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Old 09-22-2009, 10:19 AM   #1576
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GPR also makes a damper for the XRR that puts the peg in front of the steering head so as not to block the oil filler. I like my GPR on my CRF and will probably get one for the XRR. I would also recommend a Fat bar, as the tapered bars are much stronger than the 7/8 bars. I used to bend bars every other week, now I've had the same set for 3 different bikes!
Thanks for the 411, I didn't realize GPR made a forward mount.
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:07 AM   #1577
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Yo spoolie I run the same light on my pig and the local inspection guy doenst even check for hi lo But I kept my BD DOT light for just these instances, do yo know anyone with a hi/lo headlight you could borrow for the inspection??
Same here. Another option that I considered was to wire both sides of my (aftermarket) hi/low switch to the head light. That way no mater which way they flick it, the light still comes on...maybe they wont notice that it never gets any dimmer...
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:13 PM   #1578
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Same here. Another option that I considered was to wire both sides of my (aftermarket) hi/low switch to the head light. That way no mater which way they flick it, the light still comes on...maybe they wont notice that it never gets any dimmer...
I thought about that too, if it flicks they dont know if its high or low
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Old 09-22-2009, 04:55 PM   #1579
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Are those the BD units or are they off something else. It would be for short rides, also to take my 10yr old daughter for a spin here and there.
Hardline,
the units are made especially for the bike. I bought them through a dirt/motard shop here in Tokyo. They are very well made with the added safety barrier to stop the foot moving too far inwards.

As someone has aready mentioned the subframe is supposed to be weak at the back. The girlfriend weighs in at a svelte 110 pounds /50kg and I have had no problems with the frame.

Also bolted on a great fan as the bike gets hot-headed in the slow traffic.




Just gotta love the matching switches
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:13 PM   #1580
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! I reallly want to try the hi/lo switch and see if it passes, tho there is a sweet new LED setup in the vendor forum that I wanted to try to incorparate, but it may save me $100-300.
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:09 PM   #1581
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Getting over on The Man

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Same here. Another option that I considered was to wire both sides of my (aftermarket) hi/low switch to the head light. That way no mater which way they flick it, the light still comes on...maybe they wont notice that it never gets any dimmer...
LOL!

They probably won't notice.

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Old 09-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #1582
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Laugh Scotts low mount is fine !

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Looking for advise on adding a stabilizer to my BRP.

Right now it is stock with a 7/8 bar.

GPR or Scott's? Fat Bar or 7/8?

I am 6' 1" and find the stock set up quite low for standing for long periods of time, so I would also like to raise the bars up.

Is the Scotts XR650 setup the only one to use since you can still get to your dipstick? Looks like a clean set up, and the fat bar would clear up some room in the cockpit.

Any advise / summary would be appriciated.

Cheers
I raised the headlight a bit 3 or 4 inches . Gives a bit more wind protection , room for the low mount and gets the light above a fender mount tool bag .
It's less money as well .
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:35 AM   #1583
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Plating an XRR in New Mexico

I am going back and forth on buying an XRR or XRL. I would prefer an XRR but want to make sure it can be plated in New Mexico.

Has anyone on here plated an XRR in New Mexico?

The one from Arizona that I am looking at is plated in that state. I would hate to buy it then find out that I can't get it plated here.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:01 AM   #1584
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I am going back and forth on buying an XRR or XRL. I would prefer an XRR but want to make sure it can be plated in New Mexico.

Has anyone on here plated an XRR in New Mexico?

The one from Arizona that I am looking at is plated in that state. I would hate to buy it then find out that I can't get it plated here.
Most states honor other states plating, but in reality it all depends on who you get at the DMV at any given day. You seem to be able to get 20 different answers to the same question depending who you ask and their mood of the day. I thought NM was an easy going state, where you can plate ATV's, or is that AZ???

You can also walk into your local dealer and ask them, chances are they will know, and if they sell a wide variety of Dual Sport kits then I would say it is probably a YES.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:30 AM   #1585
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Yeah, what Modette said. Call your local dealership, they will know.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:40 AM   #1586
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YES, check first!

My son had a plated KDX here in Idaho. When he moved to Washington, they took his plate away. He was bent!
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:44 PM   #1587
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I am going back and forth on buying an XRR or XRL. I would prefer an XRR but want to make sure it can be plated in New Mexico.

Has anyone on here plated an XRR in New Mexico?

The one from Arizona that I am looking at is plated in that state. I would hate to buy it then find out that I can't get it plated here.
Coastie:

I know there are a few dual sport, NM XRR riders on this forum: http://www.xr650rforum.com/forum.htm

You might check in and see what's up.

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Old 09-23-2009, 07:47 PM   #1588
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I thought NM was an easy going state, where you can plate ATV's, or is that AZ???
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It's probably both states, but AZ for sure.

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:29 AM   #1589
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I am going back and forth on buying an XRR or XRL. I would prefer an XRR but want to make sure it can be plated in New Mexico.

Has anyone on here plated an XRR in New Mexico?

The one from Arizona that I am looking at is plated in that state. I would hate to buy it then find out that I can't get it plated here.
I recently plated the XRR here in NM. Checked into getting a NM bike plated and discovered it's pretty difficult if not impossible. All out of state bikes require a VIN check, I decided to just get the title done initially b/c all the dualsport stuff wasn't put on yet (it was a Colorado bike with very little in the way of legal lights etc...) and the inspector had to eyeball the bike. I gave him the story that I was in the process of getting it road ready. Once the vin check is done and you have a title that's not marked "Off Road" you're set. Just go back in and get a tag.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #1590
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Hey where can I find this kit in the states?

Also bolted on a great fan as the bike gets hot-headed in the slow traffic.

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