Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and figured it was about time to join in on the action here at TT. Anyways, recently I decided to tear down my 1985 XR350 and give old berths some loving and refinement! I've been riding this bike a little over 2 years and have been piecing it together slower over time into a fun vintage rider. I race this bike once a year at desert100 in Odessa, WA and have definitely found some areas of like to improve! One of obvious issues with such an old bike is the suspension. I ordered up new fork springs from racetech according to their spring rate calculator as well as their gold valve emulator set. Hoping this will give huge improvement in the whoops out at dez100 this April. Also arriving in the mail soon is one of Lectrons new 4stroke carbs!!!! So stoked to try out a lectron finally and see if it smooths out the jerky power that the stock carb plagued me with! I'll keep updating as the work progresses Here she is on my last ride Tank and seat removed to take pictures and measurements for the guys at lectron Forks and handlebars gone!!!! Not sure but I don't think your fork oil should look like this. I think old Bertha was long overdue for some loving Here's the stock carb. Can't wait to put the lectron in its place and see if it's smoother. The stock carb was unbelievably jerky and rough transitioning from idle circuit to midrange. I'm hoping the lectron smooths out the power and improves my fuel economy.