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XT350 Chris

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  1. XT350 Chris

    Fat bikers?

    Picked up a 2018 Norco Bigfoot 6.1 October 2018 and absolutely love it. Pretty much parked the 26” Hardtail and the 29” Soft tail because the Bigfoot is so universal for me, I even commute daily over 10 miles 1 way on the beast and like the tubeless setup I added. Nice to see kyli3 with the sweet 6.2 Bigfoot and hope to hear fellow TT’ers fat tire winter ride stories and experiences. XT350 Chris
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    Bike registration in Manitoba for a US rider?

    I would recommend carrying the minimum 3rd party liability insurance coverage if perhaps someone runs into you. Collision, theft, fire, etc is extra on-top of the basic insurance coverage as a resident. We have a single insurer in Manitoba and it is Manitoba Public Insurance they should be able to answer any questions you have, maybe give them a call to confirm if your current coverage is adequate for the different scenarios you may encounter. 1-800-665-2410 is their toll free number. Hope you enjoy the riding and maybe check out bel-air forest / grand beach areas which have good fire roads, deep loose sand and occasional mud sections. XT350 Chris
  3. Hi TT Family, I have enjoyed and ridden my 1986 XT350 for almost 2 decades now and looking at either freshening up the XT or replacing with 1989 DT200. I am 5’ 10”, 68 kilos and find the XT a little heavy now that I am older, weaker and lighter than when I originally bought the XT. I love the simplicity of no-mix and simple pump fill-ups but miss the excitement and fun of the 2-Stroke. I do not tour or do long distance riding, mostly city commuting and weekend trips to the cottage, which is around 40 miles 1-way @ 60-65 mp/h. My 1st bike was a 1986 CR 80 and I currently ride / tune a 1971 RT 250 and a 1974 DT360 which my father has owned since he was a teenager. The insurance rates $ in my province are identical between the XT350 & DT200, the bikes are similar in stature (depending on suspension set-up) but the DT is around 122 kilos & the XT is approximately 150 kilos. Realistically 60/70% - Street 40/30% Dirt is my discipline but I have got silly at times and buried the XT to the cylinder head in sand / mud while exploring @ the cottage area. I understand the DT200 is a rare beast, and appreciate any feedback from fellow TT members on their experiences either as an owner or simply a test rider. XT350 Chris
  4. Hi Everyone, hope you are enjoying the fall riding season in your areas. I am a long time member and looking for guidance on a possible change-up for my daily ride. 1) What is your skill level: Intermediate / Advanced 2) What’s your height & weight: 5’ 10” & 150lbs (68 kgs) 3) What year, & model of motorcycle are you coming from? And, what do you want the new bike to do better? 1986 Yamaha XT350 & 2014 Yamaha Zuma X. Looking for a lighter bike than the XT that is nice to ride city commuting and handle weekend commute to the cottage @ 60-65 mph for about an hour trip one-way. With factory gearing the XT does it quite easily and still fun enough to do intermediate trails and hill climbs. 4) what’s your ball park budget? 2000.00 US 5) What types of terrain will you be riding? 60% Street - 40% Off-Road 6) Will you be racing or just play riding? Play riding mostly, occasionally racing friends open pit or fire roads up to 60 - 70 mph’s. I rode the Yamaha Zuma X this year and figured I would retire the XT350 so I left it in storage. I hit a large unmarked pothole @ 35 mph recently on Zuma X and will be putting the ‘full size’ bike back on the road next spring. I’ve considered all sorts and types of dual purpose bikes and appreciate any feedback you can share. My 86 XT350 does not owe me anything and it does everything I need it to do. The bike is currently running aftermarket jetting, modded air box/ filter and aftermarket exhaust. Happy riding, XT350 Chris
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    400ex bottom skid plate

    That is a nice piece for sure and looked into it as I did the Baja Series. I took a chance and went with the Perfex (poly) main skid plate. I'm quite impressed how it bends back into shape and does not break when I use a hammer to pound out the dings. What are you running for A-Arm and Swing Arm protection? Chris
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    400ex bottom skid plate

    I forgot to ask what skid plate you went with and is it holding up? Chris
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    Please help a newbie out!

    Can you give to me the Vehicle Identification Number (serial number)? Chris
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    Airbox repair

    On an old Yamaha XT 350 I used 2 part epoxy while plastic plating the area to prevent further cracking and strengthen while maintaining weather proof-ness. Chris
  9. XT350 Chris

    Time For A Change (Forced Option)

    Appreciate the input and finally made a move on a local unit after looking at a few out-of-town and city machines. 2008 TRX 400 EX, third owner, both original keys, ownership papers, all factor serial number stamping and decals intact, 2 sets of 4 OEM aluminum wheels with 4 original worn tires and 4 newer all terrain type tires, aluminum nerf bars with aluminum front bumper, woods rider bark busters, custom rear grab bar with 2 lift points which also acts as tail light stump buster (reverse is definitely not required but kind of handy actually). Stock air box with filter, stock exhaust and carb Not mint by any means but no signs of usual over-abuse as the chassis is not dented in anywhere and no broken tubes, no cracks In any welds, with OEM poly chassis and rotor/chain guard. It does have a crack in plastic on right side at the lower mount point to the metal chassis tab where a stump jammed up into the fender before the nerf bars were installed. My dedicated riding type is point A to point B thru sand, mud, rock, stumps with massive root collections with log obstacles (woods riding is my favourite by far) and just about everything in-between. I'm going to run it and see if anything needs adjusting and really love that it's the Red/Black colour combo. I've read a few articles on factory needle settings set lean but will need to track spark plug color and wear to see how it's running internally. This thing is pretty damn fun ! Chris
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    Lets See Your XT & TT Pics.

    Amazing rides and personally enjoy the TT 350'S from 86-87 the best. I always thought the TT would take me to the 'next' level as I continued to ride the XT 350. Still after 18 years I have not found a TT 350 to buy, after passing up on numerous XT 350 Big Wheel's. I really wish I would have pursued the Big wheel 350 as it is awesome In its' own cray way. Christopher A
  11. Hi All, It has been many years since being here (TT Forum) and I feel like I'm back home. I rode dedicated off-road on my 2 wheel 1986 Yamaha XT350 for approximately 7000 miles over 8 years, after buying it in 1999 with 4500 miles (Thanks to ALL including Corky, Great Dog, and any others not coming to mind). An injury has me looking at a 4 wheel machine and I believe I want a Honda 400 EX but appreciate feedback non-the-less. I am in a small Canadian Province therefore some makes/models are not available, hence 400 EX is plentiful as they come. I'm looking at 2WD, air cooled, smaller/light package, etc. 350 Warriors sell same price basically in the local market and are fewer between than the 400 EX. It will be a nice option too stop in sand and not worry about falling over. ThanX for any helpful input. Christopher A.
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    400ex bottom skid plate

    I would test fit the skid 1st time without using the rubber pieces to best see figment location for the rubber pieces themselves. The rubber pieces should go between the skid plate and the frame/engine case for impact/sound isolation. I would stick the adhesive side to the skid plate, mount the skid and wait for the adhesive to set up. Should be usual 24-48 hours for full bonding strength. I'm going by the set-up design of my older Yamaha Dirt bike and expect principal the same. Christopher A.
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    new quad

    I'm in same boat and my research leans towards TRX 400 for all around fun.
  14. Hi All, It has been many years since being here (TT Forum) and I feel like I'm back home. I rode dedicated off-road on my 2 wheel 1986 Yamaha XT350 for approximately 7000 miles over 8 years, after buying it in 1999 with 4500 miles (Thanks to ALL including Corky, Great Dog, and any others not coming to mind). An injury has me looking at a 4 wheel machine and I believe I want a Honda 400 EX but appreciate feedback non-the-less. I am in a small Canadian Province therefore some makes/models are not available, hence 400 EX is plentiful as they come. I'm looking at 2WD, air cooled, smaller/light package, etc. 350 Warriors sell same price basically in the local market and are fewer between than the 400 EX. It will be a nice option too stop in sand and not worry about falling over. ThanX for any helpful input. Christopher A.
  15. XT350 Chris

    What was your first bike?

    1982 Honda Z50R
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