocket.
Or you can do what I did:



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