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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.
Yup sure was. Those racks look great.
i'm with onaXR on this one, worth waiting for. your pal doug should go into buisiness. days - woulda taken me years to get all that bent and it still would have been all jacked up.
i see you both welded a piece into the lower V where the rear frame meets the front down leg. is that a known weak spot? i thought about it but didn't put anything there. maybe i should.
I've never seen a frame break there, but the paint was starting to craze. We're thinking of carrying a lot of weight, and when the welder's right there it's pretty easy to chuck a gusset in.
We also gusseted the x-member rear of the airbox and the acerbis front tank mounts, based on photos from this guy's site: http://www.geocities.com/wwbagwell/
Think I'm gonna hafta sew me up one of these, give the bike a finished look with the desert tank >>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TANK...35583QQitemZ4612461567QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW <<<
I have to wonder though, how many yards of material I'll go through before I get a fit like that, check out the XR 600 colors.
What a great idea.
It's now got the stigma of a "prior salvage" title. Putting it back stock with take off parts just seems wrong. I am set on the corbin seat but can't decide which tank to use. I have a dual headlight bucket from an FZR600 that I was going to use but that single round trailtech looks really good.
I got the IMS, but if I had to do it all over again, I would go with the Clarke
Better fit, better quality, plus they have that snazzy aluminum fuel cap.
my corbin wouldn't have fit with the acerbis tank without modification. could not turn the bars lock to lock without reforming the acerbis with a heat gun. had to move the front turn signals up to just mount through the lower holes. getting to the spark plug is a pain and the mounts will break sooner or later. after i break this one i will buy a clark.
I run a clarke and am happy with it.
Thanks guys. Looks like the Clarke is the clear choice. Now if I could just decide on a color.
You already have, you said clear. Thats the one I run, I like looking down and seeing I need to stop and get gas.
An XLR, but a XR650R with california plates. My buddy needs the cash so i helped him out, 01' 650R with new black excel rims, fmf exhaust, new plastic, renthal bars, honda uncorked kit, 2 gas tanks & applied clamps. Not bad for $2750
Where did you get the stickers on the tank and do they stay on? Looks like they might have come from IMS. I have an IMS but I got it used so no stickers.
I just ordered a Clarke 4.7 from these guys, good prices ( cheapest I have found) >> http://stores.ebay.com/MOTORCYCLE-ACCESSORY-DIRECT <<
Thats not a bad price. I have that tank and love it, fits good and great range!
I have the Clarke 4.0 gallon tank It is narrower than the "pumpkin" 4.7 gal tank. The only problem is that the petcock is very close to the cylinder. Over time, it would touch, then rub through the side of the petcock, causing it to leak. I JB Welded the petcock, and dremeled the cylinder fins that were close to the petcock. Problem solved.
Not sure why everyone is so down on the IMS tank. Maybe I just got lucky but mine doesn't rub anywhere and apart from the ignition box on the right it's not even close to rubbing anything. I had absolutely no fitment troubles. The bars won't quite go to full left lock but that's because of the Acerbis bark buster mounts. They're very, very close to full lock though. There's no modification necessary if you get a Corbin. One thing that sucks is that there's no fuel tap on the right side so if you run out of juice you have to rock the bike over to get the rest. I don't mind that though...I think of it as a second reserve. IMy spark plug is fairly easy to access. Any difficulty getting to it is not the fault of the tank. At first I thought it looked rediculous. But now I'm used to it the original ones looks very small and wrong on such a big bike.
The Corbin seat, however, was definately a pain in the ass (haha) to install. I had to trim down all the little rubber pads on the bottom, wollow out the mounting holes at the back and use a screw driver and two pair of Vise Grips to prise the holes so they'd line up. All in it probably took me 4 or 5 hours to mount it. It took another 1000 miles to break in. Now that it is broke in life is very good...that is until the next time I have to remove and replace it.
My current problem is that I'm running out of real estate on the handlebars. The bark busters take lots of room and I have a throttle lock taking up what's left on the right. Soon I will buy a GPS mount and it will have to go on the left. Any suggestions on which one to get? In fact, any suggestions at all about which GPS'? I'm over in England and will be traveling around Europe this summer.
This is the '00 XR600R with Baja Designs Dual Sport kit, FMF Power Core 4. I just recently mounted LED tail light and turn signals on it, I'll have to get a pic of those in here soon.
An older pic when she was only 500miles old.
That guy is liable to pop a cap in your ass at any given moment.
Is that guy wearing pants?