XR650L lowering

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by RonGS, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. RonGS

    RonGS n00b

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    i have a new to me '01 XR650L that i need to lower. before i brought it home i thought i could get a lowering link to pull it down about 1.5" or so which would about do it for me. however i have found out that all the sources i have checked with offer lowering links for the 650L only for '03 and newer. anybody know anything that could help ??


    Ron
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  2. murgatroid42

    murgatroid42 Great Adventurer

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    Others will correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the XR650L has changed any from 1994. Certainly older and newer parts fit on my 1999. The only differences are the colors of the plastic parts.
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  3. onaXR

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    I belive that is correct no changes.
    If it helps my XR used to be lowered with a eibach rear spring 2" and white brothers fork kit also 2" worked real good.
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  4. TREADMARKS

    TREADMARKS Been here awhile

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    Check XRs only-they have them.http://www.xrsonly.com/content/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=241&category_id=149&option=com_phpshop&Itemid=6
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  5. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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  6. RonGS

    RonGS n00b

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    seems like XR's only is the place, they will know for sure, i will get with them tuesday. thanks.

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  7. OldRider 125

    OldRider 125 Been here awhile

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    Check out Devol Engineering. I put one of their lowering links on the 650L when it was new and it made a huge difference for my 30" legs.

    www.devolracing.com
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  8. CoSnipe

    CoSnipe Projectile manager

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    RONGS,
    ill sell you the one i got from xr's only for $50. i installed it and didnt like it so i put the old one back on. PM me and ill send you picks and or info if you want. Mine is also a 2001 xr650l.
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  9. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    :ear

    Interested in hearing why...
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  10. CoSnipe

    CoSnipe Projectile manager

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    It changed the way the bike felt to me,not too bad but i did lose some ground clearence. I shaved the seat and accomplished the same height result without losing suspension. Worked better for me.




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