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Old 01-29-2011, 06:54 PM   #12046
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Isn't it all about what you want? The way I see it, the 650L & the KLR are all ok if you are ok with the way they come from the factory. They have limitation on how far they can be "built"....suspension, motor, weight, etc. All good reliable bikes. You're a big guy. I think you would see a real difference riding an L.

I hear that the 650L is really popular in Russia.

There are (6) 650Ls on KSL right now.


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Question for any Utah riders. Does anyone local have a built XL650R that they are happy with? Mostly out of curiosity and/or to check it out... I'd also love to see pics!

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:12 PM   #12047
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Rode the guadalupe mtns today. Video to follow. Really digging the Super plush.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:49 PM   #12048
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Just curious, bubba (aren't you a bubba now?)...

How much suspension tuning did you try before you gave up & sent the legs into Superplush?

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Rode the guadalupe mtns today. Video to follow. Really digging the Super plush.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:58 PM   #12049
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If you're in Southern Utah....

This is the Mrs.

Frog is riding/camping in Warner Valley outside St George and the family dogs have disappeared. Any extra eyes or ears would be appreciated greatly! They are big dogs and fairly unique looking. 1 big (150 lbs) white with big brown spots (Charlie) and 1 tall and lanky white dog (Daisy) .

We imagine they are exhausted and sore at this point but hopefully they will show up at someone's camp so just thought we would let you all know so you could pass on the word.

Thanks Utardia!
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:51 PM   #12050
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:54 AM   #12051
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Working on a one piece fiberglass pannier system. No bolts to break, no bags to rip, no welds, slips over subframe, replaces all back plastics.

Mold plug, or whatever, almost done.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:58 AM   #12052
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Those were great bikes...direct from the Iron Curtain. I raced one of these against them...250 Bul Pursang...



and in 74 bought one of these. Brought it to Utah and sold it. Sorry now...loved it. Rode it up mineral basin to the upper mine. It wasn't happy about it but ...



Loved those Box Tails, Had one of those before the CZ.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:46 AM   #12053
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Those were great bikes...direct from the Iron Curtain. I raced one of these against them...250 Bul Pursang...

Cool Harcus, I raced one of those 'back in the day' too, it was fast got plenty of holeshots. Had a Super Rat before that.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:24 PM   #12054
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Working on a one piece fiberglass pannier system. No bolts to break, no bags to rip, no welds, slips over subframe, replaces all back plastics.

Mold plug, or whatever, almost done.

Nice!
Looks like the plug for the outside surface - duplicates how the part will look when done...right?

Appears you are planning to build a box inner skin in those back "cheeks" - right"?

Then cut holes in the top for access doors?

Is that your vision?
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:43 PM   #12055
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^^^Harcus,

Yeah, that's the idea. The panniers are already boxed in, just can't see it in the photo. I hope it works out, I think it will. It won't be some shiny carbon fiber item for looking cool at the coffee shop with and ADV sticker on it, it will be meant to be scratched, dropped, and abused. So if it's not aesthetically perfect, no big deal.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #12056
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^^^Harcus,

Yeah, that's the idea. The panniers are already boxed in, just can't see it in the photo. I hope it works out, I think it will. It won't be some shiny carbon fiber item for looking cool at the coffee shop with and ADV sticker on it, it will be meant to be scratched, dropped, and abused. So if it's not aesthetically perfect, no big deal.
What do we see here? Fiberglass? Plywood? Toilet paper? Is this a dummy or the real McCoy?
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #12057
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What do we see here? Fiberglass? Plywood? Toilet paper? Is this a dummy or the real McCoy?
Fiberglass and some sanding filler to smooth it out. I'm pretty clueless, but I saw some Italian bike fabricator (Dotorri??) doing something like this with filler on glass.

Real McCoy plug.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #12058
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Fiberglass and some sanding filler to smooth it out. I'm pretty clueless, but I saw some Italian bike fabricator (Dotorri??) doing something like this with filler on glass.

Real McCoy plug.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:42 PM   #12059
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Same concept of this, as far as the rear goes, and not the low pipe.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #12060
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Working on a one piece fiberglass pannier system. No bolts to break, no bags to rip, no welds, slips over subframe, replaces all back plastics.

Mold plug, or whatever, almost done.

Looks great. I will take one!
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