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Old 06-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #31
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hollly crap

Ok I'll chime in here. I started on a KLR a little oevr a year ago, got a DR, then an XRR50R with the Baja Designs kit this weekend. Holy crap, why did I waste my time with the others!! there is no other better DS bike.

I'll post pics soon.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:38 PM   #32
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Yeah it is... Even at $170... Didn't have my size on the closeouts... I tried to get the bladder for it but I guess they stopped making them... Guess I’ll have to find a small standard bladder...
Hey - try this for the bladder.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:58 PM   #33
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there is no other better DS bike.
Why is that? I'm thinking about getting a thumper, and the XR650R is on the list, but so is the Suzuki, and the XR650L.

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Old 06-26-2006, 08:33 PM   #34
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Yeah it is... Even at $170... Didn't have my size on the closeouts... I tried to get the bladder for it but I guess they stopped making them... Guess I’ll have to find a small standard bladder...
not sure if it is aplicable but check some of the bladders for the camelback kids/youth packs my son has a 35 or 40 oz pack should be the ticket, also try some of the camelback waste belt bladers
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:47 PM   #35
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Crater Lake, OR - about 10 days ago while riding the TransAm Trail. Over 7,000 miles on this beast since February.

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Old 06-28-2006, 07:29 PM   #37
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We are talking adventure bikes here though! I'm sure these bikes are good in the dirt but what about on the pavement where, unfortunately, alot of time has to be spent when a guys going around the world. Hows the vibration? The mileage? Comfort (seat and suspension)? Maintanence intervals?
With the money spent on the XR for improvements would you not be better off buying a KTM Adventure? What are the advantages with the modified XR when looking for a RTW bike?
Always liked the looks of the XR's though.
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Old 06-28-2006, 11:11 PM   #38
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I have a dual sported XRR too. No pics yet, but here's the specs:

- baja designs dualsport kit
- plate
- clarke 4.3 tank
- scott's damper
- protapers
- precision concepts suspension
- precision concepts footpeg fix
- acerbis pro rally handguards
- renazco seat
- uncorked
- Q-pipe
- renthal 15/48 gearing

still need to figure out a plan for luggage, likely dirt bagz or a pro moto billet rack and some wolfman bags.

how are you folks running gps? what mount are you using and how are you supplying clean power? i don't think my Garmin would run long on batteries with the shaking of a thumper.
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:24 AM   #39
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I have to put the standard blurb in - I'm a KTM guy, but...

I've always loved the XR. I've kept this picture for the last 3 years. Just in case I ever decide to build up an XR, this will be my model. Pretty, isn't it?

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Old 06-29-2006, 08:43 AM   #40
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RTW Bike doesn't necessarily equate to Adventure Bike.

However, if you plan to ride a lot of asphalt while riding around the world, you could rethink the route. There are many, many dirt roads around the world. I have had this conversation with many well traveled riders who never considered that.

Having spent a lot of time on the LC4 and the 640 Adventure, I would no longer consider it for a long haul adventure bike due to the engine problems I have had on them in the past. Just my personal experience with them.

The XR has been bulletproof for me thus far. Faster, lighter. PM me if you want to chat about it more.

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We are talking adventure bikes here though! I'm sure these bikes are good in the dirt but what about on the pavement where, unfortunately, alot of time has to be spent when a guys going around the world. Hows the vibration? The mileage? Comfort (seat and suspension)? Maintanence intervals?
With the money spent on the XR for improvements would you not be better off buying a KTM Adventure? What are the advantages with the modified XR when looking for a RTW bike?
Always liked the looks of the XR's though.
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:44 AM   #41
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Ditch that under tank seat.

Sweet machine.

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I have to put the standard blurb in - I'm a KTM guy, but...

I've always loved the XR. I've kept this picture for the last 3 years. Just in case I ever decide to build up an XR, this will be my model. Pretty, isn't it?

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Old 06-29-2006, 08:47 AM   #42
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how are you folks running gps? what mount are you using and how are you supplying clean power? i don't think my Garmin would run long on batteries with the shaking of a thumper.
I am using an MSR adaptor to take a modified Touratech 276C mount. I have the GPS plug wired using a quick disconnect molex to the battery (from the dual sport kit). It has worked perfectly for about 7,500 miles so far.
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Old 06-29-2006, 08:55 AM   #43
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Ditch that under tank seat.

Sweet machine.
under tank seat or under seat tank?
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Old 06-29-2006, 09:39 AM   #44
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under tank seat or under seat tank?
I knew what you meant, gaspipe! I love the underseat tank. It makes it look like a "proper" Dakar bike, which by the looks of the KTM next to it, I would guess it is.
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:55 PM   #45
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before pics of my project, BTW that is my 4 runner I have to give up for this new toy,
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