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

  1. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    Columbus, GA
    nice, easton it is next time around, my pro tapers were great till the first lame crash...stock seemed to hold up better

    anywhooo
  2. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    This a buddy of mines car in Fayetteville. Thought you might enjoy seeing it.

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  3. jdmt

    jdmt Adventurer

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    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    ^^^^ Thanks for sharing that. That's cool!
  4. 3girlsdad

    3girlsdad aka FiddyK

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    Location:
    Round Rock, Texas
    this is shortly after the loopout posted so generously a few posts back. pigs don't like flat landings. and zip ties work really well to hold the rear end of the bike together.

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  5. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    729
    Location:
    Out and about.
    I was sick of the stock XRL long limp TV tail light's looks so I took a dremel and a razor knife to a spare one I have. I just stuck it on my 250R for pics.

    Here are the results, Its even erect. :lol3

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  6. bp_josh

    bp_josh Adventurer

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    92
    Location:
    San Diego, CA

    Hey we're not all tiny people. I'm pushing 6'5" with a 36" inseam. Any suggestions for a bike I CAN'T flatfoot?
  7. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old, slow, fat guy just riding around.

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    Carson Valley, NV
    Been there, done that,

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    and got the plaque!

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    :rofl
  8. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old, slow, fat guy just riding around.

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    Carson Valley, NV
    Yup, my big pig! '07 R1200GS I know, I know. You can flat foot all day long. Add a RDL with a +2" lift in the high position. You ain't going to flat foot that beast!

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    I had to put the seat in the low position to be able to flat foot.

    OBTW 6'6" and 36" inseam. :lol3
  9. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Dec 4, 2003
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    Location:
    Where the Ghetto meets the sea.
    Well, sorry to ask a XRL question...:evil

    But does anyone have an image of how the throttle cables route on an XR250L?

    I'm looking for the whole deal from the throttle around the head stock and down into the carbs, I can't find the magic spot on mine where it's either not binding up or just plain in the wrong place.

    And both of my manual's don't show cable routing.

    Thanks
  10. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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    Location:
    north of seattle
    Stay with my Clarke 4gal. or swap out to the big Acerbis that just showed up?

    What say the xrl heads?


    :ear
  11. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Really it;s a case of what meets your needs best. Personally I went with the IMS 4.0. It gave me more range than stock, but didn't give me so much to detract from the overall nimbleness of the BRP :D. I will admit on my latest journey an even greater range might've been nice though. Isn't the Acerbis like 5.8 gallon and the Clark 4.7?

    RZ Rob

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  12. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    IM SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are so tall and mighty

    I bow to you...

    jajaja thats cool, yeah

    there are a couple bikes, not made anymore,, a dakar cagiva and the big dr ridden by that tiny frenchman back in the 80's forget his name though...

    those things looked like horses! jajaja

    or raise the suspension on a big GS jejejejeje

    cheers man

    lucky punk! jajajaja
  13. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Stay with stock steel. It will make the trip!!!
  14. xj750guy

    xj750guy on the Baja 7yr plan

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    Alberta "Wildrose Country" Canada
    So, I set the valves last night........Probably should have made sure it was at TDC on the RIGHT STROKE! :huh

    HAHAHAHA!

    Wow, that was one noisy valvetrain! :eek1

    Fixed that without issue.....runs like a top now. :clap
  15. elsalvadorklr

    elsalvadorklr southern xr rider

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    how noisy does it get?

    its easier with a no decomp cam on an xr600 jejeje

    never say never though

    cheers
  16. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    433
    Location:
    Chula Vista,CA (spittin' distance from Baja)
    I say go with the Acerbis. Yes, it is 5.8 gallons but you don't have to fill it up all the time. It is nice to have the extra range for those trips out to the middle of nowhere. Also, the shape of the Acerbis I think adds a little extra air flow for motor cooling.
  17. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Chula Vista,CA (spittin' distance from Baja)
    Wow, that's some kind of seat on the GS. One of those fit on the XRL without too many mods? :D
  18. xj750guy

    xj750guy on the Baja 7yr plan

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    Alberta "Wildrose Country" Canada
    Kinda sounded like shaking a can of paint, but with 4 mixer balls.

    Either way, it was pretty obvious right away.
  19. seth0941

    seth0941 NW Adventure Rider

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    Location:
    Western WA.
    My brain is not working today, I currently have a 120-80-18 on the rear of my bike. I am looking to go with a wider tire but any taller. what is a good size? A little shorter would be fine.
  20. Memnok

    Memnok Fly high, go far.

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    Mar 21, 2008
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    417
    Location:
    Turlock, Ca
    I agree with Haywood. The stock tank is nowhere near big enough to ride in many of the places I go. Some of the Death Valley loops I've been on are in the 200 mile range. I got the Clarke 4.7 gallon tank because I though the Acerbis was just too big. The Clarke is a great tank, but I kick myself for not getting the bigger Acerbis for those >200 mile loops where no gas stops are possible.