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  1. #1
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    1984 xr80

    Picked up a 1984 XR80A dirt bike that's been sitting under a shelter for 10+ years as part of a package deal along with an 18.5" car hauler from a friend. This thing has seen some hard riding but looked complete enough to take a stab at fixing it up......and of course "ran when parked". I'll hopefully flip it for the cost of purchase and parts....so a minimum of ~$1200.00. Some of my co-workers have kids in the 8+ range that want first dibs on it so should be an easy sell. The tank is dented but clean and the carb was miraculously pristine inside. It only had ~60psi compression at first, but after a liberal dose of penetrating fluid in the cylinder, a little heat on the jug and kicking for a bit it jumped to ~140psi and took right off. That gave me the go-ahead for a full tear down.

    The Bad
    Foot peg mount is being held on by one bolt and bent as well as one mount hole ripped through. One foot peg is also homemade
    Seat cover pooched
    Missing side covers
    Needs both control levers
    SAE bolts holding the engine in
    Missing skid plate
    Chain and sprockets worn
    Grips worn out
    Steering stop broken off (i.e. dented tank)

    The Good
    Runs
    Tank is clean
    Carb is clean
    Seat pan is perfect
    Seat foam is OK
    Tires are good
    All control cables are good
    Brakes are good
    Forks are good
    Exhaust is good (small dent in header pipe)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails XR801.jpg   XR802.jpg   XR803.jpg   XR804.jpg   XR805.jpg   XR806.jpg  

    XR807.jpg  
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Other
    1983 Honda Z50
    1978 Honda XL75

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  2. #2
    ScreaminRed's Avatar
    ScreaminRed is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerAt the back of the pack
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    My father bought me a '79 xr80 new. That was a great dirt bike. Never had an issue the 4 years we owned it. Good luck, and should be an easy sale!
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  3. #3
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    Update: Got the front steering stop welded on and found an almost perfect match of paint with VHT Caliper Paint - Orange......close enough to clean up the rusty frame. Been doing lots of cleaning and painting and have a few new parts to put on, grips, levers, chain & sprockets, etc. I now know I need some rear bearings and it looks like the rear tire tube I bad...got to take the tire off first.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails XR808.jpg   XR8010.jpg   XR809.jpg  
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Other
    1983 Honda Z50
    1978 Honda XL75

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  4. #4
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    They're simple, dependable, and durable little bikes.

    A friend of mine had one when we were early teens. I had a faster bike and it took me a while to understand why he would make it to my house faster than I made it to his. He rode that XR80 wide open everywhere.
    The story of three wheels and a man...

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    Footy is offline At The Back Of The Pack Arm chair racerAt the back of the pack
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    Nice find. I have a set of Maier side covers that will fit that bike that I would sell if interested.
    These are the more rounded design like the 1982 model honda but will fit up to 1984 model.
    Put your butt on the inside fender or end up on the ground!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
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    Location
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    PM sent Footy, thanks!
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Other
    1983 Honda Z50
    1978 Honda XL75

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  7. #7
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    Been slowly tinkering as I alternate between an 18.5' car hauler project and this unit. Got around to the air box which had 2 of the 3 cover bolts stripped from either over tightening or SAE nuts used at some point. I thought of welding around the circumference of the studs and cutting new threads but that seemed too involved. I then thought of cutting them off and drilling them out but that had it's own issues. I decided on bending the tabs up slightly and carefully cutting the stud heads off from behind with a Dremel. the old hardware fell out leaving the original hole. I then took new M6 x 1.0 x 1cm bolts and ground the head off to ~30% thickness and tack welded them in place from behind. A quick bend of the tabs and we're back in business.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Airbox3.jpg   Airbox1.jpg   Airbox4.jpg   Airbox2.jpg  
    Trikes
    1970/71 US 90 (Aquarius Blue)
    1970/71 US 90 (Future Project)
    1972/73 US 90 Camo Project (110 Big Bore)
    1972/73 US 90 Green
    1977 ATC 90 w/83 110 motor (Fugly)
    1982 ATC 70
    1983 ATC 70 (Ladybug)
    1973 ATC 70

    1965 Marketeer 3 Wheel Golf Cart with 1986 Honda 250 drivetrain

    TF 2015

    Other
    1983 Honda Z50
    1978 Honda XL75

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