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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by bayrunner, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. bayrunner

    bayrunner Adventurer

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    _____Hey Guys______ Just curios, which bike do you like better and WHY( handling, frame geometry ,parts availability, reliability, easiest to work on, I’m starting to work on my bike myself(slow and cautious learning curve) ! ! ! !? ? ? 1979 XL500s or 1975 XL350, I have to sell one ,and want to keep the best ALL AROUNDER. Ride 80% on rode .Thanks in advance._______BAYRUNNER ___
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  2. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

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    search for parts for both on ebay. :deal

    why do you need to sell one? i don't think either will bring much. 30 and 34 yo ds bikes? expect $1 per cc.
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  3. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    And even less if you post your ads in a black font... :cry
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  4. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    Ask someone who owns both.








    Oh, wait.......
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  5. bayrunner

    bayrunner Adventurer

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    ____Sorry about the blk. font_______)
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  6. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    that's a good question....



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  7. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    Go back to your first post. Hit the 'edit' button, highlight the text and change the color. It's that easy.
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  8. bayrunner

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    _____Thanks McB____
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  9. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    The 500 is a much better bike if you intend to ride a lot... but I'd keep the 350. They are underpowered, undersprung, and have sucky brakes, but they are FUN! Great old bikes. The 500 is a great bike. Both are very reliable if you take care of them. I have owned (still own the 350's...) both and they are great bikes. Probably easier to get parts for the 500, other than the 23" front tire. Only two choices there.
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  10. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    Get rid of the 350.... You will kick yourself in the ass ALOT if you sell the 500...

    If your mostly on slab, you always want a little more juice.
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