The XT350 overland build.

lonestrom

Adventurer
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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BADDANDY

Adventurer
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.
 

lonestrom

Adventurer
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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lonestrom

Adventurer
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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sjxj

Observer
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
 

lonestrom

Adventurer
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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lonestrom

Adventurer
Wow I can’t believe I never finished this thread !!
Haha.
Anyway here it is when it was finished!!.



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ober27

Adventurer
Wow, that looks great! Have you been putting some miles on it? Are you happy with the way it turned out?
 

lonestrom

Adventurer
It was traded off about 6 months after it was done.
It was good for dirt roads but lack of power when fully loaded on fast pavement proved to be it’s downfall.
If I was truly off-road 90% of the time it would have stayed with me but I have 50+ miles of interstate to get to any dirt.


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