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Old 04-02-2014, 05:10 PM   #2011
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I'm not sure of the brand of light. I got it from a friend of a friend deal. It is very bright though. The outside 4 are floods and center 4 are spots. I used acerbis hand guard bar mount hard ware to mount the light. Yes it is mounted to the bars.

Not a fan of the cheesy plastic button with led indicator. Gonna see what's out there to swap on.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #2012
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I'm not sure of the brand of light. I got it from a friend of a friend deal. It is very bright though. The outside 4 are floods and center 4 are spots. I used acerbis hand guard bar mount hard ware to mount the light. Yes it is mounted to the bars.

Not a fan of the cheesy plastic button with led indicator. Gonna see what's out there to swap on.
With Bluetooth so common you think you could have a wireless remote setup and mount it to where a rider would want it.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:49 PM   #2013
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i have removed the stock ally subframe and a mate has made some subframes exactly the same but out of steal ...very strong ..

damn, that's a nice frame. shame I wasn't closer I'd order one from him!
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:21 PM   #2014
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yes they are and very very strong .....he made 4 only and has ppl pestering him for more ... but there time consuming to make and the price would be around 700 so not really a thing to make for a xrr as most ppl cant see the bigger picture and wont pay that price
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:04 AM   #2015
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yer gunna need duals on that pig if you keep piling crap on the poor thing. save some room for that project i'm making us. Looks like your tire found the fender brace. I'm working on a compression stop for the rear wheel than I think its a go on the surprise part. How does the forks handle that fuel load? I think I can get your frontend a good 25 lbs. lighter for other more important goodies (beer). You my friend might wanna consider getting a ford diesel p/u truck knock out the glass and sell that lil pig Chuck
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:23 AM   #2016
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Too much Fuel....LOL I'm happy with my 6.3 gallon tank it lets me get anywhere I need to be.

That rear subframe looks nice...yeah I think it's time if you are carrying that much for a bigger Adventure bike not to replace but to share the stable with the XR650R.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #2017
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Welding aluminum supports on the side and front of the stock subframe (where breaks occur) take cares of the issue and is much lighter than a complete steel subframe. You can find posts re this mod in the XR650R forum.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:35 AM   #2018
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yep good luck with that ....ill take my steal frame over any ally supports you can come up with ,,,,,,
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #2019
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yep good luck with that ....ill take my steal frame over any ally supports you can come up with ,,,,,,
I've never heard of a properly modified (it's a major reinforcement) aluminum subframe breaking; of course if you're piling things up six feet high on a pig, maybe an all-steel subframe is the way to go.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #2020
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Six feet high haha ..unlike you day tripers ..we ride remote no fuel .water or food for days .....its actuslly only a lil bit more weight .....trust me if you seen the frames you would drop your ally subframe like a hot rock .....y bike is in excess of 50, 000miles on original bore...we ride ...we dont drink coffee at starbucks
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:09 PM   #2021
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Six feet high haha ..unlike you day tripers ..we ride remote no fuel .water or food for days .....its actuslly only a lil bit more weight .....trust me if you seen the frames you would drop your ally subframe like a hot rock .....y bike is in excess of 50, 000miles on original bore...we ride ...we dont drink coffee at starbucks
What is Star Bucks?
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:11 PM   #2022
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Six feet high haha ..unlike you day tripers ..we ride remote no fuel .water or food for days .....its actuslly only a lil bit more weight .....trust me if you seen the frames you would drop your ally subframe like a hot rock .....y bike is in excess of 50, 000miles on original bore...we ride ...we dont drink coffee at starbucks
Sean-O, I think you've been around long enough to have seen the post a year or so ago describing the stock subframe reinforcement (it's massive). Just ask Mike from Manracks how strong it is; I use his fender support as well and it's worked perfectly for multi-night camping trips and long expeditions. I try to keep things as light as possible, though, to retain the XRR's handling capabilities. That takes a little planning, but it's well worth it IMO.

I've loaded the bike up to the point where it was a handful to deal with, wallowing and slow to turn, no matter where the weight was placed. At that point it stops being fun for me, so I prefer not to do it. To each his own.

I don't know what Starbucks has to do with anything...don't even drink coffee.

The XRR is a versatile machine and fits a lot of riding styles. But no one has to grossly overload their pig to be a "real man."
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:13 PM   #2023
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I think Gildus should find the post about the subframe reinforcement for us. I'm not sure I've seen it.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:23 PM   #2024
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This is a CycleWorks rack. I can't attest to how strong it is. Haven't had it long enough. Time will tell. I did see a pic of a TW200 that had been ass-ended with the rack. The rack looked un-scathed! This rack seems to be a subframe. I'm hoping the empty holster makes someone think, there is a guy close by with a 357, maybe I better not touch it! The shoulder bag (purse) is full of 0-shit tools, zip-ties, flat repair kit, and papers for the man. I don't think the bike is over-loaded, it's still pulls the front end off the ground in most gears. I love the wind protection.

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Old 04-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #2025
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I think Gildus should find the post about the subframe reinforcement for us. I'm not sure I've seen it.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post16975393

Hontri later posted that it's held up like a champ. If you read all his posts you'll see this is a guy who knows his sh**.
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