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Old 05-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #17401
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???????????????????

i got the OE one if ya want...

I was thinkin of painting the red one silver...

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Nah, I've got the OE too. The football thing is from some movie...
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:20 PM   #17402
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Nah, I've got the OE too. The football thing is from some movie...


i figured it was something like that...

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Old 05-09-2010, 09:24 PM   #17403
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Yeh.. sold everything... But thats ok!
NX650 gear sounds good, wheres the info on the kick starter?
Adding a kick-start to the XRL

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Old 05-09-2010, 09:58 PM   #17404
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ride on and ride safe XRL people!
Why? You go'in somewhere?
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:47 PM   #17405
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:30 AM   #17406
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He had his XRL up for trade for a while as he wanted something more "street" and faster. Maybe that finally came through.

Personally I am always surprised as to how much people are willing to change for 5mph in top speed. Ride the bike at 65-70 and you'll both be happy. Above 75 longterm without the proper setup and you are playing with fire as the bike is out of it's element. It's a dirtbike, not a streetbike; there are much better street dual sports out there if that is what you want.

Anyone buying a dirtbike and expecting a freeway cruiser is sadly mistaken as everything that makes it good offroad will make it suck on.

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Old 05-10-2010, 05:58 AM   #17407
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He had his XRL up for trade for a while as he wanted something more "street" and faster. Maybe that finally came through.

Personally I am always surprised as to how much people are willing to change for 5mph in top speed. Ride the bike at 65-70 and you'll both be happy. Above 75 longterm without the proper setup and you are playing with fire as the bike is out of it's element. It's a dirtbike, not a streetbike; there are much better street dual sports out there if that is what you want.

Anyone buying a dirtbike and expecting a freeway cruiser is sadly mistaken as everything that makes it good offroad will make it suck on.

Mike

Yup..........i can`t ride this pig on the highway for more than 1/2 hour without getting really pissed off..the knobbies roar and the vibration sucks,,no wind protection...it`s no street bike.....

Yeah i know you can put street tires on it,windscreens,etc,etc...sure you could.........but you could take a street bike and put knobbies on it and call it a dirt bike too couldn`t you...........both would stink doin it..

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Old 05-10-2010, 06:04 AM   #17408
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:04 AM   #17409
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Wink XRL For the Long Haul . . .

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He had his XRL up for trade for a while as he wanted something more "street" and faster. Maybe that finally came through.

Personally I am always surprised as to how much people are willing to change for 5mph in top speed. Ride the bike at 65-70 and you'll both be happy. Above 75 longterm without the proper setup and you are playing with fire as the bike is out of it's element. It's a dirtbike, not a streetbike; there are much better street dual sports out there if that is what you want.

Anyone buying a dirtbike and expecting a freeway cruiser is sadly mistaken as everything that makes it good offroad will make it suck on.

Mike
Folks,

I did another 200 mile ride this weekend; hence, I probably burned all the carbon deposits off everything. We cruised the freeway at approximately 73 MPH for about 60 miles and then the rest of the trip was between 65 to 70. The bike ran great and I was trying to keep it below 70 on the side / back roads. I've been running the Shell Rotella 5W40 synth. oil for about the last 2K or so miles. Once, on the way to the ride a car almost ran me over as I was doing 70 so I nailed it; Instantly I was up to 85 easily and ran about 1/2 a mile till I got the heck away from the 4 wheeled Idiot. The bike is capable of more; however, as earlier stated - the XR650L is out of it's elememnt and will probably be toast if you keep it up for long. Sorry no pictures since it was just me and a guy on a 1500cc Kawasaki cruiser of some type.

Keep it below 75 for the long trips and I think it will last forever with proper maintanance.

Regards all,

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Old 05-10-2010, 06:18 AM   #17410
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Well as many of you know Motorcycle Solutions did some work on my bike (and very poor work at that) Part of which was a hone and rings. Well that did not turn out so well either, it's now leaking oil out of the airbox (from the breather of course) and burning oil.

I was quite certain after getting it back, that work was going to be necessary. But come on, 600 miles, that's not too good.

Anyway, now I'm looking at a bore, piston and valve seals. I'll find out more once the head is off.


Anyway, on this past road trip, with the exception of oil consumption, the bike was great!
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:36 AM   #17411
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Well as many of you know Motorcycle Solutions did some work on my bike (and very poor work at that) Part of which was a hone and rings. Well that did not turn out so well either, it's now leaking oil out of the airbox (from the breather of course) and burning oil.

I was quite certain after getting it back, that work was going to be necessary. But come on, 600 miles, that's not too good.

Anyway, now I'm looking at a bore, piston and valve seals. I'll find out more once the head is off.


Anyway, on this past road trip, with the exception of oil consumption, the bike was great!
That sucks when you pay good money and someone screws it up,,then won`t stand behind their work..it seems no matter what they`ll find an excuse for blaming the owner........i guess that`s why i do all my own work,then at least i can look in the mirror to find the culprit

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Old 05-10-2010, 07:08 AM   #17412
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nx 2nd gear

How do you like the new 2nd gear Techforlife? I find it to be much better, I was in Ontario in early April (South of Thunder Bay) and with 13/48 gearing it worked great in the tight stuff
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:39 AM   #17413
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He had his XRL up for trade for a while as he wanted something more "street" and faster. Maybe that finally came through.

Personally I am always surprised as to how much people are willing to change for 5mph in top speed. Ride the bike at 65-70 and you'll both be happy. Above 75 longterm without the proper setup and you are playing with fire as the bike is out of it's element. It's a dirtbike, not a streetbike; there are much better street dual sports out there if that is what you want.

Anyone buying a dirtbike and expecting a freeway cruiser is sadly mistaken as everything that makes it good offroad will make it suck on.

Mike
Highway speeds with stock gearing and engine with an XR250 oil cooler, 80 degree air temps at 65 usually equals 225-230 oil temps, 70 mph usually 250-260 degrees, 75 climbs to 270
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:25 AM   #17414
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How do you like the new 2nd gear Techforlife? I find it to be much better, I was in Ontario in early April (South of Thunder Bay) and with 13/48 gearing it worked great in the tight stuff
It`s really sweet,,i can almost come to a stop in the tight stuff and motor away,i`ve actually come to a stop a few times on the street in 2nd and pulled away without much trouble...the gap is now between 2nd and 3rd but you are moving fast enough you really don`t notice it..I recommend this mod for sure,,well worth the effort if pulling the cylinder off for any reason...you might as well go in and change that for the few bucks it takes.

I find the 15/45 gearing works great with it,,can`t imagine using 13/48.....geezz that would be too low for my liking..The whole reason for doing the NX650 2nd gear is so i can keep the stock gearing,and still be great in the woods..

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Old 05-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #17415
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Well as many of you know Motorcycle Solutions did some work on my bike (and very poor work at that) Part of which was a hone and rings. Well that did not turn out so well either, it's now leaking oil out of the airbox (from the breather of course) and burning oil.

I was quite certain after getting it back, that work was going to be necessary. But come on, 600 miles, that's not too good.

Anyway, now I'm looking at a bore, piston and valve seals. I'll find out more once the head is off.


Anyway, on this past road trip, with the exception of oil consumption, the bike was great!
Are you sure the burned oil isn't going in the intake?

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