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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I put them on that way on my bike on purpose. When tightening up the axle they stay against the notch much better. the Yamaha's I have come that way.

    Mike
  2. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Spud, you're tempting me... ~6K on a stock battery, what should I expect from it before I have to make this decision? Cycle Racks combined with Wolfman side racks makes the left side cover impossible to remove (at least for me). With the hump gone I bet I could get the XRR cover off. Any thoughts?
  3. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    The stock battery will last a long time, Chip. :deal I bought my Shorai battery even though my stock battery was still good, and I'm glad I made the purchase. :nod

    Of course, the aftermarket side racks are designed for the stock bike, with the battery box installed. However, if one fabricates his own side racks, I don't doubt the XRR side cover will be easier to remove, and the load will be more centralized on the bike. :deal However, one still needs to beef up the bike's subframe before he thinks about carrying significant loads back there. :deal

    Spud :wave
  4. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Thanks Spud, as usual a gentleman and scholar. Twisted Throttle or Spud Supports would do the job of the subframe support? No desire here to fab new racks, just thinking that the flat XRR side panel would slide out from under the Cycle Racks/Wolfie Racks. (Both fantastic, btw.)
  5. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    You're welcome, Chip. Yes, the XRR side cover should be much easier to remove than the stock side cover with Cycle Racks/Wolfie Racks installed. :nod The XRR side cover is also much easier to manipulate without any side racks installed. :wink:

    The Spud Cigar struts should reinforce the subframe nicely, and will accommodate the FMF muffler, as well as the stock muffler. :deal

    Spud :wave
  6. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    No offense intended for the omission of "Cigar". His stand is great! Just lends itself to the fact that I'll probably never sell the L, how would I convince some noob that a, "Spud Cigar Stand" is a good thing??
  7. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Cigar Mike refined the original Spud Struts for attachment to the foot pegs, so I wanted to make sure he received due credit. :nod

    Spud :beer
  8. Cigar Mike

    Cigar Mike Too Old and Too Slow

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    I don't need no stinking credit.:lol3 The final design may not resemble either one of ours. I think we are here to just give Manracks (Mike) ideas of what will be the final product. He told me the light went on when he finally got the strut back. We will have to wait and see what he has up his sleeve.

    Let's be sure to give Manracks the credit so that he can take the blame also.:lol3

    Cheers,

    Mike
  9. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    When are you getting another L Kubiak?
  10. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    :rofl

    You're a wise man, Mike! :nod

    Spud :lol3
  11. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    im not sure if i will in the future or not. right now i have the bmw 650gs and really like it too. i still love looking at the xrls thread though!
  12. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    You need to build a CW powered L in Dakar trim. Heck, CW was even going to work on some low boy pipes.
  13. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Oh Jesus... a CW powered, Kubiak styled XR650L?

    CALL HONDA!!!!!!!!
  14. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Fellow Spud here. Hey, are you currently in Idaho Falls, because I think I see Taylor Mtn. there in the background? I grew up in IF, and I'll be back in town this summer, and looking to buy an XRL. I'd love to chat about the bike with you, particularly the used one at Bill's Cycle in IF.

    By the way, this pic made me homesick. I miss the open country and endless dirt roads.
  15. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    Welcome! :D I'm not in Idaho Falls, but I'm nearby. I'm not familiar with Bill's Cycle Shop in IF, but I'll be glad to chat with you when you return to Idaho. Send me a personal message when you get back. :nod

    Spud :beer
  16. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Spud,

    After doing the battery relocate, which side cover did you end up using and how does it mount up to the frame?

    Taco
  17. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    that would get me back on the honda! i was concerned about the cam and rocker wear on the xrs my friends and i owned, they seem to be the only thing that wears on the motor. im sure a cw motor would keep going for over 100,000 miles no problem!
  18. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I bought an OEM side cover for a year 2000, XR600R. It fits great! :D Instead of frustrating myself playing with the stock side cover, I never fiddle around more than ten seconds installing the XR600R side cover. :nod

    Spud :wave
  19. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    That's a sexy sumbeech!
  20. mtnpass

    mtnpass Admiral Vag

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    Agreed. The quintessential XR. Just perfect!