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Old 01-18-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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The Honda XL (and other vintage singles) thread!

Yes. I'm addicted to the XL's. So sue me. Seems like I'm always going back through pages of threads to find a bit of information to (re)share with another inmate. SO- I'm going to make a "Bike Specific" index. Seems to have worked well in Thumpers!

For now, I'm going to compile threads on info, links, how-to's, etc on all of the older Honda Singles here. As (if) it grows, I may pare that down to be a little more bike specific and copy Meats format for Thread Indexes.

***THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS!***

FOR NOW:



How To's:

How to: Cheap muffler for the Sideport 350's:

How to: Fork Seals ('75 XL350)

How to: Fork Seals ('83 XL250)
(new)

How to: Engine Removal/Installation and Head Removal/Installation

How to: Valve Stem Seal Replacement

How to: Troubleshooting spark issues

How to: Make your own side covers

How to: Reviving an old dead bike.





Inmates Bikes:

ErnestT's '74 XL350 Restoration

pckopp's '74 XL250 Ressurection

EvilClown's TL125

Links:

XL Forum: http://xlboard.aimoo.com/
-Great board relating to all things XL

XLinterpformance: http://www.xlintperformance.com/
-Lots of new and stock parts available

dorkpunch: http://www.dorkpunch.com
-A history of the Honda XL, some maintenance info, some used parts. I'm in the process of moving and updating my site, so bear with me!

XL Riders: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/sho...605318&page=14
-Pages of thumpertalk's XL riders and rides!

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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Please also feel free to suggest threads I may have missed... Off to thumpers to do a search!
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #3
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I am considering working on my '80 XL125 next winter.. I like what you've done with your bikes.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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Yessssssss

I am subscribed.

I was just corresponding with another XL owner on another site. We talked about a TAT trip limited to Hondas over 25 years old. We would need this thread to get us prepped.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:33 AM   #5
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Been lots of questions here and on the XL board about spark, so I added a HOW TO on troubleshooting spark issues...
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Old 01-27-2009, 01:17 PM   #6
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Keep em coming!! Old Honda singles are GREAT !
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:19 AM   #7
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What more do you need? Thats pretty much all there is to these simple old bikes!

Seriously though, I love doin this stuff, so if anyone wants something specific, let me know and I'll see what I can do. It normally takes me forever though, so be warned.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
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Stop with the guilt trip will ya....



been looking at restoring this old girl for at last 2 years now.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:19 PM   #9
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Should be a cool thread - thanks!
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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I love the XL's got a '82 XL500R i ride as much as i can (i know its not the same as the oldies but a thumper non the less) a '75 XL125 just came up locally on craigs list for $25 it sold fast i tryed to jump on it..need a bike for my friends who dont really ride to ride when we go camping.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 AM   #11
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Back in December '06 I purchased a garage kept 1974 Honda XL125 with 2,400 on the speedo for $500 . This is the same model that I use to terrorize the hometown during my old high schoold days. Funny the bike seems smaller to me now
I got some NOS parts from bikebandit.com and the bike is sitting in my garage waiting for a restoration. . Also need to split the cases to replace the kickstand spring (that will be a time consuming ordeal)

Old Honda XL's Rule!
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:10 AM   #12
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"split the cases to replace the kickstand spring "

Wow ! You sure?
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:18 AM   #13
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Yup, hes right. I had to do that on a '76 XL175 and an 82 XL200. IT SUCKS.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:50 PM   #14
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XLs are great bikes... my buddy rides the hell out of his 1980 xl500s and it's stone reliable... and has taken him wherever my xr650 or dr350 could take me... and just as fast.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:28 PM   #15
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Yup, hes right. I had to do that on a '76 XL175 and an 82 XL200. IT SUCKS.
Kickstand or kickstarter?
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