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Old 04-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #41911
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Cool- what skid plate is that?
Looks like the one I have. A DG
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:26 PM   #41912
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What is a high mileage XRL?
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:31 PM   #41913
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I picked up the Ricochet skid plate from Utah Sport Cycle, what's the best mounting method? The photo's on their site leave a lot to be desired as far as installation, I also read a thread where you can leave the factory bars in place.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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I considered mounting mine with the bash bars, but it seemed mine fit a lot better with out it and I figured I could off set the weight of the skid plate by ditching the bars. I suppose if I did a lot technical riding over logs and rocks, I would of kept them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #41914
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What is a high mileage XRL?
an XR with high mileage!
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #41915
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What is a high mileage XRL?
in all seriousness, you will have numerous answers. my personal opinion, it depends on the owner. if you buy one from a member on here, you know it's been taken care of, and the history of it is probably on these pages. so, an xr from an inmate with 30,000 miles could be better than a craigslister with 9,000. i'm just saying...

all depends on the maintenance done by the owner.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:01 PM   #41916
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Pro Taper CR High bars and Pro Taper 7/8" to 1 1/8" adapters that also act as a riser.

There are a bunch of skid plates to choose from. XR's only, Moose, Ricochet, MSR and more.

Look on E-Bay for CR80 $18.00 pegs. Cheap and good. I have them on both of my XRL's.

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Old 04-30-2012, 12:24 AM   #41917
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oh, and here's a few pics of her. be fore and after the tank.

That looks like the Acerbis tank in Black... very nice! Does it come in black now?? I know of the white & red tanks but I have never seen it in black.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:59 AM   #41918
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I think I have one if not more. I'll look when I get off work. James is only an hour away from me. Been there a FEW times...
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Ok Gents, I have found the seat. Sometime in the future I will have an Couch

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #41919
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What is a high mileage XRL?
If well serviced, I would say the engine could use a top end job at 40K or so. And swing arm bearings, steer head bearings,wheel bearings, brake rotors at about the same.
If poorly maintained, you need to buy it for a dollar.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:35 AM   #41920
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Tapping into Power?

Hi Folks,

I really need the help of you seasoned XRL Xperts.

I'd like to power my GPS and my Cellphone Charger and before I start digging, thought I'd check with you guys first.

Do you think an iPhone 3GS charger and a Garmin Zumo draw a notable amount worth being concerned?

Do you think I can still power any heavy hitters such as a TourMaster Heated Vest?

Is there a convenient "switched power" source near the headlight I can easily tap?

Would also like an "Unswitched" source near the headlight for things like the vest, or a Battery Tender. Should I just go straight to the battery or is there already a beefy wire up near the headlight?

How about a reliable ground source?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #41921
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Folks, whats the proper assembly practice on the Throttle housing?

Ever since I've had my "new2me" XRL, the throttle has been slightly reluctant to snap back... so I took it apart at the housing where the binding appear to happen.

Is there a trick to get the tube (10), cables, slider (15) and housing (13-14) all back together without the return cable binding on the slider? When I push the slider into the housing with the cables attached, it seem to pinch the return cable instead of allowing the cable to ride into its proper place on the slider. Thanks....

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #41922
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When I assemble the throttle assy I make sure that the cables ride on top of the plastic splitter before closing up the assy. Cables are not connected to the carb to insure enough slack. Also slather some light weight white grease in there. Finally when adjusting the cables be sure that there is slack on the push cable. Failure to have that slack will surely cause a sticky throttle return.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #41923
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When I assemble the throttle assy I make sure that the cables ride on top of the plastic splitter before closing up the assy. Cables are not connected to the carb to insure enough slack.

Great, thanks for the insight. I figured my next step was to disconnect at the carb and try again.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:55 AM   #41924
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Disconnecting the cables has been the ONLY way I could get the throttle assembled correctly. Otherwise it's hand to hand combat with one arm tied to your back.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #41925
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West, I didn't see this until now but they are correct that the push cable needs more slack than the pull. If you're having trouble I can help after 2pm tomorrow.
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