Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by BenB » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:45 pm

The Groms cruise at an indicated 55 which is more like 50mph. Mark's is a little quicker - maybe the exhaust, maybe that he's broken so much plastic off it on the byways! :shock: :? :lol:

The Van Van was actually fractionally quicker. Maybe only 3-4mph, but enough to close any gap. With me at the front, then Mark, then Darren on the Van Van, it all worked well riding up from Norfolk to the Peaks!

Newt and I discussed the options he had. My main concern is reliability - something which it seems the XL will offer. Also, we need it to not be the slowest on tour. Having the slowest (if not by much) at the front is always preferable. Newt on a 350 is much like me on a 125 - power to weight wise. :shock:

I can't bloody wait to go next summer! In fact, I think a separate topic about the plans and then the trip would be a good idea!

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Newtsalad » Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:38 pm

I like the idea of being able to keep up easily. Makes up for my doddery old age and piss poor riding skills. So to have a power edge is good. ;)

Yeah maybe we need to get a thread going under riding stories as a preamble to.... whatever happens! :lol:

Edit; Ah, just found 'The Thread' :D :D :D

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Newtsalad » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:30 am

aliengravy and Maverick came knocking today. Well sort of. They ragged their bikes around the garden until I came out to see WTF was going on! :lol:

Was I coming out to play? :? :? :? :? :?

Hmmmmm. Did I leave the bike rideable?
Apperently so, we had fun! :D

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Newtsalad » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:05 pm

Fitted this little beauty. Had to shim the exhaust across, and reposition the chainguard. It went on, just!

It's a Mitas CO2. And I have a C19 to put on the front. :twisted:

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Chimp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:12 pm

Now there is an aggressive looking tyre :twisted:

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Diesel Dave » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:16 pm

Might need a sympathetic MOT tester...........

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Chimp » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:20 pm

I'm sure Jim is able to charm his MoT tester into a pass for that :lol:

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by johnxl » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Newtsalad wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:05 pm

It's a Mitas CO2. And I have a C19 to put on the front. :twisted:
Just checked the TRF web site and both tyres are "E" marked, so no problems with the MOT.

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Re: Honda XL 350 1978 Project.

Post by Newtsalad » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:03 am

johnxl wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Newtsalad wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:05 pm

It's a Mitas CO2. And I have a C19 to put on the front. :twisted:
Just checked the TRF web site and both tyres are "E" marked, so no problems with the MOT.

John
Exactly! :D But too agressive for FIM approval. ;)

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