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

  1. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    GLAMIS! I know that feeling well. Welcome to our corner of the asylum!

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    Don't take your XR650L to Glamis unless you have a paddle and an engine full of CycleWizardry! :lol3
  2. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    Aug 6, 2008
    Oddometer:
    404
    Location:
    Chula Vista,CA (spittin' distance from Baja)
    Pigs in the sand? Yikes! When I go to Glamis (aint that place fun?) I take (here's more confessions of a closet 2 smoker) an '02 YZ250. Never had the XRL out there, probably never will.
  3. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    Nederland, CO
    If I get out that way again, I'm taking my KTM380 because I'm also a closet 2 smoker. :lol3
  4. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Eye Duh Hoe
    Warm Shaefer Light with a dash of salt... a San Antonio hill country favorite:freakyI spent several afternoons sitting on a lawn chair throwing back warm Shaefers... They were actually pretty tasty once you got past the first six or so.:lol3 Then... wonder back out in the woods and climb up in a tree stand with a handful of sharp pointy sticks. What in the hell was I thinking?!:huh
  5. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Corvallis, OR
    Yeah, that was the problem. I wiggled the start button and the headlight worked again. I'll pick up some contact cleaner and hose it out really good. (The turn signal switch as well.)
  6. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Location:
    Anaheim Hills, CA
    Just did like 20+ miles of a sand road that would've been a breeze on my CRF, but it was hell on my XR. This was Jawbone at the south entrance to the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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    Eventually I let my guard down and took a pretty good 30+mph digger. Besides cleaning my clock, It cost me my windshield, right mirror and things are just a bit tweaked. No way would I attempt Glamis. Whole new respect for the Paris Dakar folks.
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    RZ Rob
  7. Motor2of7

    Motor2of7 Adventurer

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    Aug 5, 2007
    Oddometer:
    67
    Decided to add some instrumentation to my XRL for the LA-Barstow-Vegas ride this weekend.
    The fairing is from Rallyraid. The "knobs" at the top are for a clear extender for a little more wind protection on the highway. The extender flips down for storage when you hit the trails. The instrument uprights are from Billet Innovations. The rest of the fab work I did myself. The whole thing is wired into a Touratech fused relay power block.

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  8. Motor2of7

    Motor2of7 Adventurer

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    First time I've used photobucket. Lets try this again.

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  9. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Oddometer:
    80
    Location:
    Warren Michigan
    Dam thought I had it rough with just the paddle, your out there on knobbies with a supertanker:eek1. Even with a engine of Wizardly Delight and a paddle the bike is liable to just dig its own grave with the rear tire. With a bone stock motor I got mine buried to the tail light in no time.:rofl:rofl
  10. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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    Gobble Gobble All :freaky
  11. Schultz!

    Schultz! Recovering Lurker

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    Oddometer:
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    Location:
    Warren Michigan

    Hehehe, yeah I'm with you on that one! the riding buddies had a CRF450 and a KTM300 they let me play with for a few minuets over at Olds hill man were they nice light machines in comparison.

    and happy thanks giving to those in the states!
  12. RZRob

    RZRob Long timer

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    Would like to have seen a shot of the whole bike with the fairing. Instrumentation looks trick though. I'd dig on that if I could figure out how to use it all.

    My friends and I did a ride from our camp in Barstow to stateline (Primm). It was generally an easy ride, but 100+ miles in the dirt does wear you out. Also, I brought my bike in my room (since I'm afraid of heights of course.....). Everything was fine, but I woke around 5AM with a gas fumes hangover.
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    You get going pretty fast WFO on those straights. I stepped-up my gearing and pulled almost 100mph. Can be scary if something goes wrong.
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    I made shirts and stickers with this logo commemerating our ride.
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    Go fast, be prepared and ride safe.

    RZ Rob
  13. jackflash

    jackflash Been here awhile

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    315
    Had an 04, sold it, got an 08.

    How it looked when I got it.
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    Some stuff that went on it.
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    How it looked a few days later.
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    Ready to ride.
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  14. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Cypress, Tx
    Everybody, chill and have a great turkey day!
  15. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Mendocino, NorCal
    +1. I've ordered from mcma111, Spud and therealbigman and they all KICK ASS! Happy bird eating everyone, and for those that imbibe, happy beer drinking. No jumping on your bikes doing wheelies for your in-laws, though:lol3
  16. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    Can't wait to see this thing! Yes, a small bike like an 80 is a good way to learn to ride off-road. Check out service Honda's new overing with an XR motor. Very cool, if very $.

    http://www.servicehonda.com/2010-models/honda/junior-100-y
  17. katbeanz

    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    Kansas City
    Which to be thankful for! :clap Happy Turkey Day xrl fans. :D
  18. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    Out and about.
    Say what??? :huh There goes my fun... :1drink

    So are power slides across the front yard not allowed either??? :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    Happy Turkey Day Everyone :dg

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  19. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Eat, drink and be happy everyone!:kumbaya:dg
  20. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    Location:
    Nederland, CO
    Did reduce the air pressure in your tires a lot? They will go pretty well in sand if you air down to 5psi or less. Just make sure you have rim locks.