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Old 10-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #47611
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:34 PM   #47612
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:52 PM   #47613
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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?
I use stock gearing for all my highway travel one 100 miles. Then when I get to the trail I just change the front sprocket to a 14 tooth. i have done a 500 mile day of both highway and dirt with stock gearing. i was able to keep it at 70 to 75 all day with no problems.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #47614
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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?
In my opinion. 65 to 70 is the best speed range with stock gearing. The XRL can drone along all day at those seeds on the slab, I did 810 miles one day, but it's not what it is good at. The short wheelbase lets it wander. Wind gust and truck blasts blow it around. Where it shines is in the twisties. It's as much fun there as any bike I have owned. And if that twisty mountain road suddenly turns to gravel, oh well who cares, it is still fun. And that is why I still own mine and why I pick it when I go on a road trip.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #47615
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ThumpnRed, what are your thoughts about getting the motio pro set-up?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:11 PM   #47616
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ThumpnRed, what are your thoughts about getting the motio pro set-up?
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #47617
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I took the XRL out today after spending the last few days with the new kid on the block my XRR. I was really excited with the XRL. It was spunky yet squishy. It handled great yet had something when I twisted the throttle. The XRR was like a hot new girl that kept me on edge, while the XRL was like the old girl that was still looking good and ready and willing to put out. I'm struggling with bike monogamy folks. I love them all.

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #47618
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I took the XRL out today after spending the last few days with the new kid on the block my XRR. I was really excited with the XRL. It was spunky yet squishy. It handled great yet had something when I twisted the throttle. The XRR was like a hot new girl that kept me on edge, while the XRL was like the old girl that was still looking good and ready and willing to put out. I'm struggling with bike monogamy folks. I love them all.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:23 PM   #47619
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more picts. of your exotic smokers.
Love the Fat Chicks reference. I saw it the same way.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #47620
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What's up! As an owner of both the XRL and XRR; I thought it would be appropriate to make a parts request with the XRL crowd. I need a swing arm for my 2000 xr650r. If anyone has one for sale or knows where/how I should go about sourcing a nice used one, it would be greatly appreciated! Please contact me with any info. Jonsmain@gmail.com or call me at 310-383-2604. Thanks very much! - Jon
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:21 AM   #47621
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Brake light suggestion.

I been running the xrr type of brake light for the past few years. But I always break them when I do some serious dirt riding. I am thinking of trying a different type or brand of light. can you guys suggest a LED type that might work. i am thinking of ordering one of these. has anyone ever tried this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/160897125341...84.m1423.l2649
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #47622
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I been running the xrr type of brake light for the past few years. But I always break them when I do some serious dirt riding. I am thinking of trying a different type or brand of light. can you guys suggest a LED type that might work. i am thinking of ordering one of these. has anyone ever tried this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/160897125341...84.m1423.l2649
this one is popular and works great. i also put an led bulb in it that i got off flebay. although i hate motorcycle-stupidstore.com, here's the link.



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Old 10-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #47623
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ThumpnRed, what are your thoughts about getting the motio pro set-up?
It looks like it would be fun to play with. The CRF set-up does not have the range of barrels that the Motion Pro does, but the CRF unit can be had on eBay for a song. I am cheap, so that always weighs into my decision making

I think once I get down to only two or three OE XRL parts left on the bike, I'll call 'er done (then it'll be time to sell and start over with something else).
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:26 AM   #47624
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Is there a company that makes black stock front and rear fenders for xrl?
I have googled with no results.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:42 AM   #47625
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Is there a company that makes black stock front and rear fenders for xrl?
I have googled with no results.

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