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74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:44 am
by Glenn
Well this is where I start my rebuild of my old XL parts bike :D
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It's an early numbered bike (frame #520) so I think it's worth saving 8-)

Frame is currently at the sand blasters getting cleaned up and the cases and engine covers are being clean tanked at the local engine shop ready for a coat of Spruce Green

Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:58 am
by 12ozPBR
Cool project! Here is a bit of inspiration. My ‘74XL 350.
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Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:07 am
by Glenn
12ozPBR wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:58 am
Cool project! Here is a bit of inspiration. My ‘74XL 350.
I only hope it looks that good one day :D

Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:29 am
by 12ozPBR
Here’s to you making it right! I may have a few parts to help you along if you happen to be in need...

Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:23 am
by Glenn
I do have this one as well. Rides well but leaking oil like the Exxon Valdez :-?
So I'll build this one up to original first, then a rebuild of it.
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Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:00 am
by 12ozPBR
Mine leaks oil too. Out of the rubber cover on the the clutch adjustment hole. Runs down to the top side of the muffler and spills over.

Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:50 am
by Glenn
Frame back and ready for paint :-D
Swingarm getting repaired and should be back tomorrow
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Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:53 am
by Glenn
The cam chain guide locating slot was completely worn off on one side, so new section welded on and ready for a trim and tidy up. :-D
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Tyres off and spokes, axle spacers etc. all in for zinc plating
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Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:49 am
by Glenn
Got the frame primed this weekend and painted the engine cases.
Very happy with the colour :-D
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Re: 74 XL350 Build

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:17 am
by Hondo
A few of the vapour blasted parts back :happy:
You really can't beat this process....AUD$200.
So with luck I'll get the frame painted this weekend and the newly Zinc plated wheel parts should be close as well now, then the build can really start :-D
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