Craigslist Find Of The Day

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Road Rash, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    http://http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=837596

    Yup... I'm sure Bryce was bored out of his gourd when he rode an XR650L all the way down to Ushuaia...

    'Cause, you know, it's all about the bike...
  2. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #97

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    Mostly jealousy... And a need to feel good about that fucked up leg from kicking the big bastard back to life in the middle of a rocky uphill!





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  3. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man frenzied adventurer

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    For 60/40 go with the xrl, I had the xrr and loved it while it ran well. Too much time can be spent on the XR650R and mine had some fluke problems. Read the entire xr650r thread and you'll see how much time is spent tinkering with them. Also they eat chains, sprockets, and tires and it is factory sprung for about 145lb rider, and you're definitely going to feel the urge to mod the piss out of it. I would get the L and ride it. I learned a lot having the 650R as my first "real" motorcycle but I believe if I bought the L I would still have it and it would be running.
  4. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Dire Wolf's XR is not your Daddy's XR, the bike has been re-built and re-worked by a very knowledgeable person here on ADV (and of course that would rule out DW :lol3).

    I have rode the bike, the power was great but the suspension is what really makes that bike stand out on it's own, besides the sexy excel wheels. If it wasn't for my bad right ankle, that bike would be in my stable :deal
  5. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Like I said.... sex appeal.

    Road Rash needs all he can get.
  6. linkweewee

    linkweewee tantum quantum

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    True dat :1drink
  7. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Nookie Monster

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    XRL handles the highway fine. If you are doing extended highway riding in hot weather you might want to add on an oil cooler, or at least get a oil thermometer and keep an eye on temps. I have a thermo on mine and I have yet to get it over 225 degrees (best to shut it down and let it cool off at about 300).

    The XRL is more dirt capable than the KLR, while still a decent highway bike. The XRL seems to have more options as far as racks and luggage options, but it you are going to put any decent amount of weight on the back you'll want to re-inforce the subframe (Manracks sells support struts for $20). The XRL is easy to work on, easy to find parts for, and no radiator to mess with.
  8. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    thank you for some in depth answers! I spend a few hours a day browsing and going through topics on here since I'm currently bikeless and have found SO much helpful info. You guys are great. I just wish the search feature worked on my phone so I don't have to dig and dig through tons of old pages. But sometime I end up finding something I wasn't looking for that way and it ends up being a good find.

    That being said, I feel pretty confident going to look at this 2004. It was used as a commuter, original owner has only put on 14k miles. Its got a larger Clarke tank and a skid plate. The only things I wanna add to it are some hand guards/bark busters and a small rack.
  9. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/mcy/3819380089.html
  10. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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  11. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  12. MikeinEugene

    MikeinEugene Long timer

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  13. woodsrider-boyd

    woodsrider-boyd Wow, these guys are fast

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  14. One Fat Roach

    One Fat Roach honey badger

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    definitely. Going on Tuesday. If I can borrow my friends truck haha. Its 2.5 hours away but ill figure something out for sure. I need I tiny little Toyota or s-10 eventually as well. I wanna go to a few of these summer gatherings:freaky
  15. Tork

    Tork Pinsetter

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    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  17. shrubitup

    shrubitup Uncouth Sloth

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    :1drink
  18. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    It happens just that fast...:eek1
  19. WSobchak

    WSobchak Long timer

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    YUP.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7HitrKXJ3Ao?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Enjoy the XRL !!

    In other news: THIS KTM could be fun...
  20. leakypetcock

    leakypetcock Adventurer

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