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Old 12-02-2010, 05:06 PM   #21796
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After selling my F650GS Dakar I decided on either a used XR650L or BMW G650 XCountry as a replacement, well this just showed up in the XCountry Forum and the owner only used the X for light trails - I'm picking up my 2002 XR650L tomorrow and never looking back!


Wow......i can`t imagine this being common though....i saw a pic of a bike here on ADVrider that the axle mounts on the front forks broke off too......not sure what bike..but he was on the highway with it..

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Old 12-02-2010, 05:09 PM   #21797
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This carnage is the result of the rider hitting a dip on a desert road at speed. He came to a controlled stop. The Los Angeles to Barstow to Vegas or LAB2V dual sport ride was Thanksgiving weekend. I believe he got a Hard Luck award. He is also beefing the failure to BMW. Bike is 3 months out of warranty. I've never seen a Honda do this.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:11 PM   #21798
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Wow......i can`1t imagine this being common though....i saw a pic of a bike here on ADVrider that the axle mounts on the front forks broke off too......not sure what bike..but he was on the highway with it..

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BMW 650 singles were snapping fork legs.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:14 PM   #21799
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WTF - Why would they use cast aluminum in the swingarms instead of extruded aluminum?? The XChallnege and the XMoto uses them too.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:15 PM   #21800
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I've never seen a Honda do this.
XRLs just tend to lose the shock damping instead. Not nearly as bad as complete rear suspension failure. The bike can at least be ridden with a blown shock.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:20 PM   #21801
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I have seen the picture of the dip he hit. It was not even that deep maybe 10 inches tall. He has his helmet in the dip to compare size. I think it was just made on Monday. I can not see how BMW would not just fix it for him. Even if he sued it would cost a lot more to defend against it. Friends of mine found him and picked him up. One of the guys happens to own the same bike. It sounds to me that he really would have a case if he wanted too. Ben
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:42 PM   #21802
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After selling my F650GS Dakar I decided on either a used XR650L or BMW G650 XCountry as a replacement, well this just showed up here in the XCountry Thread and the owner only used the X for light trails - I'm picking up my 2002 XR650L tomorrow and never looking back!


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Old 12-02-2010, 07:06 PM   #21803
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BMW 650 singles were snapping fork legs.
Sooooooooooo...yer sayin BMW might maybe have a little problem in these ares then eh...gezzzzzzzzz...

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Old 12-02-2010, 07:22 PM   #21804
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After selling my F650GS Dakar I decided on either a used XR650L or BMW G650 XCountry as a replacement, well this just showed up here in the XCountry Thread and the owner only used the X for light trails - I'm picking up my 2002 XR650L tomorrow and never looking back!
Yea, cast alumimum - not good. Prone to defects.

I love the L, can't say enough about it. Perfect bike for a mixture of road and trail. The harder you push it, the more impressed you'll be.

You can set up a 650L to do anything. If you want put more that 200 pounds on it, you need new springs. If you want power to spare, add a pumper carb from a CRF450. A rejet and silencer add on is usually good enough for most people.

The L is easily light enough for single track.

No broken swingarms either.

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stock springs, uncorked, XR silencer, IMS 4 gal tank, Pro Taper bars, CRF front fender, small tail light mod - and my custom tailbag :-)


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Old 12-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #21805
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Crank Rebuild

So today this box appears at my door



What can it be?



Let the fun 'n games begin



A little while later



A small pile of parts



The culprit



Crack 'er open



Whalla



Tomorrow it's off to the machinist

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #21806
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Thanks Steve! It's all scary in there. I wouldn't mind having the trashed rod to add to my collection of broken toys.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:29 PM   #21807
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Steve. You make it look easy. Its a little scary to me too.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #21808
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The worst thing of doing these builds is scraping all of the old gaskets off. That takes longer that opening it up and putting it back together. WAPITA
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #21809
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Steve. You ever try one of the sprays? It gasket remover, I used it on my 2 smoke rebuild. It does help but you still have to do some scraping. Ben http://www.amazon.com/Sprayway-Gaske.../dp/B0005JNWZQ
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:41 PM   #21810
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If you want when I go to the machinist I can take the clutch and stator covers and bead blast them. Get some VHT silver engine paint and clear coat.

Then it would look like this:



It's only time.
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