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

  1. GlockPointer

    GlockPointer NachosRiflesAlchohol

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    I have one. The fit, quality and sound are right where you want them to be on a 400$ pipe. I knew I could not go wrong with the Yoshi, but I had no idea who DG was, or why their pipes were so cheap. 10k miles later and there has been no change in sound, even the sticker still looks new.
  2. Sierra Thumper

    Sierra Thumper Been here awhile

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    I have an all polished stainless yoshi R-22 "bling" system on my busa, paid 709+free shipping sale price for it. Its an awesome system, extremely well made, looks super sharp on the busa, is WAY WAY lighter than stock, made a HUGE diff in handling, and gave the bike a big power gain.....plus its pretty quiet as sportbike full systems go. And it fits and tucks in like a glove.
    I highly recommend anything by yosh.....great products and great customer support :thumb
  3. ecubed

    ecubed LFC Cat

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    I ran 2) 120's...big enough but I am going to try the Spuds rec. on the 110. The 120 does square off and Spud sez that the 110 does better on rounding off so that the transition in the curves is not so apparent. Probably a little lighter. I think the 130 is overkill.
  4. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    That thing looks like fun! The ad cracks me up though, the only mod he listed was a fresh bore and a piston? kinda makes me wonder if the seller had someone build it for him then he smoked it....
  5. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Look at this High Performance exhaust system!!! Holy Cow, I think you will agree It looks fast.
    A perfect foundation for a modification project.
    Anybody want to make an offer on this? From 96 XRL.

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  6. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I would think LocTite would hold the bearing retianer in place. Low strength of course. No need for a new wheel.
  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Bingo! we have a winner ( or is it whinner) Oh well you guys know how bad my spelling is.
    See above post for 96 model MotoGP approved Land Speed record holder exhaust. Custom clamps of Houstonium Super Alloy material included, Billet flanges included, factory bends included.
  8. absoluteclint

    absoluteclint Been here awhile

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    Well the XRL club just added one member over the weekend! I've been trying to trade/sell my fourwheeler for quite a while now and finally made a deal over the weekend for an even swap on a 2002 XR650L! Bike is strong and running well. I'll try to get a pic soon.

    I now need to know some of your opinions on a few mods I hope to take care of soon. The only mod thus far has been the removal of about 20 ugly-ass stickers! I know alot of this has probably already been discussed on here... Maybe you could direct me to the pages/links so I don't have to sort through thousands of posts. I know procycle.com is a great site... any others?

    #1 - Rear turn signals. One of them is missing... this a priority mod so I can get it tagged. What are the aftermarket options in this department? Hoping to have a little more streamlined/tighter look than the factory blinkers.
    #2 - Tires. The tires on it now are in good shape but are street tires. I'm hoping for something that's 60%dirt / 40%street that doesn't break the bank.
    #3 - Rack. Which rear rack are you all most happy with? My intentions are nothing more than soft luggage and maybe a fuel cell... Later on I might want to acquire soft saddle bags.
    #4 - Gas Tank - Don't need the safari size. Is Clarke 4.7 the only/best option?

    Lastly... Any common/inexpensive ways to lighten 'er up?

    I'm sure there'll be more mods but this should get me started. THANKS... Looking forward to riding!! :D
  9. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    Welcome aboard! For the rear signals there are LOTS of options in addition to keeping the originals and putting in LED's...

    For the rack, one of the inmates here Jungleplant makes an awesome rack that you can find on his site here...

    http://www.manracks.com/master#!__master/honda-xr650l-saddle-bag-rack
    He makes a few different things for the XRL, in addition to an adjustable kickstand in case you want to lower your bike....

    I got a rack from him and it is very strong and bolted right up. There are lots of bag options too, this might be something you want to think about when you're looking at racks, but I got a wolfman beta plus to go with my rack and they worked very well together...

    There are more options for the tanks too like the Acerbis that has 2 petcocks instead of one like the Clarke. I have a clarke 4.7 and really liked the added range it gave me and also never had an issue with not being able to use most of my gas due to the one petcock vs 2.

    -Barron
  10. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    As with oil etc. we are all different on tires. I have run most everything on the rear of my L, 952, Desert IT, etc. & for me the 130 606 takes me the farthest for the money. Even when worn down the 130 still gives me fair traction. I am riding in Moab 2 days next week on one that is 3/4 worn out but will do the WRT just fine. My feelomg is the 120 is comparable to all the others & the 130 a step above.
  11. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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  12. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    My first XRL had a 140 Metzeler enduro on it. No problems with it. I got close to 8000 miles out of it, twice the mileage I get with a D606...at twice the price though. I put another set on a couple years back but I usually like to run knobbies. The Metzelers work well in most terrain except mud. They suck in mud...

    I usually run a 130 D606. I have had zero problems with any of them. The only thing I don't like about D606's...the front tires always wear real funny so I've been a cheap skate and have been running Michelin T-63's up front.
  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    My 04 needs some work which will entail tearing it apart and I assume it will take awhile to get it back on the road(based on my slow ass). So, I had been looking for something different to buy and ride while the 04 was in pieces. I came home with this a few weeks back...














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    Hey, It's different! It's an 08 with 2,717 miles. :D

    It had been rode hard and put away wet...quite a bit of mud all over it!

    Came with what looks like a TCI Borrego luggage rack, Cortech bag on the rack, D606's F&R, FMF Q4 slip-on, Skid plate(don't know which brand), Pro Taper 1" risers, Pro Taper CR-high bend bars and Moose bark busters.
    The carb has a dyno-jet kit installed. I took it apart to see what had actually been done. It had a 50s pilot jet and a 165 main jet and the DJ needle with the clip in the third slot. The slide had not been drilled so I did that and while I was in there I replaced the needle with the stocker and a washer.
    I bought that Acerbis 5.8 tank and installed it(what a bitch!) and moved the IMS pegs over from my 04. I have the RSW fork brace off the 04 and intend to install it on the 08 but wanted to see the difference in handling without running one. It was on the 04 when I bought it.
    My first tank of gas resulted in 37.4 mpg's. Definitely not running lean! It has an ever so slight bog on acceleration form say 30 mph up. I'm going to replace the jets with a 58/160 combo and see if I can get a few more mpg's out of it. I'm hoping to at least get it up to what the 04 was getting, ~44 mpg.
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    The bar risers on the new bike are...

    A: too short and...
    B: hit the new tank.

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    So far I've just been dealing with it but it is nice to be able to use the whole range of motion.

    The 04 had a 3" RSW racing triple clamp(dropped for a Kouba lowering link) and the stock cables work fine. I'd just switch out triple clamps but the RSW risers are for a 7/8" bar, not the 1 1/8" bar I have now.

    What I'm thinking I want are the Rox 3 1/2" risers. So...

    Is anyone running the 3 1/2" risers on a stock bike, stock cables, no lowering link. Do the stock cables work with the 3 1/2" riser?

    If they don't reach, I can probably make due with the 2" risers for the time being as I'd rather deal with a little slouching then replacing all the cables at this time.




  15. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I did the 3.5" rise. I also added ATV high bend bars. The results.....new cables +3" and +4" to keep things clean. Motion pro has the clutch and choke cables at +3". I went with +4" Barnes for the throttle cables.

    I did not try with the Rox and a regular bend bar.
  16. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    Moose fat bar adaptor, risers, tallest 50mm & Protaper Pastrana FMX/ATV High bars. Stock cables, maybe a little rerouting & works great.
  17. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    I know what you meant Fritz,i was just kidding.........and no i only ride the Honda,,i can`t afford BMW and Harleys........maybe someday when i grow up:lol3

    My grammar and spelling is supposed to suck,,i was a mechanic for 25 years and sniffed alot of chemicals:wink:


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  18. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I've got the CR-high bend bars, stock triple clamp. What 3 1/2" riser did you go with?

    Just an FYI...got off the phone with Motion Pro. They have 3" longer push, pull(throttle) and clutch cables in stock(not in their cataloge yet) for the XRL. They don't have a 3" replacement for the choke yet...

    Prices given to me...

    Pull cable =28.19
    Push cable =27.23
    Clutch cable=15.99
    Choke cable=35.00(custom build)

    Who is this "Barnes" you speak of? Got a link?
  19. techforlife

    techforlife CDI REPAIR

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    wtf.............:lol3

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  20. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I did Rox rizers. They are the only ones that I will use. The Barnes cables are spendy. It cost me $40/cable. Those prices seem reasonable. I bought my bcables 8 months ago and MP said that they were going to make the choke cable a standard....I gues they are a bit slow.

    I miss typed. Barnett. http://www.barnettclutches.com/ They are local to me. If you order it will be a special order. Yes they do cables also.