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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by ztsd, Jun 7, 2006.
As of today....
Will do a self paintjob and fit the low mount fender....
Nice! AJ, do you have your build up photos? I'd love to see how that got created!
Holy Crap, i just read all 125 pages of this thread over the last 5 days and i'm so full of information right now im bursting at the seams!! Just received my Wolfman enduro tank bag and front fender bag in the mail yesterday so i'm slowly converting into a little adventure bike. i've been burning some oil lately that leads me to believe i will need to do rings and piston and everything else that goes along with this before i will truly trust that the bike can do a 5 day ride with no hiccups. its painful to think about it, but i know i will not regret it.
You might not like this. I didn't and sold it right away. Invades seating position too much. If you have the big Acerbis, the GL Wrap is a solid performer.
as of now i only have the stock tank and since i'm 6'4 when i sit up close to the tank it is almost uncomfortable to use the rear brake and awkward to shift, maybe i'm just not used to it yet since i probably only have 500 off-road miles in the 3 years i've owned the bike. i'll give it a try and see!!
Has this thread come to a consensus on a headlight? That is the missing piece to my XR650R puzzle.
I have been running a halogen Trail Tech X2 for over a year and while it looks good and works ok it does not have enough light output to be dodging deer here in Arkansas.
I like the 8" racelights, but I'm concerned they might not go over well with other drivers on the road. I also had a friend who had one on his XR with the H4 bulb conversion and it was not that impressive.
What else should I be looking at?
I'm 6'6", do you have a tall seat on your XRR?
The new line of LED lights from Baja Designs, is the state of the art, way to go. They are cheap, when considering other high performance lighting options. I have their LED helmet light, soooo much power and light.
Here's another rarely considered option...
no i don't have a tall seat, i suppose an extra inch in the padding may be the ticket thought huh?
I have an 8" HID race light. Works great but I would do LED next time. Either two light bars, 4 spots, or something designed with a cut-off beam.
I haven't looked into it, but figured two 6" light bars stacked. Upper one being a flood light pointed down, lower being a spot for the high beams. When on high beams, have both the food and spot running.
The flood's would probably still p*ss off drivers though.
Let me know when you make the jump over to LED's i'll buy your HID
I have an 8" racelight as well, and 95% of riding is commuting right now. With the light tilted full forward, I've never been flashed by other drivers. It's effectiveness falls below my '98 VFR's lights (great) but vastly better than stock, and better than the baja designs rectangle halogen I had on my Transalp.
This thread is chock full of awesome information. I've been busy reading through a lot of it - some great stuff here.
I bought this off an Inmate here in Australia earlier this year:
The previous owner (s) have fitted it out with some nice accessories - Acerbis Tank, TM40, FMF/Staintune Pipe, Excel Wheels/Hubs etc. I am currently in the midst of preparing this bike for a cross-Australia trip in November and recently took the stator cover off to find this:
This is an Australian spec'd bike and came road-legal from the factory so it had *some* DC capacity, but the windings on this stator look a bit more like either a home-brew or aftermarket job. Any input here? I'm trying to figure out what kind of capacity I might have to run things like iPod chargers/GPS and the likes.
I just purchased this setup from inmate Sanjoh and it's fookin awesome...
More info here...
You won't be disappointed.
I don't have much photos of the built...as I just leave it to the shop who did the fibreglass job..and as of now...the bike will be sent for the fairing paintjob next week and will be mod some dashboard thingy for the meter and GPS mount.
So here she is..
Here she is resting for months of no riding days....Been busy on the other bikes...
What goes behind the shield for now...
Here's the previous XR with the headfairing mod and of coz...Mr Belarus....the traveller giving the GO!! handsign...
Love the headfairings.....
It is a home brew. You'll have around 175Watts in the rev range. Depending on guage and number of windings, about 35-40 at idle.
You can add a small battery to accessories easier. If it doesn't have a battery you'll notice headlight dim and fan slowing at idle, otherwise all of them will have enough juice when riding.
I rewound mind and have:
- Grip heaters (low setting only - need to look that over)
- 35 W HID
- LED signals
- SPal fan
With a small battery and adapter you can use the GPS cable to charge the phone at night.