The XT350 thread

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

  1. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    Use a xt600 shock, the PO fitted on to my bike, as I recall, it bolted just about right on. I believe it was a dj01 shock, thats from a 96- and up xt600e, but havent checked.
  2. Lenz1

    Lenz1 Been here awhile

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    The TT350 is now road registered / "approved".

    Given the new rings and honed bore I've done a few intervals of hard acceleration and roll off /slow down then a little run over a mix of sealed and dirt road.

    The front end is very stable, responsive and absolutely acceptable.

    The rear suspension with the rebuilt original TT350 "De Carbon" rear shock is at maximum pre load and 5 clicks back from max damping. I think there is room for a little reduction in preload and damping which means the rear shock is definitely within operating tolerances.

    The engine is the result of 20thou off the head, std head gasket, valves refaced, shim clearances set to mid tolerance range but the big change has been the porting of the cylinder head plus new angled inlet manifolds. The original manifolds and poorly bonded rubber carbie joiners are complete rubbish.

    The end result is an engine that pulls without hesitation off a slow idle and produces major power past mid range revs. The gearing is 14:50 (std), the carbies are standard with all standard jetting and I'm 95kg. At 60% - 100% throttle the engine develops hard acceleration. Open the throttle at 100kph in 6th gear and it drives hard immediately - it was pulling VERY HARD at 125kph @14:50 in 6th gear and showing no sign of losing power / accelleration

    At 14:52 as with the 2012 450 KTM EXC, this thing will be very interesting in the dirt ..... it lives !
  3. oceansfiftyseven

    oceansfiftyseven Adventurer

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    Hi! Newbie here. I bought this bike last year as my first bike. It started out as a 1984 XT250L. I bought a low mileage 1989 XT350 with 2200miles for parts and replaced the engine,suspension, wheels, brakes etc. So now it is pretty much an 89 XT. The only difference I am aware of is my passenger pegs are on the swing arm. Anyways I just wanted to introduce myself and share my bike.I have done alot of work on this bike so maybe I can help others on occasion. :d[​IMG]
  4. hondaacclx84

    hondaacclx84 n00b

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    Hi guys, recently I painted my bike and when I finished putting it back together, I found that the tail light isn't working anymore. When I stripped her I just took out the 3 plugs from the tail light and disconnected the plug that release the rear main wires. Left everything else untouched. Even the Cdi stayed untouched.

    I tried flushing with plug cleaner all the plugs for the rear light and still nothing. Even cleaned the main plug up front behind the headlight just in case. Is there anything I can try? Everything else is working well and I put everything back where it was supposed to be
  5. oceansfiftyseven

    oceansfiftyseven Adventurer

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    Remove the tail light housing. Use a multimeter set on ohms/resistance. You should have continuity between the yellow and black and the blue and black wires coming out of the tail light. If not, check the bulb. if the bulb is ok try cleaning inside the bulb socket. If you do have continuity. Check the wires coming from the harness with the key on for power.
  6. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    Did some work on the XT in preperation for a week-long midwest trip coming up in a few weeks:

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  7. GaMtnRider

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    How much do you want for your TT600 shock? :D
  8. hondaacclx84

    hondaacclx84 n00b

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    I checked everything and there is current going to the two plugs inside the tail light but still no lights. What else could be the problem? Thanks in advanced
  9. hondaacclx84

    hondaacclx84 n00b

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    My brother and I finally found the problem. The ground wire was broken but still attached to the terminal so we never thought of that but thanks anyways.

    Another question, does anybody knows if a 130 rear tire would fit on the stock swing arm? I'm currently running a 17'' rear wheel. A 2.50 to be exact and would like a little bit more tire and no, I'm not the kind of guy that needs the widest tire but I think anything below 110 tire looks like a bicycle tire. :D
  10. johned206

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    Posted this on the flea market. Hit a rock, fried the motor. Parting out everything else. All of it in very good condition. Near new carb with 6 hours on it, Cycle Racks rack, Clarke tank. Looking to get 1/2 of list prices. PM me with questions or requests. I'm on the Western Slope of Colorado. If you're close enough and buy enough we can avoid shipping.
  11. gearheadE30

    gearheadE30 Long timer

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    PM sent about the tank.

    GaMtnRider, I'm not sure I want to sell that shock yet. I think I may have found a way to make it work, while also leveling the bike for my planned front end improvements. If it doesn't work out, I'll let you know.
  12. MauricioMoldes

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    my yamaha xt 350 , 1994, Portugal

    134 000 kmh or about 83 267.7 miles

    Extremely modified form engine, to frame, electric, etc

    first try´s .

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  13. Captain Caution

    Captain Caution Been here awhile

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  14. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Nicely done :clap
  15. johned206

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    Well, I sold the Clarke tank but everything else sits in my garage taking up space. If you need anything email or PM me. Example...the carb only has six hours on it. Cost me $454. I'll part with it for $200. I'll throw in near new carb joints for nothing. If your bike is running like crap get it going again with this carb. I want to move this stuff. tell me what you need.

    John
  16. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Well, I went 'n done it: sold my 95 XT350 for $1300. Ad on Craigslist this morning, sold it this afternoon. It's gone.

    Now in the market for a good used something with six speed and 'lectric start. Husaberg? Sure would be nice.
  17. SkidMarx

    SkidMarx Long timer

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    If you still want a dual sport and liked the XT350, The WR250R might be worth taking a look at. I still have my XT350, but it just sits now that I have the 250R.

    If you are looking for more power, or nearly all off-road, Have fun choosing between Husaberg,KTM,and Husky. Hard (but fun) choice to make.
  18. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at all three,,, poSTed at ST-Owners my next dual sport will be my world bike so a 650 or so would be high on the list. Still holding out for light weight but the Terra looks awful good. Sure wish Honda would put the new 450 Rally bike on the showroom.

    I owned that XT for about 10 years and only put 9000 miles on. Do I really need a dirt bike? Hell yes! :clap
  19. SkidMarx

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    Sounds like what you really need is a big "World Bike" and a cheap and light 2-smoker.:evil
  20. Jason gross

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    Howdy all! I'm the dude that bought goerge's xt. I've been looking for a mid sized ds for a while now, something to keep my nighthawk and my tw company and I think this bike will fit the bill. I'm going to study up on this thread and learn some more about the bike before I do anything major to it. George cut me a good deal on this bike, actually he cut several hundred dollars off his price because I wasn't getting a really warm and fuzzy feeling about the top end noise (a noise that seems pretty common on these bikes from what I've been reading) so I'm going to check the valves and the cam chain tensioner and if they are ok I'm gonna change the oil and ride the wheels off it.