The XT350 thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Burtonridr, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Skinsfan6

    Skinsfan6 n00b

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    Unfortunately I think I am about to leave this club. The last two years with my XT have been wonderful but I want to do some longer slab trips, the missus wants to come along, and the XT is not ideal. She's not the ruffian I can be when I travel and camp. I bought a Concours. My XT is in the flea market. Please one of you enthusiasts buy it so I know it's in good hands. :cry
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831180
  2. Lenz1

    Lenz1 Been here awhile

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    Well after finding a crack in the front rim that ran the best part of 75% - 80% across the rim at the weld join all I can say is my nephew (previous owner) is lucky to have avoided a major dismount on his later jumps. So the nearby dings in the rim have been heated and beated with a rubber mallet - now straight - and an experienced TIG guy is confident on a full recovery.

    Small stainless steel heat shield under construction for the section of exhaust adjacent to the rear shock and right carbie. Just push a length of cardboard behind the exhaust and mark it @ ~ 12mm wider than the pipe. This is the basic template that then is transfered to the heat shield material. Cut some horizontal slits in the shield at the attachment points, cut ~ 6mm thick spacer material and use a stainless hose clamp to secure each point.
  3. Indiesol

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    I'd love to see some pics of this...
  4. Indiesol

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    All the '90s era teal and pink are gone......

    [​IMG]
  5. Grant Knight

    Grant Knight Adventurer

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    Hey all

    I have finally finished basically my rebuild of my 98 xt350 and would like to get some comments etc but I have no idea how to get the photos on my iPad into this forum, sorry but tried to get info about this and had no luck, is there anyone willing to help with this, or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated?
  6. Indiesol

    Indiesol Putz

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    Get an imageshack or photobucket account? Once you upload the pictures to one of those you can then put the address of each picture in here by clicking the picture icon above your advrider text window. Looking forward to the pics....
  7. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    This thread will tell you everything you need to know about posting pix
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

    Please note, SmugMug is owned by the owner of this site. Although the idea for SmugMug came from ADV Rider, I suspect that site is the reason we have this site is still commercial free. Throwing a few bucks Baldy's way is a nice way to say thanks.
  8. Indiesol

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    Thought I'd post a pic of my '92 after getting rid of all the pink and teal. Buttoning up from converting the chain to a 520. Also, I'm looking for a stock rear shock that'll fit a '92. If anyone has one in decent shape, please let me know.

    [​IMG]
  9. Grant Knight

    Grant Knight Adventurer

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  10. Grant Knight

    Grant Knight Adventurer

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    Ok finally got the pics sorted, so what do you think of the bike, finally finished well almost?
  11. Grant Knight

    Grant Knight Adventurer

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    One issue is that I installed led turn lights and all of a sudden now after installation when selected the lights both just stay on, so I think I must check the flicker relay? Any suggestions?
  12. kwakbiker

    kwakbiker Been here awhile

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    Will need a relay fitting due to the lower current use from the LED's, nice green but what are those bags on the rear(not meant in a WTF way but we dont get anything like that over here)
  13. Indiesol

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    They're called LED purposed flashers in this neck of the woods. Same idea, just less draw required to trigger the flash.

    Love the bike. Everything about it.
  14. Lenz1

    Lenz1 Been here awhile

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    Lean and green man - looks very tidy.

    That's a "sneaky bike" - don't walk away too far from the beast if you're in the bush
  15. Lenz1

    Lenz1 Been here awhile

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    I'm in the process of fitting up the Unifilter (Australia) air filters and waiting on a replacement spring for the decompression cam. I lost the bloody spring and a replacement out of Japan should be here in the next day or so.

    The o so clever bit is that I re-assembled the engine in the frame (top refresh etc) and forgot one absent spring. So now to get the decompression cam out ( The decompression cam will not clear the frame in-situ) and attach the slide-on spring I have to either pull the head off AGAIN or drop the front engine mount bolts and rotate the engine rearwards on the back engine mount bolt to get clearance on the frame. Oh how we laughed .....

    So Indie when this dear little spring shows up I should be close to finished on the inlet and exhaust setup and will post a few pics prior to final bolt up.
  16. johned206

    johned206 Adventurer

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    I've fried my motor on my 2000 xt350. I'm looking to get a replacement here in Colorado. If any of you have any ideas please let me know.

    Thanks
    John
  17. Indiesol

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    Took the bike to work this morning. First real ride on the 520 chain conversion. 14 front and 40 rear sprockets are pretty close to identical in gearing to the factory. The engine is a bit over 5000rpms at 60mph in top gear..
  18. xt4ever

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    Yeah, but it push hard, isn't it? :D
  19. rickburnout666

    rickburnout666 n00b

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    Sorry if this has been asked before (but i didn't see it) Has anyone got a diagram for setting up oil coolers to this bikes engine ?
    Thanx, Hope you can help
  20. Lenz1

    Lenz1 Been here awhile

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    Nordieboy posted some pics for me a month or so back showing an oil cooler setup on a TT350. I will be amending this single cooler arrangement to a twin cooler setup in the coming weeks.