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Old 01-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #50956
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Thought I would post this up here to represent some of the other XRL owners out there....

I was in Medellin hanging out for a few days when a random guy approaches me at the bar I'm staying at and asks me if I'm Ulyses from advrider. I replied in the affirmative and asked how in the hell he knew that.

Turns out their is a large XR riders club in Medellin with about 60 bikes. One of their members had been reading my ride report, saw that I was in Medellin, knew the owner of the moto store that had let me use their shop, and was able to track me down.

Long story short, they invited me to go riding and hang out with the club...first they took me out to lunch....



Then later that evening we went and met the entire club and took a huge ride outside of Medellin to get some Colombian BBQ.....







All told there were six XR650L's, one XR650R, a few XR600R's, and smattering of XR400's and XR250's. Most of the bikes were older; import fees range from 20-30%. A used XRL from the 90's can cost up to $4,000. A newer XR650L (say 2007) with about 10,000 miles on it costs about $9,000!

They were all very proud of their bikes, and rightfully so. Colombia has a huge motorcycle culture and a bike above 250cc is a rarity. We had a great time comparing mods, talking about the bikes, and riding. They gave me tons of gifts: a t-shirt, hat, several stickers, a shoulder bag, lunch, dinner, and drinks. It was a great time! Just goes to show you that XRL owners are cool the world over.
That is an awesome story. You meet the nicest people on a Honda... regardless of where you are!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:37 PM   #50957
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i tried a rim lock this last time. couldn't get the d606 rear balanced. tried dyna beads, made it worse. finally replaced the tubes, no dyna beads, removed the rim lock and static balanced. smooth as budda.
This is what it takes to balance the rimlock smooth as budda:
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #50958
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Just goes to show you that XRL owners are cool the world over.
That is an awesome story. You meet the nicest people on a Honda... regardless of where you are!
Sweet! Aquellos Colombianos se ven buena gente. Como quisiera estar alla disfrutando con ustedes!
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #50959
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Sweet! Aquellos Colombianos se ven buena gente. Como quisiera estar alla disfrutando con ustedes!

What he said... I think.....

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Old 01-01-2013, 03:18 PM   #50960
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This is what it takes to balance the rimlock smooth as budda:
i had all kinds of wheel weights on it. started small, worked up to almost 3 or 4 ounces. just couldn't get it to balance. my front rim has a pretty good ding/bend, and it required 3 or 4 of the wheel weights to balance it out.

here's a couple vids from today. watching them may make you sick i mounted my phone to my handlebars. it sucks. i need to invest in a gopro.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkUdm...cnbnGgcU9nTaJw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uin-i...cnbnGgcU9nTaJw
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #50961
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Spud did your Hi-Flow come with the heat shield?
For my FMF PowerBomb, I added the FMF heat shield - after burning holes in my new riding pants .

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #50962
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There should be an unofficial mileage club on here. Give yourself a shutout every multiple of 10K. So, Beechum has 30K, Walter?, Wattner?, Spud?, XR650L,...anyone else have more than 20k? I wish I could ride big miles. Someday...
So I'm a relative Newbie to the whole XRL scene (~1 year), but have already done Yosemite from OC and a couple Sierra's trips. At 50, the XR suits me well. That said, I've got a lot of bikes and have logged thousands of miles including OC to SF & back in one day on my K bike, Barstow to Primm on my CRF and OC to El Paso on my Aprilia. 400 miles is a good day for me.

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:25 PM   #50963
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ignition cover case guard

I know I have seen them in here but I suck at searching and couldn't find one through google. Who makes a case guard for the ignition cover that can be jb welded on or something? I fall a lot and my shif lever has worn a small crack in the cover. It took me a while to figure out where the oil was coming from. Thanks, Herb
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #50964
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i had all kinds of wheel weights on it. started small, worked up to almost 3 or 4 ounces. ...here's a couple vids ...
Thanks. I'll have to fire this up on a computer I can watch video on. Sucks that the videos don't play on this one.

I started out with those tape-on weights. That didn't begin to cut it. So I wired on a pile of auto weights and washers until I got the balance. I took that weight to the bike shop and with a makeshift balance bought the equivalent spoke weights. I forget how many ounces but those are lead, you can see they are pretty beefy. It was either pile on the weight or remove the rimlock if I wanted it to be smooth to/from the trail on the street. A rimlock is cheap insurance in the case of a rear flat out in those places you won't be driving a truck into to get your bike...
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #50965
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I know I have seen them in here but I suck at searching and couldn't find one through google. Who makes a case guard for the ignition cover that can be jb welded on or something? I fall a lot and my shif lever has worn a small crack in the cover. It took me a while to figure out where the oil was coming from. Thanks, Herb
This is what I have on mine...

http://www.manracks.com/#!product/zo...%20case%20Gard

I put mine on with JB weld but some guys put theirs on with high temp silicone.

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Old 01-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #50966
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Don't you know? Real riders don't need heated grips! Besides, when would you find even a spare second to flip a switch?






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Old 01-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #50967
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I know I have seen them in here but I suck at searching and couldn't find one through google. Who makes a case guard for the ignition cover that can be jb welded on or something? I fall a lot and my shif lever has worn a small crack in the cover. It took me a while to figure out where the oil was coming from. Thanks, Herb
Cut one out of a piece of aluminum sheet. It takes about an hour to make one.

After JBWeld and a few coats of paint
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #50968
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Cut one out of a piece of aluminum sheet. It takes about an hour to make one.
After JBWeld and a few coats of paint

Where did you get the paint from???

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:57 PM   #50969
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I think Walter is the gentleman who has put the most miles on an XR650L. I'd be interested in hearing his reply to those questions.

Happy New Year, Teach.

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87678 miles


i have not kept track of how much oil I have used, but I do change it every 2000 miles. I also have always had to add some in between changes. So an estimate of between 30 and 40 gallons is pretty safe and broad.


Rear tires

Stock Bridgestone TW52 3700 miles
Pirelli Scorpion A/T 120/80 18 5183 miles
Pirelli Route MT66 120/90 18 9597 miles
Dunlop K491 110/90 18 13113 miles
Kings 2220 miles probably a KT-966 460/18 I don't have that information recorded.
Dunlop K491 120/90 18 13554 miles
Maxis M6006 120/90 18 4738 miles
IRC trials tire 460 18 3040 miles
Dunlop K491 120/90 18 10656 miles
Continental Conti Tour 120/90 18 7383 miles so far about 3/32 tread left.
Kenda K761 120/80 18 4461 miles
Continental TKC80 120/90 18 4100 miles
Shinko Trail Master 700A 130/90 18 3550 miles
Shinko SR244 460 18 2706 miles.
Shinko E-700A 4054 miles
Front tires

Stock bridgestone TW-301 9911 miles
Pirelli route 66 80/90 21 23291 miles
Kenda 270 325 21 6810 miles
Maxxis m6006 90/90 21 4738 miles
Cheng Shin 10364 miles sorry I didn't record the exact model or size
Pirelli Scorpion A/T MT90 90/90 21 19206 miles slightly less than 1/8 inch of tread left.
Pirelli Scorpion A/T MT90 90/90 21 13328 miles 1/8 inch tread left, there is 1/4 inch of tread when new.

Don't bother to ask how any of those tires work in sand or mud, because I don't know. I didn't like the Maxxis M6006 they cause my bike to weave at speed of 65 MPH and above, As the rear tire wore down this got less severe. I don't like The Shinko SR 244 that is currently on the bike for the same reason. Again it is about half worn out and the weave has pretty much gone away. I could feel the Kenda 270 knobs flex as I cornered until it was about half worn out. It was a rather strange and non confidence inspiring feeling.

I do like the Pirelli Scorpion A/T MT90. I have one on both of my front wheels, and a spare waiting in the wings. I have not found the perfect for me rear tire. I'm still looking. The best I have tried so far is the Dunlop K491, but Dunlop quit making those. My XRL is hard on rear tires. A Dunlop K491 120/90 17 would get me 22 to 24,000 miles on my 78 Gold Wing. The same tire except for the diameter was getting me half that on the XRL. I run my tire pressure at the maximum list on the tire sidewall. I often have a large load on the bike so they need the pressure.

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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #50970
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Or only half a second to end up in the ditch!
Funny you should mention ditches!
In the first pic you can see my tracks on the right tire track. That's as far as I made it up that incline. Every time I tried to get going the rear would slide further into the ditch.


So I backed the bike up and got in the middle thinking it might provide more traction...



Not much more at all. You can still see my tracks in the tire tracks right behind the bike. It took me two minutes of steady spinning to get that far!
But it did take more than a second to get in the ditch.
Then I went for the ditch. Lowest point, not much of a ditch here. nice and smooth...no good! The previous pics were taken back at the turn in the next pic...


All the white in the tracks and in the intersection in the next pic is all hard pack snow which has more or less turned to ice and is slick as hell!






Of course this...


didn't help matters.

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