So I have a 1984 XL350R that I bought a couple years back. I wanted it as a commuter. I like dual sports. When I got it, it was a wreck. I fixed it until it was rideable, but it has never been pretty. I have ridden it until I don't trust it to get me from here to there anymore. It has a new top end, but the entire chassis is toast. Therefore, I tore it down to the frame in about two hours the other day. Now I am in the predicament of what to do. I don't want to get rid if it. Do I want to tard it? I am on a very limited budget. Half the parts for this bike are discontinued. My frame is bent. I want it off-roadable still. So I plan on keeping this thread going with my process of finding cheap ways to get things done. Things such as spray paint and silicon. Photos will follow all reasonable posts. Any ideas, methods, tricks, or parts suppliers for this bike would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you have something that I need and don't want to make a fortune off it, I might be a buyer. Enjoy.
Here is what I got it to a few years ago in the beginning of our relationship:
and here is the current state of disassembly:
Now I shall clean my frame and start... I don't know where. haha
Here is a link to my Picasa album for full size images and the full album of the rebuild. http://picasaweb.google.com/JoshuaJayG/XL350RProject#