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    XL350 Project to keep me out of trouble

    So my buddies have dual sports, and I don't want to take my Hawk in the gravel. This 1976 Honda XL350 showed up on CL. Titled. Licensed. Runs. Complete. Electrics work. So ordering gaskets, cables, decals, brake shoes. Very low tech and surprisingly, hard parts are available. Watch this space. A candidate for a clean up and rattle can 20-foot restoration.

    1976 Honda XL350 A MED.jpg

    #2
    Cool. Those are great motors, just keep the oil clean (like everything I suppose).
    "I couldn't afford NOT to buy it!"

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      #3
      Love it!!

      If that where mine you couldn't pay me enough to paint it. It's got the PERFECT amount of ......... Hate this word on bikes but "patina". It looks just like it should for what it is. Fresh shiny paint will do it no Justice imho. Plus's, hopefully, you will ride the snot out of it.

      I'd clean the rust, get the grime off. Shit maybe even strip it down to do the nooks and crannies, get that rust off the frame and give it some solid lovin. But that bodywork paint... It's perfect.


      That said, your bike, it should be just how YOU want it. So I'm not pushing or scolding it anything. Just sayin, I love it. Absolutely love it. And don't feel you will ruin it with some paint work. I just think it's cool af a little used.
      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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        #4
        Your new acquisition is “renaissance cool” ... sorry, But I agree with 6 to keep it as is ... just deep clean and polish, IMHO.
        Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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          #5
          My problem is that one thing leads to another, and soon the whole bike is apart. But I just want to ride it this summer, so restoration will wait.

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