Utards whos riding what

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by frog, May 22, 2008.

  1. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    yup XRL, sorry about that...

    I almost bought one in favor of the XRR. I keep telling myself I'm happy I made the decision I did, especially when riding it, but once in a while I tell myself the simplicity of the XRL would be nice.. :)
  2. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    Yeah, I know, that's why I bought it... I'm just about 1/2 way through the process of making it closer to a XRL and it has me thinking about it, that's all... :)
  3. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    I had an XR650R, and still have a great 1996 XR600R that is an air cooled bike like the XR650L. Great bike! But I like the fact that the XR650R was water cooled, especially when riding slow, techy stuff in the heat of Utah.
  4. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Those were great bikes...direct from the Iron Curtain. I raced one of these against them...250 Bul Pursang...

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    and in 74 bought one of these. Brought it to Utah and sold it. Sorry now...loved it. Rode it up mineral basin to the upper mine. It wasn't happy about it but ...

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    :clap
  5. fano

    fano here and there

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    I was thinking to go around 11:00 am and leave at 3:00 pm, before it gets cold again. :vardy
  6. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Andre
    Isn't it all about what you want? The way I see it, the 650L & the KLR are all ok if you are ok with the way they come from the factory. They have limitation on how far they can be "built"....suspension, motor, weight, etc. All good reliable bikes. You're a big guy. I think you would see a real difference riding an L.

    I hear that the 650L is really popular in Russia.

    There are (6) 650Ls on KSL right now. :evil


  7. HickOnACrick

    HickOnACrick Groovinator

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    Rode the guadalupe mtns today. Video to follow. Really digging the Super plush.
  8. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Just curious, bubba (aren't you a bubba now?)...

    How much suspension tuning did you try before you gave up & sent the legs into Superplush?

  9. frog

    frog Long timer

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    This is the Mrs.

    Frog is riding/camping in Warner Valley outside St George and the family dogs have disappeared. Any extra eyes or ears would be appreciated greatly! They are big dogs and fairly unique looking. 1 big (150 lbs) white with big brown spots (Charlie) and 1 tall and lanky white dog (Daisy) .

    We imagine they are exhausted and sore at this point but hopefully they will show up at someone's camp so just thought we would let you all know so you could pass on the word.

    Thanks Utardia!
  10. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Beep, beep, on your right!
  11. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Working on a one piece fiberglass pannier system. No bolts to break, no bags to rip, no welds, slips over subframe, replaces all back plastics.

    Mold plug, or whatever, almost done.
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  12. ceramic-lackey

    ceramic-lackey WFO

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    Loved those Box Tails, Had one of those before the CZ.
  13. dakardad

    dakardad Not waiting for anyone

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    Cool Harcus, I raced one of those 'back in the day' too, it was fast got plenty of holeshots. Had a Super Rat before that.
  14. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    Nice!
    Looks like the plug for the outside surface - duplicates how the part will look when done...right?

    Appears you are planning to build a box inner skin in those back "cheeks" - right"?

    Then cut holes in the top for access doors?

    Is that your vision? :huh
  15. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    ^^^Harcus,

    Yeah, that's the idea. The panniers are already boxed in, just can't see it in the photo. I hope it works out, I think it will. It won't be some shiny carbon fiber item for looking cool at the coffee shop with and ADV sticker on it, it will be meant to be scratched, dropped, and abused. So if it's not aesthetically perfect, no big deal.
  16. harcus

    harcus Long timer

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    What do we see here? Fiberglass? Plywood? Toilet paper? Is this a dummy or the real McCoy?
  17. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Fiberglass and some sanding filler to smooth it out. I'm pretty clueless, but I saw some Italian bike fabricator (Dotorri??) doing something like this with filler on glass.

    Real McCoy plug.
  18. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    Honda Pacific Coast.......an 800cc motorcycle/scooter if I remember correctly...but not Adv certified........

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  19. trackhead

    trackhead Utard Wankster

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    Same concept of this, as far as the rear goes, and not the low pipe.
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  20. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    Looks great. I will take one!