Sl350?

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Sport, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    I have to laugh when I see an old SL350,not because they weren't good bikes,but how many of them were chopped in the 70's:lol3
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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Between the XL's, CL's and the SL........ the SL is truly the fairest of them all.
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  3. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    I always loved the old SL's of any size. Back in the early 70's when I had a lowly CL100 I thought that if I only had an SL125 I'd be king of the world. :lol2 Cool bikes, unique styling.
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  4. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    :roflOOHHH I remember those days,I had a Suzuki TC90,I wanted a racer,not a paper route bike:rofl
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  5. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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  6. HamboneSlim

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    Sure! The cylinders were bored out to 67.5mm. The pistons are from Todd Henning Racing, and provide a compression ratio of 11.5:1. You don't have to modify the head or valves to use these pistons, and you can run on normal premium high-octane gas, but you do need to use a solid copper head gasket.

    I've played around a bit with front and rear sprockets to get a final drive ratio I like. Because of the light weight and small displacement of the bike, and the lack of signals, it really isn't a good choice for a highway cruiser, so my goal was to gear it for maximum effectiveness on the twisty, hilly back roads around here. It currently has 15T and 38T front and rear sprockets, which keeps the RPMs near the cam's happy place, and allow it to really jump to life with a flick of the throttle.
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  7. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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  8. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Had one in high school. Found another one, just like the other one.


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  9. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    Aw man, I love that gold! Now, do I get a new HDTV or......
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  10. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    When I was a kid, these things were the coolest bike on the road I thought. They were ADV bikes a couple of decades before the idea caught on.
    Never owned one, wish I did.
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  11. Sport

    Sport Been here awhile

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    Well I got the TV but am still JONESN for an SL. Wonder what the current equivalent model would be if they made one today? How much would it cost? Ebay had one for a pretty good price, under 2K. Shoulda got it. Who makes one similar now? Why doesn't Honda make another SL350 now? Maybe a few more ponies, electric start of course, better suspension, FI maybe, didn't they discontinue the starter on later models? Why? Just seems like a nice reliable air cooled on/off road scrambler that I could ride to the dirt and into the dirt without spending thousands for a water cooled hi tech dirt bike. Seems like Honda only makes a 250 thumper, the CRF 250L. No more twins in any size? Why's that? No one likes an air cooled twin?
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  12. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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  13. Fitty

    Fitty Shopping cart rider

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    Wow! Nice!
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