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Old 10-11-2012, 05:06 AM   #47446
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Film... almost eleven http://youtu.be/fY7XFh7A3ao
Great video man, those trails look like fun!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #47447
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What area are you in? I just brought my XR600 down to the Fort Smith area on Tuesday and rode a gps track off from dualsportmaps.com. It was a beautiful day and roads back in the mountains were awesome. Rode about 80 miles before the sun started going down.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:34 AM   #47448
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Heck, I did all the mods Mentioned above and loved it so much I ordered a new set of sprockets and chain. 14/48. Hmmm. I can't wait. Maybe I can slip in a wheelie going into third?
I loved the 14/48 for trail ridding and it brings 2nd down to a usable range. Course 1st is like a granny low :) But you really ring out the motor trying to run 65 mph. I ran 15/48 for a while which is a nice compromise and you can keep the 14 handy if you think you will need it. The 15/48 combo I could run 65 mph (indicated) comfortably enough and still kept the bike geared lower so you wouldn't have to do so much clutching on the trails. I found I have been running dirt roads more than trails recently and so I went back to 15/45 and keep a 14 tooth handy, this gearing keeps the engine running about the right rpms doing 60 down the dirt roads and allows my to tun 70 mph easy on blacktop if need be. If I were to run trails again I'd jump back to the 48 tooth rear and swap between the 14 and 15 depending on how fast the trails were.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:01 AM   #47449
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HA! Bender...

Nice video,nice riding area, sure looks damn dry out there.
Dry is being generous. At least we managed to escape any fires close to town this season. There was a huge fire not too far from the northernmost point on that ride. There's still haze in the air from the fires that are still smoldering.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:05 AM   #47450
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I was having an issue with my headlight being aimed too low. Pulled off the stock Honda fairing, and noticed the headlight/console bracket was really loose. Does the plastic shroud keep everything stable when it's bolted on or do I need to dig into the the headlight brackets and look for a problem?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #47451
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Film... almost eleven http://youtu.be/fY7XFh7A3ao
Great video!
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #47452
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I was having an issue with my headlight being aimed too low. Pulled off the stock Honda fairing, and noticed the headlight/console bracket was really loose. Does the plastic shroud keep everything stable when it's bolted on or do I need to dig into the the headlight brackets and look for a problem?
I think it might cuz I sort of have the same issue except mine was supe high. Finally got it aimed down but shroud doesn't sit right on the lamp itself and the lamp flops around when the shroud is off.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #47453
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Great Video Red. Could you or would you have maintained that pace with the stock forks as opposed to the USD's?
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #47454
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I was having an issue with my headlight being aimed too low. Pulled off the stock Honda fairing, and noticed the headlight/console bracket was really loose. Does the plastic shroud keep everything stable when it's bolted on or do I need to dig into the the headlight brackets and look for a problem?
Thought I saw a headlight aiming adjustment screw on the lower left (when facing the headlight) that's used to move the headlight up or down.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #47455
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Great Video Red. Could you or would you have maintained that pace with the stock forks as opposed to the USD's?
Oh jeez... that's a loaded question. You're gonna get me dog-bit!
Not on a bet. I rode the same trail at the beginning of the video with the bike when it had stock forks and wanted to sell it when I finally got to the top. It wouldn't hold a line. The USDs allow me to simply bomb through stuff without concern. I am sure that a better rider would hand me my arse on an XRL with stock forks, but I am just an old hack who needs all the help I can get. Idaho_XR rides it just fine though on his XRL with stock suspension. I seldom get much real estate between us on a ride (he lets me lead cuz I'm old). Of course he's young and strong as an ox.

I guess at the end of the day, the bike set up the way it is simply lets me enjoy the ride more than it did stock.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #47456
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Oh jeez... that's a loaded question. You're gonna get me dog-bit!
Not on a bet. I rode the same trail at the beginning of the video with the bike when it had stock forks and wanted to sell it when I finally got to the top. It wouldn't hold a line. The USDs allow me to simply bomb through stuff without concern. I am sure that a better rider would hand me my arse on an XRL with stock forks, but I am just an old hack who needs all the help I can get. Idaho_XR rides it just fine though on his XRL with stock suspension. I seldom get much real estate between us on a ride (he lets me lead cuz I'm old). Of course he's young and strong as an ox.

I guess at the end of the day, the bike set up the way it is simply lets me enjoy the ride more than it did stock.
Well said, thanks for the response.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:45 AM   #47457
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Hey everyone I need to get a replacement turn signal and found this on eBay which looks to be close to the OEM style. Does anyone have that one installed and does it look nearly like the OEM or do I need to get two to make it look like a matching pair? Maybe someone has a recommendation on a good replacement that isn't expensive because I'm probably going to break it eventually. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Turn-Si...d52e87&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #47458
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Hey everyone I need to get a replacement turn signal and found this on eBay which looks to be close to the OEM style. Does anyone have that one installed and does it look nearly like the OEM or do I need to get two to make it look like a matching pair? Maybe someone has a recommendation on a good replacement that isn't expensive because I'm probably going to break it eventually. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Turn-Si...d52e87&vxp=mtr
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #47459
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Yarr, I think I'll do that.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #47460
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Hey everyone I need to get a replacement turn signal and found this on eBay which looks to be close to the OEM style. Does anyone have that one installed and does it look nearly like the OEM or do I need to get two to make it look like a matching pair? Maybe someone has a recommendation on a good replacement that isn't expensive because I'm probably going to break it eventually. Thanks!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Turn-Si...d52e87&vxp=mtr
the stalk looks too short, and the description even says "Short stem." i bought an "exact oem replica" from motorcycle stupid store and it was more than an inch LONGER than the OE blinker. of course, i paid $7 shipping on a $22 blinker and they wanted another $7 for me to return it even though their description wasn't accurate. i'll never buy from them again over that little incident (there's even more to the story). anywho, as stated, buy 2 and no one will know!
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