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Old 05-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #1786
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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   #1787
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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   #1788
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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   #1789
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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   #1790
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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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Old 06-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #1791
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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??
Here's yer pic. The looped tang on the back slips into a pocket on the back of the bag, and the there is another small looped tang by the bottom frame bracket that you clip the forward strap to.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:22 AM   #1792
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A very nice bike, indeed.




It has changed a bit
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:48 AM   #1793
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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??

RWC, why do you want racks when you could do this?





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Old 06-29-2011, 01:28 PM   #1794
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Thanks! where's that back bolt into? Does it go into the subframe back there? I'm trying to decide if it mounts to the same place as my Turbo City, which mounts into the end of the subframe, and if I can run it with the turn signals, or if I'll have to ditch the turn signals.

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Here's yer pic. The looped tang on the back slips into a pocket on the back of the bag, and the there is another small looped tang by the bottom frame bracket that you clip the forward strap to.

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Old 06-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #1795
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I know the Giant Loop bags are super-nice, but the Dirtbagz offer the same 30 liter capacity, for $80 less, and I'm broke. :)


I've already got a rear rack (Turbo City, which is a very well built, rack for anyone who's contemplating it) to handle the light, but bulky stuff (Kelty tarp, down bag, Luxerylite cot and travel pillow), but I'd like to get some racks to put the heavier items (food for a multi day ride, fuel for the stove, etc) down low but keep them off the side panel. More than a few pounds of pressure puts the side panel into the exhaust.

I'm running a set of 15L bags right now, but would like to get the 30L bags for a little more capacity for those week-long rides when we have to take serveral days of food and clothing.



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Old 06-29-2011, 03:06 PM   #1796
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I know the Giant Loop bags are super-nice, but the Dirtbagz offer the same 30 liter capacity, for $80 less, and I'm broke. :)


I've already got a rear rack (Turbo City, which is a very well built, rack for anyone who's contemplating it) to handle the light, but bulky stuff (Kelty tarp, down bag, Luxerylite cot and travel pillow), but I'd like to get some racks to put the heavier items (food for a multi day ride, fuel for the stove, etc) down low but keep them off the side panel. More than a few pounds of pressure puts the side panel into the exhaust.

I'm running a set of 15L bags right now, but would like to get the 30L bags for a little more capacity for those week-long rides when we have to take serveral days of food and clothing.
I have a Dirtbagz fender support.

When your rack breaks in the middle of nowhere it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed + the time involved to track somebody down.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #1797
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I have a Dirtbagz fender support.

When your rack breaks in the middle of nowhere it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed + the time involved to track somebody down.

PM sent...
I've got the Turbo City subframe, coupled with the TC rear rack. 12,000 miles on it so far, and I've found it to be an excellent tail rack. As recommended, the mounts were tapped out to 8's and lots of blue locktite used upon install. Lots of great use out of it, with 15 lbs of gear loaded on it.

Have guys been busting their Dirtbagz racks on the XRR? I've not seen but a few on the ADV site, and never one in person.

Phil has them on his Z, and has about 20k on them. Despite his best efforts, he's on his side multiple times a season and hasn't knocked anything loose... but then the Z may mount very differently than the R.

Thanks for all the info, and the pm. That's why I love ADV'ers!
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:02 PM   #1798
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it'll probably cost you $50 to get it fixed

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They will fix them in Ouray for 10 bucks..........GL wasn't around when I was setting up my rig and yes it broke.......but after I beefed it up it works great.

This set up went from Tulsa to Portland on the TAT with no problems. Of couse we only had emergency gear.........no camping. If I was camping off my bike the GL system is very sweet.



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Old 06-29-2011, 06:12 PM   #1799
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I talked with a couple local ADV'ers who have the Dirtbagz and a couple who's got the GL (Giant Loop) bags... one great pont to make is that the GL can transfer from bike to bike without ANY effort (no racks), which makes a big difference to me, as I ride a XT225 for the single track overnighters, but the XR on the multi-day rides of 1000 miles. No buying racks for multiple bikes.

GL it is.

I'll post pics when it gets in.

Thanks for all the info advice.
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:57 AM   #1800
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Why not save all the money your gunna spend and make a rack from your turbo city rack , i like the Giant Loop but i Also like to take more than a toothbrush and a change of undie's ,
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