The XT350 Overland build .

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by NortwestRider, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I might do a TT fork swap if I can find it cheap. I will have to go look up what ratio I went with,can't remember .I went with a 700lb spring ,I couldn't find out what stock was but read on this thread that another big boy got a 750lb for his and it was a little to stiff.I 'm going to do mostly off-road touring at first,mostly dirt /gravel roads with some 2 track and single track.Hopefuly someday this will be my RTW bike .


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  2. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Put the new spring on the shock today.
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    Mounted my new tank panniers I got for Christmas.
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    I needed a spark arrester since the PO removed the stock one,I'm the KING of CHEAP so instead if buying a stock insert ( $100 ) I built one.
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  3. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    The finished product. !!
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  4. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got a high lift bike lift today, man it makes working on the bike easy.
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    Also built a rear rack to hold my KOLPIN 1.5 gallon gas can.
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  5. L.B.S.

    L.B.S. Long timer

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    Niiiice

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    Project looking good, NWR :D
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  6. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    $225 lift was $145 today. !!.


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  7. Outwardbound

    Outwardbound Been here awhile

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    Where ?
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  8. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Harbor frieght BUT it was a 1 day 25% off coupon.The lift is on sale for $184 without the coupon .


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  9. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Well I spent a good 5 hours out in the shed at 40 degrees and got my pannier racks 90% built.I still need to make the bars that go from the racks to the frame where the pass pegs were.
    And YES that is a clubman handle bar bracing the the 2 sides in the back..it had the right bend I was looking for and I was never going to use the bars anyway.
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    And it is with panniers on .
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  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    This is a great build thread, really enjoying it!! :clap
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  11. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo AKA Deanohit

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    Great work, I enjoy making stuff for my XT225 in the shed and am loving this build. :clap
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  12. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Thanks !!.
    I love to build and next year I will be doing it in a brand new 16'x24' garage. !!.
    Going to the monster trucks today , plus it's 32 degrees in the shed so I don't think much will get done today.


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  13. TrophyHunter

    TrophyHunter Long timer

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    Can appreciate the effort and the homebuilt stuff. I don't have a shop or skills worthy of the attempt. The shock was mentioned before & I would encourage you to at least crack it open and change out the fluid. I did my DR650 shock at about 7000 miles and it looked like caramel colored milkshake in there. Much nicer ride after a good cleaning and new fluid.

    Look forward to the progress!
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  14. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    I have a extra shock I bought, maybe I will have it rebuilt and slip in on later.


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  15. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Finished my rack system today .
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  16. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Mounted back on the bike with my tool tube installed.
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  17. TrophyHunter

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    Nothin' but sturdy right there. Thx for keeping the thread up.
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  18. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got my DR650 pegs today , now to make them fit.
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  19. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Had to mod the pegs , added a 1/8" plate so they sat straight.
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    Then I had to cut them so they would fold.
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  20. NortwestRider

    NortwestRider TRIPOD ADVENTURER !!

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    Got the rear signals mounted and the headlight put back on.
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