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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Burtonridr, Sep 26, 2007.
No problem. Hope it works out for you.
Went for a ride today with the boys. Our first ride together on our restored bikes!! Haven't finished it completely, but I can't not ride. Xt350 xt225 tw200. All bikes were sitting for years and beat up and now are going strong and looking gorgeous! Hope everyone's having a good week!
Great! Wish I was there!
Hope to be up and running in about a week.
Hope all goes well!!
Getting geared up for another desert trip. We'll see if this cheap Harbor freight light helps out with the Horrible stock lights for trail riding after dark. I havent wired it up yet. Not sure where the best place to tie in is. I was thinking about the hot side of the ignition. Since I dont need the battery to operate, it wouldn't be a big deal if I spaced and leave the key on and killed it.
I may have to add a spacer
to aim it properly. It seems stable enough with the rubber washers I added along with the fender and lock washers. I'll find out when I light it up.
Hey there are two O rings on the oil filter cover. There is a big one that goes around the filter, and a little one that goes around the bottom bolt. After a short 20 mile ride it lost 1/3 of it's oil before I noticed, found the little ring on the living room carpet. Still burns a little oil since "the incident", think I should rebuild?
Damn all this time I had that little o ring and I couldn't remember what it was for hahaha you just saved my slow leak. Thank you very much!!!
I like the knife mounted on there. Sweet deal! I think I see a multi tool too!
I tend to carry too much. Im not too concerned about the extra weight as I dont really do overnight trips on the bike.
I also ride solo, many miles from help so, I have self rescue gear, extra gas, water,
bear spray, tools and spare parts. Its a drag to have to go back after your bike.
That being said, I carry a lightweight pair of hiking shoes just in case I do have to walk out.
I just picked up a '99. 34,000 km, and quite clean, so I figure it's got a few years left in it. Happy so far! ;-) Well, mostly... I do have a few questions:
1. Has anyone swapped out the switch gear for something with self-cancelling signal lights (where you press the signal button and it returns the switch to the middle)?
2. Is there a generally accepted setting for the pilot screw? I waded through the first couple dozen pages and picked up some info, but I'm not sure I'm up for over 300!
3. I've got a bit of a short "wheelbase" myself, and I saw a few teasers early on in the thread about "moving the retaining clip down" on the rear shock to lower the suspension. Can anyone refer me to instructions--or even better, pictures--for how to do that?
Appreciate any help!
As far as #2 is concerned, I backed mine out until the idle popping stopped, then continued till it ran a little rough, then went the other way, (inward), till is sounded nice and smooth.
Finally, I have all the parts to put the top end back together. Valves are all lapped, and she's pulling plenty of vacuum. New top end gasket kit, and Kibblewhite valve seals. Was compressing the valves and a pair of valve retaining cotters went flying into the lawn, never to be seen again. Those are now all installed. Glass blasted the cylinder and head, followed by some new black paint. Also sand blasted and painted the header pipe and exhaust. New gaskets too. Cam etc. is all within spec.
Hopefully by the weekend, I'm riding again. Temps are just getting nice!
OK. That's a bit 'looser' than I had hoped... But probably a good method to nail things down once I'm in the ballpark. I found a number of settings collected together in this thread: https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-xt350-thread.270341/page-320#post-39565640 -- anywhere from 2 to 2 1/2 to 3 turns out to begin with. People should post their altitude with any carb settings they recommend. Anyway, thanks for the reply Caperodder!
Well....I can tell you that I have two identical sets of carbs. I'm at sea level. I'm out to about 5 turns on both sets.
Thanks! 5 turns. Wow... I'm at 1150 ft, but most of my riding will be in the hills up to 5000 ft. A nice range to deal with!
If you have to go more than the manual’s 2,5 or so turns, you should get bigger jets.
I also consider what you have done, but am not sure how to go into reg./rec. with AC wires.
Can you please post a picture or wiring diagram of how you connected the AC output to the regulator / rectifier?
Would someone be kind enough to post a picture showing tach cable routing? I think I'm good up the front frame stay (got a nice plastic clamp there), but which side of the steering stem does it go to? And then how through the wire nest behind the headlight? Thanks!
I haven't touched the shock because I don't have the spring compressor, however to lower the seat height a bit I shaved the the foam down about an inch-inch and a half. The seat cover was bad so I was putting on on a new one at the time. Just used a sawzaw and slowly shaped to my markings with a pen. Seat is still comfortable for me granted I only weigh about 155lbs. Bike is still tall for me, but I'm able to get one foot touching the ground at least haha