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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 09:14 PM
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Posted By tft
I wasn't going to stop in time. As I was stearing...

I wasn't going to stop in time. As I was stearing left he was continuing through the intersection and we were going to make contact. There was a car to my right so I couldn't go that way. At that...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:55 PM
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Posted By tft
Are those bigger than stock?

Are those bigger than stock?
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:08 PM
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Posted By tft
I had to lay my xrl down today to avoid t-boning...

I had to lay my xrl down today to avoid t-boning a concrete truck that had locked up it's brakes and was barreling through an intersection. It was a close one and I'm pretty sure that my excellent...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 02:27 PM
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Posted By tft
Nothing came loose. Its all still intact. It...

Nothing came loose. Its all still intact. It reads 250 while at room temp and when in the bike the temp needle will climb like it's reading.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By tft
Anyone ever had an xrs only dip stick give false...

Anyone ever had an xrs only dip stick give false reading? Mine ran up over 400 degrees while driving today and now says 250 degrees while just sitting in my house. I almost had a heart attack when it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:53 PM
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Posted By tft
I have a 15t front and a 42t rear with 108 link...

I have a 15t front and a 42t rear with 108 link chain. With this setup my snail adjuster is on 19.
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By tft
Can we get some more pics of your bike. Dash...

Can we get some more pics of your bike. Dash too!!!
Well done!
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2014, 07:22 PM
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Posted By tft
Fill it full of the hottest water you can, have a...

Fill it full of the hottest water you can, have a buddy help stretch it out over the frame in it's proper mounting position. Don't forget to drain the water and dry the petcocks when you're done. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By tft
looks great!

looks great!
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 05:18 PM
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Posted By tft
I put on my crf450 rear fender from ufo this...

I put on my crf450 rear fender from ufo this weekend. I didn't follow any instruction and made a huge mess cutting and chopping and drilling holes. It's ruff around the edges due to this but I think...
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By tft
Does anyone have a standard link they would be...

Does anyone have a standard link they would be willing to part with? The PO put a kuba link on mine and after riding my buddies that is stock I would prefer to have the original. Pm me. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 09:01 AM
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Posted By tft
Is there a web site we can visit?

Is there a web site we can visit?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By tft
42t rear sprocket

I installed the 42t rear sprocket over the weekend and today was my first test ride. The installation was easy enough, i put some wd40 on the nuts before removing the old sprocket and they came off...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By tft
I dig that rack, which one is it?

I dig that rack, which one is it?
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:33 PM
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Posted By tft
No master link or i would just cut and adjust.

No master link or i would just cut and adjust.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By tft
i ride mostly highway so I'm trying out the 42t...

i ride mostly highway so I'm trying out the 42t rear to get the rpms down. i would like to be able to switch to the 13t in the front if i getting on the trail. which isn't that often.
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 07:50 PM
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Posted By tft
Well...I install my new 42t rear sprocket and low...

Well...I install my new 42t rear sprocket and low and behold the chain is too long. Ugh....any thoughts on a new chain length. Please excuse my stupidity I don't have much chain knowledge. I'm was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2014, 04:09 PM
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Posted By tft
Acerbis gas tank

This may be a dumb question but has anyone ever retrofit a acerbis 6.3 xr650r to the xr650l? Can it be done?
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2014, 10:40 AM
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Posted By tft
Whats the story on that seat?

Whats the story on that seat?
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 07:05 PM
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Posted By tft
My temp dip stick was reading 350 the other day....

My temp dip stick was reading 350 the other day. Bike seemed fine but it was a bit worrisome. Checked my oil level and it was 3/4 of the way to full line. I hadn't seen those temps before even in 110...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 08:04 PM
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Posted By tft
Anyone know where I can find a steel 42t...

Anyone know where I can find a steel 42t sprocket? I looked at sprocket specialist but it looks like they only have aluminum. vortex, pbi, renthal don't show a 42t avalible for the xr650l. I was also...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By tft
Yeah.....I did consider that. I think the...

Yeah.....I did consider that. I think the positive out weigh the negative though.
Any one have thoughts on a low fender?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By tft
Cee baileys windscreen as linked a few post up. ...

Cee baileys windscreen as linked a few post up.
The screen helps but it directs wind straight up into my helmet. It just mounts to the oem bug screen and kinda just lays down. Some sort of support...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By tft
Crf230 front fender from ufo

Crf230 front fender from ufo. I bought it off ebay for $30 delivered. It bolts right up and has the slot for the wires. They pinch some but nothing to be concerned about I imagine. Noticeable...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2014, 07:20 PM
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Posted By tft
I've got the 15/45 set up and at 71ish mph my...

I've got the 15/45 set up and at 71ish mph my trail tech vapor reads 5k rpm. I may not have the vapor setup properly (I still can't figure the ppr thing out, it's set on 2 right now). However if the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 05:24 PM
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Posted By tft
Can someone point me in the direction of a guide...

Can someone point me in the direction of a guide or parts list for this?
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 03:30 PM
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Posted By tft
:rofl No way! a goldwing wouldn't give you speed...

:rofl No way! a goldwing wouldn't give you speed wobbles!!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By tft
Well I'm 6' tall and 175lbs. All my gear ( bags,...

Well I'm 6' tall and 175lbs. All my gear ( bags, tents, ect..) weigh 30lbs. So I've got about 205lb sitting on top of the bike and I duck under my wind screen. My 08 has no problems pulling hard all...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 01:20 PM
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Posted By tft
Maybe I just abuse my bike, that and the average...

Maybe I just abuse my bike, that and the average texas speed limit is 70mph. but I was running 82-85mph for about 3hr on I10. The vector said it was running about 5.5k+ rpm. The engine was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By tft
Jealous!

Jealous!
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:00 PM
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Posted By tft
I am running the stock 15/45 setup. I am new to...

I am running the stock 15/45 setup. I am new to the xrl so maybe its all in my mind, but I just did the big bend trip where I was at 70mph for over 10hrs and it just made me start to think i should...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 11:32 AM
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Posted By tft
Sprocket Help!

I have used the search functions but i can never get it to work right.
I want to run less rpm at highway speed (70-75mph) and then be able to switch the front sprocket when i hit the dirt trails. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 06:19 AM
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Posted By tft
Are there just open trails at Moab to go ride?...

Are there just open trails at Moab to go ride? That looks amazing!
Great vids.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By tft
Beechum1, Are y'all still working on rally kits...

Beechum1,
Are y'all still working on rally kits for the xrl?
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:29 AM
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Posted By tft
I did look into those but read they wouldn't work...

I did look into those but read they wouldn't work with my q4 exhaust.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 08:43 AM
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Posted By tft
What's the story on ordering them? I would need...

What's the story on ordering them? I would need to get 2 sets.
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 06:32 AM
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Posted By tft
I saw on here a while ago someone was making...

I saw on here a while ago someone was making gussets but I can't find it again.
Is that the standard practice for prevention?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By tft
Congrats! Watch oil consumption when you cruise...

Congrats! Watch oil consumption when you cruise freeway speeds for along time. They use a lot of oil doing that. Welcome to the fold.


Thanks! I did notice some oil consumption during the trip. I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 10:37 AM
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Posted By tft
xr650l owner signing in

my roommate and i decided to get into dual sport/adventure riding and both settled on the 650ls.

mines an 08 with the typical mods; daves, uni filter, q4 exhaust, unknown jet sizes, clark 4.7...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 02:49 PM
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Views: 463
Posted By tft
Borde Sur: Episode 3

A trip to Big Bend National Park, Texas:
Riders:
Blake on his Honda XR650L
Nick on his Honda XR650L

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100473939" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"...
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