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Old 10-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #47596
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:56 PM   #47597
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Oh, my L is a notably bigger bike. That was the first thing I noticed when I saw the XRR. The XRR feels a lot more like my CRF. Since I steer a dirt bike around with the back tire, having the extra power of the XRR and the fact that it just wasn't as massive of a bike, made the XRR feel a lot more confidence-inspiring.

Still, the XRL is my choice for anything of sizeable distance or involving an overnighter.

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You see, there's your problem, R is for the throttle jockeys, the L is for us trials-types that know how to use finesse.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #47598
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Made it out for an amazing ride yesterday. Thought I would share a pic... this on one of my favorite roads!
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Cool picture, looks like some nice riding weather there,
The thermometer on the porch is reading 90 degrees right now , I like to ride in the upper 50's lower 60's...
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #47599
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Engine Specs

Hey guys I dont have a manual for the 650L. I need to know valve, piston/cylinder and cam specs for the machine shop that is doing some work for me. Engine is a 2000 XR650L.. If anyone has information and is willing to share aPM would be great


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Old 10-15-2012, 04:01 PM   #47600
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Bowl drain hose. What is the screw on the bowl for?
It's a needle valve to drain the bowl out one of the hoses.
It's a good idea to drain the fuel from the bowl when storing the bike.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:03 PM   #47601
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Hey guys I dont have a manual for the 650L. I need to know valve, piston/cylinder and cam specs for the machine shop that is doing some work for me. Engine is a 2000 XR650L.. If anyone has information and is willing to share aPM would be great


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Send me your email and I'll send you one.
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I know that sounds like a lot, but for me, all I need to do is sell one.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #47602
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You see, there's your problem, R is for the throttle jockeys, the L is for us trials-types that know how to use finesse.
Yep, use some finesse with the L and it suddenly feels way lighter, more agile, and becomes a VERY entertaining bike in the dirt. The bigger the bike, and the more you try and fight the size, the harder it becomes to ride......plus you wear yourself out WAY quicker
I've always admired the finesse style of riding and worked on being better at it.....it pays off on all machines, but especially on the bigger bikes
You combine the L's awesome torque with some finesse, and its amazing the places this bike will go.
Just like a real dirt bike
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #47603
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On the subject of specs...does anyone know off hand what the front brake master cylinder piston bore diameter is?
I did some searches but I don't feel like spending a hour or more looking for the info today.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #47604
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Hey guys I dont have a manual for the 650L. I need to know valve, piston/cylinder and cam specs for the machine shop that is doing some work for me. Engine is a 2000 XR650L.. If anyone has information and is willing to share aPM would be great


Cheers

Good luck if you have to provide the machinist with specifications.

Perhaps Zombie Stomp can help ya.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #47605
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Yep, use some finesse with the L and it suddenly feels way lighter, more agile, and becomes a VERY entertaining bike in the dirt. The bigger the bike, and the more you try and fight the size, the harder it becomes to ride......plus you wear yourself out WAY quicker
I've always admired the finesse style of riding and worked on being better at it.....it pays off on all machines, but especially on the bigger bikes
You combine the L's awesome torque with some finesse, and its amazing the places this bike will go.
Just like a real dirt bike
Amen. Fighting the bike will wear your azz out! I find that I end up exhausted when I am riding too cautious (because I am fighting the bike). When I let the bike do its thing, life is good.

Proper suspension is key. The wallowy goldwing stock springs and valving make the bike feel every ounce of 350 pounds.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #47606
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Amen. Fighting the bike will wear your azz out! I find that I end up exhausted when I am riding too cautious (because I am fighting the bike). When I let the bike do its thing, life is good.

Proper suspension is key. The wallowy goldwing stock springs and valving make the bike feel every ounce of 350 pounds.
Well said. I can rid the pig anywhere I ride my RM250, just at 70-85% the speed I can the RM. That said I can maintain that pace all day. I would be mentally exhausted riding the spun yellow bike hours on end. Not to mention my ass wold hurt, my knees would hurt etc. If the trail gets tight it's simply exhausting to try to fight the L and dangerous trying to arrest its mass. So I don't, and all is well. Simply, the L is a fast couch

I saw this in my email today. Seems like another great tweak for the L.

http://motionpro.com/motorcycle/tool...m_medium=email

Who was it that recently put a CRF throttle on recently?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #47607
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Well said. I can rid the pig anywhere I ride my RM250, just at 70-85% the speed I can the RM. That said I can maintain that pace all day. I would be mentally exhausted riding the spun yellow bike hours on end. Not to mention my ass wold hurt, my knees would hurt etc. If the trail gets tight it's simply exhausting to try to fight the L and dangerous trying to arrest its mass. So I don't, and all is well. Simply, the L is a fast couch

I saw this in my email today. Seems like another great tweak for the L.

http://motionpro.com/motorcycle/tool...m_medium=email

Who was it that recently put a CRF throttle on recently?
Me... I just put a CRF throttle on mine.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #47608
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Me... I just put a CRF throttle on mine.
That's what I thought. What post?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:57 PM   #47609
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Touring?

I sold my Buell and now the closest thing I have to a street bike is the XR650L. On that XR I've got a good seat, luggage and large tank. I've also got low gearing (but I've got stock sprocket and chain in a box)... I've never rode it with stock gearing. How does the XRL do on the highway (65 mph) with stock gearing?

Tolerable for a whole day? Maybe even enjoyable? I ask because I take a roadtrip every year with buddies. Its mostly highway and secondary roads for about 200-300 miles a day.

I know its not going to be near the experience of the Ulysses or Versys, but if they're enjoyable on a twisty road then it just might be worth it for the trip.

Opinions? Experiences?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:02 PM   #47610
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