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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:27 PM
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Posted By michael.brat
Looking for XR650L oem mirrors. Let me know if...

Looking for XR650L oem mirrors. Let me know if you have some sitting collecting dust. Thanks!

Mike B
213.545.6020
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 28,183
Posted By michael.brat
Late pics post ...

Late pics post

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af188/michaelbrat/ScreenShot2014-07-20at100443PMcopy_zps568c3733.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 22,191
Views: 2,691,171
Posted By michael.brat
Just made a simple and cheap rear rotor guard for...

Just made a simple and cheap rear rotor guard for my XRR. I'm considering making more if other XRR enthusiasts are interested. Here's the thread...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,089
Posted By michael.brat
XR650R Rear Rotor Guard - Simple Design

Hey guys.

I designed this basic rear rotor guard for my XR650R. All the guards I've found online were gaudy and expensive, and I don't want to replace the OE plastic guard every time it cracks....
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks for this info. I didn't know that....

Thanks for this info. I didn't know that. Interesting stuff.

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks, but would rather have stock.

Thanks, but would rather have stock.
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22,191
Views: 2,691,171
Posted By michael.brat
Just broke my shifter off, and need one for a...

Just broke my shifter off, and need one for a ride this Friday. Anyone have a spare?!

Mike B
213-545-6020
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Anyone have their old stock XRL mirrors they want...

Anyone have their old stock XRL mirrors they want to sell me? I need 2 pairs.

Oh, and I broke the shifter off my XRR, so if someone happens to have one of those, that'd be great!

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks for the advice guys. Got a little carried...

Thanks for the advice guys. Got a little carried away with the tightening...
I'm glad it's a simple fix.

Here's the part info fyi: BOLT, STUD (6X34) ; 90136-KA3-831

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
What would you guys suggest in this situation? ...

What would you guys suggest in this situation?

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/af188/michaelbrat/photo_zps05d0f216.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks for sharing. I was thinking of something...

Thanks for sharing. I was thinking of something similar. This may be the way to go.

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Ya....... but I really like my XRL. Couldn't...

Ya....... but I really like my XRL. Couldn't imagine buying a BMW.

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Good point. I really didn't want to redesign the...

Good point. I really didn't want to redesign the rear subframe, but I guess it would be the best idea. And save money over buying a new frame.

Anyone have an online reference to how to set up a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 75,630
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Posted By michael.brat
I never want to scale back my thrashing! :1drink ...

I never want to scale back my thrashing! :1drink

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Hey Jeremy. Hope you've been good man. ...

Hey Jeremy. Hope you've been good man.

Dowels are a good idea, though I think the whole rear subframe is an issue. I think the supports would need to cover all the way through the subframe.


...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Some advice I tell myself when looking to buy. If...

Some advice I tell myself when looking to buy. If it doesn't feel right, it's ok to walk away. There will always be another deal!

Sometimes the attitude of the owner can tell you the history of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Here are some pictures of how the supports were...

Here are some pictures of how the supports were welded and where the frame cracked each time.

Keep in mind, this was the kind of load I carried on the XRL for 17k miles, through some knarly...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks Rob. Does anyone know if the XR600...

Thanks Rob.

Does anyone know if the XR600 frame is exactly the same? Would suck to run into little fitment issues when bolting up XRL parts.

My frame has been fixed on 4 occasions, and has...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Anyone have a clean XRL frame for sale? An...

Anyone have a clean XRL frame for sale? An accompanying title would be nice, but isn't necessary. I'm located in Los Angeles. Thanks.

Mike B
213-545-6020
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Try hooking up a garden hose to it for a while. I...

Try hooking up a garden hose to it for a while. I would think the constant flow of water would remove most everything, as it flows out of each orifice. Then rinse it with some fuel afterwards to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
XRL frame needed

Just posted this (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24331474#post24331474) up in the flea market.

Looking for an XRL frame in the Los Angeles area. Let me know if you have one for sale....
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22,191
Views: 2,691,171
Posted By michael.brat
Hey guys. I have an Acerbis underseat tank, but...

Hey guys. I have an Acerbis underseat tank, but don't have much use for it. Not sure what they're worth. Anyone need it? Just pm me an offer. I'm located in Los Angeles.

More pics....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,267
Posted By michael.brat
Devol Racing 30% off coupon. I received this...

Devol Racing 30% off coupon.

I received this discount certificate during the rally, but won't be using it. If anyone wants it, just PM me. Please check out the Devol website before claiming it...
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,631
Posted By michael.brat
Review after using the SMH10 with an inmate...

Review after using the SMH10 with an inmate (Isaac004) at last months Death Valley Noob Rally. These things are awesome!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23895405#post23895405
...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By michael.brat
Rider Review - Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Headset system

Got a chance to try out the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Headset with Isaac004, at the Death Valley Noob Rally, late March. It's a really nifty system.

Overall experience:
I definitely recommend this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22,191
Views: 2,691,171
Posted By michael.brat
Pm sent

Pm sent
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22,191
Views: 2,691,171
Posted By michael.brat
Hi guys. My name is Mike. I've had an XRL for the...

Hi guys. My name is Mike. I've had an XRL for the past few years, and just pick up an 02 XRR! Just went over the whole bike and took it for a test ride. It had a sticky throttle when I bought it, so...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Anyone have a clean XRL frame for sale?...

Anyone have a clean XRL frame for sale? Preferably silver. Rebuilding my XRL from the frame up. (on my 4th set of subframe cracks)

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Damn, my first day back in ages and I see this!...

Damn, my first day back in ages and I see this! Hope you're doing alright.

Mike B
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By michael.brat
Forgot to update this thread a while ago. I'm now...

Forgot to update this thread a while ago. I'm now offering these cases at riseful.com (http://www.riseful.com).

I hope you guys like the design.

Mike B
Forum: Regional forums 01-18-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 233,662
Posted By michael.brat
PAID via paypal #93 mike (michael.brat) - R...

PAID via paypal

#93 mike (michael.brat) - R + CP2 + D2

Thanks!
Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,162
Posted By michael.brat
Great, I'm glad it was helpful :thumb Mike B

Great, I'm glad it was helpful :thumb

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks Steve! Is it worth getting an OE rebuild...

Thanks Steve! Is it worth getting an OE rebuild kit (if one exists) or ebay just fine?



I'd like to see a short write up of the install if you get the chance :thumb



Hey George! Man, I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Hey guys. Long time! I've been back in the...

Hey guys. Long time!

I've been back in the real world for a while. Daily grind, getting a business going, not much time for riding. My L recently crossed the 30k mark. To celebrate, it started...
Forum: Regional forums 11-19-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 233,662
Posted By michael.brat
mike (michael.brat) - xr650l

mike (michael.brat) - xr650l
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
It was supposedly new (looked brand new) when I...

It was supposedly new (looked brand new) when I bought it last year and rode it to your place.

Mike B
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Hey guys. Been too long... Had a little...

Hey guys. Been too long...

Had a little trouble today that I'm hoping you can help me diagnose. Came off the freeway and the XRL shut off. Tried to start it, but just kept turning. The battery...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75,630
Views: 8,002,030
Posted By michael.brat
Thought you guys may enjoy this: A...

Thought you guys may enjoy this:

A Cross-Country Motorcycle Journey Births a Product Designer: Mike Bratcher's Riseful RollPro III...
Forum: Vendors 07-23-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By michael.brat
Thanks Chad! It's been a looonnngg but awesome...

Thanks Chad! It's been a looonnngg but awesome weekend :lol3

Mike B
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,941
Posted By michael.brat
Just made it on core77 :D:D:D And it's frame...

Just made it on core77 :D:D:D
And it's frame around my cross country journey which I figured you'd guys enjoy:...
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