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Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 AM   #49141
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What are your plans for the bike? Does it spend lost of its time on the street or is dirt a regular part of its diet? If it is going to get dirty, what type of terrain? All of these will guide my advice.
The bike will be used for probably 60 / 40. The terrain here varies, but mostly dry fairly open trails and fire roads. I am a nOOb still, so not sure exactly how much time it will see and on what, although I am constantly looking for some new trails out here. It will be important that it does well in the dirt. I also noticed you had the USD' s is there room for the xr400'cooler between them?

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Groceries (if you mean a rack)
Oil Cooler (so you don't have to stop and let her cool down, or just to keep the oil healthy longer)
Battery relocation (it's easy to do and very cheap if done right- look up spud's write up)
Pumper carb (no need till you get the engine well past stock power with internal modifications)

I would also recommend (if your riding is like mine) a wind screen, heated grips, wider pegs and an NX650 5th. They all served me very well.

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lThanks Barron, you make a good point with the commuting setup. This bike will be used on the roads. I was looking at the oil coolers..Lots of choices as usuall, I liked the xr400set up, however the idea of getting one that just bolts on,certainly has its appeal. I have bigger pegs on the way, and have looked at some of the cee bailys windscreens, they are spendy as well.
The NX gear sounds very cool, but very involved.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #49142
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The bike will be used for probably 60 / 40. The terrain here varies, but mostly dry fairly open trails and fire roads. I am a nOOb still, so not sure exactly how much time it will see and on what, although I am constantly looking for some new trails out here. It will be important that it does well in the dirt. I also noticed you had the USD' s is there room for the xr400'cooler between them?
I think the cooler will fit. I had an XR400 cooler for a short while and considered mounting it up, but the space on the headtube is so limited, I ditched the notion. I would also have to rethink my headlight to get airflow to the XR cooler. Too many obstacles for my lazy arse to face.
Back to the original question... As far as making my bike a trail worthy pig, I would lean toward the USDs as one of the best mods. You can probably get close to the same place by respringing, revalving and bracing the stockers, but I did not want to dump a bunch of cash into the stockers hoping to happy with them in the end. At any rate, getting the front end shored up makes the bike feel about 50 pounds lighter on the trail (until you get it off the trail, then the weight shows back up).
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #49143
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I myself have never considered usd forks. I ride my brp very hard, on tight single track trails, and don't feel the need for those on tight trails.
But they might serve well on fire roads or quad trails. I don't ride quad trails, and only ride fire roads for short periods to get to another trailhead. Plus on roads i ride and flick it on corners.
I will say though, of all mods, that would be my absolute last mod. Jmo
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #49144
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I myself have never considered usd forks. I ride my brp very hard, on tight single track trails, and don't feel the need for those on tight trails.
But they might serve well on fire roads or quad trails. I don't ride quad trails, and only ride fire roads for short periods to get to another trailhead. Plus on roads i ride and flick it on corners.
I will say though, of all mods, that would be my absolute last mod. Jmo
Wow... When I first took mine out on a rocky single track, it wandered around so badly that I came home disgusted and considered selling it. After that, my only forays off-road where fire roads until I grafted on the USDs. As I have said before though... I am not the most talented rider out there and need all the help I can get. I sometimes ride through and over shit that a more adept rider would chose to avoid
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #49145
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We all have mild to moderate ADD... what do you expect?! It's a damned wonder that we stay on topic as much as we do. Next thing you know, we'll be back on oil, tires or bikini pictures. I vote for the latter
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Agreed, thats why we all keep hanging around here.

It is a good escape at times...

Otherwise this kinda $hit happens... (205)





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Old 11-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #49146
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It is a good escape at times...

Otherwise this kinda $hit happens... (205)









I LOVE the one where the smoker gets hosed with the fire extinguisher. Just fucking love it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:12 AM   #49147
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I am still fucking laughing, now if we can just do the same in our cars
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:17 AM   #49148
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THIS WAS THE YEAR WHEN HONDA PUT HEADLIGHTS BEHIND THE BARS
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:41 AM   #49149
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Wow... When I first took mine out on a rocky single track, it wandered around so badly that I came home disgusted and considered selling it. After that, my only forays off-road where fire roads until I grafted on the USDs. As I have said before though... I am not the most talented rider out there and need all the help I can get. I sometimes ride through and over shit that a more adept rider would chose to avoid
I put some stiffer springs in the forks and it tracked much better on rocks and bumps, and oddly enough, was better tracking in the mud as well.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #49150
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THIS WAS THE YEAR WHEN HONDA PUT HEADLIGHTS BEHIND THE BARS


I think that was the Baja version designed for repeated 24 hours of "ride it like ya stole use..."

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:13 PM   #49151
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:26 PM   #49152
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Kenny, you are incorrigible! That didn't even take 10 minutes to respond.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #49153
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any more ?

google image search "xr650l bikini"...if you leave out xr650l it gets even better
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #49154
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Somehow they seem to have forgotten to include headlights on that model...
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #49155
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It is a good escape at times...

Otherwise this kinda $hit happens... (205)





That's why I can often be seen walking around downtown with no apparent purpose. To keep from doing that!
Typically prefaced with: "Time for a MFin walk!"
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