loved my xl350's Yeah, I loved the XL350 too! Beautiful bike... I did a lot of mods to mine... Swapped out the gas tank, complete front end assembly and rear wheel assembly with light weight CR250 parts. Cut the frame and setup CR250 shocks in a laid down configuration. Took out the fork springs and converted to air forks. Installed Yoshimura 400cc high compression piston, cam, pipe and also had Yoshimura port and polish the head. Took off the directionals, mirrors and huge taillight and replaced it with a trick rear fender with a built in taillight. The (for the time) long travel suspension was incredible. Power wise the bike was not much less than my XR650R, it would power wheelie through the first 4 and it was easy to pick it up in 5th.