Used XR350R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bob Tosi, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    Found a decent looking used xr350r. It's good 2 go except the guy says it needs a new left piston. Is that a big deal for this bike? He's asking $700. It's a starter bike for my 13yr old son.
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  2. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    Left piston? On an XR350R?

    That cat doesn't know what he's talking about.
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  3. Bob Tosi

    Bob Tosi Long timer

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    Should be a thumper right?

    Here's the add. The guy is definatelty not an English major

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/3644822576.html
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  4. NorCalslowpoke

    NorCalslowpoke Long timer

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    Maybe its just me...but that ad has "pass" all over it...
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  5. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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    If he really told you it needs a left piston :huh :jose I'd be suspicious of the bikes upkeep...especially if he claims he maintained the bike himself. I'd suggest maybe doing a little research on any bike you think you would be interested in buying.

    Keep in mind the right piston has the same amount of hours on it as the left piston....buyer beware. :eek1

    Just looked at the add let me rephrase the above :poser:jose:jose:jose Nice spray paint job on the engine. Looks like $700 worth of someone else's problems. Is that a motocross front brake hose to go with those just about motocross hand guards? LOL..."new decals", Warn winch and a NASCAR sticker.


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  6. mcma111

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    Still haven't found a mid to late 90's KDX200 eh?
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  7. Wookazoid

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    I had an '84 model XR350R and even went into the top end but never found the left piston. I only had one... maybe I got ripped off or you're not looking at an XR350?

    Yeah, just looked at the add and it's the same model I had. I did get ripped off!

    I agree... pass on that one.

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  8. cam14

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    Just sharing an opinion, while the price is tempting, be prepaired to do a great deal of work to that bike if you buy it. It also would be wise of you to learn a little more about what you might buy. That is a single cylinder 4 valve head, hence the two header pipes. While I can look past a bad paint job, THAT really bad paint job looks like it is trying to cover up other problems. Best of luck to you.
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  9. DualSpaz

    DualSpaz Been here awhile

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    Run away, Run away!
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  10. Tech23

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    LOL DITTO. I know...there aren't that many XR 350's for sale out there, most every one that I have seen advertised were in better condition, and yes the price was higher as well. The only difference between spending more for a bike that is well kept and spending less for a pile of rubble is you get to ride much sooner....isn't that why you want a bike in the first place...to ride? You're going to spend just as much money if not more resurrecting a neglected bike. Keep in mind parts for a 30 year old bike are going to be hard to locate. If you want an air cooled 350 I'd suggest looking into a mid 90's Suzuki DR 350, the aftermarket is fairly strong for the DR's

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  11. ThumpnRed

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    That bike has "abused roach" written all over it. It is a freshly painted roach, but a roach none the less.
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  12. jadeo

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    maybe its the right piston..i wonder how much left xr350 piston is on ebay...
    i joke,i joke
    truth ;xrs are single piston ,single cylinder ..

    that man knows nothing, n sounds shady....b carefull matey
    get it checked by someone knowlegdable though,if it goes good it could b a good buy.he may take lesssss couse the seller knows jack about the subject;re bikes ..but best to leave it n look elsware unless its said to be sound by someone you trust..good luck when you get one ay
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  13. Tech23

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    Didn't take much effort to to find a nice 1984 XR 350R.

    1984 Honda XR 350cc - $1200 (Gilbert)


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    </figure> The is a 1984 Honda XR 350cc four stroke. The bike runs great and is in great conditon. Has after market Super Trap exhaust system. It is in need of a front tube for the tire, new grips and new air cleaner.

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  14. Bob Tosi

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    Are you selling that in Ca anywhere near Chico?
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  15. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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    It's not my bike, just spotted it on craigslist. It's in AZ.

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  16. Bob Tosi

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    Crap. We have kinda settled on nothing bigger than 250cc but a 350 would work
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