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Old 12-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #50296
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Doesn't look like you have much gear with you for a 3 day ride...
Indeed, I traveled with a light backpack, and stayed in Motel6 for two nights. I used to pack a lot of stuff for even short trips, but I have lately discovered the pleasures of traveling light. While riding off road, I try to stress the subframe of my XR650L as lightly as possible.



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Old 12-18-2012, 09:42 PM   #50297
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Thats because he's a weekend hoteler.



Busted!

I slept on the cold, hard ground too many nights while I was mountaineering! I have since learned to appreciate a nice, soft bed!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #50298
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Does anyone make a decent front disc guard for these pigs?
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:00 PM   #50299
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Does anyone make a decent front disc guard for these pigs?
Maier makes a front disc guard for the XR600R.

http://www.maier-mfg.com/catalog/hon...orkdisc-guards

However, I believe you must slightly modify this disc guard to make it fit the XR650L. Check out the following thread.

http://www.4strokes.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=27471

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:28 PM   #50300
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Does anyone make a decent front disc guard for these pigs?
There are a few guards out there. Not really sure they are any good though. I kind of equate them to metal detectors "the illusion of safety".
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:44 PM   #50301
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Nice Pic ... where is that ? Near Sisters or the Steens ?
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I used to live near Bend OR and if you get east of town about 20 miles, it flattens out all the way to ID or NV. Elevation is between 3-5k. Of course, you have to wait until June if you want a snow-free ride.
This ride was a week out in early May, we had done another in early April. You are correct though, any time that early it can snow on you. The night before that photo we camped near Hart Mtn..... Froze our butts with temps in the teens.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:17 AM   #50302
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I agree with what others have said. I have two helmets that I use in the dirt. For winter, I use a HJC dirt helmet and for the other three seasons, I use a Klim F4. The Klim is the most comfortable, ventilated helmet I have ever owned. My next helmet will be a Klim as well. You truly get what you pay for however the line is becoming grayer.

What I mean by this is I was a huge Arai fan, and had a XD for road use. I bought a FLY DS helmet on a whim and it has replaced my Arai. Price does not always dictate quality or fit. Helmets are personal. TRy on as many as you can and choose the one that best fits/suits you.


One thing you do not always get more of when you pay big $ for a helmet is safety. A few years agoMotorcyclist Magazine magazine published an article by the renown Harry Hurt, the godfather of motorcycle safety. The two safest helmets were less than $120. A helmet is suspension for your brain, and many Snell helmets are overly compliant-too stiff. Anything over 200Gs and you are in trouble. Many helmets are designed to work effectively way past levels of deceleration the human brain can tolerate. Expensive helmets are generally more comfy, last longer and have better fit-n-finish.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:42 AM   #50303
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Not sure if anyone follows this but.... I just saw a commercial for the season finale of Burn Notice on USA. There is a screen preview where, I believe the main character, rides an XR650L thru a glass window. Pretty cool. Just thought it was worth mentioning.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:43 AM   #50304
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If anyone is interested, I have posted the photographs for day 3 of my ride report. The thread is located at the following link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849601



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Old 12-19-2012, 05:22 AM   #50305
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Question Brake Pads?

I've always been a proponent of the OEM Honda organics. I see many different types nowadays on Fleabay offered for next to nothing for a set of front and rear. Any body tried them? Sudco etc....
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:39 AM   #50306
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Quick question: I want to get an MX-style helmet to complement my Shoei road helmet. I have a 3x head. Any recommendations? I don't need a hybrid dual purpose lid but a more traditional offroad set up for goggles. For, uh, going off road. Thanks in advance. What does the discerning XRL-rider choose?

Try an Airoh ( pronounced Arrow ):


This is my S4, note the weight. A Shoei weights in at 4 pounds and an Arai XD is 3 7/8 pounds. The Airoh is 1/2 pound lighter!



Link: http://airohamerica.com/index.php?pa...cts&category=1

First it is sold on EBay at a great price, under $300 shipped from the UK.
Next it's a great helmet. Very aerodynamic, super quite, the flip down shield works best of all I have had.
And it seems to be more scratch resistant than those of Sheoi and Arai.
The good aero and light weight make it a very comfortable helmet to wear all day long.
The head shape is same as Shoei or Arai and it is sized the same as these as well.
But best of all it's two helmets in one. Three actually. It comes with all the parts to use it with out the bill as a devilish looking street helmet or you can use it without the shield as a MX helmet with goggles.
Another cool feature is the chin strap has a buckle instead of D rings. A HUGE time saver and can be easely hooked up with gloves on.

Deffiently worth a look. I have had mine for a year now. I commute on my bike daily.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:45 AM   #50307
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I didn't know how to post a thread, so I put this here.

I am the wife of rider11x and wanted to let you guys know that Marc passed away this past Friday Eve in a motorcycle accident. He would of wanted me to tell you how much enjoyed talking bike talk with you and to be careful of other drivers around you. I won't be back on here but wanted to let you know that a vehicle crossed in front of him and with all the protective gear he had on, he still didn't survive, So be careful and ride safe an let your loved ones know how much you love them like he did to me everyday.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:50 AM   #50308
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I've always been a proponent of the OEM Honda organics. I see many different types nowadays on Fleabay offered for next to nothing for a set of front and rear. Any body tried them? Sudco etc....
Where were you last night? We were all waiting to see your bike???
Anyway try Ferodo pads. They make an offroad pad that has excellent feel making it difficult to lock up on soft loose surfaces. Now this is an OFFROAD pad. On the street you will need extra stopping distance. I get them here: http://www.indysuperbike.com/

Info here: http://www.ferodo.com/en-gb/Pages/Home.aspx
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:56 AM   #50309
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I am the wife of rider11x and wanted to let you guys know that Marc passed away this past Friday Eve in a motorcycle accident. He would of wanted me to tell you how much enjoyed talking bike talk with you and to be careful of other drivers around you. I won't be back on here but wanted to let you know that a vehicle crossed in front of him and with all the protective gear he had on, he still didn't survive, So be careful and ride safe an let your loved ones know how much you love them like he did to me everyday.
RIP Rider11x (Marc)
I am sure I speak for all here in saying our heart felt sorrow for your loss and our prayers go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you in this difficult time. Marc has been a great contributor to this site and I am sure he is now in a great and wounderfull place.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:58 AM   #50310
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I am the wife of rider11x and wanted to let you guys know that Marc passed away this past Friday Eve in a motorcycle accident. He would of wanted me to tell you how much enjoyed talking bike talk with you and to be careful of other drivers around you. I won't be back on here but wanted to let you know that a vehicle crossed in front of him and with all the protective gear he had on, he still didn't survive, So be careful and ride safe an let your loved ones know how much you love them like he did to me everyday.
RIP Rider11x (Marc)

He will be missed. I'm not quite sure what to even say...
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