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Old 01-31-2009, 10:50 PM   #16
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der.... I read it as kickstarter... twice! I sure hope thats what he meant!
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:27 PM   #17
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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!
I like the little Honda thumpers. I have a non-running 1970 SL-100 to restore waiting in the wings. I'd like an SL-125 too. They had the best small engine Honda ever made. The torque curve was almost flat from about 2000 to 10,000 rpm.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:21 AM   #18
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yep, kickstarter...kick whatever thingy. It still sucks to do!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:35 AM   #19
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yep, kickstarter...kick whatever thingy. It still sucks to do!
Yup.

All to get to this one stupid bolt.



The bike:



A little more healthy, and with a working kickstart!

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Old 02-03-2009, 06:00 PM   #20
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This be my little toy 78 XL125

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=22

this fella couldnt decide whether to take a free bike or not
i think we talked him into it
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=393984
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:23 PM   #21
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Man... now you got me checkin' out the Florida CL's for one of those.... I could use it as a sub for the /6 on those "don't know where to go where I haven't been before" days, which do happen a lot in Florida.....


So, 250XL, 175XL, on the hunt....
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:07 PM   #22
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the girlfriend's dad said if i get it to start he'll sign the nice crisp title over to me
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #23
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Shouldnt be too hard, looks like its all there!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:28 PM   #24
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yep! it's "only" sat for 5-6 years, they said it ran when they put it away. since it has sat in a barn. everything i've looked over seems decent, i kicked it a few times but got nothing. tomorrow i'm going to give it new oil, fuel and spark plug. if i get a pop or two i'm sure i'll just have to clean the carb and ride away. then invest in rustoleum...
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:17 PM   #25
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got it started today, one of the jets was clogged, poked it with a pin, the dirt fell out and away i rode . it seemed quite strong, but we could not get 1st gear. we dumped the oil out and found this:



it kinda feels like we can select 1st gear, but it does not make any noise in that position, just as if it was in neutral. any input is welcome , current ideas are; bent shift fork, stripped gear, or (really) worn dogs (or any combination). I have read about bearings going bad in the engine, but aside from a little valve noise it runs like a top, so we are assuming it is related to the problem in getting 1st gear. in it's past life the bike was used to chase cows, so it's easy to imagine first got quite a beating.
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Old 03-21-2009, 06:16 PM   #26
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I'd say you have a gear that is missing a bunch of teeth... I just fixed an XL200S, very similar to your bike, for a friend. Its kicker gears were stripped, and thats the kind of stuff that came out with the oil (and the screen filter).
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #27
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Do you have much experience with the 500's dorkpunch?
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:05 PM   #28
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A little... I'm not all in to the "newer" ones, but I did have a 500 for a couple of years. VERY fun bike.
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:23 PM   #29
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Howdy!
Count me in Dude!
I'm already seeing Ernest T from the XL Page here too.
I got the honda single bug bad, started with ATCs of all things.
Now I have a few 175s and a 250 to play around with.

I'll see how adding a pic or two of 'em goes.
I suck, too much to do right now, maybe later.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:11 AM   #30
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Cool thread! Too bad I only have a "lowly" RFVC 600 for an XL in the collection!
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