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Old 03-07-2011, 04:22 AM   #1771
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I have been reading into the subframe problems. Curious to know what the difference is between the non-US subframes and the US subframe? I know they are different and I think the non-US ones are made of steel. I thought maybe locate one of those and swap it out? I know there are other options too. For the bike as is with all I listed, I dished out $3200. Thought I did pretty good all considering
The subframe is plenty strong, the aluminum bar stock is pretty beefy....it's just too short to support a load beyond the back of the seat. The racks made by PMB anchor into the end of the subframe on the stock mounts, and those won't support much weight on two little bolts.

As was mentioned, the non-U.S. market subframe add-ons are provided to support for turn signals and bigger taillights - but aren't entire subframe replacements.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:16 PM   #1772
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I'm running the Baja Designs 250w rewind, 80w-85 Osram H4, grip heaters, GPS, and the Vapor backlighting thru a Fuzeblock FZ-1 mounted under the 'dashboard'.
Charges fine at idle until I turn the headlight on, then you need a few rpms - just regular riding, nothing major. Couple thousand rpms is fine. Nice to be able to check the juice real time with the Kuryakyn monitor.



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Old 03-13-2011, 10:58 AM   #1773
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I'm thinking of taking the plunge on the Acerbis underseat tank to match my front tank before I can't find one. This economy is starting to take out gas stations in the remote places I like to ride and my only options are to carry more fuel or get better fuel economy.

Anybody run the underseat tank?
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:18 AM   #1774
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I'm thinking of taking the plunge on the Acerbis underseat tank to match my front tank before I can't find one. This economy is starting to take out gas stations in the remote places I like to ride and my only options are to carry more fuel or get better fuel economy.

Anybody run the underseat tank?
Hmmm you know what, that underseat tank might be good for storage, or a place to mount a bigger 12volt battery...hmmmmm The 6.3 gallon gets me to where I need to get...but I could use a spot other then my airbox for the 12v battery. Just an idea.

Edited to say: yep just looked up the price and I forgot you needed the special seat too. If I ever find one laying around somewhere for cheap I might get it, be worth playing with.
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Old 03-13-2011, 11:31 AM   #1775
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Hmmm you know what, that underseat tank might be good for storage, or a place to mount a bigger 12volt battery...hmmmmm The 6.3 gallon gets me to where I need to get...but I could use a spot other then my airbox for the 12v battery. Just an idea.

Edited to say: yep just looked up the price and I forgot you needed the special seat too. If I ever find one laying around somewhere for cheap I might get it, be worth playing with.

Yeah, it's not cheap. I live close to both Corbin and Renazco, I could drop the bike at either place and get them to do a custom seat to match the two tanks. I'm still riding on the stock seat because I've had the thought of doing the rear tank and only want to buy a custom seat once.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #1776
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Yeah, it's not cheap. I live close to both Corbin and Renazco, I could drop the bike at either place and get them to do a custom seat to match the two tanks. I'm still riding on the stock seat because I've had the thought of doing the rear tank and only want to buy a custom seat once.
Not like you could sell the custom stock seat easy enough...just in case, I hope to have first dibs

Yeah, I run the stock seat...Its not that bad once you use it for 10K miles, I'm kind of used to it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:28 AM   #1777
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Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:19 AM   #1778
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Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on

Anymore pics of the rear tank? Giant Loop would probably work with that tank.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:57 AM   #1779
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Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on
That's quite the skid plate. Does it carry tools or extra fluids?
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:45 PM   #1780
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Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on
Great looking bike. What forks are those? they look like they are off a KTM...
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #1781
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Just got my BRP yesterday for my birthday :)

It's a major step up over my XR400

If only the suspension weren't completely shot. The rear just feels like a big sponge. I don't know anything about suspension, all my bikes before this have just felt good. I should charge the nitrogen?? Get a new spring? Or can I dial in some setting?

Doesn't it look like the rear sags down too far from the picture?

Will be investigating this further... this bike is just amazing
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:54 AM   #1782
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Have both the forks and shock serviced - they need fresh oil pretty often - once a year at least on this bike imho. Then set rear sag, you can't tell much about sag from the picture. You should have somewhere around 25mm with the bike resting under its own weight and 90-100mm with you on top of the bike (and some folks go as little as 80mm).
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #1783
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Work in progress,love the xrs good power and easy to work on
Johno,

That bike looks familiar to me.
A mates old bike.

Staintune pipe, underseat tank, looks like you have a MSC Rallye clamp on it with under bar damper, EBC front disc, but i am sure he had a braided line on his, looks like the same fairing and you have the nav gear on it too,
black excel rims, his never had the USD forks,
his had the whipps bash plate.

Well setup bike mate
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:30 PM   #1784
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A very nice bike, indeed.

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Johno,

That bike looks familiar to me.
A mates old bike.

Staintune pipe, underseat tank, looks like you have a MSC Rallye clamp on it with under bar damper, EBC front disc, but i am sure he had a braided line on his, looks like the same fairing and you have the nav gear on it too,
black excel rims, his never had the USD forks,
his had the whipps bash plate.

Well setup bike mate
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:49 PM   #1785
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Can someone please direct me to a pick of where/how the Dirtbagz bolt to the XRR? I've seen them in pics, but never in person. I need to see if my Turbo City rear rack is compatible with the Dirtbagz racks.

I'd love to see a set of racks, without the bags on them??

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