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Old 08-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #30136
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I took the forks off the L and put on CRFx forks. What a huge difference, I also replaced the stock headlight with a couple of LEDs from ADVMONSTER. I can now see at night.

Sending my seat off to Lendon here in September to make it nice and comfy!
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:13 PM   #30137
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I took the forks off the L and put on CRFx forks. What a huge difference, I also replaced the stock headlight with a couple of LEDs from ADVMONSTER. I can now see at night.

Sending my seat off to Lendon here in September to make it nice and comfy!
Nice, I've seen pix of USD fork conversions on the XRL, it looks great!

I took the cheap route; stiffer springs, fork brace & higher oil level for improved damping & much less flex.

After I do my other projects, I may consider doing the USD fork conversion on my XRL.

The stock rear shock/suspension is surprisingly good, I've done nothing to it yet.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #30138
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The party at Deus was fun too!!!
in venice beach...wow, need to check this cool place out


http://us.deuscustoms.com/motorcycles/


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Good to hear you have a renewed love affair with your xr after her upgrades. Gotta love the simplicity of the Japanese bikes.
lots of steel and it sank like the yamato....

then, we dried it up and rode it more for 2 days, sat in the garage for 3 years and now it got resurrected....



look what i found in the carburetor bowl last month - that thing in the center of the pic, tiny spider looking organism....
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #30139
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Laugh

:Heading to nukes for lunch......mighty 950 then Rite wood


Braaaap!
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #30140
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No 1903 at Nukes last Saturday. WTH?


=dunerat;22121552]:Heading to nukes for lunch......mighty 950 then Rite wood


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:32 PM   #30141
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[QUOTE=Lonestar2112;22101070]I took the forks off the L and put on CRFx forks. What a huge difference.

LoneStar, you are right, the front end swap makes a big difference. But I can say that my on road comfort has suffered a bit, but frankly, who cares. I only ride pavement to get to the dirt anyway.

Here is my Frankenbike:
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #30142
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^ Nice!

Like that little oil line radiator under the headlight.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #30143
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Dalton Highway.....

6 days...1800 miles...Anchorage to Deadhorse...

the ride the GSA was designed for.....good times...

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #30144
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Very, very nice!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:46 AM   #30145
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awesome trip


Looks like about $10k in jackets in that pic
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:41 AM   #30146
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Dalton Hwy

Excellent. Nice pic you guys. All smiles and sunshine!
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #30147
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anchorage to deadhorse on twin jugs....


love to see a RR....


congrats!
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:21 AM   #30148
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Excellent. Nice pic you guys. All smiles and sunshine!
always smiles....not always sunshine....got down to 22 degrees....not bad

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Old 08-25-2013, 02:53 PM   #30149
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Cold? it didn't get cold.

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:18 PM   #30150
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Cold? it didn't get cold.
aren't those big BMW have heated grips and toasters on both sides? it must be fun slippin and slidin in mud and snow. hope no carnage.


jon, that is one awesome pic.
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