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Old 08-18-2012, 04:11 AM   #1861
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Will do a self paintjob and fit the low mount fender....
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:45 AM   #1862
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:20 PM   #1863
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Nice! AJ, do you have your build up photos? I'd love to see how that got created!
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 PM   #1864
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Holy Crap, i just read all 125 pages of this thread over the last 5 days and i'm so full of information right now im bursting at the seams!! Just received my Wolfman enduro tank bag and front fender bag in the mail yesterday so i'm slowly converting into a little adventure bike. i've been burning some oil lately that leads me to believe i will need to do rings and piston and everything else that goes along with this before i will truly trust that the bike can do a 5 day ride with no hiccups. its painful to think about it, but i know i will not regret it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #1865
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y Wolfman enduro tank bag .



You might not like this. I didn't and sold it right away. Invades seating position too much. If you have the big Acerbis, the GL Wrap is a solid performer.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:06 AM   #1866
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You might not like this. I didn't and sold it right away. Invades seating position too much. If you have the big Acerbis, the GL Wrap is a solid performer.
as of now i only have the stock tank and since i'm 6'4 when i sit up close to the tank it is almost uncomfortable to use the rear brake and awkward to shift, maybe i'm just not used to it yet since i probably only have 500 off-road miles in the 3 years i've owned the bike. i'll give it a try and see!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:10 AM   #1867
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Has this thread come to a consensus on a headlight? That is the missing piece to my XR650R puzzle.

I have been running a halogen Trail Tech X2 for over a year and while it looks good and works ok it does not have enough light output to be dodging deer here in Arkansas.

I like the 8" racelights, but I'm concerned they might not go over well with other drivers on the road. I also had a friend who had one on his XR with the H4 bulb conversion and it was not that impressive.

What else should I be looking at?
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:45 AM   #1868
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as of now i only have the stock tank and since i'm 6'4 when i sit up close to the tank it is almost uncomfortable to use the rear brake and awkward to shift, maybe i'm just not used to it yet since i probably only have 500 off-road miles in the 3 years i've owned the bike. i'll give it a try and see!!
I'm 6'6", do you have a tall seat on your XRR?

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Has this thread come to a consensus on a headlight? That is the missing piece to my XR650R puzzle.

I have been running a halogen Trail Tech X2 for over a year and while it looks good and works ok it does not have enough light output to be dodging deer here in Arkansas.

I like the 8" racelights, but I'm concerned they might not go over well with other drivers on the road. I also had a friend who had one on his XR with the H4 bulb conversion and it was not that impressive.

What else should I be looking at?
The new line of LED lights from Baja Designs, is the state of the art, way to go. They are cheap, when considering other high performance lighting options. I have their LED helmet light, soooo much power and light.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:33 AM   #1869
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Has this thread come to a consensus on a headlight? That is the missing piece to my XR650R puzzle.

I have been running a halogen Trail Tech X2 for over a year and while it looks good and works ok it does not have enough light output to be dodging deer here in Arkansas.

I like the 8" racelights, but I'm concerned they might not go over well with other drivers on the road. I also had a friend who had one on his XR with the H4 bulb conversion and it was not that impressive.

What else should I be looking at?
Here's another rarely considered option...




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Old 08-31-2012, 10:25 AM   #1870
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I'm 6'6", do you have a tall seat on your XRR?


no i don't have a tall seat, i suppose an extra inch in the padding may be the ticket thought huh?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #1871
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I have an 8" HID race light. Works great but I would do LED next time. Either two light bars, 4 spots, or something designed with a cut-off beam.

I haven't looked into it, but figured two 6" light bars stacked. Upper one being a flood light pointed down, lower being a spot for the high beams. When on high beams, have both the food and spot running.


The flood's would probably still p*ss off drivers though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:40 PM   #1872
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I have an 8" HID race light. Works great but I would do LED next time. Either two light bars, 4 spots, or something designed with a cut-off beam.

I haven't looked into it, but figured two 6" light bars stacked. Upper one being a flood light pointed down, lower being a spot for the high beams. When on high beams, have both the food and spot running.


The flood's would probably still p*ss off drivers though.
Shibby,

Let me know when you make the jump over to LED's i'll buy your HID
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:46 PM   #1873
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I have an 8" racelight as well, and 95% of riding is commuting right now. With the light tilted full forward, I've never been flashed by other drivers. It's effectiveness falls below my '98 VFR's lights (great) but vastly better than stock, and better than the baja designs rectangle halogen I had on my Transalp.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:18 PM   #1874
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Shibby,

Let me know when you make the jump over to LED's i'll buy your HID
$600 dollars?

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:27 PM   #1875
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Thumb Great Thread

This thread is chock full of awesome information. I've been busy reading through a lot of it - some great stuff here.

I bought this off an Inmate here in Australia earlier this year:



The previous owner (s) have fitted it out with some nice accessories - Acerbis Tank, TM40, FMF/Staintune Pipe, Excel Wheels/Hubs etc. I am currently in the midst of preparing this bike for a cross-Australia trip in November and recently took the stator cover off to find this:



This is an Australian spec'd bike and came road-legal from the factory so it had *some* DC capacity, but the windings on this stator look a bit more like either a home-brew or aftermarket job. Any input here? I'm trying to figure out what kind of capacity I might have to run things like iPod chargers/GPS and the likes.

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