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Old 08-30-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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I need to take some new pics. Since these were taken I've put new tires on, changed the grips, found a tail light, installed rear signals, put new levers on, and put on a mirror.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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I think these are geared to low. I ordered a 37T rear sprocket. didn't look like there is room to change the front. I'll post up my findings in a couple weeks after a good assessment. And one was hard to find, tried many leads but only place I could find is Sprocket Specialties.
Oh, awesome. I'd been thinking about doing that as well. I'd like a little more top end speed getting to and from the forest service roads.
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #5
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1985 Xl350r

Sold it, but still one of my favorites.

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Old 07-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #6
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Sold it, but still one of my favorites.

Sweet bike! How was the FMF exhaust mod? I would like to do the same on mine.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:05 PM   #7
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FMF Exhaust

One word:
LOUD

I put the stocker back on. I believe loud pipes are one reason so many trails get closed. My goal is to stay quiet and keep riding.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
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Picked up an 84 xl350r recently... she had a bad head on her so I am going thru the whole top end... she is real clean,,, ya know signals, reflectors, the works...
Getting back in to riding again and looking forward to enjoying the road , and the off road...
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:53 AM   #9
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I have some 85 XL350 parts to get rid of

I picked up a 85 XL350 rolling frame for it's wheels and some misc parts. I'm rebuilding a pair of XR500s and was looking for some straight rims when this parts XL350 showed up locally.

There are a bunch of things here that I will probably never use, so my first thought was to see if any inmates wanted to make an offer for the following parts:

-front forks (looks good will probably need seals)
-triple tree (looks good may need new bearings)
-rear shock (probably needs work)
-swingarm and linkage (I'll check it to see if it's straight if anyone wants it)

The frame is free to a good home, I don't have the paper that goes with it. It looks like a decent frame so I would hate to just throw it in the recycle bin. I'm in the Denver Colorado area, but I will box the frame and ship it if someone really wants to pay for shipping.

If no response here, I'll try ebay next. I paid $75 for these parts, and I'm just trying to recoup some of my costs and help out the next guy.

If you're interested, post here and send me PM. I sometimes don't log in to check my PM, but I will if I see some interest on this thread. Yes, I can post some photos later if there is interest in these parts.
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Old 12-06-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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I had a 1985 XL350R when it first came out. I ended up selling it in 1987. The bike was an absolute blast to ride and to this day I regret selling her. Someday when funds allow, I'll get my hands on another one.

Here's a few pics from back in the day...



Meridian, MS Summer 1986.



February 1986, Humbolt Peak, Arizona, Complete with the Hondaline rear rack. I really loved the way she used to pull as the second carb came in. At the time I weighed all of 128# and lofting the front wheel through the first 3 gears was pretty much routine for me.

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Old 12-27-2010, 12:40 PM   #11
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The other night as we waited for Christmas dinner to be ready, my brother-in-law pulled up some slide shows he had made on CD taken from old 35mm slides that Mom had taken over the years. There were a few pictures of me and the XL350R that she took back in 1985. I'll post them up here as soon as I get my copies.

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Old 12-31-2010, 02:24 AM   #12
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Time to fire up the way-back machine...

These were taken in either the Spring or Fall of 1985. Yours truly with my safety gear of the day.





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Old 02-25-2011, 12:33 AM   #13
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Looks like I may be going back to 1985. The wife found one locally at a good price. The pictures look good, very original. May be bringing it home later this afternoon. My wife is so friggin' cool!!!

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:43 AM   #14
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Looks like I may be going back to 1985. The wife found one locally at a good price. The pictures look good, very original. May be bringing it home later this afternoon. My wife is so friggin' cool!!!

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Old 02-25-2011, 07:45 AM   #15
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