XL350 Powroll 403cc Megacycle Cam Al Baker's Pipe XL500 Mugen WORKS Shocks VMX

1977 Honda XR

Honda XR 1977 technical specifications

Condition: Used
Item location: Salem, Oregon, United States
Make: Honda
Model: XR
SubModel: XL350 Baja Bullet
Type: Off-Road
Year: 1977
Mileage: 9,369
VIN: XL350-3100541
Color: Red
Engine size: 350
Vehicle Title: Clear
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We bought this bike a few years ago from a long time friend. This friend had owned this bike since 1985. Way back in 1985 he set off on a journey to create his own version of Bill Bell's Baja Bullet from the late 1970's.

First off was the installation of a 403cc Powroll big bore kit. Also installed at that time was a mild Megacycle cam. While disassembled a brief clean up and smoothing out of the cylinder ports was done.

Next was the fitting of a 1980 Honda XR500 carburetor. Well known for running great and good gas mileage.

While the bike was apart the frame was cleaned up and any unneeded mounting hardware or tabbing for the OEM air filter box and battery stuff was neatly removed. Frame was professionally painted as Bob was pro-painter and owned his own auto body shop. At this time a custom "Mugen-like" air box was handmade and neatly installed/mounted on this bike. Bob is also a great fabricator.

A new Al Baker's XR's Only exhaust pipe was purchased and installed. Still looks good. Sounds great! Header pipe has minor surface rust.

While the rear end was apart the frame rails were custom modified for the installation of a at-the-time "modern" 1982 CR480 seat and rear fender section. Eliminating the big heavy XL350 seat and seat lock/helmet holder parts.

All street-legal parts including: lights, ireharness, witches ETC were removed and are not included in the purchase of this bike. This bike could be made street legal again with time and effort finding the parts. We'd leave it just like it is though.

A de-tabbed Honda XR500 rear swingarm

was mated up to the frame at this time as well. New mounts were made for the install of an UNKNOWN brand chain slider and chain guide. Both slider and guide are intact and in good used shape

1981-ish Honda XR500 front forks and clamps were installed. Increasing suspension travel and dampening.Custom steering stops were added to frame tomake the new forks clearthe then-new Clarke plastic tank. The Clarke tank now is a bit faded with some discoloration. Some of this fade disappears when you spray shiny stuff on it. We sprayed shiny stuff on it for the pics. You can see some of the stain on the sides though. Petcock currently functions fine. The vent tube nipple on the Clarke cap is broken. New caps are still avail from Clarke.

In 1985, ewWorks Performance shocks were installed at that time too. Shocks are not leaking currently in 2016. Both seem to rebound and dampen nicely.

Bike starts are runs well. Makes excellent power. Ideal for Vintage MX, rail riding or perhaps even flat tracking. Instant 2-3 gear wheelies on command. No clutch slipping needed.

Brakes work decently well. Could probably use a good cleaning of the drums and shoes. Both still work OK and do not drag or stick when used. Shorty front brake lever decreased leverage and makes the cable pull harder than OEM.

Front/rear tires are in good used shape. Mileage unknown. Front and rear rims are clean without dents or damage. Each wheel has 3-4 corroded spokes. Could be cleaned up and detailed with little effort.

Front CR480 fender is faded but is not cracked. Rear CR480 fender is in good clean shape. Seat does not have any rips or tears. Foam feels nice and comfy.

The aluminum Inter-Am handlebars are in good shape. After market controls work decently well also. The shorty clutch lever makes the clutch pull seem a bit firm. Throttle operates decently. The upper end of the throttle cable housing is separated from the end cap on the housing. Still works OK.

Has a SUPER COOL solid aluminum exhaust valve cover with manual decompressor device built it. Cable is hooked up to a lever on the handlebar. All these parts work nicely.

This bike was casually trail ridden in the Oregon coastal mountains for several years before being parked. Exact mileage on engine and performance parts is UNKNOWN. Mileage on the speedometer reads 9369. Bob said these meter was purchased at a local salvage yard though. Right before we purchased it Bob removed the top end to inspect for wear. All looked great and was reassembled with new gaskets.

Bike starts and runs cleanly. No smoke. No unusual knocks, icks or smoke, ransmission shifts smoothly. All kickstart parts operate properly too. This is an old bike with a lot of cool parts on it. Lots of time and effort was spent on this bike wayback in 1985to make it what it is. Bob is very meticulous. He was a auto-body paint shop owner and was also known to build custom tube-frames for sand rails.

With a couple new fenders, umber plates and perhaps that Bill Bell MR250 gas tank you would have quite the vintage racer!!!! Or simply ride and enjoy as-is.

This bike does not have any remaining warranty. Sold as-is. With any 39 year old bike you will need to clean/replace/adjust/tune to your specific needs.

If you have specific questions please ask them via the ebay message system.

Yes we do ship anywhere in the USA 48 states !!!!

We are Bill's Motorcycles Plus in Salem Oregon. Award winning, ong time"real-deal" Gas-Gas and Husqvarnamotorcycle dealer and riders.Oregon Dealer # DM0280.

If you have questions please call toll free 1-888-806-1153 and ask for Bill

Shipping and crating is available within the USA 48 states. Shipping to your local business with a fork lift or local shipping terminal approx. cost is $250-450 depending on your location and distance from us. Call or ask for shipping quotes, lease include your zip code.

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