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Old 05-01-2010, 07:39 PM   #17101
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Touche'
BBQ paint does work well if you do like it says and bake the parts @250 for 30 minutes, @400 for 30 minutes and then again for as hot as the oven will go, usually 550, for 30 minutes. Should last a few years doing that, mine has. The header still cleans up decent and the muffler (stock) looks new.

I'm going to try the Black Velvet this summer and maybe use their brake caliper paint on the frame, thing is no white only silver and some other choices I wouldn't consider. Heard good things about their products from other inmates.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:49 PM   #17102
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Sweet Bike!

Doctordoc I like the ride! I might get a set of wheels like that if i can save up enough...

Hopefully I'll be able to post a finished product of what I started today with my bike.

After hours of cutting, trimming, testing, soldering, reading, sweating and fabrication today I have the same to look forward to tomorrow- except I have to add drilling to that list and I'm not too happy about it.

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:10 PM   #17103
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The more I ride the XR650L the more I like it. I have put about 600 miles on it so far and I cant for the life of me figure out why I quit riding dual sports after I turned 16.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:17 PM   #17104
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Odd this is that I don't have a decompressor assembly for my motor (model year 2002). Don't have a shaft pin built into the rocker top, nor spring assembly on the outside of the motor.
It's not odd; none of the XR650Ls came with the parts you describe. XR600s did, but not 650Ls nor NX650s.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:22 AM   #17105
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So what`s wrong with this.........hose clamps on so it will move arround some with heat,made from stainless,looks COOL.....





I`d get one if i was running a stainless header,..

Unless you`re afraid it`ll clash with your YOSHI ..

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Old 05-02-2010, 04:21 AM   #17106
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The more I ride the XR650L the more I like it. I have put about 600 miles on it so far and I cant for the life of me figure out why I quit riding dual sports after I turned 16.
My guess would be the same reason people still get out of them or one of the main reasons we all jump into the carb and or motor very soon after getting one; top speed on pavement. This XR650L is my first bike and I love the versatility, reliability, changeability(that's my makeupawordability) and fun of it but how many times have you been riding and tried to shift to "sixth"? I might be way off as I don't know you from Adam, but if you appreciate this bike as much as I do then you probably also feel it has one big shortfall (oh yeah it weighs a bunch too) With that being said though, the bike wasn't designed for high top speed, but if top speed is what you end up looking for these pages contain the info on how to mod that aspect right along with just about every other thing

Now I have to go start heat shrinking some wires, drill a caliper, reattach a wheel, zip tie about 50 spots, fab up a panel for a switch...

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Old 05-02-2010, 06:06 AM   #17107
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My guess would be the same reason people still get out of them or one of the main reasons we all jump into the carb and or motor very soon after getting one; top speed on pavement. This XR650L is my first bike and I love the versatility, reliability, changeability(that's my makeupawordability) and fun of it but how many times have you been riding and tried to shift to "sixth"? I might be way off as I don't know you from Adam, but if you appreciate this bike as much as I do then you probably also feel it has one big shortfall (oh yeah it weighs a bunch too) With that being said though, the bike wasn't designed for high top speed, but if top speed is what you end up looking for these pages contain the info on how to mod that aspect right along with just about every other thing

Now I have to go start heat shrinking some wires, drill a caliper, reattach a wheel, zip tie about 50 spots, fab up a panel for a switch...

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Hey,get at it,,you don`t have time to be here gettin posty,that bike isn`t going to finish itself you know...Ridin weather is here ............smarten up....







And drinkin weather mixes well with that too..

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Old 05-02-2010, 06:29 AM   #17108
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Hey Guys, this is probably kind of a noob question, but I just got a 1986 xl350r a while ago, but I have no owners manual, what is the proper procedure for checking the oil level, leaning on the kickstand, standing straight up, dipstick screwed in, or just sitting on top of the threads?, and where is the oil filter? Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:35 AM   #17109
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It's not odd; none of the XR650Ls came with the parts you describe. XR600s did, but not 650Ls nor NX650s.
Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:56 AM   #17110
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Does it look like this???

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Hey Guys, this is probably kind of a noob question, but I just got a 1986 xl350r a while ago, but I have no owners manual, what is the proper procedure for checking the oil level, leaning on the kickstand, standing straight up, dipstick screwed in, or just sitting on top of the threads?, and where is the oil filter? Thanks in advance!
COOL Bike!


Checking oil:

  1. Bike warm...10 minutes of normal running should do it.
  2. Cap sitting on threads, not screwed in.
  3. Bike straight up.
I looked for OEM parts fiche but had no luck...someone else will be along with better intel soon I'm sure.


If the bike has been sitting be sure it is getting oil to the top end.
Good luck
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:01 AM   #17111
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1986 xl350r. Man what I would give to find one fo those in good condition. I like those old 350s.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:02 AM   #17112
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this guy

hey this guy actually had one

you might shoot him a PM and pick his brain

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Old 05-02-2010, 07:19 AM   #17113
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1986 xl350r. Man what I would give to find one fo those in good condition. I like those old 350s.
I don't know where you are located but this popped up this morning.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/1720416406.html

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Old 05-02-2010, 07:22 AM   #17114
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Woke up to a flat tire on the bike today, that sucks!
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:33 AM   #17115
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I don't know where you are located but this popped up this morning.

http://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/1720416406.html

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I am in Mobile, Not against a fly and ride, but I just got the XT600 less then 2 weeks ago adn I am picking up another bike after church. I have 5 in the garage now including the kids jr80 ( that thing is a blast to ride) and their 4 wheeler.
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