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Thread: The XT350 overland build.

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    Default The XT350 overland build.

    I just sold my overland sidecar rig and bought a 1990 XT350 to build into a RTW/Overland bike.
    I pick it up tomorrow and will document the build as I go.
    Here is a list of planed mods .
    4 gal fuel tank
    1.5 gallon Kolpin
    Rebuilt forks with new springs
    New rear spring
    Rear rack
    Alum or Seahorse panniers
    520 chain conversion
    Hand guards
    Wide pegs
    Seat Concepts seat kit
    DOT knobbies



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    Last edited by lonestrom; 11-28-2013 at 07:28 PM.
    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    On it's way home.




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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

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    I am a big fan of air cooled thumpers and look forward to seeing how your expo bike project develops.

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    I had an '87 for 16 years. Buy new intake manifolds for it. You'll see what I mean why. That is the only inherantly thing wrong with them, stone reliable.

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    New intake manifolds already installed !!.


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    LET THE FUN BEGIN. !!.
    I cleaned the shed/work shop and put the XT in.
    When it comes out it should be ready to conquer the world !!.






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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

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    Sweet.

    I always liked the looks of those old Yamaha XT's.
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    Took off the stock spring today and will be order a new heavier one tonight.


    I also started the tear down and build today.


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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

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    I'm looking forward to this, too. I have an '86 XT 350, and it's been in our family since, about 1994, i think. It's been incredibly reliable for what I've put it though. I used to ride it 40 highway miles to my buddies supercross track, "race" it around all day, jumping the 70-foot doubles and hammering it outright - and then ride it home again. Never ever let me down. I've never run anything but SAE30 oil in it and 87 octane, and it has 25,000 miles on it with no rebuilds - my dad bought it with just over a 1,000 miles on it. There's a picture of me somewhere doing a 4th gear wheelie in front of the tech school I was attending back in 2001. Wish I could find it. Good times. You'll have fun with yours, for sure.

    Steve

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    Took the weekend off from the build , it was a toasty 19 degrees in the workshop.
    I did recieve my TUSK aluminum panniers and a spare rear shock because I lost the wire clip from mine.



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    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

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