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Old 11-20-2011, 11:06 AM   #34711
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All this talk about frame bracing. This will give you a rack and brace your frame. I know because this is what I have and it is what I took on my 8 month / 35,000 mile trip around the country. It survived 2 crashes, one at 30 mph and the other at 70mph. Both times the bike was fully loaded with about 40-50 pounds of gear. Look at the pic and that is how much gear was on her. The frame was fine both times. The only thing was that it cracked about 1/4 of the way thru after the second wreck. Not even in the typical spot either. I rode for ~600 ish miles with it like that and never even knew it. With this rack there is no need to reinforce the frame, plus you get a bomb ass rack.

Granted I also had the Wolfman side racks with it. The first set EVER made. I know, I was there.



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Old 11-20-2011, 11:50 AM   #34712
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My braces

Guys, this is what I chose to do in advance of frame issues. 3/16 plate mig welded in and primed, painted and clear coated (used color rite match and their 2 part clear coat). I posted my templates up elsewhere in this thread but here they are again. I was heavily loaded with a pro moto billet rear rack and full camping gear and didn't have a problem on the whole TAT. I also had wolfman side racks that without a doubt add even more reinforcement. I also welded in a piece of flat bar and filled in the holes on the horizontal brace which is surprisingly flimsy in stock form.

Granted this was time consuming and lots of trimming and fitting of the plates was needed to get a tight fit around all of the frame fittings and hardware. This works with the battery box and stock exhaust in place. I did have to trim a small cutout on the RHS for the wolfman racks that bolt in under the fender. If done carefully you can tie in to multiple stock mounting flanges and really tie the whole thing together. A very small amount of rear fender trimming is needed to get it to mount up around the braces.

Nothing extravagant in the way of equipment; Millermatic mig welder (runs off 110), side grinder, cutoff wheel, etc. I did have a welder buddy use his plasma cutter to cut out the templates as a starting point just to save time.

Hope this helps anyone looking at doing this mod.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #34713
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XR650L gas leak

Just brought this nicely set up 2006 XR650L home and went to fire it up....... and it spewed gas from the overflow tubes all over my driveway!
I am new to these bikes and am not familiar with the carbs yet but gas was coming from both the tube that attaches to the bottom of the carb as well as from the other tube that has a Y in it. one side of the Y is attached to the left side of the carb but the other was just hanging in mid air. can someone help me as to where that one attaches to ( look like perhaps on the right side at the top of the carb but its just a termination point ) and why its pissing gas??

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:57 PM   #34714
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OK big man, I have to ask. How small do you make your XRL look? I thought L's were supposed to be big.

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Old 11-20-2011, 01:08 PM   #34715
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Your right. Make your big bike bigger.

I'm 6'3" so I added 2" Rox Risors. I love 'em!
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:13 PM   #34716
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Yea, I do know. I will have the time to build the bike by the time it needs it. I only have 11,000 miles on it now. In about 30,000 more miles I'll do a frame up restore.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #34717
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OK big man, I have to ask. How small do you make your XRL look? I thought L's were supposed to be big.

I've been asked , is that a motorcycle stuck in your ass ,






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Old 11-20-2011, 04:18 PM   #34718
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I've been asked , is that a motorcycle stuck in your ass ,






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Old 11-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #34719
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Biggie, I am so glad to see another "normal" sized guy riding. I get tired of hearing all the whining about "its too tall, its too heavy" Sheesh.

I think it is time to put my personalized plate onto the bike UB2SHRT
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #34720
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R80gspdpete......

Check the float level.......the line to the Y is an overflow for the fuel bowl, I believe.

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Old 11-20-2011, 05:31 PM   #34721
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So I've been so slammed with my new job I barely get a chance to read the thread and haven't been able to keep up.

Good news first

Manracks tie-downs are awesome!! NO clearance issues with the Acerbis Tank

http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/xr650l-dr650-tie-downs



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Old 11-20-2011, 05:32 PM   #34722
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Bad news

Twisted Throttle SW-MOTECH sub-frame support arms only work with a stock muffler.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6887/667/



Also, the bolt that shares the aftermarket muffler and turn signal bolt isn't long enough. I wish I would have noticed that it wouldn't bolt up to the passenger peg before I went to the hardware store to buy a longer bolt.



Upside is they are very stout!! I've read some comments about them crinkling and I would say after having them in my hand, you would have to put a LOT of weight on the back to get them to crinkle. Like can't keep the front wheel down weight.



I was really excited when I mounted the first one. I liked how it mounted to the top foot peg. Balanced really nice with the Cycle Rack.





One other thing I didn't care for was the allen wrench bolts. It's not a big deal. I just don't care for them.

I plan to send a link to this comment to Twisted Throttle so they will update their product description to say that it only works with the stock muffler. Hopefully, they will consider redesigning that side. I was really looking forward to the reinforcement.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:42 PM   #34723
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subframe support

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Old 11-20-2011, 08:21 PM   #34724
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So uh... sorry for the newb question but if you dump the bike to the left why does it smell like gas? Pouring out the carb?

I'm sure you can guess how I know - I tested this theory several times
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:26 PM   #34725
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So uh... sorry for the newb question but if you dump the bike to the left why does it smell like gas? Pouring out the carb?

I'm sure you can guess how I know - I tested this theory several times
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