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Offline KDXKiwi

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1983 XR350
« on: February 07, 2016, 12:17:27 AM »
Up for sale is my twin carby Honda XR350 . I will be sad to see the old girl go but I have 5 bikes and I need to make some room in the man cave.

The bike starts and runs really easily normally first or second kick. She idles well, blows no smoke and rides well. Front and rear brakes work as does the speedo, however the headlight is not running, I'm not sure what the issue is. The rear tyre is brand new and had one short ride. The front and rear sprockets and chain are in good condition. The bike still has its tool bag, the tank is good and has no cracks and is not brittle. The rest of the plastics look original and have 30+ years of wear and tear. The wheel rims look good with no cracks, the bike leaks no oil  There is a tear in the seat as seen in the photos, the rest of the photos are a good guide as to the condition of the bike.

This bike would be an ideal bike for someone looking for a good restoration project. It has its compliance plate so it could be restored and registered. I have ridden it an a couple of Vinduros and it it went well. It is reliable and a fun ride.

Any questions feel free to send me a Personal message. The bike is located on the Central Coast of NSW. 

Below is the link to the Ebay listing.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1983-Honda-XR350-/272126010210?hash=item3f5bf96362:g:7AMAAOSwnLdWtcek
1983 KDX200 1999 KLX250 2010 Buell 1125CR (and soon hopefully a 1984-85 IT200)

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 11:15:16 AM »
 Hi   ,
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                        Steve.  

Offline dont

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 10:57:46 PM »
Hi   ,
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So Steve are you pointing out that this looks a bit underpriced ?

Offline tymes

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 11:20:26 PM »
A good vinduro ride if anyone is thinking about getting out there and having a go.

Be warned though, vinduro can be like fishing, once the bug bites you just cant stop.
Whoever has the most old bikes when they die is the winner

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 12:20:42 AM »
Hi   ,
            PM  sent.

         Regards ,
                        Steve.  
So Steve are you pointing out that this looks a bit underpriced ?

 
  Not suggesting anything , Don. 
  
  Those  porky XR things don't float my boat  but a mate is after one , bike looks OK,   so I sent the seller a message  .

   Regards ,
                    Steve

    

Offline mark1076

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 06:37:37 PM »
At 113kg dry weight (122 kg wet weight), the 1983 XR350RD IMO could not really be described as a porky bike Steve.

To put it into perspective, a Suzuki TS250X weighed even more, and it was a 2-stroke! http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_ts250%2085.htm

Hi   ,
            PM  sent.

         Regards ,
                        Steve.  
So Steve are you pointing out that this looks a bit underpriced ?

 
  Not suggesting anything , Don.
  
  Those  porky XR things don't float my boat  but a mate is after one , bike looks OK,   so I sent the seller a message  .

   Regards ,
                    Steve

    

Offline dont

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2016, 06:51:27 PM »
everything weighs less than a DT2, and makes more power :(

So this is still for sale?
Oh I see its evil bay, shame

Offline tymes

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 11:40:07 PM »
At 113kg dry weight (122 kg wet weight), the 1983 XR350RD IMO could not really be described as a porky bike Steve.

To put it into perspective, a Suzuki TS250X weighed even more, and it was a 2-stroke! http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_ts250%2085.htm


Fill it up, maybe put on some extra weight with heavy duty tubes and anything else you can think of that adds mass and it should scale in as much as me at my ideal race weight.

But you really do have to take all these claimed weights with a pinch of salt, the only real way to know the true weight of your bike is to put it on the scales.
Whoever has the most old bikes when they die is the winner

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2016, 12:48:39 AM »
At 113kg dry weight (122 kg wet weight), the 1983 XR350RD IMO could not really be described as a porky bike Steve.

 
    May be   not a real heavyweight ........ &  they get along OK .
   A few months ago , I had a ride on an XR350 ,  straight after hopping  off an 83 Husky WR250 .
     Probably why the XR350,    felt  like a bit of  porker   .

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 01:28:54 AM »
At 113kg dry weight (122 kg wet weight), the 1983 XR350RD IMO could not really be described as a porky bike Steve.

To put it into perspective, a Suzuki TS250X weighed even more, and it was a 2-stroke! http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_ts250%2085.htm

Hi   ,
            PM  sent.

         Regards ,
                        Steve.  
So Steve are you pointing out that this looks a bit underpriced ?

 
  Not suggesting anything , Don.
  
  Those  porky XR things don't float my boat  but a mate is after one , bike looks OK,   so I sent the seller a message  .

   Regards ,
                    Steve

    


Well My KTM 350cc come in a Bit of a porky 144kg by the way that dry add the 9ltr of Fuel and the 3 ltr of Oil yes 3 Liters... of
oil in the Dry sump...

Its Fine I can get around Very Nice at a Vinduro ..The Honda will be a Nice Bike for the New Owner ..
 

Buy the way a cant spell for shit ...
And I have bean told I have Bad Grama too

Offline mark1076

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 11:53:09 PM »
Wow, 3 litres of oil, that's a decent oil capacity!

I've done a bit of actual weighing myself of late, I came up with these wet weights of the following bikes full of fuel and oils-

1987 TT600- 145kg
1988 XR600RJ- 136kg
1992 DR350- 140kg....!
1984 XR250RE- 118kg
1984 IT200- 110kg

No real surprises there really except for the DR350, there's a porker!



At 113kg dry weight (122 kg wet weight), the 1983 XR350RD IMO could not really be described as a porky bike Steve.

To put it into perspective, a Suzuki TS250X weighed even more, and it was a 2-stroke! http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/suzu/suzuki_ts250%2085.htm

Hi   ,
            PM  sent.

         Regards ,
                        Steve.  
So Steve are you pointing out that this looks a bit underpriced ?

 
  Not suggesting anything , Don.
  
  Those  porky XR things don't float my boat  but a mate is after one , bike looks OK,   so I sent the seller a message  .

   Regards ,
                    Steve

    


Well My KTM 350cc come in a Bit of a porky 144kg by the way that dry add the 9ltr of Fuel and the 3 ltr of Oil yes 3 Liters... of
oil in the Dry sump...

Its Fine I can get around Very Nice at a Vinduro ..The Honda will be a Nice Bike for the New Owner ..
 



Offline tymes

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2016, 12:46:37 AM »
 i managed to reduce the weight of my TT600 by replacing the whole bike with an 84 KDX200, Im a bit ashamed to tell you all what it weighs, its so light that it feels like Im cheating out there.
Whoever has the most old bikes when they die is the winner

Offline b490

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2016, 01:38:39 AM »
i managed to reduce the weight of my TT600 by replacing the whole bike with an 84 KDX200

      Brilliant !     ;D  ;D

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 10:12:52 AM »
Excellent!! I love your thinking tymes  ;D

i managed to reduce the weight of my TT600 by replacing the whole bike with an 84 KDX200, Im a bit ashamed to tell you all what it weighs, its so light that it feels like Im cheating out there.

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Re: 1983 XR350
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 08:28:00 PM »
Thats  wright Brain

Thinking Out side the Square ..on that One ... ;D ;D ;D

Your are a Funny Bugger ........


The Million dollar Question is The XR sold or still for sale   
                     
Have we Helped KDX Kiwi sell it or have we turned the Buy off ...

I still Think its a Good Buy and a Good for Vinduro ....

Buy the way a cant spell for shit ...
And I have bean told I have Bad Grama too