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Old 05-01-2009, 08:48 PM   #6091
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I'll throw out another tire recommendation: Kenda K760 Trackmaster II. I read some good reports from other FF's and since Rocky Mountain ATV had a 120/18 for $50 I bought one for a Mojave desert camping trip. I was super happy with this tire. Hooked up great in the desert. Turns out 3 other guys I was riding with had bought them too; all independent of each other. We were all very happy with them. I can't vouch for how they handle the twisties yet but for desert they are the bomb.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:50 AM   #6092
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Here's a gratuitous L wheelie shot from todays ride.


Nice stand up.. I have yet to perfect those. I can do a clutch up wheelie from second all the way to 4th. But stand ups take too much outta me....


Do you guys with a stabalizer have that much of a difference? I see them, and a Scott's is $400 so are they worth the money? And how so?
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:40 AM   #6093
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Nice stand up.. I have yet to perfect those. I can do a clutch up wheelie from second all the way to 4th. But stand ups take too much outta me....


Do you guys with a stabalizer have that much of a difference? I see them, and a Scott's is $400 so are they worth the money? And how so?
I use "The Hand of God" (aka. Scott's stabilizer) on most my bikes. I have one on my 650R now but the 650L is a pretty stable bike. In fact, it's damn near freight train like. Not saying a stabilizer wouldn't make it a tad better but I haven't felt compelled to install one...........yet. My 2.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:13 AM   #6094
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Where does all that beautiful hardware come from? Do tell.
RSW Triple clamp, Scotts clamp on post, Emig bar clamps/stabilizer mounts (the ones for the older CR's), and Emig stabilizer.

The RSW triple clamp required some modifications to work - small area milled out on front/underneath to clear clamp on post and mounting holes enlarged and slotted to accomodate 3.5" center-center holes on the bar mounts and larger bolts.

The clamp on post just needed cut down to proper height.

On the bike, there are a couple of unused threads on the steering stem that I had to remove for clearance - I just left the nut on and ground the threads flush with the top of the nut.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:16 AM   #6095
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I use "The Hand of God" (aka. Scott's stabilizer) on most my bikes. I have one on my 650R now but the 650L is a pretty stable bike. In fact, it's damn near freight train like. Not saying a stabilizer wouldn't make it a tad better but I haven't felt compelled to install one...........yet. My 2.
To date I never felt the need for one on my L in the dirt. Different story on the street. I installed mine in hopes of some added stability on the pavement at 70-80mph. Particularly when I'm in heavy winds or on the freeway in truckwash.

I'll be taking it on a multi-day ride towards the end of May and can evaluate the effectiveness...
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #6096
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To date I never felt the need for one on my L in the dirt. Different story on the street. I installed mine in hopes of some added stability on the pavement at 70-80mph. Particularly when I'm in heavy winds or on the freeway in truckwash.

I'll be taking it on a multi-day ride towards the end of May and can evaluate the effectiveness...
That's a good point. I never really go above 65 or so on the street so I can't really say.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:36 AM   #6097
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Do you guys with a stabalizer have that much of a difference? I see them, and a Scott's is $400 so are they worth the money? And how so?
I'm running a Sumo setup on my L and I have a Scott's steering damper. It definitely makes it more stable at highway speeds, especially when it's windy. You'll still get tossed around a bit, but the bike will be pretty much rock solid.

Here's a couple of pics of mine:




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Old 05-02-2009, 02:52 PM   #6098
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If you don't want to spend the money on a stabilizer. You might try a lowering link. Leave the forks where there are stock. This will increase the trail and make the bike more stable a higher speeds. This really helped me in the desert. That with a fork brace and there is no surprises. Even though I did not do it for the pavement it did help there as well when running over 65 mph.

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Old 05-02-2009, 04:56 PM   #6099
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rude interuption, pardon me. need help!

01 xrl won't start, gets spark and fuel! "puts" every now and then.










"t" mark lines up with cam marks with the lobes down, like the manual says???
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:46 AM   #6100
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I use "The Hand of God" (aka. Scott's stabilizer) on most my bikes. I have one on my 650R now but the 650L is a pretty stable bike. In fact, it's damn near freight train like. Not saying a stabilizer wouldn't make it a tad better but I haven't felt compelled to install one...........yet. My 2.
That's funny you said that... On friday in some serious single track, I was saying to my buddy on his XRL when we about to do some log jumping... "these Big Pigs are easy!, Just point and shoot".....


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Old 05-03-2009, 10:18 AM   #6101
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Hey guys......I think I have the swine flu....................I'm sick of not being able to rid my pig
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:47 AM   #6102
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Hey guys......I think I have the swine flu....................I'm sick of not being able to rid my pig
Damik, I am heading to Homedepot to buy a ARK kit! I heard from the weather forcaster they have them on sale.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:23 PM   #6103
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I need a new fuel line from the tank to the carb , is it 1/4 " ?
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:32 PM   #6104
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Tire preasure

Hello Riders--I just put some Dunlop D-606 on front and rear. Rode 50 miles of road. Not to happy with them. The front seems to wash out easy. Do they have a run in time??? And what kind of tire preasure should I be running??? They are a stiff tire. Thanks Chuck
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:27 PM   #6105
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Hello Riders--I just put some Dunlop D-606 on front and rear. Rode 50 miles of road. Not to happy with them. The front seems to wash out easy. Do they have a run in time??? And what kind of tire preasure should I be running??? They are a stiff tire. Thanks Chuck
I've found that they need a couple hundred miles to "break in." YMMV
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