The Honda XL (and other vintage singles) thread!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by dorkpunch, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    The #12 cover was missing when I acquired mine. Fabbed a cover and it solved my problem, was hoping for an easy fix on yours.

    Glad I could help.
  2. cvd6262

    cvd6262 n00by-est

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    Does anyone know if I can download a wiring diagram for a 1981 XL185s? I have the Haynes manual, but it has nothing like that in it.

    I just repaired the cracked headlight casing. When I took the casing off, I took pictures of each connection. Once the headlight was off, I was able to hook the wires back up (except the blue and white wires that go to the headlight). The bike ran great without the headlight, so I know I hooked up those wires correctly.

    Today I tried to put the headlight casing back on, but I must have messed up. I have extra male connectors--including two greens and two blacks--and I have no idea where they go.

    All the wiring is stock, so the colors should match a factory diagram.
  3. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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  4. 408Fairmont

    408Fairmont Adventurer

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    My $100 beast. Well $100 before I spent another hundo on engine parts. Just went for a first ride after putting it all back togther, and I had to take a pic.

    [​IMG]
  5. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    I'm planning to sell my 1976 honda xl350 this spring. As far as i can tell, its 90% original, including paint. The bike only has 9,200 miles on it. Everything works (all lights, gauges, buttons) and there are no dents or major scratches in the tank, sideocovers, or fenders. I also hve a complete spare 350 motor, extra carb, spare voltage regulator, and an extra gas tank (1977 spint scheme with a baseball sized dent in the side). Oh yeah, its street legal and I have a title for it.

    Here is my bike:

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    What is a fair asking price? I'm thinking maybe $1200 for everything, $1000 without the spare motor and parts. Is this fair, too high or too low?
  6. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I think thats a fair price. You could probably get more for it if you aren't in a hurry to sell and found the right buyer. Under $1,000 it would probably sell pretty fast.
  7. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    I own a 1980 250 XL. Its my first bike and I love it. Not in amazing condition like the ones I've seen on here but it runs damn good. It has what others call "character" Lol. I'll post a photo when I can. Love these forums

    here's a photo of "The Beast" as i call it... people often refer to it as the bike Rambo would ride.
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  8. Alpencruiser

    Alpencruiser n00b

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    [​IMG]

    Bought the bike about 8 years ago... dented, scratched, ripped upholstery, rotten tires, shut brakes, rusted exhaust etc. etc... did some work and this is what she looks like today...
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  9. OLDschool1

    OLDschool1 Adventurer

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    Thats very nice right there.

    Sent via Galaxy SII SGH-T989 from 1 of my bikes
  10. cvd6262

    cvd6262 n00by-est

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    I *finally* got the putt-putt's headlight case rewired. Thanks to tokyoklahoma for pointing out that the wiring diagram would be in the back of my Haynes manual (I had looked in the electrical chapter). It wasn't too hard to follow, but I had to re-pinch some of the connectors to get them to fit tight.

    Here she is, waiting to pass safety inspection:

    <img src="http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg621/cvd6262/IMG505_zpseb0f0434.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo IMG505_zpseb0f0434.jpg"/>

    I've put about 10 miles on her around my house. She runs fine. Starts on first kick too.
  11. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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  12. hyland770

    hyland770 Adventurer

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    can anyone tell me if the 21" wheel hubs were all the same size? ive just bought a 21" wheel but it didnt come with the drum brake so im trying to buy one which will fit!
  13. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    Took the old girl out and got her pretty high.

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  14. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    Cool! Your only 400 feet below me, and I live in the "valley". :norton
  15. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    I recently finished my SL100 build. I'm going to post a build thread shortly but I thought I would show off some pics on this thread first.
    This '71 was given to me after sitting behind a garage for 10 years. It was amazingly complete. Side panels were the only thing missing.[​IMG]
    I really enjoy the steampunk look so I decided to go that direction with this build. [​IMG]
  16. lookfar

    lookfar from the land of OZ

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    Hmm...interesting :hmmmmm:hmmmmm

    Can't say that it really does it for me...I like steam also, but maybe not on a bike?? :hide

    Still, good effort, a lot of work has gone into it.:clap
  17. Yokomo

    Yokomo Gorilla Adventurer

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    agreed
  18. skorpioskorpio

    skorpioskorpio Been here awhile

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    I think the tire tread pattern is too modern for this look and I'd lose the dog leg levers. I also think the engine color is a bit too contemporary.
  19. Kanook

    Kanook Adventure zymologist

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    That's the point. Using old and new.
  20. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray Chemically Enhanced

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    I like that steam punk bike a lot. Fun build.