1982 Honda XL185s
Heavy, old, outdated, a pig on fuel, but good for a beginner for under $1000
The valve seals leaked upon start up from the first day I got it.
Put new tires on it.
Painted the side covers and metal gas tank Honda Red.
Speedo cable broke.
Good beginner bike, of course the bike was tired when I got it. I paid $650 Canadian, put new tires on it and cleaned it good, and got $780 for it about a year later. Its heavy weight made it hard in tight trail sections. It had a smaller back sprocket and could do speeds of about 115 km/h.
Smoked a little upon start up. Nothing a 20 year old dirt bike doesn't do.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2007
What kinda of oil would be alright to use on the 1982 XL 185cc??
Motorcycle specific oil or mineral engine oil made for diesels. They will ensure enough protection for the gearbox without risk of a slipping clutch. You should replace the oil every 1000-1500 miles, or 1500-2500 km, depending on how hard you use the engine. Do remember to remove the RHS engine cover and clean the internal oil filter every other oil change.