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My XT350 is dead- any parts hoarders out there?

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My XT was making an awful racket last fall right before winter. Long story short my cam journals are wrecked. My oil pump was dead and I ran it for a little bit. The head is no good. My spare motor had the same fate.

Anyone have a head kicking around that they'd like to sell?

I do have some parts to trade- have a nice set of carbs that are spare. Also have a real nice set of gauges.

Any help would be appreciated

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I did see that one but those valves look kinda toasty- I figure I would try here first-thanks

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I suppose there is another option : Find some 25mm ID bushings and have your current head journals bored to accept the bushings . Obviously , the bushings would need to be halved .

 

Or just take your head and cams to a decent machine shop and see what they might suggest as a cure .

 

At least you'll know exactly what you have and probably end up with a better head .

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I have a guy helping me out with this-he seems to think it would be pretty pricey to have that done  vs finding a decent used one. Never know until you ask I guess.

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Find a smaller machine shop and ask .  50 bucks might get the machining done . It's pretty simple process .

 

Like I said , then you know exactly what you have . And , unless you have the 'good used' head in your hands and have measured things , you're just hoping .

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http://www.mrcycleparts.com

If you do want to go the route of getting a new head this site sends out a email to all the best junk yards across the country I did this to get a new bottom. End for my bike the next day I had 4 motorcycle junk yards call me with good working bottom ends for $250 each shipping included ... Couldn't hurt to try them

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Just to update you guys- I searched CL last night but this time put a space between xt and 350. I found a bike 30 minutes away. Bottom end was shot but head was in great shape. Has 2 new Kenda tires, new sprockets, brakes, rotor,chain, master cylinder as well as all plastics and tank. Guy was asking $500 but he was motivated and let it go for $175.

Looks like I'm the parts hoarder now.

Thanks for the tips and help.

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Just to update you guys- I searched CL last night but this time put a space between xt and 350. I found a bike 30 minutes away. Bottom end was shot but head was in great shape. Has 2 new Kenda tires, new sprockets, brakes, rotor,chain, master cylinder as well as all plastics and tank. Guy was asking $500 but he was motivated and let it go for $175.

Looks like I'm the parts hoarder now.

Thanks for the tips and help.

 

I hope you didn't hurt him too bad before he said yes to 175 ... LOL  ;)

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